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  1. Arthroverts

    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
  4. 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
  7. 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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    If Roaches Used Social Media...

    SirUblaberus said: Good for you @Arthur Aeluropoda! Same problem though, just got a MONSTER carrot thrown in, and what do the nymphs do? Swarm it and drag it to the bottom of the cage, and then proceed to eat all of it! They left us adults only about a quarter of the bottom part! Argh! #respectyourelders #adultsfirst #roachworldproblems
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    ICSC September Meeting

    Hello all, the Invertebrate Club of Southern California's September meeting is set for the 21st, 10:00-11:30 AM at Arlington Gardens in Pasadena. I am still looking for a guest speaker, but if we can't find one I'm thinking we'll just let this one off for free conversation :). If you know you will be coming, let me know please :). Looking forward to seeing all who can make it! Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Arboreal Roaches?

    Thanks @Bmaines96! can you give me some examples of commonly available epilamprid species? I can very little about them online. It appears that Rhadoblatta is an epilamprid species, but they aren't available in the US it seems, and if they were they'd be out of my price range, ha ha. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    August meeting is tomorrow! More info in the Google Group. I have also attached our club calendar that goes out to 2020. We are doing a velvet worm import from Canada right now, and after this one we are looking at doing another that may include some rare roaches. Stay tuned! Thanks, Arthroverts ICSC Calendar, Logos, etc (3).pdf