Any hobbyists from OHIO ?

TarantulaTat

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I sat around Sunday bored to death - didn't realize there was a show/expo in Finlay, OH!

I'm considering going to the one in Columbus on the 21st, but I'm concerned that there may be a lack of vendors due to the upcoming Holiday. Any thoughts? Think it will be a waste of time?

https://allohioreptileshows.webs.com/
Might be scarce but worth a shot! I'd go to look because you never know, I'm also wondering now about the brookpark show, I spoke to someone last night who's been said its A LOT of snakes lol. I found a place in Elyria that had a few nice T's . I grabbed the adult G. Porteri they had (she's a looker) 3-4 yo. They also had a juvie A. chalcodes and T albo. Then a A. geniculata sling maybe 1" 1 1\2". Ill definitely be doing a recon on the brookpark show the 22nd to see if they have any variety or just what I've seen in stores
 

Drenon88

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@Tarantual Tat - Maybe I'll run into you at the Brook Park show, I'll definitely check it out - it's only 10 minutes from home. Still on the fence about the Columbus show, maybe some other will chime in and convince me one way or the other!
 

Daniel S

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Anyone interested in starting an Ohio collective/group/circle? I'm definitely interested in a group, be it for ordering purposes, or breeding or even just for meet ups for spider chat. I think its something missing here.
I’m interested! Haven’t gotten my first T, but I’m working on it! I keep millis, mantids and a Jerusalem cricket! Planning on going to the expo in Cleveland 2.16.20 if anyone else is going and wants to meet up. Also, I work at the OSU insectary and we have lots of fun inverts if anyone wants to set up a time to come check them out (it’s free we just ask for a heads up to make sure someone will be there to show you around!)
 

Elytra and Antenna

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I’m interested! Haven’t gotten my first T, but I’m working on it! I keep millis, mantids and a Jerusalem cricket! Planning on going to the expo in Cleveland 2.16.20 if anyone else is going and wants to meet up. Also, I work at the OSU insectary and we have lots of fun inverts if anyone wants to set up a time to come check them out (it’s free we just ask for a heads up to make sure someone will be there to show you around!)
What kind of orthopterans does the insectary have? Are you there on the weekend?
 

Daniel S

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I believe a colony of Taeniopoda eques, but will verify tomorrow. That might be it to be honest. I know there’s a ton more at the biological science museum because that’s where they do research. Will be there tomorrow so can ask the curator, George! I personally have a mahogany Jerusalem cricket I got in December! Pictured because it’s so awesome yet freaky!!
 

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MastaQuila

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Currently in Louisville, ky but about to move back north to NW ohio (Defiance co.)
South Dixie Balls Crawls & Claws is incredible and the only reason I wish I wasn't moving.
 

Elytra and Antenna

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Ohio was the birthplace of the marine hobby and artificial seawater and I'd daresay the birthplace of a few of the invert hobbies.
 

Poison tongue

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Born in raised in Wilmington, left for a few years for the military and came back to be around family. Started my T collection soon after coming back.
I went to the Columbus show in November and there were a few people with inverts, but one vendor had exclusively Ts and other inverts. I can recommend the show just for this one vendor alone. He had a wide and reasonably priced selection. I very excited to find he had a Pamphobeteus sp and quickly bought it. I plan on attending again this month.

I love being in Ohio and we have a few cool local species worth looking for. Peace everyone
 

Elytra and Antenna

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I met up with a few hobbyists at the all Cleveland show on Halloween. There were a few tables with whipscorpions and a bunch with Ts. I'll probably go this month too to get crickets and see what's around.
 

sk063

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Eastern Ohio here, about 30 miles from Wheeling, WV. Probably going to the All Ohio 2/13/21.
 
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