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Old thread: >>3067798

This is the invertebrate general. Topics include, but are not limited to: Insecta, Arachnida, Mollusca, Mollusca, Crustacea, Anthozoa, Onychophora, and much more. Before asking a question, do a search on the internet to see if it has been answered

Feel free to post your invertebrate findings.

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Can you breed two different types of tarantula together? I want to cross a C. huahini with A. avicularia
I think it only works whithin the same genus.
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Seconding that they probably need to be of a similar species, but honestly, for what purpose?
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My Jerusalem Cricket's getting big.
woah THICC
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This probably isn't the best place to ask, i should probably go to researchgate or something, but I was wondering what the opinion was on doing 'diversity' statistics with taxa at the Order level. I am comparing the invertebrate assemblages at two different locations and I have sorted the data only down to order. Not sure if it would be any good using diversity indices unless I was using 'evenness' or something. Anyway im just bored and want a break from writing and an excuse to post on 4chan and include a photo of a cute springtail. Im just a postgrad loser trying to get through this and then end up working at starbucks or someshit.
'For fun' is a good enough purpose. We aint nazis we not against race mixing.
Is that what a springtail looks like up close?? Neat.

Yeah, I put a fingerling potato in her enclosure and it took off growing like a weed, so she's had a ton of roots to snack on. She's double the size she was when she got here. Unfortunately like a lot of inverts, she's a bit of a pet hole. But it makes the times I do see her all the more special!
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Yeah that is just one of the many kinds of springtails that exist. The sminthuridae springtails are the cutest roundest ones. Tomoceridae sorts are the more common sort that people put into their enclosures as cleanup crew
That makes sense, thank you. I'd like to see more springtails if you;'d like an excuse to post more.
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Sure. When doing my labwork i found a particularly brightly-colored springtail. Bit like tiger stripes.
Oh, it's a bit like a springtail morph. I love how varied they can be, I'm just used to seeing Tomoceridae.
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I think this one is Entomobryidae. Not 100% sure. I love how hairy they are.
Dont talk to me or my son ever again.
Is there a more baller invert name than the horrid king assassin bug?
This is cute as hell.
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We're all invert fans here (probably,) so what's everyone's least favorite?

Pic very related.
is he ok
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I found a very big and very brave fly
He is cute
Say something nice about him
flesh flies are nasty. when you swat them they start shitting out living maggots
It never fails to surprise me on how fast people here can identify an insect by an image alone.
I live in a city, so Ive mostly just seen fruit flies and normal house flies.
This flesh fly landed on the clipboard I was carrying, refused to move even when I tried to shoo it by swiping near it with my hand, and even stayed when I placed the clipboard onto a table.
I didnt know they gave live birth though, good thing I didnt squish it.
Well this is now my least favorite insect.
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This guy just started hanging out on my porch. I'm in North Carolina, anyone know what he is?
Harvestman spider of some kind.
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Just chillin' on my patio.
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Cheers, my mom sent me this because she doesn't know what it is. About 12mm long. Is that a pupa? If yes, what species? Central europe here.
Is this a phone camera?
Thats pretty high quality, nice
Usually not. There are few species (e.g. Psalmopoeus cambridgei and P. irminia) that apparently are still very closely related.
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Can I get an ID on these two? I'm in south Texas
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Anisomorpha ferruginea
Such a small male. Thank you
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The great migration has begun. Don't really have a collection system in place but I opened up the bin today and found a few climbing out.
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My fav.
Hierodula majuscula
Any beetle breeders? Looking for good places to by larvae for D.tityus or other larger beetles. In California
I know Bugs in Cyberspace has them occasionally. They're out right now, but the owner might be able to direct you to a breeder.
Do you know where I can find resources regarding what can and can't be brought in per state?

Tried to find the rules online, but it's super ambiguous and I haven't found a site that lists species, just "need a permit for certain species"
That's a tricky thing to look up unfortunately. I know Florida and California are, as a general rule, strict as hell. It might be easier to pick your state and research from there.
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This fly is an absolute monster. I'm actually terrified.
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>Avic is feeling comfy enough to spend more time outside of her hidey hole
Feels breddy good brehs. A shame I'm probably gonna ruin it when I wipe down the enclosure to get rid of all the poop.
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Found this butterfly two weeks ago as a caterpillar. Wish I took some pictures of the whole process but here's him this morning after eclosing yesterday.
What a handsome boy, thanks for posting anon.
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what is this called?
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nvm found it
my c. darlingi, after 72 hours on the lam, has been recovered a whopping 2 feet away from its enclosure
That's a stunning spider, wow.
Anyone have sea urchins? Mine aren't eating lately and I am worried.
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Bumping with my Paravaejovis spinigerus that doesn't seem to know how growing works
If the community finds out who you are, nobody will trade or buy from you ever again and you'll be stuck with a bunch of mutt spiderlings that will look like shit
Any beetle breeders in Poland, preferably within driving distance from PoznaƄ?

