Invertebrates

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10 Funny Bee-Related Words You Never Knew—Bee Bread Anyone?

There's a quirky side to your neighborhood beekeeper. They come with a strange vocabulary.

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Beekeeping Beginner's Guide: How to Set Up a Beehive

Learn how to set up a beehive and what equipment you will need. This article will tell you how to get started beekeeping from start to finish.

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How to Take Care of Your First Pet Silkworms

Silkworms have been domesticated for a long time. They are easy to care for, and the phases of their life are intriguing to watch. This article should provide enough information to decide if silkworms will make a suitable pet for you or your child.

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Hermit Crab Care Basics

There's more to hermit crabs than just giving them a cage and a sponge. This article will go over the basics of providing your hermit crab with a happy home that meets their needs.

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What Do Beekeepers Do in Spring?

Come explore what a beekeeper does when spring arrives. Learn how the beekeeper sets the foundation for a fruitful harvest and prepares the bees for the rest of the year.

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Jerusalem Cricket Care

A basic guide to caring for the Jerusalem cricket or "Child of the Earth" bug.

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Beekeeping and Different Bee Apiaries Explained

Whether you're just getting started with beekeeping or you're ready to try a new hive style, here's the lowdown on Langstroth's, Warre, and top bar hives from an experienced homesteader.

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Triops Facts and How to Raise Pet Triops

Triops australiensis and Triops longicaudatus are commonly sold as pets. Triops are considered living fossils as they existed over 300 million years ago.

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Vietnamese Centipede Care and Maintenance

This article contains an overview of the care requirements of Vietnamese Centipedes, including enclosure specifications, feeding requirements, and temperature considerations.

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Land Hermit Crab Basic Care Guide

While land hermit crabs are not the most difficult pet to own, they do require more care than you may know in order to thrive. Read on for specific care requirements including housing, feeding, moisture, and more.

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Land Hermit Crabs as Pets

Land hermit crabs require more care than you might realize or have been told, however, they make wonderful and fascinating pets if you are prepared to give them the care they need to thrive.

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How to Farm Mealworms

Mealworms are a great source of protein for pets and livestock, and they are great for fishing, but they can be so expensive! Want to raise and breed mealworms yourself? Read on to find out!

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Hermit Crab Care Facts and Myths

Hermit crabs are one of the most misunderstood animals in the pet trade. Myths and improper husbandry advice abound, but have no fear: this guide will help you sift through all the false information.

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How to Care for a Pet Black Widow Spider

Black widow spiders are great pets for the responsible adult looking to have a unique animal be a part of their family. They require very little care and are downright fascinating!

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How to Care for Cajun Dwarf Crayfish (Cambarellus shufeldtii)

Out of all the crayfish available in the pet market, Cajun Dwarf crayfish are the most adorable because of their miniature size. I have kept and successfully bred Cajuns for the last year and a half, and I'll explain how to care for them in this article.

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How to Create an Enclosure for a Tarantula, From Spiderling to Adult

General care and husbandry of tarantulas as exotic pets.

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Everything You Want to Know About Keeping Tarantulas as Pets

This article explains in detail the many fascinating and interesting facts about huge, hairy 'spiders' called tarantulas (theraphosidae). This topic of tarantulas also known as spiders (even though they're not true spiders as explained in The...

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How to Care for a Pet Garden Slug

An article on slugs, their characteristics, interesting facts about them, and how to care for a slug if you wish to keep one as a pet. Kids will be interested, but care has to be taken to maintain all health precautions for the kids and the slug!

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Can-O-Worms, Crickets, and Insects: Is Canned Prey Good for Reptiles?

This article discusses the benefits and drawbacks of offering canned whole prey such as insects, fish, and crustaceans to pets that typically consume live prey. Canned worms, crickets, and other prey are discussed.

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Everything You Want to Know About Keeping Phasmids as Pets

The world of phasmids is unique and wonderful, and these fascinating insects are growing in popularity in the pet trade. Learn more about these beautiful bugs and take a look at a few of the most memorable species as you consider a simple phasmid for your next pet!

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How to Care for Pet Worms: Advice for Kids on Keeping Earthworms

Have you ever wondered what worms eat? Or how you can keep a pet worm? This article answers all your questions!

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How to Choose the Right Substrate for Your Land Hermit Crab

Which type of substrate should you choose for your land hermit crabs? When setting up your crabitat, it is important to select the right kind and amount of substrate for your tank.

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Choosing Hermit Crab Shells

This guide will help you choose the best shells for your hermit crabs. Shells that are too small or too large are uncomfortable for hermit crabs, so it is important to provide them with a variety of shells. Painted shells are dangerous to your crabs' health.

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How to Care for a Molting Hermit Crab

Extra care should be given to a molting hermit crab when the time comes and there are many theories on how best to assist them. Unfortunately, some beginner crab owners don't quite know what to do when the hermit crab molts...

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How to Care for a Pet Praying Mantis

Praying mantids make beautiful and fascinating pets. In their behavior and mannerisms, they are like uncuddly cats—fastidiously clean, curious, and predatory. Unlike cats, you can't really pet them—here's how to care for a mantis pet.

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How to Care for Your Chilean Rose Tarantula

One of the newest fads in pet ownership is giant fuzzy arachnids. Here is a guide to help you choose and care for your tarantula.

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Breeding and Raising Silkworms

Silkworms are a great staple feeder for your reptile. They are packed with nutrients. They have no smell, can't jump or run away, cannot bite, and are slow-moving.

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Breeding and Raising for Discoid Roaches

Discoid roaches are a great staple feeder for larger reptiles. Geckos and other smaller reptile species can still be fed discoid roaches, as long as they are size-appropriate.

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What to Feed Your Pet Scorpion

Unfortunately, when your pet scorpion wants dinner, you just can't pop down to the corner shop and pick up a bag of Scorpion Chow. Here is a list of things they like to eat and instructions for how to feed them.