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Live S. polymorpha (and other inverts) on ebay!?!

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by SonsofArachne, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnobaron Active Member

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  2. chanda

    chanda Arachnoprince Active Member

    Ebay rules still prohibit selling live animals, but they have some exceptions, including "crickets, worms, or other herbivorous insects as long as they're intended to be used for bait or food for pets." A lot of people will sell insects (or other inverts) under the guise that they are "feeders" - even when they clearly are not.

    See, for example, this listing for White-spot Assassin bugs: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Assassin-B...ean-Up-Crew-Insect-Vivarium-Real/323648983361 that includes the phrase "Per Ebay Policy these are being sold as feeders wnat you decide to do with them after delivery is your choice."

    I see that the guy selling the centipedes isn't even bothering to make that much of an effort. I guess he just figures that ebay is such a big place, with so many vendors and listings, that he is unlikely to get caught.
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  3. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnobaron Active Member

    I should have known. Whenever there's a rule, someone will bend it, break it, or use it to their advantage.

    REEFSPIDER Arachnobaron Active Member

    Heh... I'm glad someone else noticed the ad because other day (a month ago or so) my significant other told me i wasn't allowed any new invert purchases at the time, to which I said to her "i bet i could find a pede on eBay" this was a complete whim statement and I had no clue whether or not there was in fact pedes on eBay, but to my surprise there was! :cigar::smuggrin:
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  5. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    I’ve seen Hottentata and a Leiurus q.. scorpions for sale on eBay as well very recently. A Fed Ex option isn’t being offered either so double whammy. Will lead to trouble.
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  6. Jurdon

    Jurdon Arachnoknight

    not gonna lie i laughed at this. “Clean Up Crew”, what are Platymeris possibly cleaning up?? the other inhabitants of an enclosure? not a bad price for 3 nymphs though.
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  7. Polenth

    Polenth Arachnosquire Active Member

    I got my pill millipedes from ebay as "feeders". In fairness, they could be fed to something, but are so slow breeding it'd be ridiculous.
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  8. mantisfan101

    mantisfan101 Arachnosquire Active Member

    The only “clean-up crew” that I think a platymeris colony would work for would be a suspiciously recently deceased T or scorpion.
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    REEFSPIDER Arachnobaron Active Member

    This thing only consumes millipedes though if i had polydesmids i wouldn't be feeding them off :eek:
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  10. Schledog

    Schledog Arachnosquire Active Member

  11. Schledog

    Schledog Arachnosquire Active Member

    UPDATE: They have a TON of stag beetles I really want. Geez darn californians with their good sports teams and legal stag beetles. smh
  12. dord

    dord Arachnopeon

    Holy crap, phasmids too. I feel like I just discovered the invert black market...
  13. Patherophis

    Patherophis Arachnoknight Active Member

    There is snake Scolecophis atrocinctus which is specialised centipede hunter, there are some in the hobby and Scolopendra spp. are used as feeders for them. So technically I dont see problem here. :)
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  14. silveralex

    silveralex Arachnopeon