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  1. Hey all, I had bought some 12+ Therea petiveriana a while back (about a year or two ago). I raised two to maturity (unfortunately they didn't breed), but then the group just sort of died out it seemed. I was recently using the old substrate in their cage for some isopod enclosures, and I noticed something moving! I sifted through the substrate and found seven juveniles! All of them had been surviving in a low moisture, low food environment for at least six months, because I thought they had all died. I am still shocked. I guess roaches, even more sensitive ones like Therea petiveriana, still possess that incredible hardiness that has come to define the amazing insects known as "cockroaches". Anyway, just wanted to share that with all of you, and ask the question: When have your roaches defied the odds and survived? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    The Roaches Survive...Again!

    Wow, that is amazing @Hisserdude and @Axolotl! Roaches sure are resilient, that is for sure. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Southern California Invertebrate Club Launching!

    Next meeting June 15th, 10:00-11:30 AM in Redlands. Please see main thread for more information. Thanks, Arthroverts
  4. Hey all, just putting the word out that the Invertebrate Club of Southern California (ICSC) is starting up! Check it out at...
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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    Next meeting set for June 15th, 10:00-11:30 in Redlands; one of our members from Arachnoboards, Chanda, has been kind enough to open her house up to us! Which means I think we can bring invertebrates to this venue ;). More information in the club Google Group. Also, Joe Rossi (tarantula and true spider vendor/breeder who has been in the hobby for many years and seen a lot of cool species of all sorts of invertebrates) may be able to come and speak at the meeting on some aspects of the hobby, so if you would like to save on shipping and pick up some cool stuff, let either him or me know that you are interested in placing an order for pickup at the meeting. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    Hey y'all, on second thought, if you want to show up at 10:00 and go in together, that is fine, but if not, I should be there for about 2 hours, so you can just try and find me! LOL, good luck! Thanks, Jessiah
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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    The next meeting is going to be on the 18th of this month, around 10:00 AM at the Bug Fair at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum. We'll likely meet at the entrance when we get a time hammered out, and then go in together. Looking forward to seeing all who can make it! Thanks, Arthroverts
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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    The meeting is upon us! Who is coming? I have got a few creatures I might be bringing depending on the demand, and I am curious to hear how everyone's collections are doing! Thanks, Arthroverts
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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    O.K everyone, the next meeting is going to be on April 27th (Saturday), 10:00 to 11:00-11:30 AM at the Arlington Garden in Pasadena, 275 Arlington Dr, Pasadena, CA 91105. I look forward to seeing whoever can make it! Thanks, Arthroverts
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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    O.K, I think we are just going to have to cancel, since we only have three people who say they are going to be coming. I am really sorry about this everyone, I should have given everyone more notice and planned this meeting a little better. I have been recently swamped with a lot of stuff to take care of, which is why the meeting place was a bit fluid at times, but I will definitely do a better job of making sure everything is in place about a week before the actual meeting next time. Also, I think we should consider meeting bi-monthly (once every two months) with maybe a hike or expo trip on the off months. I will post a poll on that soon. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    Hey everyone, so far we have only three people who say they are going to be coming. With such a small group, it may not be worth the time and effort to try and get everything together. Therefore, I am going to say that if we don't have 5+ people coming to a meeting (in this case, the meeting this Saturday), we will just have to cancel it and reschedule for next month. Don't get me wrong, I really, really don't want to cancel, but it is just not worth the time and effort for me and my family to try and get down the hill from the High Desert. So, is anybody else planning and going to make an effort on coming? If so, please let me know! Thanks, Arthroverts
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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    O.K everyone, I couldn't reach the Pasadena Public Library to find out if we could use one of their meeting rooms, and I have a sneaking suspicion that they would charge us to use them. Therefore, I propose meeting at the Arlington Garden (Arlington Garden in Pasadena, 275 Arlington Dr, Pasadena, CA 91105). It is friendly to pets (which means that I believe we can bring our creatures if were discreet about it), and it looks like it might even offer some collection opportunities. Everything else is the same (time, date, etc etc), we would just be moving the location; a map of the garden is located at the following link, http://www.arlingtongardenpasadena.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/ArlingtonGarden_Map-08-22-top.pdf. Admission is free and you simply park on the street. There is a slight chance that it might rain, yet everything I've read has suggested that the garden is just as nice in the rain. We would probably all meet at the entrance and then go inside to find seating. I'll bring world famous doughnuts from Donut Man! Sound good? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Southern California Invertebrate Club Launching!

