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Post bugs if ya like bugs.

Just a little update on that terrarium I made for an isopod that was trying to yeet itself into my sink-it's going pretty well.

I added some stuff, got a low level heat bulb for the light system so that the tank isn't freezing ass cold at night while I'm at work, and I got myself a hissing cockroach. He's pretty cool; named him Prince because he acts like a little spoiled princess.

The isopod population basically exploded in the tank and went from about six or seven that i added in myself, to easily over forty now, which is pretty cool. I got some springtails when I picked up the roach, so those are in there as well, and I plan on getting some worms.

It's a fun little ecosystem and it's been keeping me on the straight a bit better. I've been eating healthier because I feed the scraps to the hisser, and i don't want to feed him anything that could hurt him, so fresh foods are in my fridge now. Also been keeping a more consistent schedule because I have to manually turn the lights on for them and give the tank a good misting.
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>>4735167
up close of the dude
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>>4735167
Good to hear man. I’d like to try my hand at this stuff eventually.
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>>4735289
I honestly just started with old trash lying around, barely bought anything for it that I didn't already have.

Why not start with a clear Tupperware and go from there?
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>>4735167
Last thread inspired me to make a custom acrylic terrarium. It's not finished, I'll go hunting for isopods and debris today. The spring tails have settled in well but it was small culture so I rarely see them.
It sucks Australia is so strict on importing
invertebrates tho.
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>>4735169
Would you recomend roaches?
I'm looking for a feature bug to place in my terrarium. >>4735523
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>>4735531
You could do a mantis if you cover the top with mesh and add some long diagonal branches
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>>4735523
Sweet anon! That's awesome!
>>4735531
Oh yea, they're too tier pets if they're legal for you.

Cheap, most of the time they're feeders, super forgiving on conditions-they barely need anything, and can live in a good range of temperatures, and survive well on scraps and dogfood. Also live like five years, so you won't be replacing it constantly.

Just remember to peel any veggies or fruit you give them because the pesticides can obviously take them out. Give them a good misting in the morning for water, and could do like wet dog food to keep them hydrated. I would not recommend a water dish though because they could drown.
>>4735542
I've never kept them personally, but I hear they are good pets too.
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>>4735169
I'd look up sexing hissing cockroaches, anon, because I'm not 100% sure but it looks like prince is indeed a princess.
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>>4735966
Pretty sure it's a male; he's got the horns and that extra plate on his butt
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>>4735997
I'll double check when I get home though. And if it is female...well shit, let's just hope for no babies
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Prince was being a bit lethargic the last two days, compared to when i set him up. I think he might be going to molt soon?

I haven't had hissers in years, but i think I remember them getting a bit lethargic right before they molted.
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>>4735167
hello again depression terrarium anon
watch those isopods, if their numbers get really high and they feel snacky they'll chew on the plants
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>>4737420
Hello

That'll be alright if they do, those plants were dieing when i put them in, so I have no major expectations for this terrarium.
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>>4735523
Update, found some nice wood from a fallen paper bark, it's currently being sterilised in a bleach mixture. I still can't find isopods. I may have to buy them online.
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>>4738040
Cool anon! You going to post some pics when it's ready?

I just got wild isopods myself.
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>>4738867
Look at this little dude!
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Bugs are my favorite beetles
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>>4738976
Isopods are crustaceans. However that fits in with the beetle->bug tubing.

My 'pod tank is over a year old now, I am going to upgrade to a roughly 2x volume tank whenever I can grab a couple hours. Need to get some more cork for the pseudo-false-bottom probably, and a little worried about my original plan of filling in the excess space with sphagnum/peat mix...

~4500 lumens at 4" distance is a little too much for some of these succulents, but there's at least one big ass zebra and a few dozen Klugii (one of the biggest can be seen in the pic). I'm half expecting to see dwarf white or oranges in the cork when I break it down and transfer stuff, will try to get some pictures of the tunnels they've made if I can.
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>>4738857
Yeah buddy, I'm hopping to collect a cheap second 3ft tank today to form a vivarium, I will post more later.
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>>4739149
3ft tank is pretty big. You should get some of those communal mantises and start a colony. Or a pair of forest scorps. Either can have isopods to eat their shit, ofc.

