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 backboneFeel free to post it. Resources/help and information>ID/General Infohttps://bugguide.nethttps://www.keepinginsects.com/>Tarantulashttps://tomsbigspiders.wordpress.com/beginner-guides/http://www.theraphosidae.be/en>Antshttps://www.antwiki.org>Mantidshttp://www.mantisonline.eu/index.php?lan=en>Phasmidshttp://www.phasmatodea.com/>Triopshttps://mytriops.com/
Inverts are cooler than your favorite mammal.
How practical would it be to raise caterpillars and let the adult butterflies roam around my home until they eventually escape to the wild? Should I just keep them in an enclosure and release them straight to the wild when they fully mature? I've never kept any kind of flying insect before.
>>3854950It’d make more sense to start with a beetle. Butterflies aren’t really kept inside.
>>3854950I wouldn't let them fly around the house, but raising the caterpillars in a bugdorm and releasing the adults is easy and fun.What species are you thinking of, Anon?
found this tiny lad todaybaby or are there NJ mantis species this small?
>>3855242That's a mantidfly, they are related to lacewings.
i just got a ceanothus 'snow flurry' plant, in the hope of attracting ceanothus mothsis it the wrong variety? all i can find is that the larva (the moth itself can't eat) eat plants in the 'ceanothus family', but i'm aware sometimes certain species don't work
>drizzt do'urden gets shown>"oh cool maybe they'll print some more selesnya-colored cards-">nothing ever since
>>3854939Not sure what these are, but they only attack this plant, every other year.
>>3855824Looks like Solomon's seal sawflies, Phymatocera aterrima.
I found this guy buzzing around my porch. Not the best place to be so I put him in the bushes were I've watched them dig in before.
>>38561455 minutes later I found a female (probably why he was on the porch) so I put her in the bushes where I dropped off the male.
Also found this one. First time I've seen this type. I left it where it was.
>>3855940Do they have certain preferences for certain plants? Because they don't seem to attack mock orange that grows nearby, or anything else.
Found two freshly hatched Cerura vinula caterpillars today. Gonna try and raise these myself.
What are these insects near the surface of my pond? They were zooming around while crawling on the pebbles, some black but the majority are transparent. About 1mm in length
>>3856215hmm the ones in my pond look more elongated than the seed shrimp in your pic. they were crawling directly on the pebbles instead of swimming. if they are indeed seed shrimp, is that good or bad considering it's a wildlife pond?
>>3856147bow chica bow wow
>>3856145>>3856147>>3856153I wish I would see beetlebros more often. Most I see are fireflies.
>>3856445I found a 4th one that night. Didnt get a pic though. He made a weird hissing noise when I tried to pick it up. Just as big but skinnier are more of a camouflage 2 tone pattern.
can someone identify this fucker? is it a midge?
>>3856634i think its an invertebrate
Went by the reptile store by my house to get some small dubias for my mantis and ended up picking up my first tarantula, an A. chalcodes. I gave it a piece of cork bark sort of wedged down into the substrate with a bit of a starter burrow dug out underneath, which it went into almost immediately after I introduced it to the tank, hung out for a minute and then promptly walked back out and has been hanging out in the corners of the enclosure ever since, spending a few hours in one then moving.It did take a large dubia about 24 hours after moving into the enclosure and just now I caught it drinking water from its dish so I figure it's just getting accustomed to its new home but is there anything else I should be doing to make it comfortable in there?
>>3856634probably a stonefly
>>3856870Give it options.If it likes corners then build a hide in a corner.And chances are it wants a bigger tank.
>>3856165Not the other poster, but probably. I've had giant swarms of the pic related little fuckers on my gooseberry plants for decades. They have a lifecycle that repeats a few times over the summer so they'll eat all the new growth and then some. I guess a viable solution is infecting them with roundworms that will eat them from the inside. Depicted species has only ever eaten the gooseberries. They won't even feed on other leaves I move them to.
Hey guys, any tips on keeping ants?Can I just leave them alone most of the time?
What is this
>>3857120wheel bug nymph
Aroused? Why or why not
A Robber Fly that caught a paper wasp out in my pasture today.
What's better, a vinegaroon or a tailless whip scorpion?
I saw what was definitely a dogbane beetle today, despite never seeing any dogbane plants around this area. Very peculiar.
>>3857069Yes. You just need to provide food, water, heating and an appropriate habitat. Otherwise they're almost self sufficient.
What is this? I found it on my front door in Boston.
