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This is the invertebrate general. If you have any questions about invertebrates, want to look into owning one or more, or want to simply discuss them, this is the thread to do so, whether it's
>Tarantulas and other spiders
>Myriapods
>Mollusks
>Crustaceans
>Insects
>Or anything without a backbone

Feel free to post it.

Resources/help and information
>Tarantulas
https://tomsbigspiders.wordpress.com/beginner-guides/
http://www.theraphosidae.be/en
>Mantids
http://www.mantisonline.eu/index.php?lan=en
>Phasmids
http://www.phasmatodea.com/web/guest/home
>/invert/ Discord
https://discord.gg/RFwc3SQ

Previous thread: >>3032078
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Claiming first in the name of all mantises.
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>discord link

no thanks
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>>3067728
No idea what that other guy was talking about. Looks like a Cimbex americana larva. A species of sawfly
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>>3067825
It looked like larva to me. I just didn't want to say sawfly until someone else confirmed my own initial thoughts.
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>page 8
come on guys
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>>3068433
>ghost bumping a thread no one wants to post in
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Decided to keep an antlion for a while. Pretty quick to make a trap
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>>3067798
Just got a molt to 4i from this guy. It has dethroned my 5i Leiurus hebraeus for most batshit crazy scorpion I own.
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>>3068900
Nice little scorp. What species is it? Not that familiar with scorpions, but I know Leiurus are pretty hot. How exactly are they crazy?
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>>3068950
I don't know the species
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What's this?
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>>3067798
pic related bit my 3 centimeters mantis, will it survive and have a normal functioning body? Is it poisonous enough to make everything in there like a jelly
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>>3069400
yep, its dead
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I hate these ugly n-words.
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I live in northern Virginia. Every summer we get these fucking bitch bugs, they're black, they don't have wings, but they fucking bite you really hard. Does anyone know what the hell these things are?
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>>3069381
Any broad location info you could give?
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What sort of brown recluse is this? I'm from the UK

I like the concentric circles on its butt
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>>3070280
Woah a butt face.

Noble false widow (Steatoda nobilis)? Wiki says it immigrated here in 1879 and has a painful bite. Does that count as invasive? Should I murder itthe?
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>>3070287
Close up of butt. It has a creepily clear face, I don't like it.
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>>3070280
>>3070287
>>3070290
Definitely a Steatoda. Looks like a male. I think your right about it being S. nobilis based on the coloration of the abdomen.

They're introduced from Madeira and the Canaries but they've been in mainland Europe and the UK a pretty long time. Killing it or letting it live won't really have much impact on the environment, they're in the UK to stay.

The bite is painful, but not dangerous. People compare it to a wasp sting. Unlike wasps though its pretty unlikely you'll ever be bitten by one. They aren't aggressive
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>>3070811
Yeah I kinda lost him, he's probably still somewhere in my room though... Gonna let 4chins decide what I do with him if I find him again >>3070301
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>>3067798
Looks like Steatoda triangulosa, but isnt...
Adults reach 2 centimeters, common house spider in east europe, cant bite through skin
What species is it?
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Do we got any millipede fags here? I wanted to ask a dumb question about it.

A lot of places recommend using substrate and blah blah blah blah nobody cares
Do I need to change it regularly? I know with spider-cleaning I need to remove corpses and possible de-web if they're prolific, but I don't know if I need to change the substrate and all that sorta stuff
Nobody ever mentions cleaning out a invertebrate container when I read up on guides about it.
Can anyone help? Cheers.
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Anyone know what this thing is? I tried looking it up and the closest I could find was the assassin bug. Note the raised abdomen, it's hard to see here but you can tell by its shadow
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>>3071648
acanthocephala sp. nymph
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so lads I'm getting some extra money this month and I think I will spend it on some Ts but I don't know If I should buy Psednocnemis cf. davidgohi for 110 euros or multiple less expensive T's what do you think?
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>>3071862
do it
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>>3071862
That's not really the question other people can answer for you. I suggest you look though all the species you could buy cheaper, and make a few alternative orders with the same budget. It'd be easier to compare one P. cf. davidgohi to other concrete options than the vague "cheaper ts"
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Anyone that can help ID this for me?
I think its a beetle but I have no real clue.
Found in north england, took 5 of them from the same square foot of soil
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I ordered a bunch of Pachnoda marginata beetles. The idea is to breed them, obviously, as the imagines live only a couple of months.

I'm thinking ahead to what I'm going to do with them if I run out of space. Assuming I'm not going to be able to give them away or sell them, would letting them out make sense or be a death sentence? I live in Poland, which is quite a bit colder than their native habitat.

I know you're not supposed to release foreign fauna in general, but I have no reason to believe they'll end up as some invasive species - if they survive at all.
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>>3072435
They won't survive in Europe. but you might as well just put them in the freezer.

