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  1. I actually think they are dilatatus, and not laevis. I have to find my camera cord and I'll post some pictures
  2. Looks like a hesperus. I love the latrodectus genus, I wish I could get my hands on more. Nice pictures
  3. Is that a latrodectus species? If so which is it? If not what is it x) I have been interested in L. Pallidus but I have never seen any available in the states. I'd also love to get ahold of some bishopi.
  4. I think I have some, my largest is a little over 20mm including antenna. Is there a way to get a positive Id on them? If they are laevis I have at least a couple hundred nymphs from some adults I have found in my yard. I'll post some pictures soon.
  5. Me and some friends on mine found some Parcoblatta sp. here in California. We had to dig, and turn some decent sized rocks over.
  6. I've been interested in millipedes for awhile now, I have some questions about them though. A. gigas, beginners species? If not what is a better species to begin with? I was thinking about ordering a pair from bugs in cyber space. They listed them at 5-6in, are they mature at that size, and can they be sexed at that size? I have a empty screened 10g tank right now, is this a proper size for them, or should I get a larger home for them. Is 75-80 degrees proper temps for them? How deep of substrate should I give them? Would a mix of coco fiber oak leaves be suitable for them? Every care sheet I've found tends to say different thing about there longevity and size, can anyone fill me in on those two? Thanks, Nick
  7. D. punctata are the only roaches ive had problems with. What's your secret Zephyr?
  8. I have a friend that I commissioned to make a clay T. petiveriana, about the size of my palm. She requested some pictures of there underside (Which I have) but I can't find my camera cord! Does anyone or could anyone take a decent picture of the underside of a adult T. petiveriana? Thanks, Nick
  9. Well being a saltid member, I wouldn't expect them to live very long regardless. I've kept Phidippus johnsoni, which we collected from a friends property in Bakersfield Ca. I ended up with a immature male, and a mature male (Which we though was a female when we found it, it was massive for a male) They made it through the winter, and when it warmed up a bit after spring the MM died. The immature male molted out, and died shortly after. Just make sure the slings have a piece of bark/wood to hide under that can hold in a tiny bit of humidity. Hope this helps! I'd love to see some marco's of these if possible =] Nick
  10. Awesome! I've never found these here in California yet. I am probably not looking in the right spots though x] I love new world scorps =]
  11. I was hoping you would reply =] Maybe a LED flashlight? My step dad has a long strip light that has maybe 9 led's in it, it is super bright plus it is wireless. The creek is inside a bunch of trees/bushes almost no sunlight gets through. The creek comes from a natural spring on the other side of the hill (There is also a waterfall maybe a mile away from the creek too). How big is the larva exactly? I have seen videos and pictures, but you can honestly never tell by pictures. Would they be under wood, rocks, or would they be hiding in aquatic plants? At the moment there is tons of this aquatic plant, TONS of southern pacific frogs in it. At the basin of the waterfall is where a lot of the tad poles are. There are parts of the water that isn't moving very fast. It is really slow moving if not totally stopped at some parts of the river.
  12. I am pretty sure these aren't in the same genus as Rhinoceros beetles, but I figured I would post here anyways. I have been in search of some in this creek about 10mi from my place. I have tried looking for the larva...because I think I have seen them there before. May have been dragon fly larva too.. Does any body have experience with finding these in the wild? I have a empty fish tank full of snails for them to eat if I find some. I know adults fly, although I have seen some species being kept succesfully in captivity before. Any information would be awesome! Thanks, Nick
  13. Great! It is awesome to see new members in the forums =] It is also great to get new members in the hobby! We dont have enough! Hope you enjoy it here! Thanks, Nick
  14. I've passed up a couple of the orange ones, and the normal grey/brown ones I can find here. I regret the orange ones, I have felt urges to buy a small colony of them lately
  15. Wow, that is awesome! I have been wanting to start a colony of these, for some reason I have been really interested in them. I have passed down trades of colonies before, and now I regret it. Nick
  16. I am actually trying to figure out if they do produce more with oranges or not. Thinking about splitting up my colony, and feeding them a different diet to try and determine if it really does help.
  17. Never kept them, always been interested in them though. I'll work my way up to them haha
  18. I'm sure i'll love them =] Awesome man! Can't wait get back into the hobby. I still have my feeder colonies, I started a little project with them last night to see how much they are reproducing. Especially those lats, pulled 24 ooths out last night
  19. New here in the forum, some what new in the hobby, been in the invert hobby for almost a year now, been interested in roaches for a few months. My favorite roaches I have right now are my small T. petiveriana. I have had a few other species i'd like to get more of. My favorites to work with were D. punctata, had a MF who produced about ten nypmhs but they did all die =[ Next roach purchase will be some grandjeani ;D My name is Nick, I am 18. Thanks
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