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Schistocerca Nitens (Gray Bird Locust)

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#1 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 29 2017 - 5:05 PM

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Hi.

I've just found a beautiful adult female locust at the tennis court (dubbed "Stripes", due to a light brown stripe down its head). It was tangled up in the court net and probably got blown in by the powerful winds today. 

I took it home and placed it into a large critter keeper with lots of sphagnum moss. Aft ten minutes, it laid eggs!  I never had a pet that laid eggs literally right away.

 

It poked a ton of holes in the ground with its abdomen and eventually seemed happy with one. It probably laid eggs because it plugged its hole with foam.

 

I'm going to try to rear these eggs to adulthood. I'm excited to try keeping this species, and it will be a totally new experience for me. Also, Stripes is still alive. I hope she'll live for a while longer!


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#2 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 29 2017 - 5:08 PM

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~EDIT
Changed what was here to something I just learned about these locusts

 

I just learned that a swarm of this species wiped out about 70% of plant life on Nihoa! Crazy...


Edited by Hawaiiant, January 30 2017 - 6:52 PM.

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Hawaiiant (Ben)

Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#3 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted January 29 2017 - 8:05 PM

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I can't change my signature to include the locust, the weird stick-head grasshopper, the pharaoh ants, and the house gecko... weird...

Lol Double Posting on your own thread.


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(1) Hermit Crab
(100-300) Mealworms
(1) Tetramorium sp. E
(1) Dormymyrmex bicolor
(1) Dormymyrmex insanus
(1) Solenopsis invicta
(1) Formica fusca
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#4 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 29 2017 - 10:00 PM

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Sorry, but is double posting posting twice on a topic? I've done it before and you've never said anything.

Also, there is a huge clutch of eggs at the bottom. I just checked.

 

Is double posting illegal?


Edited by Hawaiiant, January 29 2017 - 10:02 PM.

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Hawaiiant (Ben)

Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#5 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 29 2017 - 11:12 PM

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I'm going to name the future locust nymphs after the members of this forum. You can post a name that you want to be used (your username, your name, or a random name) for the locust babies. I will pick the names randomly.


Hawaiiant (Ben)

Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#6 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted January 30 2017 - 6:30 AM

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Sorry, but is double posting posting twice on a topic? I've done it before and you've never said anything.

Also, there is a huge clutch of eggs at the bottom. I just checked.

 

Is double posting illegal?

Lol, It's not illegal but is against the rules here. Just clutters up a nice thread. Ummmm if you double posted twice, I'm sure someone said something about it.


Keeper of...

(2) Parakeets
(2) Peppered Corydoras
(4) Neon Tetras
(1) Hermit Crab
(100-300) Mealworms
(1) Tetramorium sp. E
(1) Dormymyrmex bicolor
(1) Dormymyrmex insanus
(1) Solenopsis invicta
(1) Formica fusca
(1) Lasius neoniger
(1) Crematogaster cerasi
(1) Myrmecocystus testacus

#7 Offline Martialis - Posted January 30 2017 - 2:10 PM

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There's no double posting here. Plus you've done plenty to break the rules of this forum, AA.


Edited by Martialis, January 30 2017 - 2:11 PM.

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#8 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted January 30 2017 - 5:52 PM

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There's no double posting here. Plus you've done plenty to break the rules of this forum, AA.

The only rules I know I broke were Rule 2. Rule 8 doesn't apply for I wasn't doing illegal crap in the OPEN forum. (Yes I just double posted)

 

"I can't change my signature to include the locust, the weird stick-head grasshopper, the pharaoh ants, and the house gecko... weird..." Just ask about this to an admin or in the chatroom. Nothing wrong I guess, but the rules do state....


Keeper of...

(2) Parakeets
(2) Peppered Corydoras
(4) Neon Tetras
(1) Hermit Crab
(100-300) Mealworms
(1) Tetramorium sp. E
(1) Dormymyrmex bicolor
(1) Dormymyrmex insanus
(1) Solenopsis invicta
(1) Formica fusca
(1) Lasius neoniger
(1) Crematogaster cerasi
(1) Myrmecocystus testacus

#9 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 30 2017 - 6:51 PM

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I changed what that post said to something that's more useful than the original.

 

Sorry about double posting guys.


Edited by Hawaiiant, January 30 2017 - 6:53 PM.

Hawaiiant (Ben)

Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#10 Offline Martialis - Posted January 30 2017 - 6:56 PM

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I changed what that post said to something that's more useful than the original.

 

Sorry about double posting guys.

Double posting is when you post the same thing twice. You did nothing.


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#11 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 30 2017 - 7:04 PM

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Thanks, Martialis. Also, Alabama Anter, I appreciate that you still tried to help with the double posting and now I'm aware of some of the rules that I didn't read before.

 

Does anyone still want to have a locust baby named after them?


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Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#12 Offline Martialis - Posted January 30 2017 - 7:11 PM

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Name it

 

 

Steve.


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#13 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 30 2017 - 7:45 PM

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Name it

 

 

Steve.

YES!
YES!
YES!


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Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#14 Offline antgenius123 - Posted January 30 2017 - 7:58 PM

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Daniel.

 

 

 

 

 

Bryan.


 
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#15 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 30 2017 - 8:06 PM

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Names that are going to be used so far:
Steve

Daniel

Bryan

Still accepting names! There are a ton of eggs. Hopefully I'll get some girl names soon unless all of the babies are male.


Hawaiiant (Ben)

Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#16 Offline Leo - Posted January 30 2017 - 10:23 PM

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HeiHoHam

 

(my friends nickname for me)



#17 Offline Martialis - Posted January 31 2017 - 7:44 AM

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Tiffany.


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#18 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted January 31 2017 - 8:32 AM

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OMG HAWAII NAME IT JOHN CENA!!! 

 

 

 

 

Also Martialis double posting is when you post a topic/comment that is irrelevant to the original thread. We cool though.


Keeper of...

(2) Parakeets
(2) Peppered Corydoras
(4) Neon Tetras
(1) Hermit Crab
(100-300) Mealworms
(1) Tetramorium sp. E
(1) Dormymyrmex bicolor
(1) Dormymyrmex insanus
(1) Solenopsis invicta
(1) Formica fusca
(1) Lasius neoniger
(1) Crematogaster cerasi
(1) Myrmecocystus testacus

#19 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 31 2017 - 9:12 AM

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HeiHoHam

 

(my friends nickname for me)

 

 

Tiffany.

 

 

OMG HAWAII NAME IT JOHN CENA!!! 

 

 

 

 

Also Martialis double posting is when you post a topic/comment that is irrelevant to the original thread. We cool though.

I'm using all of these names :P

thanks


Hawaiiant (Ben)

Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#20 Offline Kevin - Posted January 31 2017 - 2:49 PM

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I don't believe there is a written definition for a double post, but most forums I've visited define it as two posts made by a user in one thread side-by-side within close period of time.


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