Always add springtails. They're the goddamn mitochondria of the bioactive vivarium, and also turn on godmode for most plants.
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>>4738978
it does look like a.granulatum
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Here is the 3ft (150lt), filled with water to test for leaks. I'll replace the trim with wood grain and get acrylic lids made so it's air-tight. I would love to try and have atleast a 30-40lt cold water pond in the design. Design pending, Maybe a river bank with a fallen tree?
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>>4739161
I was thinking maybe frogs but you require a basic licence here in Australia for most species. The tank will have a full ecosystem with predator/prey and diverse plant species.
Springtails kinda cute ngl. My last culture somehow had mites.
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>>4738857
Pls may i see your pods?
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>>4738924
Look at him!
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>>4738976
What is this la creatura?
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>>4739829
plume moth
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>>4739471
Yea bro, just as soon as I'm home. And/or remember to dig some up.
>>4739584
I have to admit, he's making me hate them a little less.
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>>4740081
You have some nice antenai there sir
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Someone requested to see some isopods, so here they are. My camera sucks ass and they wouldn't stop running for their lives.
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>>4741783
Cute. I've started a springtail breeding culture for my house plants and 3ft tank. I'll try selling them online to fund future projects.
What set up do you need for a isopod breeding culture?
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>>4742116
Tank update. I finnished carving the Expanding foam and cleaned everything up for the Silicone layer.
I'll be heading to a reptile expo this weekend, hopeful I can find some cool isopods there.
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>>4742212
>>4742116
Looking good!

I dumped my whole springtail culture into the terrarium, But I think Im going to dig some up to start another colony for my houseplants.

Im not an expert on isopods, honestly kind of just leaving them to fend for themselves. They got dirt, regular water, and food...and heat. So, if they survive they survive lol
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this thread is bugging me
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>>4742280
lol

Why's that anon?
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I see these a lot around where I live (Ohio). Any idea as to what they are? My first guess was a carpenter ant, but the shape is kind of wrong, and my second guess was a pipe organ mud dauber, but the colors are wrong.
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>>4742280
>this thread is bugging me
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>>4742586
I'd guess it's some sawfly, but trying to ID small hymenopterans feels like a crapshoot
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I've been doing my research and I found out you can house quite a few Hissing Cockroaches together in a ten gallon while it still being comfortable for them. I thought since they were so big it wouldn't be best, but naw. You can have like one per gallon lol

So tomorrow I'm going to go pick up three more males for the tank, and if 4 isn't enough to equal out any aggression, I'll get get one more.

I also did a bunch of repotting yesterday with my plants, so I harvested some of the Pill bugs, tiny centipedes, and springtails from the twn gallon and added them to my big pots. I plan on harvesting a few more times and also getting some earthworms and red worms from the local shop to add to everything as well.

Also also, I have like a half a bin full of dirt left so I think I'm just going to tuck it underneath my loft stairs and turn it into a worm and springtail bin, for any future projects or just to get rid of some scraps and have continuous compost to feed the plants once in a while.

>>4742586
Weird little creature. I would have mistaken it for a fly.
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Anyone have specific suggestions for a worm bin?

Seems like red worms and earthworms are the standard.
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>>4742852
Would it not be better to get females? I know fish tend to get aggressive with more males then females.
Stupid question, but do hissing coaches make a detectable sound?
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>>4742600
>I'd guess it's some sawfly
I think so. I found another one today, and was able to note that it had the distinct lack of a thin waist.
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>>4743282
I really do not want babies otherwise I totally would. That's why I was looking into if keeping them with othwr males was an option, and it seems like it is for the most part. Feom what I've found, they do get into little territory disputes, but it's nothing violent or too bad, more just like neighbors yelling about your dog shitting right on their property line. Just a lot of hissing and puffing their chests.

Reason I said I might get another o even out the aggression is that I don't want them living in a constant state of anger. But while he does move around and eat and chill, he seems to do more chilling than moving around and since they're used to living in colonies, I want to give him that without risking a population explosion.