>>3857821some species of boxwood leaftier moth
A treehopper that i found here in Brazil, Cladonota crassepunctata.
My ants tend to panic when I open their enclosure. I try to be very subtle about it and the ants that happen to be in the outworld start trying to escape and those in the brood chamber start frantically shifting around the larvae. I just wanna drop their protein in or change their water. ;-;Any ideas why they behave this way? The species is Messor Structor, which are apparently pretty sensitive to disturbances. My formicarium is one of those little AntsCanada ant towers.
>>3857069>Can I just leave them [inverts] alone most of the time?You can do that with every common pet insect and/or invert. It can actually be detrimental to constantly look after them, they aren't a cat or a dog who can actually appreciate you looking after them. They are an observational pet, you get to throw some food at once every so often. But they aren't more than that.
Coconut crabs are the best.>>3854940Wish I could find cool insects like those in my country, we just got the boring usual spider/mosquito/fly/ticks over here.
What the fuck kind of fly is this, looks kind of greenish but has blue blood. acts differently compared to other normal flies, not as noisy, smaller, it kamikaze my face a lot, very strong and can survive a direct swat hit. Took a few direct hits to kill. Location Netherlands
>>3859555Some species of louse fly, seems to be from the genus Ornithomya. They are specialized on parasitizing birds, and while they do often end up flying onto humans, they shouldn't actively try to snack on you and leave when they realize they aren't on their preferred host. Other kinds of louse flies could bite you though.
>>3859564Wait what, what the fuck so it is trying to bite me. I don't know what shit blood I have but even cat/dog fleas literally jump ship to eat me, I have never seen this shit fly before. There was 2 in my house that I noticed, I killed 1 but can't find the other. Fuck. I hate mosquitos like you wouldn't believe.
>>3857069>>3858232How does one even keep ants? Do you have a queen too? I always thought it would be cool to have a true ant colony that can breed, not like the doomed all-worker colonies you'd get in those old ant farm kits.
i like velvet worms
>>3859569>but even cat/dog fleas literally jump ship to eat meI had the same problem before, and mosquitos love me too, but probably because I'm fat. Ticks leave me alone for some reason.
>>3857891are those the insects who mimic bird shit?
>>3859822Those are great, but damn, they're nasty.
>>3860634I assume he's talking about their double jizz cannons.
>>3860634>>3860643Yeah, cum canon, and the fact that they just start eating after the prey is glued (well, a lot of insects do it, but I guess it's because it's combined with the glue gun that it's gross).
Can anyone tell me what family of fly this is or if it even is a fly
What would I get if I crossed a female Deinacrida rugosa with a male Hemideina crassidens?
>>3859752Yeah you'd definitely need a queen. Either catch one yourself or get one physically from keepers.
>>3861507Isn't it a bad thing to get some random queen and add it to workers you already have? Don't they usually kill off queens they don't like?
>>3861783Yeah, I'm not saying add a random queen to a colony you already have. I'm saying start out your colony with a queen.
Is it bad to keep blue death feigning beetles in calcium sand substrate? If so, why? What’s a good alternative if yes?
i accidentaly an ant colony under my keyboard. anyone know what species they are? red/orange ones i killed, black ones seem new tho they came in immediately after old ones died.
>>3862385Some Pheidole sp. would be my guess for the yellow ones.
>>3862362Never mind, just went ahead and replaced it anyway. Calcium sand is cancer. Shit should be illegal to sell or recommend.
You thought cockroaches chilling in your 60-year-old, long illegal refridgerant-leaking soviet fridge (and literally everyfuckingwhere else) were cool?Weeeeell, hold on to your horses, because we here at Bugs Я Us have a new surprise for you.....>Bedroom Fleas!!Call now (or don't) and get 10 for free!
>>3863128eh, at least I don't pay anything, but fuck me, it's getting slightly annoying
>>3862683new ones r pretty cool they dont bite just tickle when they crawl on me
My wild caught Iron Worm (Narceus Americanus)
Anyone know what species this little guy might be? Found in southwest US
>>3863555some kind of ground spider, could be a Zelotes sp.
howdy, i'm looking into getting a leech (hirudo verbena or medicinalis), and i was wondering how frequently they need to be fed. i've heard some people say once every 3-4 months for the first year or so, and then once a year after they're fully grown? it's been a while though so i could be misremembering. also, would it be harmful for the leech to feed it more frequently than that?also wondering if anyone knows any legitimate leech dealers in camada; i've heard leeches.com isn't great with how they pack and ship them.
