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Top 5 Tarantula Breeds for Beginners

Here are five types of tarantulas that are commonly recommended for beginners.

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How to Get Rid of Molds in Your Beehive

In this article, I will discuss how to get rid of molds in a beehive. Learn how to stop and prevent the mold problem in your hive.

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10 Funny Bee-Related Words You Never Knew—How to Talk Like a Beekeeper

There's a quirky side to your neighborhood beekeeper. They have 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

Did you know that silkworms have been domesticated for a long time? Here's how you can help care for them at each stage of growth from egg to moth.

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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?

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, Diet, and Lifespan

A basic guide to caring for the Jerusalem cricket, potato bug, or "Child of the Earth" bug, if you decide to keep one as a pet.

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The 3 Types of Bee Apiaries: Langstroth's, Warre, and Top Bar

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 as Pets: How to Raise, Feed, Breed, Care For, and More

Triops australiensis and Triops longicaudatus are commonly sold as pets. Learn how to raise them as pets, including diet, habitat, and breeding.

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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

Did you know that land hermit crabs require more care than you may know in order to thrive? Learn about 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 (Step-by-Step DIY Guide)

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 Make a Tarantula Enclosure: Spiderling, Juvenile, and Adult

General care and husbandry of tarantulas as exotic pets.

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How to Care for a Pet Garden Slug

Learn how to care for a slug if you wish to keep one as a pet, along with their characteristics and some interesting slug facts!

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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; 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 options. 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. Here are three options for isolating your crab when the time comes, along with information on how long molting takes and how often it happens.

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How to Care for a Pet Praying Mantis

Learn how to care for a pet praying mantis. Mantis make beautiful and fascinating pets. Their behavior and mannerisms are like uncuddly cats—fastidiously clean, curious, and predatory.

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How to Care for Your Chilean Rose Tarantula

Do you have a 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

Did you know that silkworms are a great staple feeder for your reptile? They have no smell, can't jump or run away, cannot bite, are slow-moving, and are packed with nutrients! Learn how to breed and raise them.

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Breeding and Raising Discoid Roaches for Reptile Food

Learn what you'll need and tips for raising and breeding discoid roaches, which are a great staple feeder for larger reptiles. This article will cover the important basics of how to breed a discoid roach colony.

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What Should I Feed My Pet Scorpion?

Not sure what to feed your 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 on how to feed them.