>make a detectable sound

Unless they're hissing (which is loud for an insect), no, not really. Once in a while he's a dumbass and somehow rolls himself over and tumbles, so I might hear his shell clattering on the rock if I happen to be near the tank. But that's about it.
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How do I stop spiders and other insects from coming into my room? They're going to ruin my life.
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The reptile and amphibian expo was pretty quite this year, most insect vendors never showed up which left spiny stick insects and gaint burrowing cockroaches which were cool.
Got handed this European mantis for free. Hopefully it survives.
>>4743624 #
All talk, no bite. You could try breeding them for sales. I don't know much about your market but it could be rewarding if their uncommon.
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>>4744264
I want to go to a reptile expo one day when I'm not poor as shit lol. Sounds like it was fun anon, and that's a handsome little fellow there.

Oh yea, it would probably be fun, and I'm sure I could find people who would want them, but I just don't feel like going through the hassle. I'm just now dragging myself out of a pretty bad depression that's still coming in waves some days. Keeping my life as simple as possible is important right now.
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>>4744928

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article286241100.html
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Prince buried himself under the peace lilly leaves to sleep; goofy little dude. Feel a bit bad I'm waking him up, but it's maintenance time.

I'll just let him get himself up though before I really start moving stuff around and mist it down.
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>>4744489
do yourself a favor and go to a big one, if it's near to you. the smaller ones feel more like a flea market than anything else - a bunch of depressed boomers trying to sell their junk, only their junk is animals.
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>>4746789
Good to know. I actually have it on my bucket list to go to a big reptile expo and visit Snake Discoveries zoo whenever I can do that road trip.

Also, check this out. Just learned that aquatic isopods are a thing!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j9a6vvbIzuw

I mean t makes sense, I just never considered it before.
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>>4746797
I've been keeping neocaridina for a couple years now and I'm tempted to put aquatic isopods in my next tank. Not sure how interesting they will be though, they seem like they will hide a lot more than good ol' shrimp.
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I like this thread. I have a terrarium that I've been meaning to set up. I want to get zebra isopods.
>Depression terrarium anon
Why are you depressed? I think I'm depressed too because my mom died and I want to try out new hobbies. I hate my life but love cool bugs. Sorry for blogging.
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>>4746995
I imagine it would depend on how safe they feel. Like cover to hide under and how many big predators there are.
>>4747053
That pic is hilarious.

I love zebra isopods, they're beautiful. I was tempted to get some, but i already have the wild type, so maybe for a future project if I ever get around to it.

I don't mind you blogging anon, doesn't bother me. Sorry to hear about your mom :( but terrariums do us some good, I think.

As for myself, just a but fuck of CPTSD that I didn't even realize was trauma until I got out of the toxic environment and it all started hitting me at once. I'll try not to drag on too much, but basically:

Grew up with a poor and crowded family that was basically a product of Americans not getting proper access to mental health support. A lot of their own trauma mixed with drug use and alcohol abuse from being under constant stress and their own unhealed shit created a pretty nasty toxic environment of violence. Learned all the wrong coping mechanics and false sense of love, so ended up in a relationship with an abusive narc. Said narc more psychopathic than I ever realized until I left a couple years ago and then heard from some of his victims what he had been doing behind my back, then shit started clicking into chunks of memory for myself that I had shoved down in order to not get any more fucked up under all that stress. So it just accumulated into these last few years of trying to cope and get better but having so many anxiety attacks and a couple close calls with getting suicidal, that I finally broke and told my doctor I needed something.

So antidepressants/anti anxiety meds for me now. But honestly, they're working better than I ever imagined they would, so that's something. Slowly getting my shit together and looking to get my first car here soon.
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>>4747287
sorry to hear about your upbringing - I'm lucky I had an amazing mother and an emotionally unstable but overall loving father. Your symptoms sound like the ones that are starting to materialize in me....almost had an anxiety attack trying to do something for my business I've done dozens of times before. But random things make me extremely overwhelmed- dogs barking, the feeling of my pants on my legs, people walking by looking happy. Going to grief counseling. Glad you're doing better and the meds are working, I hope I don't have to take them though honestly. I want to improoove my way through this.
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>>4747287
Medications a good choice. I was pretty opposed to it for awhile but it's really helped reduce my mood swings.
If you get proper assistance from a counsellor or psychologist it goes a long way. Good job getting set up on the right path.

