Suggestion Forum For Deadstock Discussion

goliathusdavid

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Hi! Thanks for all the amazing work that the AB staff does, and for this amazing platform. Just wanted to say I think it would be really cool if we had a forum to discuss deadstock and preserved specimens in addition to the inherently more fun live ones. Could bring up some interesting discussions around species that aren't necessarily available in the hobby as livestock... Thanks!
 

Jess S

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I'd be up for that idea. Quite a lot of keepers preserve their dead specimens, which is something I've considered doing myself.
 

MrDeranged

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Definitely an interesting idea. We're not against it, but are not sure if there is enough content of this type to warrant its own forum. If you're really interested, you're going to have to do some work for it. ;)

Find me 25 quality (informative and/or interesting) threads on the subject on Arachnoboards and we'll consider it further :)
 

goliathusdavid

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Definitely an interesting idea. We're not against it, but are not sure if there is enough content of this type to warrant its own forum. If you're really interested, you're going to have to do some work for it. ;)

Find me 25 quality (informative and/or interesting) threads on the subject on Arachnoboards and we'll consider it further :)
That sounds more than fair! I'll get back to you once I have :)
 

goliathusdavid

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Hello again! Apologies this took forever, Senior Spring was not the promised period of calm. Here are 27 informative deadstock threads from the past few years. I will admit that, with a few exceptions, these threads tended to be fairly short lived and tarantula focused, but are nevertheless interesting. I will say I learned a few methods of preservation I would have never thought of.
  1. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/h...antula-in-hand-sanitizer.343630/#post-3159698 - most recent thread on T preservation
  2. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/the-day-has-come.343444/#post-3157342 - a day of mourning that turned into a discussion of T body preservation
  3. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/d...ids-for-those-with-insect-collections.342750/ - a discussion of protecting preserved specimens from dermestid beetle damage
  4. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/weirdest-question-ever-posted-on-ab.342167/#post-3142944 - a discussion of the mildly bizarre market for deadstock Ts
  5. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/how-do-i-preserve-a-tarantula.341910/#post-3140760 -another thread on T preservation
  6. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/kind-of-urgent-how-to-dry-preserve-a-millipede.341257/ - a thread on millipede preservation which unfortunately faltered :(
  7. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/preserving-a-dead-spider.458/ - thread on best preservation methods for Ts and true spiders
  8. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/do-i-need-a-permit-of-sorts.333403/#post-3059347 - thread discussing legality of moving preserved invertebrates (hint: none CITES, ESA species are totally legal)
  9. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/what-do-you-do-with-your-tarantulas-molts-😁.331413/#post-3036871 - not true deadstock, but I think preservation of tarantula molts counts
  10. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/h...e-to-preserve-in-alcohol.324861/#post-2980110 - yet ANOTHER thread on preserving Ts, this time in alcohol
  11. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/tarantula-taxidermy.322779/ - more T taxidermy
  12. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/w...eserve-your-true-spiders.319581/#post-2933667 - true spider alcohol preservation
  13. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/u...ow-and-abdomen-deflation.314738/#post-2885668 - pinning Black widows
  14. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/i...ried-preserved-specimens.312304/#post-2844973 - a surprising deadstock find (a critically endangered species)
  15. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/extatosoma-tiaratum-pinning-preserving.333629/ - short but valuable thread on the pinning of Phasmids
  16. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/e...ation-method-for-inverts.312034/#post-2841847 - perhaps the most informative thread on arachnid preservation
  17. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/dry-mounting-and-pinning-a-dead-scorpion.218910/#post-1938571 - in a break from ts, scorpion preservation!
  18. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/preserving-and-pinning.83476/ - a massive thread on various users opinions on deadstock, as well as discussion of a few collections
  19. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/lubber-grasshopper-pinning.343889/#post-3163304 - recent ongoing thread regarding lubber grasshopper pinning
  20. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/roach-pinning-preservation.332660/#post-3047569 - interesting thread on roach pinning, gotta admit, I didn’t realize drying worked for soft bodied roaches too
  21. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/insect-preserving-question.329800/#post-3020024- assassin bug preservation… ft. victorian taxidermy!
  22. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/insect-collection-pinned.303952/ - MASSIVE thread on deadstock collection!
  23. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/pinning-my-huntsman.302623/ - pinning Huntsmans
  24. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/unable-to-relax-stag-beetle.295956/ - stag beetle rehydration
  25. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/preserving-tarantulas-in-resin.344576/ - recent thread on resin preservation
  26. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/preserving-whipspider-molt.325766/#post-2984689 - amblypygi molt preservation
  27. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/bringing-preserved-insects-and-arachnids-on-an-airplane.324545/ - unfortunately short (but arguably CRITICAL) thread on international airplane movement of deadstock