>>3854939Caught this pretty lady in the sunflowers today. I'm not sure if it's a great black wasp or a tarantula hawk. There are smaller ones around as well so I'm assuming they're males. I need a better camera. She's about the size of a mans pinky finger, extremities not included.
phasmids are one of my favorite type of insectthanks for this thread
My new pet and her soon to be prey
Anyone know species of spider this is? Seems pretty distinctive and interesting.
Anyone have a guess as to the sex of my A. chalcodes? I know this isn't a very reliable method but I don't think a molt is coming any time soon so this is the best I've got for now. I'm slightly leaning toward male but I'm not too sure>>3866326Looks like a woodlouse hunter
>>3866154Not a bad start for enclosure.next time try to include more anchor points higher up for her web since she wont be able to web on the glass. she will manage okay but here's a diagram of one type of web a black widow makes. The other type is very similar
>>3863754>Zelotes sp.They are cuties I have a female too. She actually just unsealed herself after nearly two months in her house
>>3866486How are these guys to keep? I see them pretty frequently here but I didn't realize anyone kept them
>>3866517>>3866517They don't seem to be difficult at all. I have kept a few so far and they don't seem to have any specific needs. They actually have a fair bit of personality for a spider that isn't a jumper.Like I said, the female I have just spent at least a month without food or water while sealed up. She actually sealed herself in right after a rehouse. Previous house was a plastic container with a square of paper towel on the bottom and a slip of paper towel tube to hide under. Would water by hand with a dropper (these little guys learn the dropper quick) or leave a drop in a clean corner.No idea what species they are but I'm in Colorado>She's munching on fly
>>3854939These funky enough?
>>3866528Sounds pretty nice, if I can figure out something to use for an enclosure I might try and keep one if I find another one. I let the one I was asking for ID on go because I didn't really have a clue what I'd need to do to keep it.What kind of substrate and enclosure do you use?
>>3866549I just use plastic containers from the dollar store and whatnot. The Zelotes I have can't climb smooth surfaces and since they are ground spiders use a horizontal enclosure. I'm using coconut coir because I have it but regular dirt would be okay I'm sure (they do seem to like digging around in the coir though)In reality the spiders you find around your house should be the easiest to keep since you can observe first hand an environment they survive in.
>>3854939I caught a brown widow, she's mine nowshe's a juvenile, maybe 2 molts in, but for some reason she spun an egg sac. it clearly wasn't finished, but what gives?
>>3866609Question is how confident are you that you have what you think you have and not an adult from a different species?
>>3866800no way it's anything but a widow, the patterns on her booty and the web she spins are trademark
busy cleanup crew
>>3866809>>3866609Do you have a decent picture of her?
>>3866809WellJust the fact that you keep using "widow" tells me you're a novice with spider, which is perfectly fine. So is it a Latrodectus or something else like a Steatoda?
>>3856634loos like a stonefly to me
i love minor arachnids so much guise
>>3867386Never heard of the genus "Fuck yourself" beforeIs it a new discovery?what are the features that define a Fuck yourself sp.?But seriously.there are 46,000 or so identified species of spider with new ones being identified regularly as well as known species getting moved about the taxonomic record (look up the split of Tegenaria into 2 different genera in 2013). This means that many different species are commonly called the same thing. "brown widow" and "false widow" are names that do get applied like that.SO unless you have a microscope (look up the difference between Herpyllus ecclesiasticus and H. propinquus) you may have a species other than the one you're thinking, or even what we are thinking.I did say it was perfectly fine to be a novice with spiders. most people don't even know the difference between a wolf spider and a ground spider. We are trying to help you confirm ID, which is related to your original question, yes?Try to unpucker your pooper. This is still 4chan and you apparently need some thicker skin.
>>3867527YesI hope some day I'll get to meet one of these guysPseudoscorps are underrated AF
>>3867546Gotta really be paying attention for them though.
>>3867548Their venomous pincers and willingness to work in groups make them one of the more terrifying arthropod predators when you don't consider size.
>>3867543i'm not autistic like youits a widow, faggot
>>3867585>a widow that is only 2 molts from egg but somehow big enough for you to IDOkay
>>3867591I've had multiple as pets and bred a few to fuck up the neighborhood, I would know
Are moths nice? Should i be nice to them instead of squashing their disgusting asses?