My two isopod cultures arrived and their fucking cuuute. Porcellio scaber (orange) and Armadillidium vulgare. Sadly a few in the prior culture passed in transit. Also got a few Woodie cockroaches from a cheap reptile enclosure I brought at a landfill.
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>>4748093
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>>4747764
Thanks man

Yea those symptoms sound a lot like anxiety; at least the jumpiness/not liking the feeling of your clothes. It's like your body is just on high alert.

I didn't want to do meds either and I hope you can do it with just the counseling, but don't feel ashamed if you do end up needing the meds. I never in my life considered myself a suicidal person, but that shit snuck up on me so fast and so out of nowhere... I'm just thinking of medication as another tool in the tool box, and it doesn't mean I'll have to stay on it the rest of my life if I don't want to But right now it's quality of life, and my quality of life in the last two weeks has been the best it's been in several years.
>>4748093
I'm considering going back to my therapist again soon, just as soon as I get some other doctor stuff out of the way.

Oh wow, those are really cool. I love their little antennas.

I found a really cool looking isopod at work the other day and took him home. Big fella too, with light colored markings down his side. I was going to try and find him on my weekend to get some pics, I'm not sure if it's just a unique pattern, or if he's a different type from the smaller ones.
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>>4735531

Hissers are great. Only real trouble is when they reproduce the babies are pretty small and hard to keep contained as they like to hang out near the lid so it makes opening and closing it difficult without crushing them.
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>>4750473
Not that anon, but that's good to know
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>>4742212
kinda too late for my advice but its better not to cut this foam- you end up with a closed cell foam so you don;t have to water proof it, so you can use cheap caulking to attach the substrate
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i need to get out of my rut and make a vivarium.... miss having actual pets
any recommendation on a roach colony other than dubia? i've heard those need heating
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>>4750473
hissers can climb smooth surfaceS?
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>>4735167
elusive footage of 1 of 2 American Giant Millipedes i stole from the park
turns out if you just dig around a bit in the leaf litter after it rains they are everywhere
she (i think) came out for 5 minutes to chew on some broccoli and then burrowed back underground
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>>4752267
Domino roach?
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I have so many old aquariums laying around, I should create a terrarium.
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>>4752322
that's pretty cool!
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>>4752271
Oh god, the way they move gives me the heeby jeebies. But at the same time I still think they look cool.
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>>4752322
They're cute!
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Captured mid-molt.

I really need to move them to the bigger enclosure. There's a fucking billion tiny a. klugii in here..
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>>4753806
Fuck forgot pic
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I finally picked up some worms this morning. Red worms and nightcrawlers, and the containers had way more than I thought they would so I was able to split them all up between the terrarium and a few big pots in the house, plus the extra box of dirt. I might grab some more nightcrawlers later but I had planned on getting a few more hissers and still haven't done that yet.
>>4753809
Oh woah, cool
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>>4744019
I sprayed raid on every entrance into my place, let it dry,then wiped the walls clean and mopped the floor. I just didn't scrub the corners and creases where the seems meet. It's been keeping the ants out. Obviously use some common sense if you keep pet bugs-cover their tanks when you do it.

Or you can call any holes you see ants coming through.
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I love this Lil nig like you wouldn't believe.
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Um...bros. Are worms usually escape artists? I think I fucked up

Went walking barefoot across my cold ass kitchen and nearly shit myself when something slimy wiggled underneath my toes.

He must have just come from the container and I missed him earlier, r-right?
>>4753993
Damn he's beautiful! Beetles are awesome
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>>4754335
Do you mesh over the vent holes? they can really stretch.
Reminds me of this morning when I awoke to a speckled roach roaming my wall, must have escaped while I was feeding/cleaning the night before.
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>>4754381
I...no, i threw some in my huge potted planter, and some in the bin of leftover dirt...

Oh boy
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Can anyone ID this spider?
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>>4754335
>>4754381
how do you guys manage this? i kept blattas in the past never had them escape... and i am not a very careful person
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>>4755052
I think it was just the one incident. I was watching them earlier and they just wigglied around the borders before going back underground.
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>>4740081
Why do these bugs have dickbutts?
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>>4755535
Why not? Would you not rock a dickbutt if you had one?
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>they're congregating
Oh god something bad is going on, isn't it?
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>>4755825
Haha

It may just be breeding season!
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>>4754520
I’m def not an expert on this but where do you live? Region helps with identifying bugs.