Hope this is helpful in further considerations of staff, thank you for all that you do!
 

l4nsky

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Hello again! Apologies this took forever, Senior Spring was not the promised period of calm. Here are 27 informative deadstock threads from the past few years. I will admit that, with a few exceptions, these threads tended to be fairly short lived and tarantula focused, but are nevertheless interesting. I will say I learned a few methods of preservation I would have never thought of.
  1. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/h...antula-in-hand-sanitizer.343630/#post-3159698 - most recent thread on T preservation
  2. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/the-day-has-come.343444/#post-3157342 - a day of mourning that turned into a discussion of T body preservation
  3. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/d...ids-for-those-with-insect-collections.342750/ - a discussion of protecting preserved specimens from dermestid beetle damage
  4. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/weirdest-question-ever-posted-on-ab.342167/#post-3142944 - a discussion of the mildly bizarre market for deadstock Ts
  5. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/how-do-i-preserve-a-tarantula.341910/#post-3140760 -another thread on T preservation
  6. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/kind-of-urgent-how-to-dry-preserve-a-millipede.341257/ - a thread on millipede preservation which unfortunately faltered :(
  7. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/preserving-a-dead-spider.458/ - thread on best preservation methods for Ts and true spiders
  8. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/do-i-need-a-permit-of-sorts.333403/#post-3059347 - thread discussing legality of moving preserved invertebrates (hint: none CITES, ESA species are totally legal)
  9. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/what-do-you-do-with-your-tarantulas-molts-😁.331413/#post-3036871 - not true deadstock, but I think preservation of tarantula molts counts
  10. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/h...e-to-preserve-in-alcohol.324861/#post-2980110 - yet ANOTHER thread on preserving Ts, this time in alcohol
  11. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/tarantula-taxidermy.322779/ - more T taxidermy
  12. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/w...eserve-your-true-spiders.319581/#post-2933667 - true spider alcohol preservation
  13. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/u...ow-and-abdomen-deflation.314738/#post-2885668 - pinning Black widows
  14. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/i...ried-preserved-specimens.312304/#post-2844973 - a surprising deadstock find (a critically endangered species)
  15. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/extatosoma-tiaratum-pinning-preserving.333629/ - short but valuable thread on the pinning of Phasmids
  16. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/e...ation-method-for-inverts.312034/#post-2841847 - perhaps the most informative thread on arachnid preservation
  17. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/dry-mounting-and-pinning-a-dead-scorpion.218910/#post-1938571 - in a break from ts, scorpion preservation!
  18. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/preserving-and-pinning.83476/ - a massive thread on various users opinions on deadstock, as well as discussion of a few collections
  19. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/lubber-grasshopper-pinning.343889/#post-3163304 - recent ongoing thread regarding lubber grasshopper pinning
  20. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/roach-pinning-preservation.332660/#post-3047569 - interesting thread on roach pinning, gotta admit, I didn’t realize drying worked for soft bodied roaches too
  21. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/insect-preserving-question.329800/#post-3020024- assassin bug preservation… ft. victorian taxidermy!
  22. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/insect-collection-pinned.303952/ - MASSIVE thread on deadstock collection!
  23. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/pinning-my-huntsman.302623/ - pinning Huntsmans
  24. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/unable-to-relax-stag-beetle.295956/ - stag beetle rehydration
  25. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/preserving-tarantulas-in-resin.344576/ - recent thread on resin preservation
  26. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/preserving-whipspider-molt.325766/#post-2984689 - amblypygi molt preservation
  27. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/bringing-preserved-insects-and-arachnids-on-an-airplane.324545/ - unfortunately short (but arguably CRITICAL) thread on international airplane movement of deadstock

Hope this is helpful in further considerations of staff, thank you for all that you do!
Now that's doing your research lol. Asked and delivered. I guess the question is if there is going to be a deadstock subforum, where would it go? Since the topic covers all inverts, I imagine it would have to go into it's own subforum category.
 

