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  1. 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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    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
  3. 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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    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
  6. ...What would they say? Hello everyone! I got the idea to start this from a National Geographic Kids magazine, and on Arachnoboards there is already Fangbook for arachnids. So I thought, the roaches have got to have a social media platform too! We can all pretend to be a few roaches (or other insects) chatting on Insectgram. Example: MistaHissa said: Gettin' ready to molt out to adulthood, I'll let ya know when I finish, here I come world! How's it over there @HalliHallowHisser? #molt_to_adult And eventually I'll add a few more creatures. The rest of you can also add roaches and other Insects, and speak what you think they might say. Here are a few rules: Please, let us not have 50 people all doing the same kind of invertebrate, but do them as all different individuals of various species. Just two or three of the same kind for now. Please no profanity or adult talk, remember, your saying what you think the creature your representing would post on social media. Also, don't hijack someone else's critter, there are plenty to go around. Posting pictures is definitely recommended, such as a selfie (Of the critter your representing of course). Follow the temperament of your critters too, no super calm Pachlora sp. 😆. Thats all for now, hope you all like it. Thanks Arthroverts
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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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    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
  9. Hello all, the new Invertebrate Club of Southern California (ICSC, this will be the name of the club unless otherwise noted) is forming now! All hobbyists who can attend are welcome! This club will seek to increase the understanding and knowledge of invertebrates of all kinds (roaches, tarantulas, true spiders, scorpions, centipedes, millipedes, ants, butterflies, insects of all other kinds, isopods, crabs and other crustaceans, slugs and snails, Echinoderms, Cnidarians, and pretty much all other kinds of invertebrates: Note, this list is not arranged according to how much preference will be placed on discussing the various invertebrate groups above) amongst invertebrate hobbyists as well as the general public. We will have monthly meetings on such subjects as: (1) The care of certain species propagated in the hobby, (2) Creating and maintaining habitats, plants, and materials for our creatures, (3) Discussions on new species entering the hobby, (4) Discussions on certain aspects of the hobby, (5) Promoting understanding of the various regulations regarding importing and propagating certain species, (6) Reviewing invertebrate vendors, And hopefully, we will be able to host guest speakers to talk on various issues and aspects of this amazing hobby. We would also like to be able to display our own creatures at these meetings, and provide a space to trade and sell our livestock amongst each other. Some benefits of this club, hopefully, would be: 1. An area where we can get information and help from each other for the creatures within our care. 2. A fun time to collaborate and talk with each other about the invertebrate hobby. 3. Club trips to collecting sites. 4. Importing our own creatures from abroad. 5. Hosting a table at reptile/invertebrate shows and expos where members can sell their livestock. 6. Regular raffles for equipment and animals. 7. Outreaches to the community to educate the public on this incredible area of creation, invertebrates. 8. Make visits to each others homes to view their collections (with consent of the owner of course). Hopefully this list will get larger in time. Requirements to join the club would be: 1. One must have an interest in invertebrates (obviously), whether just observing them in the wild or keeping them in captivity. 2. One must treat others in the club with respect and honor, even if you disagree with them on certain styles of care, collecting, or handling, and since this is an invertebrate club, religion, politics and other such subjects will not be discussed at all during club functions. 3. You must be in good standing with the invertebrate community, scammers or people who are found to cheat others will be stripped of their membership. Also, people who fight invertebrates against each other, dramatize invertebrates in a way that promotes fear and misunderstanding, or regularly mishandle their animals in a way that is dangerous to themselves or others, will not be allowed to join. Honesty and integrity are expected here. 4. A willingness to participate in club activities and to advance the invertebrate hobby with respect and kindness. (a note on communication: it would be helpful, if not necessary, to have an Arachnoboards and/or a Roach Forums account and an email address that we can reach you by). This club will be law-abiding in every way possible. We will not illegally import nor take endangered species from the wild without the proper permits. A yearly entry fee will be discussed at the first meeting, and, if it is decided to be used, it would be reasonable ($20-$30 a year), and the money would be used to purchase raffle prizes, import animals, and rent tables at reptile shows. All members will hold each other accountable when it comes to money and other such things. Our suggested first meeting time is February the 23rd, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, at IHOP, 7228 Archibald Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701. This would be a sort of planning and get-to-know-each-other meeting, figuring out where we want to go as a club, discuss entry fee (if necessary), and invite local reptile and invertebrate shops to support us. Also, you are encouraged to bring along your livestock to trade, sell, or display (not too many creatures, unless you are making a large trade arranged beforehand, and no highly venomous species please)! Any suggestions, comments, or constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated! 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
  13. 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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    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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    Arboreal Roaches?

    Hello all, I am looking for an active, easy-to-keep (and breed), terrestrial if not arboreal roach species to keep in a new multi species vivarium I am setting up. Any suggestions? I'd love to keep Eublaberus sp. or Panchlora sp. in the enclosure, but they burrow so much I think they might destroy the plant's roots. 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
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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    We'e got a collecting trip together, more information in the Google Group. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    If Roaches Used Social Media...

    SirUblaberus said: By golly, when are they going to patch that human in the software?!? Here they are commenting on our discussions, like they even know what were talking about!? Even Fangbook, home of the horrible arachnid conversations, has been able to boot off their hackers, and fix the bugs...I mean humans, in their software! *beep boop beep* ....Hello, is this Roach Security? #roachworldproblems
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    Feeding question

    I guess it really depends on the species. Some require veggies and fruits, and others, like Therea, can survive and thrive on chicken feed only. Hope this helps, Arthroverts
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    Arboreal Roaches?

    @Betta132, the only problem with the Banana roaches is that they burrow, at least the nymphs do, and thus would uproot my plants. @Shinylarvitar97, I am strongly considering Deropeltis based on what you said. They have strong chemical defenses from what I hear, so I don't think the assassins would prey too much on them. The gap alongside the door is about 1/16" (I will measure and get a conclusive answer), so are Little Kenyans/Bananas/Hissers that small as nymphs? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Arboreal Roaches?

    @Shinylarvitar97 I figured with the assassins, which is why I want something that reproduces quickly, like the Little Kenyans or Eublaberus. The cage has very tiny ventilation holes (about the size of a metal pin head, not the plastic pin heads) on the front, but they are mostly obscured by the moss. It also has the standard Zoo Med screen ventilation for the top lid. The problem with Therea, besides what you already said, is that they are so active they would become instant targets for the assassins. Coupled with their short longevity/slow breeding process, I can see them dying out pretty quick. I want something that you can see pretty regularly but also reproduces at such a rate that if 5-6 become meals every two weeks the colony wouldn't die out. Maybe a Deropeltis sp.? Or a Gyna sp.? Do they burrow much? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Arboreal Roaches?

    Here is what I am thinking of doing for this tank (a 12" by 12" by 18" tall Zoo Med front opening glass cage). Currently has a Pachira, Lemon Plant, and a Spider Plant growing in 3-4 inches of Reptisoil, with a drainage layer of clay balls; a large piece of cork is angled at the back against the glass. A thick layer of sphagnum moss covers the substrate with some rotting oak and Pachira leaves topping it off. I want to do 4-6 Pystalla horrida and get a small colony established, along with some Blaberidae sp. "Little Kenyans", along with the arboreal roach species (maybe a hisser species?) and some sort of isopod species. Maybe even a beetle than can take a high moisture level. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Porcellio expansus

    So, do they need a corner of the enclosure moist and the rest dry or do they like the entire enclosure moist with good ventilation? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    5 new roach species in the US hobby!

    @Redmont, any updates? Thanks, Arthroverts