My best guess is some kind of false widow or house spider
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>>4754520
>>4757103
I thought it was a damn tick for a minute until I zoomed in
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>>4755825
They might be looking for moisture, make sure there’s a moisture gradient in their enclosure
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>>4757400
That was what I was thinking - watered the whole thing a few minutes after the pic. They stayed like that all day, and had dispersed by next morning, no sign of them being harmed by it.

I counted over 25 at one point, and I only put about 10 of that species in, so that's a good sign, in my book.
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I just got three more roaches, and one of them COMPLETELY proved me wrong about not being able to climb glass. He just went up the side like spiderman, and he's still freaking out even though I put him in a toilet paper tube and literally nothing is touching him. It's even hella quiet in here.

Fucking shit lol. What should be name this one?
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That little fuck keeps climbing the walls

Hissing cockroaches are not supposed to do this shit, get down!
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Counted my beets while changing the substrate. At least 70 adults and hundreds of larvae.
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>>4759793
>beets
any local ones you recommend from NA? i always thought these fucks bury their pupa for years underground
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>>4759836
No experience with NA beetles. Lots of cool species but many of them have very specific demands. The closest thing to Pachnoda should be Cotinis (Green Junebug) but I don't know how they do in captivity. The Ultimate Guide to Breeding Beetles by Orin McMonigle has a report on Cotinis and he makes it sound as if they can be a bitch to rear. Development gets sped up significantly indoors but they're picky with the substrate and prefer it dry with a bit of sand mixed in for pupation and no disturbances during that phase.
I'd recommend Dynastes tityus when it comes to NA beetles since it's well established in captivity with plenty of breeding guides. Takes about a year from grub to adult from what I know but I've personally never kept them.
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>>4759793
Darn those are some beautiful bugs.

I got a new phone, gonna test out the camera later tonight. Hoping I can get some better pics of one the the prettier isopods.
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My Armadilidium vuglare are dying :(
That's the enclosure where I used bleach to sterilise the wood. Lesson learned, don't follow in my foot steps.
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>>4760812
Update
After removing the wood and leaf litter I can confirm a faint smell of bleach after boiling it all.
I fucked up.
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>>4760812
>I used bleach to sterilize the wood.
never use bleach on anything unless you trying to, yk, bleach something for cheap. boil and h202 if you get fungus growth
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Anyone know what bug can outcompete mealworms?

What I mean is having a box full of mealworms and dropping a couple dozen of something in there that will be able to fight all of them off.
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>>4762703
snapping turtle
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I started keeping these a few months ago. They freaked me out when all three disappeared for about a month but they were just molting and they're back now.
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>>4763459
>They freaked me out when all three disappeared
Gray goo scenario in your house? I've heard of it happening with mushrooms which is kind of funny.
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>>4763121
HA
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Found this little girl while digging outside. Accidentally uncovered the burrow and very nearly crushed her. Pretty wet outside with light rain, but should be ok back out there unless it starts to come down heavy.
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Can anyone help me identify this ant? It's pretty big, probably around 3/4 inch. It's in Costa Rica. Catbox because Hiroshimoot hates Costa Rica https://files.catbox.moe/hi3u9l.jpg
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>>4765395
Hoplomutilla opima, a velvet ant, so really a wingless wasp.
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>>4765395
>Catbox because Hiroshimoot hates Costa Rica
but why :(
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>>4765402
Thanks! The thorax didn't look waspy so I had discarded velvet ants (despite the obvious velvetness). Google lens had me searching for turtle ants

