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Insects and Spiders

Care instructions and information on pet insects from the praying mantis to the Madagascan hissing cockroach. You will also find links for food and supplies.

Ant Farm - Ant Farms star
A truly easy to care for pet, the exotic pet ant! The ant farm is a great way to encourage standards, principles, and life’s ethics. Ant farms are a gentle manner of introducing the concept of death and mortality. I frankly think children should experience an ant farm at least once in their lives.

Exotic Pet Invertebrates, Amphibians, and Reptiles star
Sometimes you don’t see a lot of commonality in exotic pets, but in fact many species have a great deal in common. Ectotherms; invertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles, animals that can’t control body heat. Different animals over winter; mosquitos produce a natural antifreeze called glycerol.

Flucker´s star[offsite link]
Hissing Cockroaches and supplies for insects including fruit flies. Mostly a reptile site but does have some insects for pets, and some insects to feed pets. star[offsite link]
Supplies for pet insects including flightless fruit flies and culturing supplies.

Ghann´s Cricket Farm star[offsite link]
A source for pinhead crickets and other supplies.

Honey Bees star
Honey bees make an interesting exotic pet insect. Besides the benefit of enjoying the bees, you are helping the honey bee recover from a status of near endangerment. You can also harvest the honey, and enjoy the medicinal value of honey bee pollen and enjoy the honey bees picture.

Honey Bees - How to Care for Bees star
Honey bees make an interesting exotic pet insect. Besides the benefit of enjoying the bees, you are helping the honey bee recover from a status of near endangerment. You can also harvest the honey, and enjoy the medicinal value of honey bee pollen and enjoy the honey bees picture.

Housing for Ectotherms star
Reptiles, amphibians, and Insects - Reptile, Amphibians, and Insects supplies, items to set up your vivarium environment. Lights, heat, undertank heaters, health, humidity, thermostats, UVB lamps and other essential ectotherm supplies.

Housing Reptile, Amphibians and Insects star
Reptile, Amphibians and Insects; vivarium habitats; terrariums, atrium, screen and mesh habitats.

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach - Pet star
The Madagascar Hissing Cockroach is an excellent pet. Insect pets are very popular. The giant hissing cockroach also known as hissers are great beginner insect pets because they are mild, don't bite and are easy to care for. They are very fascinating unlike common roaches. Hissers are wingless.

Praying Mantis - Care for the Praying Mantis star
This article includes care instructions for the praying mantis, as well as an introduction of the praying mantis as an exotic pet. How to care for the praying mantis.

Praying Mantis OWNAGE star[offsite link]
This is a link to a praying mantis video which shows various species of praying mantis as well as, behaviors, posturing, and feeding. You will find some silly stuff but it is worth watching.

Scorpions - Pet Scorpion star
An exotic pet scorpion is a fascinating pet. Learn about pet scorpions. The beautiful Emperor scorpion is a popular scorpion to have as a pet. Learn how to tell the difference between a male and a female. Learn how the scorpion gives birth. Learn about the specific care requirements. How poisonous?

Spider - Choices Exotic Pets star
The spider is part of the What Pet do you Choose series. Spiders or arachnids make interesting exotic pets. There could be liabilities in owning a venomous pet. This article includes the tarantula, black widow spider, brown recluse pictures and information about pet spiders.

Spider Pharm Inc star[offsite link]
Readily available source for house flies, they also have some exotics for sale. This could be an excellent source; much of the site is under construction. However, with the upcoming features, the site shows a lot of promise.

Tarantula - Pet Tarantula star
Learn how to care for the pet tarantula. Tarantulas need special care for heat to humidity. There are many different kinds of tarantulas each need special care. Most are quite gentle and really do make great pets. Meet my hairy friend the tarantula. Think twice before stepping on a spider.

Tarantula Cage - Vivarium star
Learn how to cage your pet tarantula in a natural vivarium environment to be able keep your pet tarantula safe, comfortable, and happy. You will need to keep humidity and heat in the enclosure but yet have ventilation. The tarantula cage must be escape proof. A terrarium makes a perfect habitat.

Walking Stick - Stick Insects - Pet star
Pet walking sticks, leaf insects, or stick insects are very interesting to watch and enjoy. It is particularly interesting for children. As long as they don’t try to handle the delicate creatures it is a lesson in life and science they will not forget. How to care for the exotic pet stick insect.

Weta – Pet Weta star
Here is an exotic pet that can be as large as your hand, has its ears near its knees, and sings. Care to venture a guess what this animal is? It is an exotic pet Weta. Learn about the weta a very intriguing animal; a species as old as the dinosaurs.

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