Other Resources

Here is a list of resources for the beginning and advanced hobbyist alike.

NOTE: Work in progress.

Blogs

All About Arthropods Blog, done by Joshua Campos, this is an excellent blog that details his escapades and experiences with a wide variety of invertebrates, everything from roaches, to beetles, to isopods, to even pincher bugs/earwigs! Easily one of the funnest to read and watch develop.

The Life of a Mantis Collector is an interesting blog featuring mostly, you guessed it, mantids, but it also contains experiences and collection updates on roaches, jumping spiders, millipedes, etc. The proprietor is “WyrmSwarm” on Arachnoboards.

Invertebrate Dude Blog is one of the premier English invertebrate blogs I’ve seen, done by TJ Ombrelle. While it focuses mostly on roaches, it also dabbles in a variety of other insects (some other invertebrates) as well. Contains both anecdotal comments and some awesome factual information. While it does contain some stronger language, I still recommend it for an excellent read, especially if you are looking for info on more obscure species.

The Mantis Menagerie Blog is an awesome project run by, that’s right, “The Mantis Menagerie” from Arachnoboards and Roach Forum. A variety of invertebrates are detailed and discussed, and it also contains an absolutely amazing amount of info (stemming from both personal experience and information provided by the USDA/APHIS) on the permitting process for keeping/importing exotic invertebrates.

The Splendid Unknowns Blog is run by that mysterious enthusiast “coniontises”, who can be found by the same name on both Arachnoboards and Roach Forum. It shifts gears and focuses more on the obscurest of the obscure invertebrates within our fair hobby, the lichens, although adventures with insects and other invertebrates also feature regularly. Likely contains the most scientific approach out of all the blogs detailed thus far.

Arachnoboards Forum Threads

Loxosceles arizonica an overview with pics

Loxosceles deserta a brief habitat summary with pics

Excellent write-ups with photos regarding the natural habitats of various Loxosceles species. Note: Since these threads are on international forums, I cannot guarantee that they will be free of foul language and such. The actual thread-starting posts however are devoid of inappropriate material.

https://arachnoboards.com/threads/philths-non-theraphosid-mygalomorph-and-true-spider-photo-thread-part-2.304440/

A photo thread of a variety of true and primitive spider species created and kept up by Tom Patterson AKA “Philth” on arachnid forums. May contain some mild language.

https://arachnoboards.com/threads/my-true-spiders-other-arachnids.323362/

An awesome photo thread containing “NYAN”‘s collection of various true spiders. Note: Since this thread is on an international forum, I cannot guarantee that it will be free of foul language and such. The actual thread-starting posts however are devoid of inappropriate material.

https://arachnoboards.com/threads/my-australian-non-t-primitives.324678/

An incredible photo journal of Declan Hegge’s (AKA “RezonantVoid” on the forums) Australian mygalomorph collection. Note: Since this thread is on an international forum, I cannot guarantee that it will be free of foul language and such. The actual thread-starting posts however are devoid of inappropriate material.

https://arachnoboards.com/threads/taming-the-ogre-keeping-web-casters.319917/

“Rhino1” details the care of Deinopis sp. in this helpful picture-filled care sheet thread. Note: Since this thread is on an international forum, I cannot guarantee that it will be free of foul language and such. The actual thread-starting posts however are devoid of inappropriate material.

https://arachnoboards.com/threads/arachnid-addicteds-other-spiders-and-arachnids-pictures-thread.327269/

https://arachnoboards.com/threads/arachnid-addicteds-tarantula-pictures.319002/

https://arachnoboards.com/threads/arachnid-addicteds-centipede-pictures.326835/#post-2996215

“Arachnid Addicted” is addicted to arachnids: just look at his collection! He also has interests in centipedes and other creatures. Note: Since these threads are on an international forum, I cannot guarantee that they will be free of foul language and such. The actual thread-starting posts however are devoid of inappropriate material.

https://arachnoboards.com/threads/skippy%C2%B4s-millipedes.323018/

https://arachnoboards.com/threads/skippy%C2%B4s-isopods.323127/

Adri├án Purkart (AKA “skippy666”), a Slovakian enthusiast, shows off his collection of millipedes and isopods in these awesome photo threads. Note: Since these threads are on an international forum, I cannot guarantee that they will be free of foul language and such. The actual thread-starting posts however are devoid of inappropriate material.