>>3867669Moths themselves aren't bad. They can often be good as pollinators.The juvenile caterpillars can be a pest though
northern hemisphere's summer is the best time of the year. even here in the tropic, beetle season has arrived and they starts flying out of the forest more than ever. definitely my favorite time of the year
roachesi'm gonna have way too many soon. A year ago I spent 15 bucks on ebay for a deli cup of partly grown hissing cockroaches. So far I've had only one fatality and multiple successful litters. And a lot of the females are super thicc right now, so more are on the way.it's adorable how the babies hide under the adults.
>>3856145>>3856147One of these days, you will find a 10/10 just waiting on your porch and Beetlebro will have been the one to bring her to you.
>>3867546the other night i went bugdigging and find a couple it was an epiphany , how they flinch in attack position is absolutely mesmerizing
>>3867999Sounds neatI do like watching videos of them. Their distinctly arachnid movements are indeed fascinating to watch. I like when they clean off their pincers. It's both cute and ominous>I must prepare for the hunt....
>>3867543Try to sound less arrogant next time, I personally don't give a shit and would've answered you seriously, but it should help with interacting with other people.
Anyone have experience keeping Vampire crabs? They look interesting, but I’m afraid they might be another “hiding 24/7” type animal.
[spoiler] SPIKE DIES! [/spoiler]
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>>3869050This little dude looks like Cambrian leftovers
>>3869073>>3869074If you can't spoiler images, odds are you can't spoilertag either.
I watched this thing drag what I thought was some kind of larva around my patio for a while. Almost got fucked up a few times by the spiders living in the shale. One of the spiders jumped him and the thing dropped its cargo and flew off.It's clearly not a larva, is it an ant queen or something? This is in England btw.
>>3869535a spider wasp and a spider with all legs torn off
>>3869550Oh shit yeah I can see it now, kept trying to look at it like an ant or something. Didn't even know we had spiderwasps in the UK, thanks for the reply.
>>3869550>>3869556So I'm guessing this poor cunt has an egg inside it that will feed on the spider right? Nature is fucking scary brah
>>3869559I think the egg gets out in the outside in the nest.Interesting enough it might be possible to care for the spider if you want a unique life experience (look on YouTube for a Australian who found a cared for a legless spider that probably suffered the same fate) Otherwise she's got no chance.
>painstakingly catch a live gnat for my little baby spider>gently place it in her web>she starts wrapping it>she drops it 30 seconds laterbitch
>>3854939What type of mantis should I get next bros? My current guy is a wild caught Iris oratoria (pretty sure that's the species anyway) but he's approaching his last molt so I know being a male he probably doesn't have a lot of time left. Was thinking either something big like Hierodula sp. or Rhombodera sp. or maybe if I go with another small one a ghost or spiny flower, anyone have suggestions?
Wondering if I could get this moth identified for curiosities’ sake. There’s thousands of them everywhere I go, mostly dead, maybe like 1 in 4 are still alive. They’re pretty big, 3 to 4 inches from head to abdomen and 4 inch wingspans Eastern Oregon by the way
>>3871118Google says Pandora pine moth
Is there any way to dissuade spiders from coming into my apartment? I already vacuum twice a week and where they are hanging out there isnt much clutter. I think they crawl through the AC at night because I find 3-5 in my living room around my window every night, and it didnt really start happening till I put in the AC and it got rainyThere are big ones and babies, God I cant imagine how many tiny ones are hiding now,
>>3871191NoEmbrace your spider friends!But seriously certain essential oils can repel many invertsMint and cedar are 2 I know of. Lavender probably works too. Just remember it's going to be a never ending battle because they are spiders and they are better than you.
>>3871196Shit sucks. I dont want to bother than but I also dont want dozen of them in my space. They tend to congregate between my windows where I cant reach cause I have shitty super old windows.Hoping it gets more temperate before mating season cause that will be a real clusterfuck
>>3871200They won't bother you and as long as you don't leave food and vacuum your shed skin they won't have much else but each other to eat.Try to ID them and you'll likely find they are harmless. Might ease your mind.
>>3871205I think they are Common House Spiders. Creepy and Brown with an kind of black triangle on the belly. I do hoover and escort the guests back outside when possible. Just the fun of an old house i guess.
>>3871212Not oldALL homes.Inverts are gonna get in regardless if what you do and regardless of the age of the house. Keeping clean to avoid major infestation of mites and carpet beetles is the best you can really do. Going beyond that just gets diminishing returns.And most of the spiders who make their way inside are probably males looking for a mate.
>>3871215I dont think they have food cause they are always exclusively in the corner/ceiling and the only place that gets bugs are the window sills where the ac sits/next to it cause ants or some little fuckers crawl in that way on occasion. See like 1 every day or two when i look, i think they are just squeezing in cause they crawl through the screens and shitWipe the sills with soap and water and make sure to hoover twice weekly there but it seems like its just a part of having a window ac in summer in a buggy area.
