This is a journal for all of my (non ant) pets, including the pets I'd like to own at some point.
Female Chinese praying mantis- Wild caught in 2020, under my care since August. Laid an egg sac and then passed away in October.
Eastern Hercules beetle- found clinging to the side of a Target in Virginia, circa 2012. Liked to burrow and eat watermelon. Under my care for about 4 months.
Isopods (likely A. vulgare)- tried twice to culture them in October, both failed.
3 hermit crabs- I had these around 2014, I believe. I would get more but I learned the awful process they go through before being sold, and I don't want to support that by buying any.
Mustard gas betta- Under my care 2019-2020, died from old age. It was 3 or 4 when I bought it.
Gold fish- Under my care from 2008-around 2011, I don't remember how it died.
Some sort of small aquatic frogs- I had 3 of these given to me by a friend, and they were pretty awesome. They were really tiny and active. Around 2011-2013.
Blue betta- 2015-2016, died from fin rot that I couldn't cure. It was a Petco fish and was never very healthy.
Purple betta- 2010-2012, I don't remember how it died.
Several ant colonies, list in my signature. Mealworm culture (Levi's buffet).
Dog- Golden Doodle (Golden retriever/poodle mix), had her since 2012. Certified Good Dog.
Leviticus, my leopard gecko.
Taking a break from aquatic life, I'm terrible at keeping the water in the right parameters.
Likely another mantid next year, or maybe hundreds if the ooth I have is fertile.
A tarantula would be cool, but it's not high priority.
Corgi/miniature poodle mix- sometime in these next few years.
I have purchased a juvenile leopard gecko from Morph Market! I have his enclosure all set up, and he'll arrive Friday at the earliest. Pics to follow!
I'm going to be content with my gecko for quite a while, but I could see myself owning a ball python in the future.
This journal is where I'll post any pictures of my non-ant pets, along with updates about them. It won't be updated very frequently, but it'll serve as a timeline for my adventures and misadventures in keeping animals. Thanks for reading!
Edited by Spazmops, March 15 2021 - 1:24 PM.