Saturday, February 11, 2017

Roach farm

I was very busy over the past few weeks and I had a lot of schoolwork to do. I have setup a roach colony along with attempted to breed my ghost mantids and got quite some new arrivals. One of them were the discoid roaches. I am planning on showing all of the new things within the next week or two.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

US Fish and Wildlife service endangered species reviews

Please read this over, this involves five species that if put on Appendix I, means that captive populations are now closed, much like the (red knee tarantulas) and some other species. This means that this species will be a lot more expensive along with it being a lot more harder to obtain.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/14/2016-30059/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-listing-determinations-for-five-poecilotheria

Please be formal about this. This is a bureaucracy and a republic (USA). We need more people to raise the bar.

Mega Update part 1

I have, in terms, for Christmas and the new year, have obtained a myriad of creatures from ovogram and a friend of mines, Kiet. Kiet has gifted me two baby vinegaroons. On ovogram, I am getting an assortment of ovas and millipedes. I also upgraded my shelving unit, so I now have two units of 36 inches by 18 inches by 36 inches (Alera shelving units from Costco). I was surprised that it supported the 20 gallon aquarium. Along with a new orchid plant. Now the orchid plant is used to put mantids and other invertebrates so that they are photographed for purposes. The other mantids have molted successfully to sub-adults.

Some bumblebee millipedes

 Now with ovogram, how it works is it works by giving and receiving, kind of like an exchange of livestock for resources. Within these resources, there is iron, which is bountiful. But bronze, silver and gold, in which I have gotten quite some ovas and some millipedes. As of culturing them, one of them died sadly due to the vigors of shipping. Otherwise, they are doing very well.
Mantids, the male has deceased sadly
 With my ghost mantids, the male has died, leaving me to find the female, or to sell her.
Part of a new setup
 The setup that I have built involved moving a lot of things around the room. Once done, it gave a lot of room for the setups and allowed for a unity of a lot of the specimens so that they are all in one place. The unit can support up to 1,250 lbs each shelf. I personally sat on it and it didn't even move.
A scorpion (fat tail scorpion) that I pinned
 The scorpion was obtained and I am preserving it as of now. It has attracted fruit flies and I had to freeze it so that the scorpion is sterilized.
Some beetle larvae
 The larvae has grown a large size ever since the purchase of the species. I have put them in together, and surprisingly, they have coexisted as a sexed pair.
Vinegaroons

Vinegaroon nymphs
Finally, for Christmas and New years, I have obtained a few vinegaroons from Kiet, as he sent it as a gratitude gift. Housing will come soon. I am also obtaining budwing mantids from Tyler. I got one for free as a replacement for the several that died on arrival and the bad quality of a seller.