>>3871219That's my pointNever ending battle because they are spiders and spiders are better than you.Antarctica is an option, but I'd be surprised if the climate-controlled human structures didn't have spiders too
>>3871219>>3871224There is nothing normal about getting multiple spiders a day and if you are actually clean its time for an exterminator
>>3871270>Calls exterminator>-$200>Spiders come back
>>3871270>There is nothing normal about getting multiple spiders a daypussy
>Living with a dozen spiders visibly in your room is normal to insectbrains
>retards still think spiders are insects
>>3871275ExterminatorAnon here. Can confirm. I try to explain to customers that spiders are going to find a way in, and that they're harmless to them, but if they see even one or two spiders in their basement then I need to get over there and spray. Rich cunts are such pussies. Most of the time I just knock the webs down with my hand in front of them because it's just that easy.
>>3872153having 5-6 spiders in your living room every day is a fucklot different than one in your basement
This thing look like a horse fly? Sorry I don't have anything for scale, or better pictures but he was on his back, buzzing around with a few of his legs curled up - I wasn't sure if he was going to right himself and fuck off, so I had to take a quick picture and this was the clearest. Ended up letting him climb onto my camera to right himself, and flung him off - I honestly don't know if I should have in hind-sight, but I'm glad I didn't go with my initial option of letting him climb onto my hand.
Don't known if this goes in here or in pl/an/t but if i wanted to attract more butterflies to my area what should I do? I have tons of wild flowers, tiger lilies and spiderworts mostly. I live in planting area 7, can I grow milkweed and would that attract them on its own? Its too late this season but I can prep it for next spring, is there any advice I should know for making a perfect caterpillar habitat?
>>3872191not if you live somewhere in which a species lives that has a mating cycle that causes males to seek some epigyne at a particular time of year.also weather will cause spiders to look for more comfortable environments. Has it been raining frequently? has it been unusually hot? unusually cold?for example. when the weather starts getting cool grass spider males start making their way inside. don't find them inside any other time of year but the beginning of fall.
>>3871191Tbh it's easier to deal with a few spiders than all the shit that doesn't get eaten without spiders around. If you already know their hotspots then see if you can rearrange things a bit.I watched a spider build a web from a rake I left out leaning against my fence. I started watching after the basic frame was up and it was going around in circles to complete it, took like 15m or so, theyre fast as fuck.
>>3862362Idk bro just use play sand
>>3854939bros can you help me ID this spider I found in front of my house in San Francisco CA? my main question is whether it's likely to be venomous, have a kid on the way and don't want them to get bitten
>>3873837Steatoda triangulosa?If so, harmless.Generally beneficial actually
>>3873837Or Steatoda grossaAlso harmless and beneficial
>>3873861much obliged! i'm pretty sure this is it, it was really tiny, no more than 1/2 inch including legs
>>3873870only dangerous spider that should be around there is the black widow. pretty easy spider to identify.
What species is this?Found in my garden in Romania around Bucharest.
>>3874383I'm thinking gypsy moth, but I can't be sure.
I found a twin-flagged jumping spider hanging out in my kitchen. Would have taken pics but no macro lens.Adorable lil guy. They'll hop around randomly when startled, and their movement is even more like teleportation than most other jumping spiders.
>>3875270This has fascinated me for a while, how quickly they accelerate and decelerate.
>>3875348https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS9D9ZEtmmMvideo of one. Maybe the most commonly seen spider in Texas, especially in cities and suburbs. Partly because their little waving pedipalps are so noticeable. I'd play with them as a kid just like this guy in the video is doing.Dunno how common they are through the rest of their range, but wouldn't be shocked if they were all over gulf coast suburbia.
>>3858791I love how weirdly intelligent these guys are
>>3862385I reccomend cleaning the room and finding where they're getting in asap.
>>3854939Father spotted this and took the photo (sorry for the quality), no idea what that is, first time either of us seen these things. From Eastern Europe, if that helps any.
>>3875833fucking adorablewe just get tiny jumping spiders that move similarly
>None of you seem to understand... I'm not locked in here with you...>YOU'RE LOCKED IN HERE WITH ME!!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F75pUvJA71A
>>3876120Bee hawkmoth, Hemaris sp.
>>3856193Update: One of them didn't make it, but the other one is growing rapidly.