Looking for guidance for breeding sun beetles and also for someone to go catch flower beetles with. Leave your KIK here if that's you.
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This spider has been hanging out in front of my bathroom mirror for a day and a night. What is it thinking? Should I block the mirror with paper or something.
I can't figure out the geometry of this photo. Where exactly is the pane of the mirror, and which parts are reflected? Does the countertop not touch the mirror?
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So it's a cabinet next to a wall mirror, and the best picture I could get was focusing on the spider's reflection, so I am behind the spider on its right.
What are the chances of me getting in hot water if I buy a giant snail?
Oh my god
An absolute fucking cutie
I love him
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Right, so I've managed to capture two jumping spiders in the course of a week and I'm wondering if anyone here can identify them. I'm assuming they're the same species since they have the same abdominal pattern going. Location is Virginia. Sorry about the pic quality but one is set up in my Avic's old enclosure while the specimen jar holds the new one and both are equally annoying to take pictures from the outside.
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Here's the other one which is notably thiccer which I assume means she's either well fed or gravid.
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Slightly clearer pic now that I've readied another old T enclosure for the thicc one
If you live in the US you might be fined, but most places just won't even ship to the US. Good luck and hit us up if you find so.eone that does.
The other day I saw a very small wasp dragging a very large spider across my porch
I didn't interfere

Someone I know in the Furby community got theirs here, location US. They apparently put them in hibernation and ship them over a month so I guess it can pass customs that way. They also carry some completely legal snails, if that's your fancy.
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Would you consider yourself lucky or unlucky if you continually find spiders in your room?
Lucky, especially since that's a spitting spider. Pretty damn cool, look it up.
Same. Also thanks I was low-key looking for an ID.
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Who's in my friend's window? Location is PA.
Looks like a bridge orbweaver maybe, Larinoides sclopetarius.
Any chance you could help me ID >>3116563?
Platycryptus undatus, the Tan Jumping Spider, is my best guess!
Recently I've been seeing a strange-looking insect that I've never encountered before. It looks like a cross between a firefly and a wasp (has a firefly-like body shape with black and orange markings on the wing covers and a yellow/orange and black striped pulsating abdomen). They're always on flowers trying to suck up nectar. I live in Ohio, but I wonder if these are some kind of invasive species, because I have literally never seen them before until very recently. I'll try to get a picture tomorrow. I don't usually like to ask about bug IDs on /an/, but I can't find anything like this online and it's too weird to ignore.
nice bait
That looks to be it, thanks man
like this?
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caught a fly and tied it to a string... although its tired, barely moves. didnt tie the string until I feel the resistance of flesh so it can safely breath... how do I make it move faster or maybe even fly, gave it some rotten tomato and sugary water
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Appears so
Damn I'm good. Either way, soldier beetles are neither invasive nor harmful. In fact, they are helpful pollinators.
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just found this chunkyboi in my garden
any ideas what it could be?
it's about three inches long
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Deilephila elpenor, really beautiful adults.
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oh wow thank you!
so many leds!! lewds !!!
>Girlfriend finds a small house spider in a web between the wall and the door stopper when vacumning
>Keeps claiming we are "fuckin infested"
>Find 1-3 spiders a week, but we are on the first floor of an old as shit apartment complex

Jesus Christ I am going to be moving soon I know it
Sounds like she needs help with her arachnophobia.
minutes after I posted I realized the fly's belly was completely empty... and it refused to smooch the tomato. what could have been done to save it?
It can be overcome. I used to be so scared of spiders I'd haul ass if I saw one, even if I was in the shower. Now I'm thinking of getting my first Tarantula and freely hold the local jumping spiders. Good luck.
If he is getting 3 spiders a week in his house all they have to fear is that terminix bill. I'd lose my mind if I saw that many crawling around, and I usually let them live
I guess it just depends on where you live? I live in the sticks in an old-ass house so I'm accustomed to finding spiders on a weekly basis. There's a whole colony of them outside my back door in the house siding, taking care of anything that gets near my door. Funnel-web spiders, shiny black orbweavers, cross orbweavers, cobweb spiders, we get all kinds -- along with all sort of tree-dwelling cricket, too. Tree crickets, katydids, moths and even Dobsonflies some nights. I am inundated with insects on a regular basis and every fall black millipedes crawl into my home, too.

So I'm just used to it, and I welcome my neighborhood inverts.
If you know what's good for you, you really shouldn't be getting rid of spiders that actually live IN your home, not just AROUND it. That's where they're supposed to be and they keep biting and annoying shit at bay.
What is the point of having such large pinchers?
Dysdera crocata is specialized on hunting isopods, they need large fangs to pierce the carapace.
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When I see spiders I can't help but personify them. In this video I can see interest in its eyes and then surprise, even though its eyes are exactly the same over the video.
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don't ever post here but I was looking for an ID on this guy this here, I'm in the upper peninsula Michigan. my guess was wood leopard moth but the pattern is off.
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Shitty picture but, does anyone know what this is, it was about 3/8" - approx. 1cm long
ambush bug, Phymatinae
Oh nice! Thanks, makes sense it was just hanging out on a plant with a lot of small flying insects flying around
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>Kill a spider yesterday cause it spooked me and I just reacted
>10 house flies just roll into my kitchen today even though I emptied the garbage yesterday and how no food in it / dishes cleaned / no expired food

s-s-sorry spiderchan
Well harvestmen aren't true spiders, they're barely even related to them.
You're entirely right, but it's habit for me to reger to them as spiders because if I just say "harvestman" most people around me don't know what the hell I'm on about, unfortunately.

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