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Re: What are some of your other interests?
« Reply #45 on: July 26, 2021, 05:14:25 PM »
Fellow arthropod fans please interact.

Well hello?! I never thought I'd stumble across a fellow arthropod enthusiast at the pony forums!  :whoa:

I actually grew up terrified of anything crawly, but fear and fascination always went kind of hand in hand for me and as I started to put in all the effort I could to conquer my fear, it turned into an obsession, and I went from freezing in fear from large bugs to coaxing them into my bare hands very quickly.

I started out fancying the lepidoptera most of all and I still love them a lot, but now my absolute favorite is the blattodea  :lovey: Ever since I discovered hissing cockroaches at a pet shop I have been smitten with how big and gentle they are.

I also LOVE weevils and wasps. And while I'm mostly focused on insects, I like other arthropods as well, spiders and millipedes being a big favorite. I tried my hand at keeping a couple of giant African millipedes at some point, but they were unfortunately short lived. I'd like to try again sometime, but I need to gain a lot more knowledge in order to be sure I'm able to provide for them.

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Yay for arthropods! They're so fun and (mostly) small! Blattodea are really neat! I could totally see myself looking into getting a hissing cockroach for a pet someday. They're super cute. Though I think my most wanted pet insect would be some sort of mantis. My most wanted pet arthropod overall would be a jumping spider of course, as they're my favorite animals in the world. I want a Hyllus diardi specifically. :)
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Re: What are some of your other interests?
« Reply #46 on: July 27, 2021, 12:21:44 PM »
Yay for arthropods! They're so fun and (mostly) small! Blattodea are really neat! I could totally see myself looking into getting a hissing cockroach for a pet someday. They're super cute. Though I think my most wanted pet insect would be some sort of mantis. My most wanted pet arthropod overall would be a jumping spider of course, as they're my favorite animals in the world. I want a Hyllus diardi specifically. :)

Good taste! I was actually on my way to get a pet mantis after a friend told me they had them at a local pet store. They didn't, but they did have hissing cockroaches... and that's how that love started. :lovey: I've kept them ever since, but I'm struggling a lot with the ones I currently have as I think they've caught some kind of mold >_< I was very pleased when I first got this batch that they didn't have any mites, but chances are mites would actually have been able to combat the mold. Might have a look around and see if I can get a hold of some.

I have a lot to learn still, in other words. ^^;

Jumping spiders are amazing! They are SO cute and I think they serve as a nice gateway to convert crawly skeptics. Lol. I frequently got jumping spider visitors when I lived in Japan, here in Norway they are not as common but I just found one the other day and was ecstatic. Looked up your fav and it's sooo cute, good size too!
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Re: What are some of your other interests?
« Reply #47 on: July 27, 2021, 05:02:55 PM »
Yay for arthropods! They're so fun and (mostly) small! Blattodea are really neat! I could totally see myself looking into getting a hissing cockroach for a pet someday. They're super cute. Though I think my most wanted pet insect would be some sort of mantis. My most wanted pet arthropod overall would be a jumping spider of course, as they're my favorite animals in the world. I want a Hyllus diardi specifically. :)

Good taste! I was actually on my way to get a pet mantis after a friend told me they had them at a local pet store. They didn't, but they did have hissing cockroaches... and that's how that love started. :lovey: I've kept them ever since, but I'm struggling a lot with the ones I currently have as I think they've caught some kind of mold >_< I was very pleased when I first got this batch that they didn't have any mites, but chances are mites would actually have been able to combat the mold. Might have a look around and see if I can get a hold of some.

I have a lot to learn still, in other words. ^^;

Jumping spiders are amazing! They are SO cute and I think they serve as a nice gateway to convert crawly skeptics. Lol. I frequently got jumping spider visitors when I lived in Japan, here in Norway they are not as common but I just found one the other day and was ecstatic. Looked up your fav and it's sooo cute, good size too!

Ah yeah I remember hearing about how mites help out a lot with hissing roaches! I hope you're able to get your hands on the right type of mites to help out your roaches!

Jumpers are cute haha. I think my favorite species overall is Mopsus mormon, but I don't think people captive breed them though so I wouldn't be able to get one as a pet. I hope people breed them someday, the males are so silly looking. I think a Hyllus diardi would be a wonderful one for a pet since the Hyllus genus are the largest jumpers, and I know diardi does get bred in captivity. The bigger the jumper the easier it is to see their adorable face. :lol:
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Re: What are some of your other interests?
« Reply #48 on: July 30, 2021, 04:04:05 PM »
For me that is raising moths and butterflies, something I have not done in years till now. I caught one and she laid eggs in the soup container I now have 7 little ones to look after. They seem to be doing well,currently and two stages away from pupa stage.

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Re: What are some of your other interests?
« Reply #49 on: August 15, 2021, 05:36:01 AM »
I actually got a no-kidding amateur radio license on a whim. Literally went from "hmm, I think I'll Google this" to "I take the test tomorrow" in the space of a couple weeks. Then a first-try pass and KF0FUT was on the air!

Both my parents and my ever-patient wife now have confirmation that I'm completely nuts. But it's been an interesting journey that resulted in something actually useful.

Hilariously, I actually have a job as a "show host" doing morning announcements at my current job, complete with proper use of my radio callsign and the best "radio voice"  I can do. My boss now not only expects to present each morning but made my role an actual approved thing. Life is weird!

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Re: What are some of your other interests?
« Reply #50 on: August 30, 2021, 01:10:58 PM »
For me that is raising moths and butterflies, something I have not done in years till now.

SO COOL! I also am fond of moths a whole bunch! I have a field guide on them and know a lot of cool facts! I’d love to raise them one day (when I finally move out of my parent’s house! ((yes I’m 23 and still live with parents,,)) )
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Re: What are some of your other interests?
« Reply #51 on: September 16, 2021, 04:17:27 AM »
Besides the love of MLPs I love: Family Time - we would watch a movie, or if its a Family event play Dominos or dice which includes: my mom, my sis, my grandpa & granny, great aunt jean and sometimes my bro and his wife. Next weekend is Cranberry fest, so it will be a family reunion again.
Fancy Cars - my favorite car is the Ford Maverick Grabber blue Gold Stripping. It was my dads first car and its becoming very popular in car shows in Wisconsin.
Video Games - PS4 games are soo fun such as Uncharted I want to play The Last of Us 2. I have a PS5 now I just am trying to finish my Ps4 games.
Music - All Music
& My Inspiration.... Mark Wahlberg! with the Motto - Inspire to be better! for some odd reason after I met him on May-12-2017... I like changed big time... I saw that the friends I was hanging out with were toxic to me... Its like I saw a whole new me; even though its not with him... I'm inspired to be better everyday.  ^.^
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