>>4765425
Idk, says something about "abuse". Someone probably used Costa Rican VPNs to spam at some point.
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I'm so jealous that the Japanese just have regular access to pet Stag/Rhino beetles, the only place I've seen that sells them in the states are as larvae or through shady 1998 style websites
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>white dwarf assholes showing up in almost every isopod/centipede bin now but i didnt introduce them

those fuckers are useful if you do bioactive stuff for herps, but in other invert cultures they are a a goddamn nightmare. Guess ill now spent the weekend going into the woods collecting new shit and then doing all my breeding bins over. they outcompete everything, breed like shit and are worse than duckweed or AIDS. almost no panda king mancae since those wankers showed up in their bin too. fuck them, fuck them to hell.
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>>4765721
Show us panda pics anon
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Will springtails and dwarf white isopods eat the mold from my terrarium?
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>>4767450
Probably, yeah. Almost certainly.
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>>4767450
They can help keep it under control but spot cleaning is always going to be necessary if you're feeding a a lot, or have an animal that goes a lot.
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>>4742594
I would definitely eat the bugs
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This black wolf snuck into my bed and scared the hell out of me. Sorry about the quality, but I was freaking out and didn't wanna upset him taking time for a good photo.
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>>4767777
QUADS. Also, I've unleashed him upon the empty lot behind my apartment. I'd appreciate a bigass spider bros help with the flies, but he scared the hell out of me. A man's bed is sacred.
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>>4767733
Yeah I'm just getting started and didn't yet understand the concept of "only feed after they have eaten"
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OK, I just introduced springtails and dwarf white isopods. I didn't pay attention for some time and now I can't find the springtails anymore. Did they burrow into the soil? Why would they do that? I read that they need moisture. If they are in the soil does it mean they have enough moisture, kind of like earthworms that would otherwise try to escape? I just don't want them all to die.
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>>4768977
Yeah both of them will burrow, springtails in particular you won't see much unless you flip over a dead leaf on the surface. Despite their names, they'll stay contained in a plant pot as long as the dirt never gets too dry (like fully dessicated), they only jump when startled.
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Behold

The absolute worst insect design
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I bought one of these ant farm kits. If I find a queen ant to put in it, do I really need to do that whole test tube with cotton and water shit? Can't I just put the queen in here, make a tunnel with a stick for it, and throw in a water soaked cottonball nearby?

Also, If I catch normal ants (of the same species) and put them in here, will they get along even if they might be different colonies? And if I find a queen (same species) later and add it in, will they accept her?
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>>4772356
The test tube setup is just easier to maintain and control. Any other random ants you introduce will either kill the other ants or get killed. Also adding a queen depends on the species, whether or not they're polygnous (where they can have multiple queens in a colony). I would say you can try adding a queen, but don't risk introducing random workers to a queen or young colony. You also have risk of spreading disease to your colony if you take random outside workers.
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I think one of the hissing cockroaches I got is dead. I didn't have time to check before I left for work. It's making me depressed.

I know it's such a minor thing. It's just a roach, a hisser from the feeding bin on top of that. I never expected these guys to be halthy or live long, but it's just like the cherry on top of the fresh turd pile that's been the last month.

Health problems came back tenfold and my usual tools are not working to combat it. What the doctor suggested didn't work. Got slammed with som unexpected high bills, got way less back on my taxes than expected, AND I had a short paycheck for reasons, so had to buy food and gas with the credit card. The meds are still working for my psych, but they can only carry so much. Both my partners are going through absolute fucking hell from every direction right now, and there's nothing I can do for them except be near the phone...shit just never ends. If it's not one thing it's another. I'm tired bros. I know I got it better than most, I'm not ungrateful...I'm just fucking tired.

I'm going to force myself to go to church tomorrow, after I check on that damn roach and before I do something stupid. If I sit around in my house too long I'm scared I'm going to go grab a bottle of whatever cheap vodka the cornerstore sells.
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>>4772356
Also forgot to mention a freshly caught queen needs to not be fucked with for a few weeks so she can lay her eggs. You stress them out too much they either die or never lay eggs, also you can get queens who were never fertilized so they won't lay either. The test tube design compliments these problems because they are easy to put somewhere quiet and dark, and they allow you to keep many queen ants at a time to increase chance you will have a successful egg lay.
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>>4772700
Life will probably get better, don't give up. If you give up and give in to self-destructive habits you are only making your situation worse.
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>>4772704
I know...this storm will pass like the last.
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This solitary bee visit my insect hotel everyday but it's covered in thick layers of mites and can't enter the holes because of them! How can i catch him and remove the mites without a net?
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>>4772744
Have you tried a soda bottle with something dow in the bottom, like a piece of meat?
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>>4772700
Yea. That one hisser was dead.

