So I've never had mites before but today my husband pointed out a tiny little crawling white thing on the glass and I'm sure it must be a mite... I don't
Not sure of scientific name; I've seen only a handful of these crazies here.
I would assume this is a female with a belly full
Do you guys know if there are trapdoor spiders in the Coachella Valley?
I normally collect observe and let them go. But where does everyone get their insects as pets? Do you guys collect and keep or is there an online store
Now I heard estimates of 4-5 inches for the species being kept in captivity, but does that include the really long modified terminal legs or not? I always
Step 1 - stay calm
Step 2 - use fan in the room for air movement
Step 3 - keep substrate drier and remove boluses promptly
That depends on the country of origin too. In my country the most widespread spider is very ugly and repulsive and people see all spiders as if theyre
Edit: This is why I prefer the dryer kept species. So much easier, imo, to avoid little nasties. Even an overlooked bolus might simply dessicate instead
I saw one or two on the outside of a few other cages after diligently screening the near by tanks for 20 mins should I completely overhaul their tanks
For GBB, and no mites on actual GBB -- then yes, exchange for dry substrate -- they love it dry anyway.
In fact, the presence of any moisture-dependent
Nothing odd about it. As many of us have stated, when kids are young, girls actually seem as much if not more drawn to bugs/spiders/snakes/etc than boys