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#1 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 16 2020 - 6:29 PM

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This is just a random journal for all of my inverts!

 

List of currently kept inverts-

- 2x Madagascar hissing cockroaches 

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(this is just a photo of their setup, they never come out except to eat, and even then they grab it with their legs and take it underground  :lol: )

- A ton of adult scarlet and bumble millipedes that I am hoping to breed

- Some assorted other cockroach nymphs that were ordered from bugsincyberspace.com some time ago (includes domino roaches both normal variant and the orange spotted ones)

- 9 hawk moth pupae that are soon to hatch 

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- 1 dark fishing spider 

 

Arriving soon-

Some Theba pisana snails (from Jellyfish16)

Some June beetle grubs (also from Jellyfish16)

And some isopods (from BeerBandit)

 

Ill add more photos soon :)

 


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#2 Offline OhNoNotAgain - Posted October 16 2020 - 7:24 PM

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Need pics.... ;)


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Formiculture Journals::

Veromessor pergandei, andrei; Novomessor cockerelli

Camponotus fragilis; also separate journal: Camponotus sansabeanus, vicinus, quercicola

Liometopum occidentale;  Prenolepis imparis; Myrmecocystus mexicanus

Pogonomyrmex subnitidus and previously californicus

Tetramorium sp.

Termites: Zootermopsis angusticollis

 

Isopods: A. gestroi, granulatum, kluugi, maculatum, vulgare; C. murina; P. hoffmannseggi, P. haasi, P. ornatus; V. parvus

Spoods: Phidippus sp.


#3 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 20 2020 - 12:16 PM

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I saw some baby bumblebee millipedes in their setup!  :yahoo: They are really small, but ill try to get pics


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#4 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 21 2020 - 2:39 PM

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Attached File  71A79440-6BEA-4A8F-B9D5-E00E780A934E.jpeg   244.22KB   0 downloadsfound these little things in the milllipede bin, maybe springtails? I took some out and put them into a deli cup to culture anyways


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#5 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 21 2020 - 3:28 PM

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Yes, springtails. Looks like Sinella curviseta.


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#6 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 21 2020 - 4:23 PM

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Yes, springtails. Looks like Sinella curviseta.

thanks! :)


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#7 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 23 2020 - 7:16 AM

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2 hornworm pupa have turned completely black, but they are still moving. when i pick them up the casing feels kinda flimsy... idk if they r dying :(


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#8 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 23 2020 - 10:09 AM

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1st moth hatched!!!! will get pics of it asap. its probocis is not curling up though, and its wing look like they got ripped... hopefully he will be alright


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#9 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 23 2020 - 12:29 PM

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1st moth hatched!!!! will get pics of it asap. its probocis is not curling up though, and its wing look like they got ripped... hopefully he will be alright

the moth still has shriveled wings, and seems very weak. :(


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#10 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 23 2020 - 1:28 PM

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So his wings have not expanded at all, and his proboscis is still stretched out, even when he is just sitting on the ground. He was on a paper towel, so I picked that up and held it above a cup of honey-water, and he put his proboscis in it and (hopefully :) ) drank some! 


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#11 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 23 2020 - 2:48 PM

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It seems as though the wings are not wet, but they are still really small...

i hope they expand over the course of the day.


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#12 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 24 2020 - 12:48 PM

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Attached File  F2BC75E1-E965-47CD-900C-1999FFFD87CC.jpeg   345.82KB   0 downloadsok so everyone this is larry. larry’s wings grew. larry is bootiful, but he still can’t fly because his wings r crumpled,

say hi to larry


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#13 Offline TechAnt - Posted October 24 2020 - 1:14 PM

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hi!


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My Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~10 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~100 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Myrmercocystus mexicanus -1 Queen
(x2) Mymercocystus mimcus -1 Queen
(x1) Mymercocystus testaceus ~45 workers, 1 Queen

#14 Offline OhNoNotAgain - Posted October 24 2020 - 3:01 PM

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Aww, hi Larry. Sorry about your wings. I've noticed with feeder bugs that many have malformed wings and bodies and so on... inbreeding? Bad conditions? Missing nutrients? Dunno why.


Aww, hi Larry. Sorry about your wings. I've noticed with feeder bugs that many have malformed wings and bodies and so on... inbreeding? Bad conditions? Missing nutrients? Dunno why.


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Formiculture Journals::

Veromessor pergandei, andrei; Novomessor cockerelli

Camponotus fragilis; also separate journal: Camponotus sansabeanus, vicinus, quercicola

Liometopum occidentale;  Prenolepis imparis; Myrmecocystus mexicanus

Pogonomyrmex subnitidus and previously californicus

Tetramorium sp.

Termites: Zootermopsis angusticollis

 

Isopods: A. gestroi, granulatum, kluugi, maculatum, vulgare; C. murina; P. hoffmannseggi, P. haasi, P. ornatus; V. parvus

Spoods: Phidippus sp.


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Can't wait for my Pseudohemihyalea edwardsii to mature.



#16 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 24 2020 - 4:50 PM

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#17 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 24 2020 - 5:36 PM

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Can't wait for my Pseudohemihyalea edwardsii to mature.

whoah just looked those up-

they have clear wings!


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Edited by ZTYguy, October 24 2020 - 6:14 PM.

Currently Keeping:A. versicolor, Aphaenogaster sp., C. vicinus, C. us-ca02, Crematogaster sp., Myrmecocystus mimicus, Myrmecocystus mexicanus , P. rugosus, P. subnitidus, Solenopsis molesta, Veromessor andrei.
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#19 Offline ZTYguy - Posted October 24 2020 - 6:14 PM

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Just noticed this post and wanted to get in on the action. Anyway I used to have a few Furcula scolopendrina moths. I loved having them, anyhow hi Larry.


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Currently Keeping:A. versicolor, Aphaenogaster sp., C. vicinus, C. us-ca02, Crematogaster sp., Myrmecocystus mimicus, Myrmecocystus mexicanus , P. rugosus, P. subnitidus, Solenopsis molesta, Veromessor andrei.
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#20 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 24 2020 - 7:32 PM

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Larry warmly thanks everyone for the hellos!

Larry was not eating, so I grabbed a syringe and filled it with honey water, unfurled Larry’s proboscis with a feather, and stuck it in the syringe. The rate at which the honey water disappeared was absurd! he drank it really fast

The second moth should hatch soon, hopefully he will have a proper proboscis and wings :) 


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