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Freddy's Haven: Wildlife Educational Center & Park

Discussion in 'Zoo Trips (Man Made Habitats)' started by Freddy'sHaven08, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. Freddy'sHaven08

    Freddy'sHaven08 Arachnopeon

    Hello everyone,

    I am in the process of designing a Small-Scaled Zoo in the state of Massachusetts.
    I am also in the process of obtaining animals for the Center.
    I was wondering if anyone knew where the following animals can be purchased:

    Leaf Cutter Ants
    Black Widow(both sexes)
    Brown Recluse(Both Sexes)
    Rhino Beetles
    Dung Beetles
    Sydney Funnel-web Spiders
    Trapdoor Spiders
    and Misc. Millipedes and Centipedes

    Any help will be greatly appreciated. I understand that there are a few deadly species on this small list, but the Center will include an Arachnid/Insect specialist on-hand at all times.
  2. thedude

    thedude Arachnoprince Old Timer

    you can find trap door spiders,widows and pedes from different inver dealers (check the links page).

    as for sydney funnle webs good luck finding them in the Us, i dont even think they have bin imported yet.

    also every so often you might find beetles for sale but you just have to do a lil snoop work online and for leaf cutter, i dunno if you can buy them or not and i think it's illiegal to buy queens of non native species
  3. Freddy'sHaven08

    Freddy'sHaven08 Arachnopeon

    I had heard about the Queen Ant being illegal to purchase, which is why ALL AntFarms fail in little time. I was told the Funnel-web spider may be in the US used in Venom research, so I'll have to look into that.
    Any recommendations on some popular pet-trade species of Millipedes, Centipedes, scorpions or spiders that have a highly potent venom???
  4. thedude

    thedude Arachnoprince Old Timer

    no millipedes have venom they have a slight amount of cyanide but thats it, any scolependra is venomas, i dont know too much about scorps and any kind of tarantula thats old world has more venom, i dont know to much about true spiders though
  5. Freddy'sHaven08

    Freddy'sHaven08 Arachnopeon

    Here's another question for someone.

    I saw a program on discovery channel where a scientist used a machine that sent an electric current to a metalic(I think) plate that was covered with glass to collect venom from a few species of venomous ants. Does anyone know what that machine is, or how one could build such a thing?

    A part of my facility will focus on collecting venom from certain species of arachnids, and this invetion seemed to keep peoples fingers out of harms way, while the machine agrivated the ants enough to sting the glass plate, leaving their venom to be scrapped by the researcher.

  6. tigger_my_T.

    tigger_my_T. Arachnosquire

    come to California we have millions of black widows where I live its not even funny how may are in my back yard
  7. froggyman

    froggyman Arachnoangel

    try the spanish funnel web instead todd gearheart sells them....

    good luck
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