    March meeting coming up (March 23rd, Pasadena Public Library, 10:00-11:30 AM)! Check out our main thread at the above link for more details! Thanks, Arthroverts
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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    Alrighty! I called the library but I couldn't speak with an actual person, so I will have to keep trying. I am also looking into getting a collector in the club who canvasses the region for invertebrates to tell us about some of his findings, so we'll see how that goes. Also, if anyone is interested in the conversations happening on Arachnoboards, the link is http://arachnoboards.com/threads/new-invertebrate-club-in-southern-california.314942/ FYI, I do post more information on the above thread at times because more people use Arachnoboards, just to let y'all know. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    I am looking at the Pasadena Public Library for the March meeting (Saturday the 23rd, 10:00-11:30 AM), and I will call tomorrow to see if they have an available meeting room. Sound good fellow Invertebrate-Enthusiasts, @Test Account, @Drteeth, @aoikirin? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    Club Meeting Update: 1. We all (as in everyone who attended the meeting) liked the idea of perhaps doing a group buy from a vendor, so were looking into maybe doing that ahead of this coming meeting. 2. Getting a club table at a reptile show looks like a real possibility sometime in the future. 3. I don't think paying a club membership fee will be necessary; just so long as we all participate and work together on club projects. 4. We have quite a few members with lengthly experience in the invertebrate/reptile hobby, so we may be able to source a guest speaker from within our ranks, as well as from other organizations. 5. Working out our deals in the parking lot of IHOP went smoothly, other than a few stares ;)... 6. Thanks to everyone who wore an invertebrate-related shirt! It sure helped out with us finding complete strangers at IHOP. I am looking into making club T-shirts so we can recognize each other better at meetings and reptile shows. 7. And finally, thank you so much to everyone for getting this club going! I am looking at you @Test Account, @Drteeth, @aoikirin (am I missing anybody?)! I am thinking March 23rd, 10:00-11:30 AM for the next meeting. It will be closer to LA, and we will see if we can find an invertebrate friendly location. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Southern California Invertebrate Club Launching!

    @aoikirin, cool! Are you interested in joining us? Our next meeting will likely be in late March. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    Alright everyone, tomorrow's the meeting! Looking forward to seeing you there! Thanks, Arthroverts
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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    @Drteeth, @Test Account, we have got 18-19 people interested in the club! Anymore Roach Forum people from SoCal? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Spirostreptus sp. Hybridization Possibility?

    @Allpet Roaches, I believe it is also listed as Spirostreptus sp. 8. I decided to go ahead and put them together, as the Spirostreptus sp. 8 are the size of male Archispirostreptus gigas, while the Spirostreptus sp. 1 are much smaller, so I don't think hybridization will be a problem anymore. Thank you for your help! Arthroverts
  21. Hello all, I am working on a multi-species millipede display tank, and I have a question about possible hybridization between some Spirostreptus species. I have a large (but I don't think mature) male/female pair of Spirostreptus sp. "Green Fairy Tail". The smaller one (the male I believe) is about five-six inches, while the larger is about six-eight inches. I also have five three-four inch Spirostreptus sp. 1, or Globular Millipedes. I would like to combine both species into my display, but I don't want to breed hybrids. Does anyone have experience with either of these species or other Spirostreptus and can shed some light here? I am not asking for advice or information based off of wholly different genera. Many thanks, Arthroverts
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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    @Test Account were almost to February! I have just about got a guest speaker, I am going to see when I can reserve the space at IHOP, and we have got about 16-17 people interested in the club. The club poster will be coming out soon, so let's keep it going! Many thanks to all of you for making this club happen, Arthroverts
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    Southern California Invertebrate Club Launching!

    15 people interested in the club! Any other roach enthusiasts from SoCal on these here boards? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    New email out regarding communication! Please respond when you can. In other news, we have got 15 people interested in the club, and its not even February! Let's keep it up! Thank you to everyone for supporting the club and spreading the word!I am also searching for a guest speaker to come and speak for a portion of our meeting, possibly an entomology professor. If anybody knows a professor or author or renowned keeper/breeder who could come and speak at our meeting, please let me know.Thanks,Arthroverts
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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    @Test Account Yes, on Arachnoboards we have already filled three pages with discussion before the first meeting! Club specific discussion will be carried out via email or on WhatsApp, while questions and comments that can benefit people seeking to join the club will be discussed either on here or on Arachnoboards. If you are interested in joining, please PM me your email so I can add you to the club email thread ASAP. Thanks, Arthroverts
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