Nematodes V’s Phorid fly larvae – What they are and how to help
Thank you to Guy Tansley at Bugsnstuff https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=36&v=74BbVxq-218&feature=emb_logo nematode microscope
Photo: William Wergin and Richard Sayre/Wikimedia Commons https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/what-are-nematodes
“Tiny” The Worlds Biggest Tarantula Genus (Theraphosa) Making her EGGSAC! by predatororpreyonline
You’ve just watched our Goliath Birdeater Tarantula (Theraphosa stirmi) making her eggsac. It took over 28 hours of recording, speeded up x100 to make the last portion of this video.
It is a youtube first for this species and was totally nerve-wracking.
She was mated on May 1st 2018 so It’s now over 8 months.
So I’ve received a spider today for next year’s breeding projects…
You will need to wait until the end of the video to find out what it is…. its a good one. I promise.
It’s now been six months after pairing the monster in my collection – “The Burgundy Goliath” or Theraphosa stirmi.
I was expecting something to happen by now or at least some indication that she is gravid and preparing herself for eggsac production ie moving earth around or heavy webbing. So far, nothing. It’s time to take matters into my own hands and start making changes to her environment that may spur her on to drop.
In a very “off the cuff” episode from the YouTube channel, you can find out what I’ll be doing and how I’ll go about it.
The new DSLR arrived and I am a bit blown away by it.
Need to adjust the image settings a bit but overall it’s cracking.
I am fed up of being limited by what you can do with facebook messenger – either it lags or you are unable to establish a stable connection.
I miss the old days of spider chat rooms like the T store so I decided to create an open Skype group for swapping tips, tricks, knowledge and resources.
Anyone can add themselves to the group and chat about anything spider related – only one rule – spammers or sales posts will be removed asap. By all means add a link to where you are selling a spider if there is interest.
Here’s the link :