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New critters in time for Halloween

This is a discussion on New critters in time for Halloween within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by bleak_vibrations We don't really get much interesting down in NZ, I think ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleak_vibrations View Post
    We don't really get much interesting down in NZ, I think we only have 1 poisonous spider.
    you can have some of ours... red backs, and then all the poisonous snakes... eugh...

    these are the kind of animals which I find fascinating to look at on pictures but I'll pass it up in real life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    Is that like a little tiny baby tarantula? I mean, is that your finger in the background? As for the scorpions, well, I've had a couple bad experiences in the wild with them, so they would get stomped at my house.

    And the roaches... well EEWWWWWWWEE!!!
    Yep, Diane, a wee one it is ... that is the first segment of my index finger. Today I discovered that it went up a size [though it's still very little].

    Emperor scorps are pretty harmless.

    And my sis feels the same about the roaches. She'll take care of my other critters if I'm going to be gone a while but not the roaches LOL

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    I was just about to say how cool it was that you have an antilles pinktoe and i got to answer a question in the process. groovy. awesome little guys, pavel.

    KC - i used to have a chilean rose too, got to about 6" or so legspan, beautiful girl. i was living in flordia at the time so the abundant anoles were a real treat for her.
    Thanks Colin!

    Quote Originally Posted by KC C View Post
    A charming menagerie. What is the common name of the tarantula?

    I used to have a female Chilean rosy. My daughter and I also raised large numbers of hissing roaches as food items for my various critters and sold them to others for their critters.
    Well since you brought it up, here's my Chilean Rosy-Haired T. The lighting didn't really do her justice with bringing out her metallic pink color.


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    Ummm, just thought I'd mention about cockroaches in general...they are actually very neat and tidy animals, and generally, they are cleaner than your average house cat! But for some weird reason, we humans have it in our heads that they are disgusting, dirty little animals...I have actually rescued them from restaraunts before.

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    Sorry, farm boy, but once you've lived in a roach-infested apartment, they become and forever remain vile little breeding machines that completely misunderstand the Homestead Act.

    Few bugs bring out my stomping instinct quite so severly.

    McYuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATester View Post
    .I have actually rescued them from restaraunts before.

    Roaches may be clean, but they live on refuse - which means somewhere nearby is lack of cleanliness...that's my issue with them. And boy it is ingrained deeply!!

    PS, if we ever get together, can we please NOT go to any restaurants where you have found such an abundance of roaches in the open that you could 'rescue' them?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    Roaches may be clean, but they live on refuse - which means somewhere nearby is lack of cleanliness...that's my issue with them. And boy it is ingrained deeply!!

    PS, if we ever get together, can we please NOT go to any restaurants where you have found such an abundance of roaches in the open that you could 'rescue' them?????
    Sure, no problem! It is only this one restaraunt in particular, we were fortunatly the only ones who noticed them, and we let them know. They were appologetic, but we explained that we were all right, no harm done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    Sorry, farm boy...
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    Yeah, as a kid my idea of fun was playing in ponds and dissecting owl pellets. Kept Blacksnakes as pets, adopted mocking birds, and my Great Aunt even had a skunk as a pet for a while...she was named aptly "Petunia".

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    Oh, now, dissecting owl pellets is cool! I thought I was the only one doing it. It's really fascinating!

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    They actually sell owl pellets with a dissecting kit (tweezer, magnifying glass, etc) with a cute kid's book called, Owl Puke.

    I bought it for my young nephews several years ago. They loved it!

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    Either this is REALLY getting weird or I've been out of touch too long. Actually, Darwin and I did watch a red shouldered hawk yak up a bunch of bones and feathers not too long ago. A real interesting show.
    Had a few unpleasant close calls with scorpions and rattlesnakes but would be willing to be introduced to the tarantulas, but please keep the roaches at bay.

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