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Every so often I've found these beautiful striped flatworms when we're in Florida, but I was never able to keep them alive for long - or so I thought.
I do remember putting one in this tank before I repurposed it for an Amblypigid, and I never saw it again until now, about a year later,...
It appears we might have a minor version similar to the Bullet Ant around here and I'm wondering if anyone could shed some light.
My other, wifey partner, got her foot chomped by an ant yesterday. The pain was instantaneous and so severe she almost screamed and it made her eyes water. Keep in...
after becoming a tarantula owner (besides the ones you have to kill in order to feed them)?
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1 where is a good place to buy mantids from?
2 are they easier or harder then T's? I have various T's ranging in "difficulty" never had an issue.
Hello anyone know what species lives in southcentral alaska? Im thinking Camponotus herculeanus?? Ive got five queens laying eggs in test tubes. And 2 formicariums built.
Wanted to check that the large 4" light brown specimen I found will be OK at room temp in a 5g glass enclosure on its side, fed organic Romaine lettuce.
What about water and display lighting?
I am hosting an event for a local community thing for kids about invertebrates and one of the defining aspects is that I plan to bring live Chinese praying mantids Tenodera sinensis for viewing. I had started with 4 nymphs, but now I have only two mantids left. One is a cripple (bad...
Hello , i want to catch a few house crickets in our house , i saw two under the tub of our tubifex worms , and a few more under a pot. Can anyone tell me how can i get these crickets by making a trap without killing it? im having hard time running after them and theyre so hard to catch. Can...
Hi guys does anyone know where I can get green bottle flies from. I don't mind if it a a culture or only the flies it's just that I have been looking for them and no where seems to do them. Thanks from Tom
I have some L1 cryptic mantises and am really struggling to feed them fruit flies as when I open the fruit fly container they fly everywhere apart from in the tank. So I am wondering what else can they eat and how do you feed your mantises thanks from Tom
Sorry bout the blurry. Blame my all thumbs sushi for brains other.
I've been trying to breed various feeders, and I noticed something while dealing with darkling beetle pupae today...
Were these two separated at birth? :D
Dear EPIC people:
So, heres the story:
I am currently on vacation to Taiwan. A week ago I saw a cool bug, and I decided to post here:alien:(I was at Tai-wan. It is a puny catapillar at about 6.6 mm:cute:. Here are some pics :idea: :
Hope you like the pictures!
Do scarab beetle grub eat each other??
I have enough critters here that I need to buy crickets in bulk. I can burn through 500 in a week. I've had really bad luck so far ordering from companies that show up in Google searches. Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm seriously at the point where my animals are becoming undernourished...
hope I did that right. Picture taken in rented cabin at Mammoth Lake.Front legs tip to tip are about 4" apart Thank you
We are getting our first colony tomorrow and have read some care sheets but were wondering if anyone has any extra pointers that will help us out. Thanks all! :)
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Any idea where can i get or if i can get a hercules beetle in the US?
Ok so last night i cought this...earwig in my bed....and i was like...oook i dont wanna kill you but im too tired to set you free and i just put it in a old enclosure...that had nothing in it exept..dirt...a bottle cap with some watter 2 rocks and some bark....so....I went ot bed..and this morning...
I have been thinking this through and have done lots of research on raising feeders. I will be raising the basics such as: Mealworms, Crickets, Mice and/or Rats.
Any suggestions? Thanks!
Phyllocrania paradoxa, Ghost Mantis, ~3mm BL
Warm and humid day. Went for a walk to a hardware store near me. Whenever I'm out in nature (which includes Jungles such as the Concrete Jungle) I glance around at foliage, fauna, and anything else that appeases me (don't we all?).
Today, I found a beautiful Popillia japonica on the sidewalk,...
Almost a year ago, I bought a 6"x6" tupperware container with an established springtail colony inside. There were hundreds of thousands of them. I immediately made up two new containers and split the colony. The new homes had a mixture of peat/coco, so they could one day live in a terrarium without...
can anyone pls tell me how to take care of grubs? my grubs keeps on dying (btw i caught them).... pls help me , i use potting soil and added springtails and rove beetle , and today when i woke up theyre all dead pls help me how to take care
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