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Nope! I am right up there with ya!

I LOVE tarantulas and scorpions and am hoping to get one of each real soon, I want an emperor scorpion and a tarantula...not sure what species tho.I also used to want a millepede!
 

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Well, I like invertebrates and have two ghost shrimp :D. But no insects or arachnids though I love tarantulas.
 

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Nope! I am right up there with ya!

I LOVE tarantulas and scorpions and am hoping to get one of each real soon, I want an emperor scorpion and a tarantula...not sure what species tho.I also used to want a millepede!
I could recommend a Grammostola aureostriata. They're a beautiful species and very docile :)

I have had some species of millipedes aswell but I didn't find them quite as interesting as tarantulas :D
 

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I could recommend a Grammostola aureostriata. They're a beautiful species and very docile :)

I have had some species of millipedes aswell but I didn't find them quite as interesting as tarantulas :D
What is the common name? I am bad with scientific names...:rolleyes:

What kinds of millipedes did you have? I want one.I was informed by someone, they have mites that cover them, but mites that are spose to be there!Is this true? Thats a little creepy! I may love spiders and things like that and other creepy crawlies, but I HATE mites!
 

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I think the common name is Chaco golden knee tarantula. I'm bad with common names :D

Millipedes indeed do have mites on them, this is completely harmless, in fact they clean the millipede! There are usually not many, only a couple of mites. You should be worried if there are a lot.

I had Archispirostreptus gigas and Spirostreptidae spec. 2
 

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i LOVE bugs also. i am looking for an indian stick insect. i found someone online that has some i am considering. also i love millipeads and have had 3 tarantulas. i had to leave them with a close freind when i moved along with my ball python, redtail boa, 3 nile monitors, and two adult iguanas. MAN i miss my babies. i am also looking for a millipead now too. and in the future i am wanting a large tank with a dozen scorpions too. i am not sure what kind
 

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I would love an emperor scorpion or a desert hairy scorpion.I also want a couple tarantulas, as I mentioned before, not sure what species tho and used to want a millepede, not so sure now.

I once got a bad shipment of mealworms and they had grain mites, it was rather gross and disturbing!
 

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Im into them 2, just took my giant millipede back, it was fun but not what i was looking for
 

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I used to keep about 50 different species of tarantula, and various other bugs, but I've since cut down drastically to make room for snakes. :)
 

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Oh how i wish i could have some tailless whips, but that is the one animal that my girlfriend has said NO to, apparently it is a living nightmare even though they are harmless
 

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Tailless whip scorpions are more harmless than tarantulas, not being venomous and all.

How about a solifugid? They aren't venomous either, but I'd hate to get a finger into those pincers. :)
 

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I am not a big fan of whip scorpions...they are a little ugly.The first pic wasn't too bad,he don't look bad...hey,isn't that the thing that was in the 4th HP movie?...But that second pic,that thing is nasty looking! :rolleyes:

 

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Yup, they used Damon variegatus in HP4!! :D
Hehehe...I thought he was a little cutie...but in general those things are something I am not a huge fan of!
 

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I went to HP4 at the cinema with my boyfriend. When they showed that whipspider we were all like.. Oohh, nice specimen! Yours need a couple more molts before reaching that size!
You should have seen the faces of the people next to us :D
 

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I went through a stage where I was absolutely terrified of insects.As a kid I would collect bugs,then I got bit& got really sick [I was a sick kid in general] THEN a year or so later I got stung & back to the hospital.From there on,I absolutely got terrified of bugs& spiders& many creepy crawlies! Within the last few months I started warming up to bugs etc & now I just find them so fasinating! I LOVE bugs now.I want a chilean rose hair tarantula Grammostola rosea <I know,spiders arent bugs ;) >.
I love the color on the martinique tree spider though as well (but know nothing on them yet) Scientific name: Avicularia versicolor.
I'm a fan of mantids & stick bugs though xD None of these I ever had the pleasure of owning though!

Anyone here take a course in entomology? [my spelling is probably off :rolleyes: ]

[EDiT] I found this neat little site Entomolgy for Beginners
It's just a general fun site.Mentions some quotes & proverbs also mentioning bugs,from harry potter books& even in the bible & other sources also. ;)
It's not a site to get a course in entomology :lol: I think it's targeted towards kids :D
 

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I was always terrified of just about any type of invertebrate, whether it be insect, arachnid, etc. However, when I was doing wetland work, I had to identify aquatic invertebrates, I pretty much got over any fear I had of those critters. As prehistoric as some of them look - they're not following me out of the water, lol. I'm still a little sketchy about terrestrial inverts, but not like I used to be. I can appreciate invertebrates in general a lot more since I had to spend so much time studying them in order to indentify the aquatic nymphs.

That does not mean I want them crawlin' around my house! I have put around mint extract, cuz it's supposed to deter them.

I had to take a couple entomology classes when I was in grad school, but they were really on the periphery. One was an insecticide toxicology class and the other was some kind of pest management course. There may have been a third...it's a little foggy now, lol.
 

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i must say i used to be terrified of spiders, and i would kill them for no reason. but in my basement on my frogs tankstand a female spider made a web. she was very skinny and her abdomen was very small, so i fed her a cricket from the frog feeder cricket tank, she ate it right away and got so fat, so i kept feeding her so she wouldnt die b/c apparently my house is bug free...anyway shes layed 3 batches? of eggs and one started to hatch last week, and now yesterday she mustve mated again b/c theres a dead male she ate in her web, i have no idea what kind of spider she is, im just caring for her...
 
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