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#1 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 9 2019 - 5:13 PM

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This is my journal of random stuff I'm currently raising.

 

Springtails

 

I have quite a few cultures of various types of these, with more being collected.

 

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Most of these have relatively simple care, with the exception of those that live exclusively on wood. I am feeding them on yeast, pea powder, and in the case of wood dwelling ones, whatever they find growing on the wood. This is not all my springtails, I have many more, but they are either too small to photograph or too active. These include a small orange type with a white band on the abdomen, small wormlike white and black ones, blobby segmented pink and red ones, and more that I haven't spotted.I am hoping to get a variety of new types, including a giant purple variety the same size or larger than solenopsis molesta queens. The round purple one above is particularly enticing in that adults range from purple and blue to yellow, orange and red.


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#2 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 9 2019 - 5:23 PM

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Isopods

 

I have a few varieties at the moment, and am hoping to obtain more over time. 

 

Porcellionides sp.

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relatively simple care, eat decaying vegetable matter and like bark. While these are common, they've been kept away by rain and I only have three.

 

Porcellio sp

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These are absolute giants, one of the biggest isopods in California. They breed profusely and are very common at my school. I have already seen a pair mating. Feed on decaying plants and prefer soil.

 

Unidentified Oniscidea

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I have no idea what these little beauties are, I have only found three individuals under bark or decaying wood and have only managed to capture three. I am hoping to catch more.

 

Armadillium vulgare

 

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These are very easy to care for and find.

 

Armadillium vulgare morph

 

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Found these beauties at school. 


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#3 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 9 2019 - 5:38 PM

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Millipedes 

 

I have a decent collection, but wish to find more. Especially on the lookout for our native bioluminescent millipede which I have seen in the past.

 

Unidentified

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These are nice looking, but emit a very unpleasant odor. I've just thrown them in a container with leaves and they seem to be doing well.

 

Octoglena sp

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These are by far my best millipedes and are very nice looking. Hard to find and care for, I still don't know what they eat but they are growing so I'm doing something right. By far the best thing about these is how insanely small their heads are. Those tiny black dots in front have to support those huge antennae while being covered with relatively oversized eyes.

 

Brachycibe cf rosea

 

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Very nice looking, and very common. These feed solely on fungus and I have to resupply them every so often. These are very interesting in that they have parental care.

 

Brachycibe sp

 

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These are my local orange species and have a much bigger black stripe. They have the same care and behaviors, but release a sticky residue that smells of orange peels and pine.

 

Unknown Polydesmidae

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These beautiful millipedes produce minimal amounts of cyanide gas when handled. Smells strongly of chemicals and acid. 

 

Unidentified

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Two species of large millipede. They are generalists and eat rotting leaves. Very fun to handle.

 

Comparism between both species of Brachycibe.

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#4 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 9 2019 - 5:43 PM

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Some other random things.

 

Darkling beetle

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Scolopendra sp

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Unidentified cryptopidae

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Serradigitus gertchi ssp. striatus

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Calisoga longitarsus

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#5 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 9 2019 - 8:14 PM

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Oh yeah, where I found thses. Most of them, the springtails, the unidentified woodlice, and a lot of others were found on rotting wood. The octoglena and brachycibe cf rosea were found on rotting pine logs. Other locations include under shallow rocks in a flat open area, some submerged boxes with water pipes, and under bushes.



#6 Online ANTdrew - Posted December 10 2019 - 10:06 AM

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Nice collection here! Why call it trash (other than the fact that most are detritivores)?


"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#7 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 10 2019 - 6:56 PM

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I got more springtails, including a new type. Also managed to find four more porcellionides sp. 

 

My earwigs with eggs.

 

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#8 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 10 2019 - 7:04 PM

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Nice collection here! Why call it trash (other than the fact that most are detritivores)?

 

Its not too exciting stuff, just a bunch of random inverts dumped together. Kind of a last resort rubbish pile of assorted arthropods. Not worthless, but kinda just there.



#9 Offline FSTP - Posted December 11 2019 - 3:46 AM

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IDK why but those ear wig eggs look extra tasty. I wonder if they would taste good. Like a snail egg.


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#10 Offline Martialis - Posted December 11 2019 - 7:39 AM

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IDK why but those ear wig eggs look extra tasty. I wonder if they would taste good. Like a snail egg.

 

What?


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#11 Offline FSTP - Posted December 11 2019 - 9:08 AM

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have you ever eaten garden snail eggs? They're delicious I had them when I went to france as a teenager. those earwig eegs looked similar and reminded me of them. 



#12 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 11 2019 - 5:11 PM

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My search for random stuff continues, with me adding a new isopod to the list.


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#13 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted December 11 2019 - 5:40 PM

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Wow, those Brachycybe look really cool! 



#14 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 11 2019 - 6:30 PM

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Someone identified my new isopods.



#15 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 12 2019 - 5:19 PM

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Unidentified Chordeumatida

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#16 Offline CampoKing - Posted December 13 2019 - 11:17 AM

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I would legit buy samples of your springtails, because I use them as housekeeping in my wood-based Camponotus habitats lol. I'm starting over with new colonies next year after moving to a new state

#17 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 14 2019 - 10:13 AM

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The orbuthid springtails are growing

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#18 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 14 2019 - 4:33 PM

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New isopods!

 

Armadillium sp.

Found under bark

 

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Armadillium sp

Found under rocks

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Orbuthid springtail sp.

These like rocks rather than wood and their coloration is very nice. Dark purple with yellow patterns.

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#19 Online ANTdrew - Posted December 14 2019 - 6:43 PM

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Dude, you need to rename this journal.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#20 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 14 2019 - 7:29 PM

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Dude, you need to rename this journal.

Better?


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