I took him out to inspect him, and it was the one that wasn't doing good from the day I brought him home, so I don't feel as bad as I did when I got up last night. It's still a little sad though.

I buried him under the old peace lilly where I put my betta when he passed, because I'm a sentimental bitch.

Anyone got suggestions on small and hardy terrarium plants? I want to scape it a bit. Clean it up. I was thinking that tiny creeping fig ivy I always see SerpaDesign using.
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>>4772758
Ill try to catch him by hand tomorrow. It seems to be a male red mason bee. They can't sting. I caught him with a cup but i need a hold on him
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>>4772821
Wish I could offer more advise, but the only thi gs I can thi k of that would kill mites might kill the bee too.
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This dude took his pants off but hasn’t gotten his shirt off. I’ve noticed this bin has been having a little trouble shedding, they have a good moisture gradient and ample calcium, so I’m guessing it’s a protein deficiency. I’ll throw in two algae wafers today.
>>4772700
Sorry to hear about your situation anon :(
>>4772821
I don’t know how tightly mites cling on, maybe a tiny paintbrush could help?
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>>4772808
>hardy terrarium plants
aloe, if you make the substrate right you cannot kill it- no matter what you do with it- unless you freeze it
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on the other hand
>hisser
colony, any1 have/had? heard it can be allergy inducing. myth or tru tru?
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>>4773185
What a little cutie. I hope the extra protein helps. Here's a pic if a wild one that was wonderimg around at work yesterday.

Thanks man...honestly now that I got some sleep finally, I'm feeling a little embarrassed I just dumped like that. Shit's going to get bettet, it just sucks right now.
>>4773434
I wonder if they have miniature versions of it, my terrarium is only 10 gallons.
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Anyone kept many true spiders? I'm pretty experienced with tarantulas and have some pretty "advanced" species with no issues and I'm looking to start getting more into the araneomorphs. I do have a widow and a Kukulcania hibernalis but other than that I've just had tarantulas so any specific species you'd recommend or general tips would be appreciated, I'm hoping to maybe grab either a wolf spider, recluse or hunstman this coming weekend at an expo to start shifting more toward the true spiders
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>>4773475
>I wonder if they have miniature versions of it, my terrarium is only 10 gallons.
i grow aloe in 50ml bonzai pots.... if you let it it will get 50cm tall/30cm D from a pot that smoll
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Saw this fat bastard crawling around weakly. Didn't seem to have the energy to fly, so I moved him onto a clump of flowers, and he was gone when I checked later.
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>>4773185
isopods shed in halves, it's normal. a little extra nutrition won't hurt though.
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>It may often be seen darting across floors with very great speed, occasionally stopping suddenly and remaining absolutely motionless, presently to resume its rapid movements, often darting directly at inmates of the house, particularly women, evidently with a desire to conceal itself beneath their dresses, and thus creating much consternation.
Centipedes are chads
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>>4774068
i have these things around my apartment. first time i saw this i thought its a devils spawn
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>>4774185
>>4774068
House centipedes eat other bugs and they're good luck. Same with house lizards. Don't kill them.
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>>4774191
I mean, I guess if you *had* to choose between these or the other nightmares they’d definitely be the better choice
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>>4773947
Bee hero
>>4774066
Yeah it’s neat, that’s why I call it shirts and pants. The algae wafers were a success and a bunch took their clothes off together the next day
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anyone know what this cool guy is
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Anybody ever keep these guys? Was wondering if they are fun to keep?
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>>4776105
>colorful
>hardy
>active hunter
>pretty big
>potentially diurnal or crepuscular
They're basically like keeping a tarantula, give them a bit more space and you'll see them move around more than a T, and they eat more frequently.
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>>4776105
They are notoriously good escape artists so make sure you have a trustworthy enclosure or they’ll crawl into your bed and sleep with you
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>>4776105
Fuck no. Giant centipedes are whatever the opposite of a whole pass is for me
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>>4776429
Hall*
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>>4776105
Coolest invert out there in my opinion, hoping to pick up at least one more at an expo this saturday since I've got a ton of tarantulas now and want to branch out more into these and true spiders



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