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Shon2

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Shon2 last won the day on September 29 2020

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About Shon2

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  • Birthday 12/02/1998

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    https://shon2.deviantart.com

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    The Taco Bell on cherry ave
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    Art - drawing, crocheting, folding origami, pixel art, some digital sculpting and modeling

    Animal interests - invertebrates, fish, reptiles, I used to volunteer regularly at the Aquarium of the Pacific, but now I just visit when I have time

    Reading - I used to read a lot of books, but now I mostly stick to current events/ articles, and comics

    Other hobbies - furry, anime/ manga, character design, Godzilla

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  1. I don’t know how many of you use emojis or care about new ones being added, but people have been asking for a cockroach emoji for years now, and they’re finally here! You can see them on Twitter, or if you download the latest software update for the emoji keyboard. https://emojipedia.org/cockroach/ Happy roach posting!
  2. Yes, that definitely looks like a roach. If you give a location, other users here might be able to narrow down the species for you. A lot of people here don’t respond happily to seeing one crushed though.
  3. Haha, again, great to keep in mind! I want to further research this, so if I find anything concrete, I will post it here Thanks again
  4. Great information to keep in mind! I had never heard that cucumber skins could be repelling to roach species, so I will definitely look into that more.
  5. Shon2

    Avocado

    I have tried a couple of times, and my hissers seem to enjoy it somewhat, but I think they’re just excited to have something new every now and again. I’ve been looking through the forums lately to try and spice things up, and am learning a lot. I’ll continue to feed them avocado though to see if they really do like it, or are just tolerating it for now.
  6. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it
  7. The one in the second to last pic looks just like my male, who is a confirmed hybrid (They were being sold as “giant island leaf roaches” at Petco, but after calling the distributor, they were identified as gromphadorhina portentosa and gromphadorhina oblongonota hybrids with possible others mixed in as well haha)
  8. Made these into wallpapers if anyone is interested: https://sta.sh/07ea4zjiq2u https://sta.sh/01u933hl4mly
  9. Here are some example pics. If google drive doesn’t work or you need permission, just let me know and I will allow access to whoever wants to look at these This is the box I currently have of drying specimens: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19Aa3JatRtOqxmHqrWx4Kzay-ZIUwa1Yw The two beetles on the right as well as the dubia roach on the bottom left are drying “mummified” style, whereas the wasps, honeybee, and large rhinoceros beetle are drying “plumped” to look more lifelike. I have not started working on either of the butterflies, but just as a note, you cannot dip Lepidoptera in
  10. Hey y’all! I actually love insect taxidermy and will do my best to help you out! In order to have insects in a display case like the one listed above, pins are still required, they are just removed before the final placement in the cotton-lined boxes seen there. Pinning may not be your desired look, but once your insects are pinned, the pins can easily be removed and your bugs will look magnificent as they are. There are two main preservation looks you can get with pinned insects: 1. Display style - Wings, legs, etc are spread out and posed in order to show the most aesthet
  11. Thank you for the help! She is extremely dehydrated and looks quite a bit different than my other hisser, so you’re absolutely right, I think she’s a hybrid of some sort. We’ll see how this goes
  12. Today I went to Petco with my gf to pick up some supplies for our new adopted rats, and I happened to go through the reptile section / see the feeders, and I “saved” (stole) the only living hisser in the whole aisle. I just wanted to ask if there’s any health issues I should expect coming from Petco’s stock, and communicable diseases, or other concerns I should have before I introduce her to my colony. I use dubias as feeders for my leopard gecko, and I don’t want them to catch anything from this new roach, as I’ll eventually be housing them together as long as I can see that she’s not being a
  13. I don’t know of this will help, it my girlfriend vapes in the same room I keep my roaches, much to my surprise, and although it was unsettling at first, there have been no negative results as far as we can tell so far. It’s been about 6 months since I first found out she was vaping in their room. My roaches are still eating, breeding, and acting all around as they should. I would prefer she doesn’t do it around them, but sometimes she forgets and it happens. I’m sure an air freshener is chemically very different from a vape, but it acts in a similar fashion, spreading scented liquids around v
  14. I agree with the above user. It’s not uncommon for smaller or weaker nymphs to get eaten, but I have never heard of an adult being eaten by a litter/ other adult. Hopefully he is just hiding and will return to the surface soon. Many other people have individuals in their colony that like to scare them too, haha.
  15. Hey everyone i haven’t had time to draw just for me recently, so I was wondering if anyone here would be interested in some art requests. I would love to get more practice drawing bugs, so if you have a favorite species or a beloved pet, please share photos of them here. Hopefully during this upcoming spring break, I will have just enough time to sketch them all out. Examples of my work here: https://www.deviantart.com/shon2
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