Their grubs can be food for reptiles, you could just dig them out and give the excess to a pet store or sell them online for cheap.
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Can someone identify this spider? It's pretty big, I'd say around 5cm.
I live in eastern Spain if that helps.
I mostly want to know if it's venomous.
Thanks.
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I don’t need the exact species, but does anyone have an idea of what this invert might be? I thought it was a fast wasp in person but, looking at the photo, now I have no idea wtf type of bug it is.
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>>3072655
All spiders are venomous. Most are nothing to worry about unless you live in Australia though, and if you live in Australia it's your own fault.

Looks like something from the genus argiope, but I'm no expert and that's a shitty picture.

>>3072442
Then I better hope I find the eggs before they hatch, as I don't think I could bring myself to kill them after.
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Mustachioed spider encountered in the Santa Clarita Valley
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>>3072884
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>>3072887
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What are good sites to browse if I want to buy and have bugs shipped to me in the US?
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>>3073018
Roachcrossing?
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Saw a black widow while climbing near Mescalito, Pine Creek Canyon, Red Rock NV. Funnily enough she has her web near a climb called Black Widow Hollow, a large scary chimney climb up the southeast side of the formation. I wonder if her family has lived there for a long time. This crappy picture makes her sort of hard to make out, but her shadow is in plain view.
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>>3073018
http://bugsincyberspace.com/
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Whos this lil guy
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>>3072888
>IRAN
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>>3073412
bruce
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Could anyone help me identify this caterpillar? Found in Brazil.
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>>3072655
At Spain, there are Argiope trifasciata and A. lobata. Yours should be the latter.

>>3072822
Don't forget about Uloboridae.
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Hi folks, found this little guy on my clothesline on the balcony of my upper floor. He's super tiny and would be inconspicuous if it weren't for the neon yellow back of his. I tried google but didn't find a complete match.

If someone could ID it I would appreciate it.
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>>3073528
>so blown out all detail is lost
no
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I'm thinking about ordering my first habitat and wanted to order a group of isopods in a small container.
Unfortunately it's 95 degrees outside and will be for a few more months. Should I wait until the fall/winter to order them or are they hardy enough to survive being delivered?
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Found these eating my plants, except the dark reddish one, which was crossing my window frame and the reason I spotted them.
What species are these cutes?
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>>3073784
The two green completely calmed down the moment I put them back in a plant piece, but the darkish has not stopped moving around and he has me worried.
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>>3073729
I know it's shit but what detail? It's literally a white caterpillar.
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Does anyone have an idea what >>3073760 could be ?

>>3073784
>>3073789
Looks like cerura iberica or something related. Pretty boys.
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>>3073566
some kind of yellow sac spider
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Could anyone identify this bug? I found it on a bench in Maryland.

I tried for about an hour to identify it but I couldn't find anything similar to it I have no idea what it might be.
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>>3074033
treehopper nymph i think. could be a kind of leafhopper nymph but that ovipositor looks like the former over the latter
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Found a Clibanarius erythophus at the beach. I’m from the mainland and I like sea life so I thought it was cute.
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>>3073881
>huge fluffy white moths
Oh they are really cool. The reddish one started to thread up her cocoon this morning. The other two are still eating leaves.

