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  1. Arthroverts

    Howdy everybody !!!

    Welcome to the forum, may you find all that you seek here! Thanks, Arthroverts
  2. What species, and are they pure? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    calcium

    I personally don't use a dedicated calcium source and am having great success with my specimens. While there is the potential for calcium to eventually be exhausted within an enclosure, certain supplemental foods contain calcium and likely offset any disparity. That said, I know many use it "just to be safe", whether through calcium powder, cuttlebone, or as mentioned above chalk, and to that end I don't consider it harmful, just not necessarily necessary, ha ha. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Roach Crossing

    He was very quick to reply with me, although I am hearing overall that is not the case. A friend told me that you have to bug him a bit to get a response sometimes. A frustrating situation to be sure. He should hire @Hisserdude or someone to help answer emails ;). Thanks, Arthroverts
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    ICSC March Meeting

    Hey all, we just had the first case of covid-19 in San Bernardino County. It was reported from a person who had just flown in from London, so thankfully it hasn't been spreading from LA or Orange County, and hopefully the one person recovers and hasn't/wont infect others. That said, there is still the very real possibility that it has spread to others. I am still watching and waiting to see what happens, but I told myself that if we have a case in SB County I am afraid that in all likelihood we will not be able to hold a physical meeting... ...if you noticed I only said physical meeting check the Google Group or message me for more information... Thanks, Arthroverts
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    ICSC March Meeting

    @Axolotl, well, if you are ever back this way, let us know! We'd be happy to have you join us for a meeting or hike :). Thanks, Arthroverts
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    ICSC March Meeting

    Hello all, the March Meeting will be at Hulda Crooks Park in Redlands, 10:00-11:30 AM, on the 21st (Saturday). I'm thinking of having our topic as "The Invertebrate Hobby and the Law", but considering how we tend to go down roach holes as soon as we start talking I dunno if we'll get to that ;D. What I do know is that I am bringing T-shirts, some sort of yummy morning foodstuff, and the prize for the member who travels the farthest... Let me know if you are coming please. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    If Roaches Used Social Media...

    SirUblaberus said: @Archie_Blatta, you're lack of first-hand experience perturbs me... #stillafeeder DefinitelyDeropeltis said: Ah, @Archie_Blatta, isn't it nice to look down on the masses of blattodea and know you have security in life? We have the cheapest life insurance of them all, ha ha! And with those savings I bought myself a ticket to Florida (natrally I want to take over the world, as any self-respecting roach does) with Mantid Airways, 1st Class! "Meals will be provided" even! Ah, it's a wonderful life... #deropeltis4life
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    If Roaches Used Social Media...

    SirUblaberus said: @Archie_Blatta, oi, so your clever chemical secretions only work on the so-called "hoomans" and "backboners", as you put it? Well, depending on what your "hooman" keeps, you may very well still end up as vittles...for another invertebrate. Beware mate! #stillafeeder
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    thoughts on lack of roach "merch"

    @emmett, it is true that my collection has bloomed since starting the club, through purchases, trades, gifts, group buys, imports, etc. If you have any questions about potentially starting your own club feel free to ask, I'd be happy to share my experience from the past year of leading this one. We need more invertebrate clubs in the world... Thanks, Arthroverts
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    thoughts on lack of roach "merch"

    @Allpet Roaches, whatever happened to the ACS? That's what I did. There aren't very many active invertebrate clubs with physical meetings that I know of other than my local one, but if there are any around you I would suggest either looking on Arachnoboards or on Facebook (I personally don't use it, but that's what a lot of groups seem to use to communicate) to see if you can find them. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    thoughts on lack of roach "merch"

    Well, my local invertebrate club's T-shirts have a tracing of Blaberus giganteus on them, which depending on demand within the club may get it's own shirt (perhaps with the tagline "Got Roaches?"). But that's where my knowledge ends on this particular subject... Thanks, Arthroverts
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    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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