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    Arizona Inverts

    Yeah, you typically always want to go with at least one other person, because where inverts be, there be rattlers, and mountain lions (where I am), and other such hazards of the trade. I'm super glad we've got the Invertebrate Club of Southern California now so I don't have to be as worried about where I go. But if your ever in SoCal, let me know; we'll take you out collecting . Awesome stuff @Peter Clausen! I always marvel at how you take the time to look at these tiny little species others might pass by without a second glance. Thanks for sharing, Arthroverts
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    If Roaches Used Social Media...

    PostiCutus said: HELP!! How do you get rid of comrades who chew on your wings?! Agh! How do I stop chewing on comrades wings?? #HELP! #chewingaddiction
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    ICSC November Meeting

    Hey all, sorry I didn't get an October meeting thread up. Here is the November one however. The Invertebrate Club of Southern California's November meeting will be on the 16th (Saturday), from 10:00-11:30 AM, at Arlington Gardens in Pasadena. I need suggestions for my next acquisition... We will be discussing "The hobby, the future, and you". Don't forget we also started our dry goods giveaway for the member who travels the farthest! Looking forward to seeing all who can make it! Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Any hope for the deregulation of millipedes?

    I believe so. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Any hope for the deregulation of millipedes?

    Gotcha. I am going to PM you to discuss the permitting process further; I've been meaning to for a little while now, as I have a few specific questions. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Any hope for the deregulation of millipedes?

    I would likely have permits too, except I can't get a permit until a later time (I also have many family members living with me, which I'm sure the USDA/APHIS would not be happy about). Lastly, I was just reading about the Plant Protection Act, and apparently Paragraph 2 says that anyone can petition the Secretary to add or remove plant pests from regulation. Is this something we should look into further for millipedes? I know this might be coming across as fanatical (ha ha), but if there is anyway that we can get exotic millipedes deregulated, I am interested in pursuing it. I am starting to get tired of only seeing tiny Bumblebees, even tinier Scarlets, and the average Narceus or Chicobolus available. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Any hope for the deregulation of millipedes?

    Thanks for helping to clear that up @Allpet Roaches. I am aware that they were legal to import prior to 2006, but I want to know if there is a chance that they might be deregulated in the future, as insofar the evidence has shown that they would not cause problems even if they did escape. Thanks, Arthroverts
  8. Hey all, with the (relatively) recent deregulation of 3 Goliathus sp. and multiple roach species I am wondering if there is any hope that exotic millipedes will be deregulated in the US? I believe they are banned under the Lacey Act, which protects US agriculture, but millipedes are detrivores that starve without adequate rotting vegetation. To my knowledge, hobby species that have become established within the US (such as Trigoniulus corallinus and Anadenobolus monilicornis in Florida) haven't damaged native ecosystems, agriculture, or harmed local populations of millipedes, not to mention that most species would likely be unable to establish populations outside of Florida. I can't speak to invasive non-hobby species such as the various small julids and Oxidus gracilis, but for the most part it appears that the non-native spirostreptids and spirobolids kept in captivity (possibly other platy-and-polydesmids, sphaerotheriids, and glomerids as well) would be of very little, if any, threat to local ecosystems and agriculture. Anyway, back to the original question: is there any hope that exotic millipedes will be deregulated in the US? Do we have any Senators that are sympathetic to our cause (I'm half-joking on this one)? Or will we have to continue to watch Europeans collection's grow our own availability languishes? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Whatever happened to Redmont?

    I guess that is the most likely reason. I'll miss his presence on the online community though. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Whatever happened to Redmont?

    Yeah, but he seems to have gone completely off the grid. He was selling some species that he was breeding himself, so I know he wasn't relying on just imports. Oh well; I hope one day I will be able to purchase some stuff from him. Thanks, Arthroverts
  11. Hey all, I was wondering about what happened to @Redmont Exotics? I have been eagerly awaiting the many species he was importing to be released, and I have been needing to purchase a female of a millipede species he had for sale, but since then all has gone dark. Is this just another example of a dealer gone bust? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    ICSC September Meeting

    We've got 5-6 people coming! This is shaping up to be a great meeting; looking forward to talking with everyone! Thanks, Arthroverts
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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    @Anacimas, are you interested in joining us? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Panchlora spp. comparison

    Thanks for doing this @wizentrop! I'll have to share this with others when they ask about Panchlora sp. sizes. Thanks for sharing, Arthroverts
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    Southern California Invertebrate Club Launching!

    We've got 5 people coming to the September meeting! Looking forward to seeing all who can make it! Thanks, Arthroverts
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