No idea what that cluster of eggs can be btw.
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>>3073911
Found another one in the damn car. Both curious and kinda worried it may be some infestation. Thanks for your answer, if you get anything else please let me know.
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>>3073911
Do you think it could be Araniella cucurbitina ?
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>>3074056
Seems like it is a treehopper nymph. It was just too underdeveloped to tell what it was easily.
Thanks.
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Hey /vert/ can you help me ID this mammal I found in my son's room? I think it's a plague rat, should I kill it?
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>>3074910
Sorry, forgot pic.
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>>3074911
>>3074910
thats not how any of this works ask /herp/ >>3072483
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>page six
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>>3074910
>>3074911
>discord thread is dead to the point where OP shits out unfunny spam posts to bump it
not surpsied in the slightest, already happened in previous ones
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>>3075454
oh well, and me idiot even pushed it cuz i didnt see the shitcord
fuck discord trannies and fuck jews
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Do any of you pin/preserve bugs? When I told a friend I was into inverts he showed me his collection. Mainly beetles & dragonflies like pic related but with local inverts. It got me wondering how popular that kind of thing is & if anyone on here does this.
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>>3074270
>>3074266
if there are black spots on top of the abdomen, yes. but i'm not seeing any. and yellow sacs can infest houses and are pretty damn hardy, but one in the car and one outside the house doesn't make me think you've got an infestation it's prob just a coincidence
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I am writing up something and i have drawn a diagram of my tullgren funnel set up. it is a row of metal cylinders (pic related) surrounded by wool inside of a large wooden housing.
Does pic related make sense? Im going to put it into my paper. I used it to extract inverts from soil samples.
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>>3075738
Yes i do. I just purchased a beautiful set of black pins from and an aluminium pinning stage from a UK website. I don't pin for display though, i pin to preserve my specimens used in study.
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>>3075874
The graphic looks pretty nice and the set up is common enough so I doubt people will struggle with it.
>150w
why so high?
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>>3068683
>literally a pet hole in the sand
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>>3075910
It is what my lab has been using for the last couple of decades and they were unwilling to make the switch. It is difficult to get those bulbs nowadays so we are switching to 100w.
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>>3075921
Yeah, a pet hole that eats bugs. Basically the same thing as half the tarantula hobby but free
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Bit of a specific question, but can caterpillars go through chrysalis without problems if they are lying on their back.
As far as I know the natural positions for moths are vertical or on their side, right?
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>>3076157
That depends on the species' natural way to pupate. Some hawk-moth that buries obviously won't have a problem, a species that fixates itself on a branch might do.
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I got a small terrarium, it's about 10inch square, is there anything I could comfortably keep in there?
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>>3076167
I'm the Cerura guy from some posts above. They spin spacious silk cocoons where they can still move comfortably before hardening, so maybe she'll be okay: one of the three came very, very tired, and would fall constantly from wherever she'd try to hang. Started spinning silk but gave up and burrowed into the paper setting I made for them.
Last time I checked she was hardening back down and "naked" between a tiny space in the paper folds.
Not sure how she'll do.
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First for based silkmoths
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n9gMdmUebM
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If I order a tarantula sling will I need to house it in a smaller container or can I put it into the adult habitat that I plan on keeping it in?
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>>3076222
You will need to house it in smaller enclosures and upgrade it as it grows. Putting it in a full sized enclosure right away is a bad idea
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>>3076250
Why?
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>>3076865
Excessively large enclosures mean the spider will have more height to climb and could fall and die. You'll have more difficulty finding them in it. It'll be harder for the spider to find food. Overall it's just not worth it
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Is anyone else sick of arthropods dominating these threads?
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Has anyone tried keeping a smaller arachnid?
I was kicking around the idea of a wolf spider in a smaller habitat like a tarantula sling container or a mesh top critter keeper.
Will they eat the cleanup crew? Where would I order one or would I need to catch it?
>>3077140
Isopods are crustaceans, we could talk about those if you wanted.
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>>3077301
crustaceans are arthropods
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>>3077302
Whoops.
How about land snails?
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I'm looking for a good book on Tarantulas. Not a "How to keep them"-guide but one that lists different species and subspecies, possibly even describing their behaviors and features, habitat etc. Really just get my theory up.

I used to have a Tarantula when I was younger but I didn't know anything about it other than how to keep it.
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>>3072421
Still unsure of exactly what he is, but i was correct at beetle
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>>3077751
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>>3077751
>>3077752
Looks like it belongs to Staphylinidae.
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>>3077752
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>>3077766
Cute isopod.
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>>3078764
that's a devil's coach horse
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Found this guy in my storage room. Must have flown in when I left it open or something and got trapped when I shut the door. It's really hot right now so it probably baked in there or something. Bad way to go.
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>>3079190
on the bright side it was nearing the end of its lifespan if it was a worker out foraging
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There's a spider that lives in my driver side mirror. Every morning its web gets destroyed as I blitz down the highway (though it has never yet managed to be blown off), yet every day, after I get back and park my car, it comes out and begins rebuilding it.

That mirror cowling must be some real comfy digs to put in so much effort.
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>>3077140
As soon as I manage to decide on a microscope I'll keep posting tardigrates if you want to.
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Found a pretty orchard spider. Wasn't very cooperative for pics though
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>>3069381
Sesiinae moth. No idea about the species.
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Snapped a photo of my Jerusalem Cricket while I was repotting one of the root vegetables I gave her that took off and grew a whole plant. She's doubled in size since she got here, and she has quite a bit of growing to do.

Baby carrot for scale.
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Can anyone help identify this? I think it's a type of mantidfly but I'm having trouble saying for sure.
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>>3080450
>I think it's a type of mantidfly
correct, great find!
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Found this guy trying to cross the street he moved a little and used a aused this piece of cloth to carry him to my home.

What should I do? He only reacts and don't walk it is a really sunny day but I thought caterpillars don't drink water.

I tried to feed him a bunch of plants but he still doesn't care.
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Found this one yesterday really cute and maybe is 7milimeters
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>>3080493
Looks like some kind of slug caterpillar. Poke it
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this thing was tiny
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>>3080493
Absolutely do not poke that.
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I've got a cacadia that's like halfway through it's molt. It just buzzes when I pick it up. Sould I attempt to help or just leave it be?
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I killed a insect yesterday using bug spray. Little time ago, i noticed that his abdomen is pulsating a bright yellow light. Is this normal? I don't know much about insects.
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>>3081360
Those are fireflies, and they are harmless. They emit light to attract a mate. In the future you don't need to kill them. You can put them safely outside and even handle them if you like.
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This thing tried to crawl into my ear the other night while I was sleeping. The fuck was it?
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>>3081465
Looks like an earwig. They seek out dark moist places to live. They look more threatening than they are (and mostly use the ass pinchers for bringing food to their mouths,) but you still definitely don't want one in your ear.
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Anyone got good crab resources? Trying to setup a crab tank
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Could someone identify this rash? My dad believes it's an allergic reaction to a bald-faced hornet sting.
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>>3081500
anon if you got healthcare i'd go get that looked at, i have allergic reactions to wasp stings as well (i'm having one right now) but that looks especially nasty. if you don't have healthcare... just keep an eye on it. if there's blood/pus/heat/spreading of the area, you might want to go anyway. see if otc antihistamines help at all.

