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  1. Arthroverts

    Happy New Year!

    @Hisserdude, I think it'll be a while before we get as big as Europe in terms of size. They've had the jump on us for decades and are still going full throttle, ha ha. A sure shame it is when that happens; if you keep your eyes open and your head on straight you'll find a lot of good people in both the isopod and tarantula sides of the hobby, but you are right, a lot of irresponsible sellers and hobbyists to waylay the new enthusiast and old hand alike. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Happy New Year!

    @Hisserdude, well, the isopod side of the hobby still kinda confounds me, how it just exploded onto the scene and became the next big thing. However, more people=more demand=more species become available. That's not always true of course, but more responsible blatticulturists is always a good thing. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Happy New Year!

    Here's to hoping that the hobby will see an explosion of both species available and people coming into the hobby, you know we need it, ha ha. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    ICSC January Meeting

    Hello friends! We will be celebrating the first anniversary of the Invertebrate Club of Southern California on the 18th, from 11:00-12:30, at Chanda's House in Redlands. Lunch will be provided, and we will be having some very special desserts (invertebrate-themed cake, apple pie perhaps...) to celebrate! Please let me know if you are planning on coming and whether or not you prefer a vegetarian meal so we can plan accordingly (super big Thank You to Chanda!). We will be having some sort of raffle/gift exchange/whatever-we-figure-out, because what is a birthday without presents? Also, we hope to be distributing club shirts for the first time after a long wait! Huge, huge thank you's to all who helped to make the first year of the ICSC's existence a great one, and to everyone, especially Chanda, who are helping to make this an awesome meeting to kick off 2020! Many thanks, Arthroverts
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    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year for all you who follow the Gregorian Calendar! May your collection continue to grow into what you want it to be: Keep on Roaching! Thanks, Arthroverts
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    What would you find?

    O.K, so what about not under things? What species would you want to find? Thanks, Arthroverts
  7. Hello all, so recently I was nosing about under some pots (like I usually do), and I found this: : Apologies for the poor quality, it was completely dark when I took the photos and the camera didn't have enough time to focus once the flash went off. Anyway, just your regular Blatta lateralis. Pretty, but not very exciting. But that got me thinking. What species would you most like to find under a pot/log/stone? Say you are on a trip to somewhere, you flip over a log and bam! What species would you like to see? For me it'd be Blaberus/Eublaberus sp., or possibly some cool Panchlora sp. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Virgin Red runner observation.

    Doesn't surprise me. Breeding is known to reduce the lifespan of many creatures, even in reptiles such as chameleons. Plus, extra energy expenditure is known to reduce the life expectancy of some(many?) invertebrates (flightless vs. flying Cotinis mutabilis come to mind), so the breeding process can't help. Interesting observation nonetheless. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Return of Roach Crossing?

    Awesome! I sure hope he is truly back. Hopefully I can get a heat cabinet going so I can breed more roach species, than I will send him some business :). Thanks, Arthroverts
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    I’m back

    It's all 100% Certified, Verified, Confirmed and Condoned Fake News...except for that part about the US banning the keeping of roaches (not counting deregulated species or those kept under a permit), and the fact that the Australian enthusiasts are still teasing us with all their cool species, those unfortunately are still true. What tipped you off ;):D? Very sorry to hear that man. That has gotta sting... I might also add that quite a few species of roach were deregulated. You can read more about that here. Thanks, Arthroverts
  11. Hello all, I was just checking out Roach Crossing's website, and there are signs of life on it! New species have been added! Is this a sign of Kyle's return? Has anyone been in contact with him recently? @All About Arthropods, @Hisserdude. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    I’m back

    Well, the US government outlawed roach keeping, Europe forcibly stopped all imports of new species, Roach Crossing went off the map (but wait, is Kyle back??!?), Africa started hiding its cool species from us, Asia went overboard with breeding and crashed their gene pools, Australia continues to tease us with their species, all the Oriental Roaches in the Arctic died, and the rest of the roaches mobilized their numbers via Insectgram to take over SpaceX and send themselves to another planet, saying they were sick of "being mistreated". What's new with you? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    New to the forum

    Welcome aboard @Homelander, may you find all that you seek on the forums. Thanks, Arthroverts
  14. Arthroverts

    If Roaches Used Social Media...

    MasterTherea said: Must...have...fish flakes...so...tired...of...leaves... #gimmeprotein
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    ICSC November Meeting

    Wowza! This meeting was an awesome one! We got to see and exchange a lot of cool specimens, and in the conversation that inevitably comes when you put a bunch of invertebrate lovers together, the topic questions I had prepared sort of got lost, ha ha! Thanks to all who came out! I'll see you at the next meeting. Thanks, Arthroverts
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