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#21 Offline Arthroverts - Posted January 8 2021 - 4:10 PM

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And we're back! Happy New Year everyone, the ICSC is officially two years old!

 

The ICSC January meeting will be on the 16th (Saturday), from 10:00-11:30 AM, via Skype. We will be discussing invertebrates (of course) and perhaps talk about guest speakers to invite for the 2021 meetings. I also hope to reveal a new club T-shirt design, if I can finish it in time...

 

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#22 Offline Arthroverts - Posted January 17 2021 - 11:11 PM

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Despite my sleepiness after a crazy week, we all had a great time discussing mantids, roaches, ants, Triops, and all manner of other invertebrates (and a few vertebrates...) at this past January meeting. Though I unfortunately did not have the new T-shirt design ready in time, we did take advantage of our ability to share our collections via video: MrGhostMantis showed us his Deroplatys truncata, Hierodula membranacea, and Heterochaeta orientalis, sgvmantid showed us his two Stagmomantis limbata, and I showed some of my roaches and beetles. We also got to meet two new club members, SwirlySnowflake and RunDMLee, which was awesome.

 

All in all we had a great time, and I'm already looking forward to the next one. 

 

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Arthroverts


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#23 Offline Arthroverts - Posted February 3 2021 - 8:52 PM

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Hello all, the Invertebrate Club of Southern California's February meeting will be on the 20th (Saturday), from 10:00-11:30 AM, on Skype

 

Dr. Jason E. Bond, who described Cryptocteniza kawtak, worked on the 2016 Aphonopelma revision and the 2012 Aptostichus revision (along with a small host of other works), will be coming to answer questions and discuss invertebrates (if all goes according to plan)! Bring your questions and scientific names, I know I am definitely going to be asking him about what we as hobbyists can do to protect C. kawtak and other California native mygalomorphs in the wild. 

Looking forward to seeing all who can make it!

 

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Arthroverts


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"And God said, 'Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.' And it was so." Genesis 1:24


#24 Offline ZTYguy - Posted February 3 2021 - 9:35 PM

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Hi,

is there an age limit on the club. I would like to join if possible.


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#25 Offline Arthroverts - Posted February 4 2021 - 11:19 AM

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If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me about an age limit  :D .

Anyways, no, there is no age limit. PM me if you would like to join.

 

Thanks,

 

Arthroverts


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#26 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted February 4 2021 - 8:53 PM

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Can’t wait until the next meeting :)


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#27 Offline Arthroverts - Posted February 20 2021 - 9:42 AM

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Meeting today! Don't forget to bring your questions for Dr. Bond, looking forward to seeing all who can make it!
 
Thanks,
 
Arthroverts

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"And God said, 'Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.' And it was so." Genesis 1:24


#28 Offline Arthroverts - Posted March 8 2021 - 8:59 PM

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Good grief! This is terrible, I forgot to do this until the 8th of March!
 
Anyways, the Invertebrate Club of Southern California's March meeting will be on the 20th, from 10:00-11:30 AM, via Skype. Unfortunately we are still meeting virtually, but fortunately there will be a raffle this meeting! Looking forward to seeing all who can make it (if I can figure out my camera problem with Skype that is, otherwise I'll just hear you...).
 
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"And God said, 'Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.' And it was so." Genesis 1:24


#29 Offline Arthroverts - Posted April 9 2021 - 3:22 PM

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Hello all, the Invertebrate Club of Southern California's April meeting will be on the 17th (Saturday), from 10:00-11:30 AM, via Skype. We will be discussing invertebrates as per usual, and there will be another (free) raffle at this meeting.
 
We are also trying to organize a hike for the evening of the 18th (Sunday) in the San Gabriel Mountains along Highway 39. If interested please message me or email us through the club email address for further particulars.
 
Thanks,
 
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"And God said, 'Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.' And it was so." Genesis 1:24


#30 Offline Arthroverts - Posted May 14 2021 - 9:32 AM

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Hello all, the May meeting will be on the 15th, from 10:00-11:30 AM, on Skype. We will be holding another raffle this meeting, and invertebrates are again the object of discussion ;D!
 
Also, planning a hike/collecting trip in Riverside for the end of this month after the fantastic trip we had in April, stay tuned for more information.
 
Thanks,
 
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"And God said, 'Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.' And it was so." Genesis 1:24


#31 Offline Arthroverts - Posted June 4 2021 - 10:34 AM

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Hello all, the June meeting will be on the 19th, from 10:00-11:30 AM, on Skype.
We will be discussing invertebrates of course, I have a few updates for the club, there will be another raffle (more info pending), and hopefully in that weekend we will also have a hike in Riverside.
 
Also, two more guests have agreed to come and answer questions at future meetings! Dr. Philip S. Ward, the myrmecologist who described Camponotus us-ca01 and who has done a lot of work with other ant species (including the elusive pseudomyrmecines) has agreed to come to the July meeting to answer questions and discuss ants in general.
Also, Rus Wilson, the fellow who runs the Aquarimax YouTube channel, has agreed to come for the September meeting!
 
Very excited for this upcoming meeting, and I'm looking forward to seeing what is in store for us in the second half of this year.
 
Thanks,
 
Arthroverts

Edited by Arthroverts, June 4 2021 - 10:34 AM.

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#32 Offline Arthroverts - Posted July 7 2021 - 10:52 AM

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Hello everyone, the ICSC July meeting will be on the 17th, from 10:00-11:30 AM, via Skype. I will be back for this meeting after being away from the last two, and I'm excited to see everyone!
 
 
This month Dr. Philip S. Ward from UC Davis has agreed to come to the meeting to discuss ants with us! He was the one who described Camponotus us-CA01 as C. johnsonii, and has been working with Southern California ants for many years now, including the elusive pseudomyrmecines the ant keepers amongst us love so much. Bring your questions and thoughts on all things myrmecological, and don't forget your scientific names, this isn't one you'll want to miss!
 
Anywho, looking forward to this meeting, can't wait to see all who can make it!
 
Thanks,
 
Arthroverts

Edited by Arthroverts, July 7 2021 - 10:53 AM.

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#33 Offline Arthroverts - Posted July 16 2021 - 9:47 PM

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Meeting tomorrow! Bring your questions and thoughts for Dr. Ward, I'm excited to see all who can make it!

 

Thanks,

 

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#34 Offline Arthroverts - Posted Yesterday, 11:53 PM

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What a fantastic meeting! Dr. Ward answered a bunch of our questions (for example, what SoCal species might come to inhabit Myrmecodia ant plants), but he asked us nearly the same amount about ant keeping in general. I had a great time, and I can't wait for the next meeting!

 

Thanks,

 

Arthroverts

 

P.S Members don't forget to check out the recording of the meeting if you missed it! 


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"And God said, 'Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.' And it was so." Genesis 1:24





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