(i'm not a doctor, just used to not having healthcare myself.)
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>>3081583
We got some prescription meds, last Friday, and it seems to be clearing up a bit.
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>>3081695
Glad to hear it, get well soon.
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Let's test your insect I'd skills
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I have an empty 112 liter (24.6 gallons) tank i want to keep aquatic snails in it. i have my eyes on apple snalis. any of you keep them? whats the optimal tank setup?
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>>3081791
best guess is armadillidium vulgare?
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>>3081791
A. granulatum?
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>>3081791
The correct answer is armadillidium vulgare albino
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>>3081990
I was close at least. Cute 'pods, anon.
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>>3082013
That looks like a ducky
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>>3080908
Why do you hate the pursuit of knowledge?
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>>3071565

Millipede fag here. You only need to change the substrate once a year. If mold or fungus starts growing (which generally only happens when food is left in too long) you can just remove the moldy areas without changing the whole tub. Consider purchasing some springtails to keep mold down, and isopods to clean up droppings.
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>>3082449
Speaking of, where the hell do people get AGBs and Dendrostreptus macracanthus these days? WardSci still has the former, I think, but I haven't seen the latter for sale in years. Do you just have to get lucky at expos?
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>>3072421
its a metapod
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Dry bugs from bug drealers
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I fed this guy some honey and a few days later while I was tapping my hand on the bottom of my desk while reading something on the screen he crawled right onto my hand
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Sawflies are perfect
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https://youtu.be/OAdqCO_fwmw
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>page 8
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>>3082525
I often see them for sale on many Facebook groups and arachnoboards. Look up invertebrate classifieds or millipedes groups.
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A cicada molted on my hive last night, unfortunately missed the actual cicada
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Anyone else think crabs are rad?
Ghost crabs are my favourite, they look really cool
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>>3085043
I've wanted to keep crabs lately, but I worry I'll fuck it up. They're shockingly fast.
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>>3073784
Looks like horn worms, or tobacco worms. Turn into gypsy moths. Were they on your tomato's?
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Hello fellas, you seem like the guys to ask.
I found this tiny fucker crawling in my hair just now.
Can one of you kind /an/ons identify what it is and what kind of aids it has surely given me
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>>3085371
Forgot image.
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>>3085372
Congratulations, you have head lice!
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>>3085377
FUCK
Well at least it wasn't a tick.
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>>3085379
You realize there's probably a lot more on your head? Time to get some special shampoo and comb.
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>>3085381
I know, but it's like finding out you have chickenpox rather than smallpox.
I'd rather have an itchy noggin than lyme disease.
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>>3085387
I'd rather have smallpox. I once got a pesticide-resistant strain of these motherfuckers that would. Not. Die. We wound up spending 100 dollars on some fucking fancy ragweed oil shit that finally did them in, at that point I was ready to try any new-age bullshit if it worked. Not to be pathetic, but even images of the bastards make me shudder. If it ever happens again I'm just going to wax my head and tell everyone I have cancer. Fuck those things.
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A weird caterpillar i found some time ago
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>>3085409
uguu
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>>3068950
I forgot I posted in this thread, It's an Androctonus crassicauda
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I bet these are pretty easy to identify, but I don't know much about bugs.

They're on my Southern pea plants and there are also some tomatoes growing here as well. I see there are red ones and gray ones but is one just younger than the other?

I live in Orlando, central Florida, USA.
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what is this nigger?
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>>3085795
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>>3085795
>>3085797
A European hornet, Vespa crabro
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>>3067798
Any idea what this is? Found it on the kitchen floor in western Pennsylvania.
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>>3085765
either squash bugs or leaf footed bugs. i can't get a good look at the back legs to say for sure
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>>3085907
click beetle. i used to play with them all the time as a kid. elateridae
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>>3085934
Thanks, I was just learning about those guys and got to see this guy click a few times. I put him in a plastic container with some holes poked in the lid so I can show my girlfriend when she wakes up.

Today had a "feels-like" temperature above 100F.
>Adult Dark Brown Click Beetles may wander indoors on hot days. This is usually when they are noticed.
https://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Dark-Brown-Click-Beetle-Limonius
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Any way to get the stinkbugs to fuck off from my peppers? I've been throwing them to the friendly neighborhood cross orbweaver that set up show next door, but I'd rather just be rid of them entirely. Should I dust the plant in diatomaceous earth, maybe?
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>>3068950
Going off of the posters title and the pic I'd assume Androctonus crassicauda. Attitude wise they are very irritable and overly happy to sting without provocation, venom wise they are marginally below a Leiurus. I.e. Leiurus quinquestriatus LD/50 0.14-0.5mg/kg, Androctonus australis 0.3-0.7mg/kg, the Androctonus will inject a lot more of it though.
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>>3085387
>>3085393
I wonder if you couldn't just eat flea medication for pets that causes them to get infertile.
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Japanese giant hornets aside, what's the wasp-family insect you want to encounter the least, anons? After having a queen Vespa crabro stuck in my house yesterday, I'm content to never encounter another wasp as long as I live.
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>>3086188
Fuck that's a good idea, I wonder if it would work. If so I'd do it. I know if you accidentally eat a flea pill the poison control center just laughs at you.
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Found this little guy in my room, sorry for the crappy pic. Would have kept him or her if my brother didn't start screaming. Got an idea what kind of spider it is? We live in UK if that helps.
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>>3085733
Thanks. Who ever the fuck this poster is made the original exchange look terrifying. Imagine an idiot buying something like this and not even knowing the genus.
>>3069310

