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Don't ya just love this hobby?

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by Arthroverts, Sep 11, 2019 at 9:03 PM.

  1. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Hey all, I just gotta say I love the invertebrate hobby. The variety this hobby offers continue to blow my mind, with everything from the fiercest tarantulas to the gentlest of millipedes. Carnivorous, herbivorous, detrivorous, and omnivorous invertebrates; arboreal, terrestrial, fossorial, and aquatic invertebrates. There are spectacular giants, and insanely beautiful micro species. Stuff to challenge the advanced keeper and to excite the new hobbyist. A rainbow of colors, a forest worth of textures, a world's worth of behaviors. 8 legs, 6 legs, dozens of legs, no legs at all. Species that can be enjoyed together, species that demand solitary caging; species to be held, species to observe from a distance. Multi-species setups, single species setups, desert, jungle, savanna, mountain, forest, cloud forest, urban, aquatic, beach, treetop, deep earth, and everything else and in between setups.

    Beetles in a myriad of sizes and colors.
    Centipedes of every size and color.
    Millipedes with as many legs and shapes as one could want.
    Ants, the ultimatum of invertebrate kingdom builders, of all shapes, sizes and behaviors.
    Termites to enthrall in their own domain-building.
    Roaches, a maxed out amount of diversity.
    Tarantulas...don't even get me started on tarantulas :D.
    Scorpions for every level of expertise their is.
    Opiliones with mind-blowing looks, sizes, habitats, and behaviors.
    Isopods with more than a king could want with colors, textures, shapes, sizes, and habitats.
    True Spiders for every occasion, event, and time.
    Primitive Spiders and their relatives to tease the mind and delight the eye.
    Crabs for the enjoyment of many.
    Crawdads in a rainbow's worth of colors and sizes.
    Shrimp of many colors, sizes and diets to eat, watch, and breed.
    Assassin bugs to sate the desire to breed something, with awesome prey takedowns to boot.
    Water hemipterans for our aquatic pleasure.
    Pseudoscorpions to marvel at.
    Schizomids to eat our mites and impress us with their diminutive-ness.
    Springtails to eat our mold, and surprise us with their diversity.
    Ricinulei to stop us dead in our tracks and say in wonder, "What is that?".
    Coral to observe with a happy sense (at least when their growing!) of accomplishment.
    Sea Jellies (Jellyfish) for the enjoyment and awe of many.
    All the other sea invertebrates which delight and fascinate us.
    Vinegaroons to observe with a happiness only known to us enthusiasts.
    Whipspiders for all sizes and behavior for us to gaze at in awe.
    Slugs of all colors and shapes to gape at.
    Snails to feed with a great satisfaction.
    Orthopterans of a myriad colors, shapes, behaviors, textures, habitats, and jumping ability(!).
    Leeches of great size, leeches of small size, leeches to watch in fascination.
    Worms of all kinds of all sizes of all colors.
    Hemipterans with the armored backs of many nations.
    Mantids for every level of experience and looks for every taste.
    Phasmids to nurture, raise, and enjoy with a special feeling.
    Wasps and Bees for our raising enjoyment.
    And everything else out there that has yet to be appreciated, and that which is not yet fully appreciated (remind me if I forgot something please!).

    Thanks,

    Arthroverts
     
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  2. The Mantis Menagerie

    The Mantis Menagerie Arachnoknight Active Member

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    I did not see a category that included stink bugs. Who could forget bugs like this guy?
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  3. Entomologist210

    Entomologist210 Arachnopeon

    I friggin LOVE Pentatomidae! I got my ento-training from one of the best heteropterists in the world and you would not believe the stink bugs in his collection. Though sadly he preserves them USDA style, AKA legs crunched up underneath them.
     
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  4. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnobaron Active Member

  5. TreeTops1015

    TreeTops1015 Arachnopeon Active Member

    nice job in this!!!many people who hate spiders or any bug by that matter can't and won't understand how many things this hobby can give you
     
  6. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnobaron Active Member

    @TreeTops1015, thanks! I agree; first it was tarantulas, then scorpions, then true spiders, centipedes, and millipedes, but when I actually discovered what there was in the hobby, it blew me up. Now there is no going back :D!
    I sometimes think that tarantulas shouldn't always be offered as a starter invertebrate; there is so much more out there that you can keep without having to deal with scared parents, room mates, friends, family, yourself, etc.

    Thanks,

    Arthroverts
     
  7. TreeTops1015

    TreeTops1015 Arachnopeon Active Member

    Nice!!I am new to the hobby,just waiting for repticon to come to my area to buy some scorpions,I was shocked that my parents agreed to this,a giant spider that can climb anything would have been a No,and even more surprising when they told me I could keep dubia roaches as long as one didn't go loose in the house :D
     
  8. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnobaron Active Member

    Just wait till you find out about the other roach species, and not just Hissers...

    Thanks,

    Arthroverts
     
  9. TreeTops1015

    TreeTops1015 Arachnopeon Active Member

    I don't think I'll get anymore roach types as long as I live with my parents haha!
     
  10. The Mantis Menagerie

    The Mantis Menagerie Arachnoknight Active Member

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    It doesn’t always start with Ts. I started with tropical fruit trees, went to butterflies, then mantids, cockroaches, and after that I lost track!
     
  11. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnobaron Active Member

    @The Mantis Menagerie, that is the craziest start to invertebrate keeping I have heard of!
    I misread the "Tropical Fruit Trees" for "Tropical Fruit Bees", and I was wondering, "How was that legal?" :D:hilarious:. Very cool though!

    Thanks,

    Arthroverts
     
  12. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnobaron Active Member

    Oh my goodness! How could I forget the incredible Lepidoptera? My apologies, please forgive me.

    The amazing lepidopterans to tease us with their flight and delight us with their movements.

    Thanks,

    Arthroverts