MrDeranged

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Hello again! Apologies this took forever, Senior Spring was not the promised period of calm. Here are 27 informative deadstock threads from the past few years. I will admit that, with a few exceptions, these threads tended to be fairly short lived and tarantula focused, but are nevertheless interesting. I will say I learned a few methods of preservation I would have never thought of.
  1. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/h...antula-in-hand-sanitizer.343630/#post-3159698 - most recent thread on T preservation
  2. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/the-day-has-come.343444/#post-3157342 - a day of mourning that turned into a discussion of T body preservation
  3. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/d...ids-for-those-with-insect-collections.342750/ - a discussion of protecting preserved specimens from dermestid beetle damage
  4. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/weirdest-question-ever-posted-on-ab.342167/#post-3142944 - a discussion of the mildly bizarre market for deadstock Ts
  5. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/how-do-i-preserve-a-tarantula.341910/#post-3140760 -another thread on T preservation
  6. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/kind-of-urgent-how-to-dry-preserve-a-millipede.341257/ - a thread on millipede preservation which unfortunately faltered :(
  7. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/preserving-a-dead-spider.458/ - thread on best preservation methods for Ts and true spiders
  8. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/do-i-need-a-permit-of-sorts.333403/#post-3059347 - thread discussing legality of moving preserved invertebrates (hint: none CITES, ESA species are totally legal)
  9. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/what-do-you-do-with-your-tarantulas-molts-😁.331413/#post-3036871 - not true deadstock, but I think preservation of tarantula molts counts
  10. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/h...e-to-preserve-in-alcohol.324861/#post-2980110 - yet ANOTHER thread on preserving Ts, this time in alcohol
  11. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/tarantula-taxidermy.322779/ - more T taxidermy
  12. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/w...eserve-your-true-spiders.319581/#post-2933667 - true spider alcohol preservation
  13. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/u...ow-and-abdomen-deflation.314738/#post-2885668 - pinning Black widows
  14. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/i...ried-preserved-specimens.312304/#post-2844973 - a surprising deadstock find (a critically endangered species)
  15. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/extatosoma-tiaratum-pinning-preserving.333629/ - short but valuable thread on the pinning of Phasmids
  16. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/e...ation-method-for-inverts.312034/#post-2841847 - perhaps the most informative thread on arachnid preservation
  17. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/dry-mounting-and-pinning-a-dead-scorpion.218910/#post-1938571 - in a break from ts, scorpion preservation!
  18. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/preserving-and-pinning.83476/ - a massive thread on various users opinions on deadstock, as well as discussion of a few collections
  19. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/lubber-grasshopper-pinning.343889/#post-3163304 - recent ongoing thread regarding lubber grasshopper pinning
  20. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/roach-pinning-preservation.332660/#post-3047569 - interesting thread on roach pinning, gotta admit, I didn’t realize drying worked for soft bodied roaches too
  21. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/insect-preserving-question.329800/#post-3020024- assassin bug preservation… ft. victorian taxidermy!
  22. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/insect-collection-pinned.303952/ - MASSIVE thread on deadstock collection!
  23. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/pinning-my-huntsman.302623/ - pinning Huntsmans
  24. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/unable-to-relax-stag-beetle.295956/ - stag beetle rehydration
  25. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/preserving-tarantulas-in-resin.344576/ - recent thread on resin preservation
  26. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/preserving-whipspider-molt.325766/#post-2984689 - amblypygi molt preservation
  27. https://arachnoboards.com/threads/bringing-preserved-insects-and-arachnids-on-an-airplane.324545/ - unfortunately short (but arguably CRITICAL) thread on international airplane movement of deadstock

Hope this is helpful in further considerations of staff, thank you for all that you do!
Very impressive list. :) I shall go through it as soon as I have some spare time and get back to you.
 
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