>>3086183
Yeah, the OP responded a while back and you're right. How much is a lot more though, would it actually be double the dose? Also isn't Androctonus the genus that changes it's venom composition to be more potent against mammals the more it's exposed to things like rodents? I wonder if captive specimens are more venomous than wild ones since captive specimens are regularly exposed to feeding and maintenance.
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I want to get a green bottle blue tarantula and am new to the hobby.
I live in the USA, so know anywhere good to buy a sling?
Any tips?
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>>3086435
I'd suggest going to a reptile expo and buying in person. Shipping costs can be a killer and even the cheapest online seller probably won't beat the savings of buying in person. Some exotic pet stores might stock them in your area if you are lucky.
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>>3086435
Find an expo if you can, if not you might get lucky on faunaclassifieds if you put an ISO thread up. The shipping will kick your ass, but sometimes that's the only option if you're looking for something specific and uncommon.
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>>3086435
look for local reptile shows/expos. barring that Jamies Tarantulas is good, I got my G pulchra from them and i know they have GBBs atm
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What's a good starter tarantula, anons? I've kept other inverts before, along with reptiles, but never a tarantula.
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>>3086727
Most new world terrestrial spiders would be a decent first tarantula or some new world arboreals. Answering few questions might help us give better suggestions.

Do you want something you can handle or just look at?

Do you want something that stays in the open or something that might like to dig or build a bunch of web?

Do you want something colorful or something particularly large? If colorful, any particular color?

There might not be anything perfect but it will certainly give us a direction for suggestions
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>>3086765
I know handling is generally stressful, but something I can touch without it immediately trying to threat display or throw hairs would be appreciated purely for maintenance purposes.

I have a few "pet holes" already, so while I don't need something I'll constantly be watching, something I see more than twice a year would be nice. Color and size aren't as important to me, but I'm taken with how dark Brazillian blacks are.

Additionally, are dubias a good staple feeder? I'm comfortable breeding them. Anything but crickets.
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>>3086824
Grammostola pulchra is honestly a good choice from what you've said. if you want one I'd definitely encourage it. If you can find one of reasonable size that is, they are very slow growing.

Other than that the Brachypelma species would all work well. If you don't mind small and can find it H. chilensis would be nice. You could also consider some of the Aphonopelma species like A. Chalcodes or A. bicoloratum. E. Campestrastus could also be good.
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>>3086824
Oh, and if you want to consider arboreals Caribena versicolor and Avicularia avicularia would be good choices.
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>>3086850
>>3086853
Thank you so much for the detailed response. I'll be sure to do more research and I'll see what will be a good fit from there. Thanks, anon! I appreciate it.
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>>3086824
If you're interested in dark tarantulas you could also consider Pamphobeteus antinous. This is my all time favorite species. Less beginner friendly than Grammostola pulchra though, but manageable.
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>>3087097
Stunning tarantula, thanks for the recommendation.

I was thinking about this last night before I went to bed- I see recommendations for good beginner species all the time, but what do the anons here think are the worst species to try and keep, either as a beginner or just in general? Whether it's due to fragility, aggression, venom potency or some other factor, what's the one Tarantula you DON'T want to keep?
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>>3087272
OBT.
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>>3087272
S. calceatum
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how do you people live like this, touching and staring at all these disgusting monsters? i'm not a bug guy (though i would like to be) but i can't get over that initial reaction. i can at least look at the other non-mammals, but insects horrify me.
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>>3087382
Learn about their biology, anatomy, and behavior, and you'll be able to "humanize" them.
Ignorance and fear, etc.
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I've probably asked this here before, but is there any semi-aquatic bugs that could take advantage of a small paludarium, (half water half land) that wouldn't harm fish or be small enough to get eaten itself?

It's a ten gallon tank, about 5 or six gallons of water, and I plan on putting some plants up higher but not having much in terms of dirt, probably just something like a little coconut fiber if it needs to root. Or let the roots grow into the water.

I've researched other species of animal like frogs, salamander, and some lizards, but really none of them would do well in just ten gallons.
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>>3087442
I really, REALLY wanted some hissing cockroaches, but I don't think they'll work in that type of environment.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, though, because I would absolutely adore a male.
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>>3087382
>>3087430
This anon is right. I get your phobia, because I used to be similarly terrified of them. Spiders in particular- a spider in my bathroom once sent me fleeing naked out of the shower and screaming like a child with a skinned knee. (It's as embarrassing as it sounds.) But over time, as I learned more about them and began photographing them, I came to fear them less and even progressed to being able to admire them.