>>3876331>well played, but I am standing behind (You)
hi /an/ i am hoping that moths are invertebrates so you guys can offer some info on this, though spiders are also based and fun to have around also c:there were 3-4 moths in this room tonight so i had to catch some. instead of using a plastic bag to catch them, today, i used a plastic egg mold if anyone has moths flying around anywhere, putting an egg mold (mine is the packaging for an easter egg) out in the air - it helps to have light reflect off of it (?) - and noting if they act any differently with the EGG shape specifically would be great... for some reason i cant explain they seemed to go into the egg shape more voluntarily. if anyone can try it with different moths (these are somewhat tame), the other results might go somewhere (or just debunk this)
>>3877850Here is the image of the big one It was flying around the room completely overwhelmed in the beginning - flew right into the egg and calmed down when I hummed to it, almost instantly
>>3877576>All I'm surrounded by is fear...>... and dead menhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvcWH__FNBk&t=122s
why do millipedes keep coming into my house and dyingI haven't seen a cockroach in at least a year but once a month a millipede will walk into my house and die on the carpet, nothing damages them and they don't release the gross smell like when you poke a living millipede
>>3878537Homes are far too dry for many inverts to survive long before dyingProbably what's going on with your millipedes, if they are millipedes
apparently bumblebros die en masse near almost-outflowered linden trees! These dead ones gave me quite a scare, found a lot of them in the city park, this batch was from a patch of like 15 square meters :(.Collected and re-arranged them a little to fuck with the next one finding them. 2 bees and some different species as well, but most of them bombus terrestris. Belgium, Ghent.
>>3879434for those interested: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsbl.2017.0484
is he dying /an/what killed him
>>3880026why are all the bees dying you guys
>>3880029maybe he stung something?In the end, every living thing dies anon. You can give it the option of a quick death or a longer one, surrounded by love.
>>3880026>>3880029If you find a single dead bee, often it is because they are síck, weakend, but (rarely) starved. In the first two cases, the bee will fly far away from the hive and die far away. As sickness can really quickly spread in a hive, same goes for a weak bee.Of course, you should always give a bee a little sugar water in case it is just starved. But the unfortunate truth about insects, is that once they are sick and/or dying, we humans can do little to save them.
>>3877880So, what are the defensives the ants have against this predator? Ive seen a few videos by now in which camel spiders just slaughter through ant hills.it cant possibly be the case that it can fight its way through the burrows without the ants having any way to deal with it.
>>3880634Numbers if they can mobilize, probably. Sulfugids are very fast and have stamina because of a well developed respiratory system so the ants are just at a serious disadvantage.
fuzzy moths are so cute
>>3880634Motherfuckers are just too fast.
>Never have to deal with spiders>Ever>Live on the second story(as if that matters)>One day one moves in>Lives in the corner above my bed>Doesn't leave>Lives there every single day>Hasn't moved on>"What the fuck is he even eating">Notice little bugs in his web>Little brown bug bites me one day>Wtf moment>Lose it>Fast forward to another day>Look under my bed>Absolute army of Bed Bugs crawling around>My face was right up to them because I wasn't expecting them>Absolutely horrifiedYou have no idea how horrifying it was to sleep in that room. I will never hurt a spider, they are bros. Also, if you ever get bed bugs and you are having your place sprayed or it hasn't been scheduled, I came up with an idea to reduce their numbers:>Lay down a tarp>Line the edges with doubled sided tape from a hardware store>Put one of those camping air mattresses in the middleWhen you wake up in the morning you will see them surrounding you stuck in the tape. It's a really shitty feeling. The fully mature bed bugs can still traverse the tape unless they overfeed or something. I noticed that some could get over and some would get stuck just as they almost finished traversing it. You will also notice floating drops of blood. Those are juvenile bed bugs and you can't even see their bodies, just floating blood. Also, make sure you check under the air mattress. Most will try to leave the area but some are ballsy and will just go under. You also have to change the tape every single night. I don't know why but it loses its effectiveness after a certain amount of hours.
Can tarantulas bond with their owners? Or do they always see you as some big terrifying thing that could squish them at a moment's notice
I found this little guy munching away on a milkweed plant in my yard. Does anyone know what species he is? I live in NE Ohio for reference
>>3882743>do they always see you as some big terrifying thing that could squish them at a moment's noticeIt's this one unfortunately, as far as I know they're not capable of even differentiating "you" from any other large moving thing
>>3882766Not by sight anyway.
What is this grasshopper thingTexas
>>3883593Looks like a nymph of a fork tailed bush katydid