This forum is for discussions and questions pertaining to insects, other invertebrates & arthropods.
Okay, I have two questions. Is this a praying mantis' oothecae? And... what on earth is that? Haha. The insect pictured in the second photo is possibly the weirdest mishmash of bug parts I've ever seen. LOL I know the picture isn't great but it's the best I could manage. It was found in the...
Does anyone have any Ant Lions as pets or know where I can buy some online?
How to breed Anthia fabricii and Anthia sexguttata?
Well folks once again it is time for a gentle reminder to sign up for the upcoming Ants of the Southwest course at the Southwest research station in the beautiful Chiricahua mtns of SE Arizona. We are slowly but surely getting our registration numbers up but the deadline for applications is rapidly...
Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans(yellow leg)
Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans(red leg)
I can easily catch them near my house and I was wondering if
any one wants to buy if I were to sell.
I was looking at BugsinCyberspace.com and wondering about these guys. They seem interesting.
I have heard conflicting accounts of whether or not "giant" mealworms are truly sterile. I am talking about the larvae of "Tenebrio molitor" that is labeled as "giant", not "Zophobas morio" larvae, or superworms.
Some accounts state that such mealworms are actually given bran that is laced with...
Hi, sorry if this has been asked too many times, but I'm just too paranoid about this to be satisfied by a search. :P
A few weeks ago I noticed these tiny, white, elongated organisms floating in clumps in my B. albiceps's water dish. I suspected that they were springtails, but to be safe I...
I've found a lot on WHAT to feed them but nothing on how often to feed them. Every day, every other day? I'm also open to suggestions on what else I could feed them. From what I've read they're mostly herbivores but will chow down on dead insects too. Tonight is the first time I tried an apple,...
I just ordered a flower mantis; I've wanted one forever.
I'm paranoid that it won't make the transit :/ (ground shipping I don't want to pay more for shipping than the bug)
Tell me that they are tough and will be fine.
I haven't posted here for ages! For that matter I haven't done much photography for ages. I didn't lose interest, life just got a bit too busy.
But spring is here and its time to break out the camera gear and start shooting some bugs. In the meantime I've been going through my files and came...
Sorry for quality of photos, this guy was moving fast. Found on a hiking trail in the Santa Monica mountain range, Los Angeles area, about 2 PM. Temperature low 70's.
I have been collecting eggs of Asbolus verrucosus to prevent cannibalism. Some of my females bury their eggs, and others do not. At least one eats her own eggs. I kept the harvested eggs on the surface of a sand / coir mix at about 70 degrees F and 50% RH. This is my first larva during...
I've asked this using the scientific name in the title but since I didn't receive a reply I'll try again using the common name.
I have a decent understanding on what to feed these guys, it seems fish food is their favorite but they need vegetation as well. I've tried fruit and veggies and they...
Here I am with yet another question- yes, I am a beginner. :happy: Just bought 3 blue death feigning beetles, and one has been walking around with a brown thing sticking out of its rear- when I look closer, I see a clear, almost gel-like looking drop sticking out, and the beetle keeps pushing it...
I'm going to need the help of all the beetle experts here. As you have read in the title, I am trying to catch beetles on the Northeastern Coast in the US. Based on my research, the only large species available are Lucanus capreolus, Dynastes tityus, Dorcus parallelus, and Ceruchus piceus. I have...
Well I decided I wanted to offer my T's crickets along with roaches so I took the plunge into cricket rearing ,I have been very pleased with this happening. My T room is next to my bedroom and I smell worse than they do lol kidding ,but they dont smell ,I have had them going on 8 weeks now I traded...
Widdle bitty baby, complete with highly functional poop factory,
I was thinking if anyone had any experience with the european rhinoceros beetle/Oryctes nasicornis? The beetle is native to many countries in Europe and are threatened in East Germany, but here in Denmark where I live, the growth in population has exploded the last couple of years, so...
So I was thinking about mixing Whey Protein Powder into my roaches "chow", bad idea?
Is the Dynastes Hercules even legal in the pet trade? I thought they were illegal. I saw someone selling larvae at a show recently. No one could tell me they were 100% fine to buy. Every person I've asked either wasn't sure or told me not to broadcast it if I chose to buy them. That's seemed a bit...
Anyone else culturing native gryllus species?
Gryllus vocalis- "Vocal field-cricket" :
Gryllus lineaticeps "Variable field-cricket" :
Does anyone know where to find giant land snails. I find them extremely facinating and want to get a few. Especially giant tiger snails.
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