You'll get there anon. Demystifying the creepy factor of these animals helps to make them tolerable if nothing else, and the more you learn about them and really study them, the more they become nothing more than another animal in the world. Good luck!
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>>3087442
A fire bellied toad would be fine in a 10 gallon.
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>>3087442
>>3087506
I'm not a frog person but I feel like dart frogs would be acceptable in such a setup, too.
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https://i.imgur.com/p4N06EX.gifv

Hey what the fuck.
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I have a bit of a weird question, but the reason for it is in case a feeding insect gets stuck in the enclosure and I can't get it out.
Is it possible, or even reasonable, to cut off the mouth of a roach or cricket when feeding say, a tarantula?
I just don't want it to harm my cute spider.
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>>3087571
>Hey what the fuck
Scorpions, like arachnids in general, have mouths containing chelicerae, who fucking knew
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>>3087571
>linking a gif you could have posted
go back
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Anyone know what kind of parasitic wasp this is? Couldn’t get better pics unfortunately because it was moving too fast. I found it dragging a limp spider bigger than itself up a tree.
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>>3087600
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kill all wasps
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>>3087600
Family is Pompilidae(spider wasps). Not sure about species, maybe Sericopompilus sp.
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>>3087603
>>3087600
Some kind of Pompilidae. What's you're rough location?
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>>3087618
>>3087632
Thanks guys. I’m located in south NJ, USA btw
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>>3087580
Yes, the tarantula eventually will find it.
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>>3087506
>>3087524
I'll look into those. I also just generally feel a little bad putting a herp in a ten gallon.
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>>3087599
I got an error trying to upload it, sue me.
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>>3087599
It's not an actual .gif, it's .mp4.
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>>3087711
Is anything stopping you from getting a bigger tank? You can always look into some dollar per gallon sales and get an aquarium for cheap, I got a 40 gallon breeder for 40 books.
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>>3087775
>>3087783
>being unable to make webms on the fly
dabbin on u newfags rn
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>>3086414
I honestly couldn't say if it would be double the amount or not but, most sources I've read have listed the Androctonus genus as very likely the most dangerous to humans due to their attitudes, venom potency and amount injected. The crassicauda especially is known for being crazy. I had heard many stories from more experienced keeper than I to be careful with them, and I see why now haha. So yeah someone who bought one without any prior knowledge could very easily end up in a bad situation. As for altering venom potency I have heard of that, I assumed it was all species that could do that but I might be mistaken. I do know that some from the Parabuthus genus have 2 types of venom that they can choose between, a clear "offensive" venom for immobilizing and catching insects and a more milky coloured one used a "defensive" venom meant for mammals and predators. I've witnessed both of those with my Parabuthus tranvaalicus when it gets annoyed. There's a pretty cool study on it somewhere that I had read on the potency levels of the two types that they produce.
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>>3087791
looks like an adult pincher feeding food to its baby pinchers
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>>3087632
Btw do you guys know what kind of spider the wasp was kidnapping? Here’s a pic of it
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>>3087787
I live in a studio :(

I tried a biggee tank that was skinny and it was just too much.

I also got a five gallon but I really want to do a paludarium set-up, so I ended up putting the 5 gallon under the sink for a medication/quarantine tank.
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>>3087887
Not certain, but may be Phiddipus otiosus

Btw I think >>3087618 was right with Sericopompilus apicalis for the species
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>>3087833
>>3087839
>>3087852
>>3087869
>>3087877
>>3087908
>>3087923
kiss and make up children
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>>3087965
I'll make you children faggot come here and you'll lay a fertile egg sack by the end of it.
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>>3087967
well, you do have nice toes
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In a world where you can care adequately for literally any invert, what would you have, anons?
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>>3088137
giant squid
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Who /inaturalist/ here?
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>>3087791
clean boi
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I've never kept anything aquatic before, but I'm interested in getting a halloween crab or something else funky. I can't seem to find much on keeping them though, anyone here have any resources? Thanks.
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BRUH
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>>3088418
they look like feeding tubes
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>>3088137
Probably some type of nudibranch. I’ve always wanted a huge display hive like this though.
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>>3088464
That's fucking awesome and vaguely threatening. It looks like something out of Silent Hill.
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Anyone know what kind of spider this guy is?
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>>3088504
parson spider
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>>3071333
But that is S. triangulosa. You might be confusing sizes here. The size of a spider is given without appendages.

>>3081500
Aids

>>3086376
Some Eratigena (Agelenidae).

>>3088504
Gnaphosidae
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i know you guys must have this picture

but im looking for the big ass bugs or dino bugs or whatever eating a bag of Doritos for scientific purposes ok

pls i need it
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>>3088661
This one? I think it's they are Isopods.
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>>3088667
thanks fren, wanted to print it and tape it to my friends door
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?
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>>3089285
Tuliptree Silkmoth, Callosamia angulifera.
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>>3089304
Congrats anon, I've only ever seen one once. One of my absolute favorite species. Pic related, it was on my porch early in the morning.
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>>3082538
Its a friggin Kakuna, n00b.
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I found a caterpillar
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I didn't get a chance to take any pictures, but is anyone familiar with with larger spiders in southern California? I was in my backyard during the day and saw this black spider that was maybe a little smaller than a half dollar coin capturing an earwig. It basically looked like a jumping spider but bigger, and had thicker legs so I knew it wasn't a widow. Don't think it was a recluse or wolf spider either, it's legs weren't that skinny. Was it possibly a young tarantula?
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>>3091185
lynx spider
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whats this thing
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>>3091251
an ant
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>>3091251
a cutie
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>>3072884
I love those little guys, adorable.
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What the fuck is thing? He was just hanging out on my garbage bin and gave me a real spook
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>>3091707
Looks like a shed cicada skin.
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>>3091707
my nintendo 3ds can make better pictures than that
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>>3091711
I can and have taken better shots on a DSi.
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Does anyone know what this caterpillar is? It was about 4" long and 1" wide. Eastern US, on an apple tree.
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Here a wasp predating another wasp
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>>3091852
I don't know but I have to say these shots are fucking fantastic.
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>>3091974
Bitch that's not a wasp, it's a robber fly
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>>3081791
Cochinillas güeras
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>>3069658
Ants
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Found this lil guy chilling on my orchid this morning.

Anyone got any idea what he is? I've never seen a moth like this before
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>>3093594
Deilephila elpenor
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>>3093598
Thanks man

That's the prettiest moth I've ever seen
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Could anyone help me ID this little bee friend? I've identified the flower as Echinops bannaticus ‘Star Frost’ of the family Asteraceae, and have narrowed the potential bee species down to a type of carder bee, however there are other bee species that may appear similarly black and white due to having faded from age; I don't suppose someone with a more trained eye than mine can tell the difference? Specifically spotted in South West England.
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can anybody point me in the right direction for an ID? location is NJ btw
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Can anyone identify? I'm in Indiana
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What is this white stuff on my hissers? It's only on my two males, none on my females. It has no scent and simply wipes off with my finger
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>>3095038
Its mostly on their backs but there's a bit on their unders too
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She's thick. THICK
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>>3095573
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can someone identify this caterpillar? i found it in madrid, spain
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>>3095878
here's another pic
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>>3093936
Epargyreus clarus, the silver spotted skipper
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Hey anons can you help me out with something? Are there any bioluminescent insects that can be bought in bulk?
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Fucker got cought in one of those fly strip things. What do?
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>>3097248
FUCK
There's another one on the same strip.
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>>3097270
>>3097248
F
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>>3097272
>>3097270
>>3097248
RIP
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>>3097278
Daily reminder that a MOTH saved fucking Gandalf from their prison in fucking Isengard
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>>3097285
*his
>>3097285
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>>3095038
>>3095038
No one? ;-;
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>>3095056
>>3095038
>>3097654
pretty sure its just a natural secretion don't sweat it
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so i was taking a shit and had some animal make a loud ass noise on the bathroom window. thought it was like a raccoon at first. nope, its a fucking dragonfly. thing is. i looked it up and they really arent supppsed to be around at night.

pic related. the bug
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>>3097753
oh fuck yeah forgot to ask. is this a dragonfly or is it some retarded moth or something?
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Are asian forest scorpions really more aggressive than emps or is it just a meme to get people to buy emps since they’ve become relatively expensive?
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>>3097658
Thank you! ^u^
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Cute Spider mom
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>>3097753
Oh yea, that a dragonfly alright. Here's one that was kind enough to let me take it's picture today. Not all that easy to photograph really.
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>>3098422
Here's another shot from underneath.
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here from /herp/
this is my springtail culture (kinda, just dumped the purchased culture into my own container and added food and too much water). It's obviously infested with worms, research says probably grindal worms since the two species are known for infesting each others' cultures. Anyone here able to confirm it? I'm just gonna be flooding it to skim the springtails off into a new home that I hopefully won't fuck up, which should work, but I want a positive ID before seeding any vivs. Sadly got no use for the worms, no fish or tadpoles or anything to feed.

Also, it's kinda cute that there are young springtails riding on the worms.
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>>3098422
>Not all that easy to photograph really.
well this one was ramming into my window so maybe its retarded
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My g pulchripes just molted
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>coming home from the grocery
>pic related is buzzing around our door
>try to shoo it away, refuses to leave
>Look down at the corner of the door frame
>There's a fucking black widow there
>Waspbro flies in, stings the fucker, and carries it off
Based waspbro dabbing on spiderfags.
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is it really a "psychopath move" to tear the wings off a fly you would have otherwise have just killed?
I'm working outside so the offending fly needs to stop bothering me, and if I just slap it it gets turned into mush that dries out and is of no use to anyone. If I manage to catch it and rip a wing off, it can't bother me any more and it gets turned into an easy meal for a predator. So what if the fly "suffers," it would have died anyway and it's for the benefit of another animal
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Hello, could someone please help me id this bug: Is this a bee fly and what kind of bee fly is it? I really like how the markings looks like a face. Smaller than a dime, on my cosmos and majoram flowers. Toronto, Ontario, a few weeks ago July 22nd. I'm near a trail and the lake.
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>>3101447
Another tiny one:
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>>3072421
this?
https://www.whatsthatbug.com/2014/07/18/probably-scarab-beetle-pupae/
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>>3101447
Oh wait, it's a or was a mysteriou HOVERflies, I keep misremembering them as bee flies because they are bee mimics, this one is probably a type of
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Episyrphus_balteatus#/media/File:Marmalade_hoverfly_(Episyrphus_balteatus)_male.jpg
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>>3079956
Pretty and scary
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>>3072668
some kind of spider wasp, like:

>>3087618
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>>3087382
Can't really explain it but there's something wonderful about throwing an entire animal into a bin full of black soldier fly larva and seeing it vanish in hours.
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>>3101610
>black soldier fly

is that what this thing is, ick!
>>3101452
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>>3102455
No, this is a BSF. The adults barely eat and are fairly solitary but the grubs are like poop piranhas.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=DhR2jDS2IJI
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I was talking to someone that claimed their local pet shop carried Rubber Ducky isopods for a mere $15. What are the chances he is just full of shit? Is there another isopod with a similar name or look?
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Bought an Atta cephalotes founding Queen with a golf ball sized fungus yesterday. Gonna arrive tomorrow. I owned Acromyrmex before but I'm hype to see how large Atta Queens are IRL.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s174SA8YdgY
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>>3102981
He's absolutely full of shit, last I heard even WardSci hasn't been able to get hold of the fucking things. Unless they're breeding their own in-house, but even then they'd sell for easily more than that. If he can provide proof snap the fuckers up. And post lots of photos for the rest of us unlucky bastards.

>>3102996
>golf-ball sized fungus
I know nothing about keeping this kind of ant, please explain. Her size is incredible.
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>>3099536
Nice colors
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>>3103251
>I know nothing about keeping this kind of ant, please explain. Her size is incredible.

You basically connect 3 different kinds of enclosures with tubes. 1 is for the ants fungus nest, 1 is for the outworld where they harvest leafs and other plant material to grow their fungus and another is their waste chamber where they dump dead ants and fungus.

They eventually grow into the millions though so you need a room sized setup really.
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>>3103433
That's seriously amazing. Are there any videos of these setups? I love to watch other people's ant farms, even if I'm not likely to get my own.
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I feel like my juvie OBT has webbed itself into a corner, is it appropriate to tear all the webbing down so that it can start a proper sized burrow fresh?
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Anyone have any good resources for keeping crabs? A book, maybe? Care guides seem sparse.
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>>3104207
our bro antscanada went to a place with a giant leaf cutter setup. He literally stood there and jerked off
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>>3104221
yep. I tear down the webbing my versi makes after each molt, since the bitch gets too fat for her own web tunnels. pic related.
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my a. avicularia male reached maturity :(
he was my first T

id like to pair him but id also rather not fuck w mailing him. idk if i should bring him to the local expo and see if any dealers want him or what. not sure if theyd even be interested given how common avicularias are.
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>>3105659
He's a good boy. Tell him I love him.
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phew and here i was worrying i had phorid flies. i've never even heard of those until today. are they actually dangerous to Ts or are they an over exaggerated threat like mites?
either way im gonna have to dry our my p. irminia enclosure to get rid of the unsightly fruit fly larvae that somehow got in.
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>>3105659
i think an expo is a great idea. of course, avic avics are super common you could try and "rescue" a mature female from a shitty pet store as long as you're one hundred percent sure youve found a female mature avic. but i think the expo angle is prob the best idea.
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>>3106246
they are not that dangerous they are filthy and awful for humans because one minute theyre in shit the next they're in your spaghetti but the real nuisance with ts is that they annoy them and may transmit parasites or pesticides from elsewhere as these awful shits get around
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>>3088464
>Ahh HHAHAHAHAHHAHA
no.
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Neighbor came over in a fit of good cheer to mow my lawn. Cut down, among other things, my entire butterfly bush and stand of milkweed, right before monarch migration starts. Why does no one else give a shit about nature?
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i taught my n. carapoensis to roll over :)
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>>3109910

What is he/she like? I've considered getting one, but I've read that they can be quite aggressive.
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>>3108071
One neighbour of mine did something similar. The policy is: shoot first, questions later.
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>>3110339
I would've but I wasn't home. I live in the sticks, yet somehow, I still have neighbors too close. I'm going to have to find a place where I can't physically see or hear another person to get some peace and quiet.
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>>3110310
despite the very good prey response she seems pretty timid otherwise. i accidentally left her lid off for 8 hours like a retard a few days ago and she didnt even go anywhere. i could see myself handling it easily if i wanted to, but i havent tried yet.
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>>3101307
have sex



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