Category Archives: Invertebrate

Mexican Red Kneed Tarantula

Brachypelma smithi Order: Araneae Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Diet Requirements 1 x gut-loaded cricket per week Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Other Colony or Breeding Management   Individual Identification   Programmatic Information Transportation Temperature Guidelines   Crating: Tips on Presentation Touching Techniques Tips on Handling Usually very docile and easy to handle; may kick urticating hairs if threatened.

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Goliath Bird-eating Spider

Theraphosa blondi Order: Araneae Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Diet Requirements Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Other Colony or Breeding Management   Individual Identification   Programmatic Information Transportation Temperature Guidelines   Crating: Tips on Presentation Touching Techniques Tips on Handling Seneca Park Zoo: Do not handle!   Potential Messaging Acquisition Information   Comments from the Rating System Seneca Park

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Costa Rican Zebra-leg Tarantula

Rhechosticta seemanni Order: Araneae Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Diet Requirements In the wild, spiderlings eat pinhead crickets and other small insects, while adults eat crickets, other large insects, and the occasional small vertebrate. In captivity, they are feed crickets every week, and one pinkie mouse or earth worm once a month. Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Other Colony

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Brazilian Black Tarantula

Grammostola pulchra Order: Araneae Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Diet Requirements Wild Diet: they eat a variety of invertebrates, including insects. May also eat small mammals, reptiles and other spiders. Zoo/Aquarium Diet: insects (crickets, dubias, butterworms, etc). After a molt, we do not feed or handle for 2 weeks. Our adults are fed 1 cricket or butterworm/week and our spiderlings were

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Vinegaroon

Mastigoproctus giganteus Order: Uropygi Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Diet Requirements In the wild, young vinegaroons eat pinhead crickets and other small insects, while adults feed on larger insects, worms, and slugs. In captivity, vinegaroons are fed crickets; young receive pinhead crickets and adults receive adult crickets. Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Other Colony or Breeding Management   Individual

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Emperor Scorpion

Pandinus imperator Order: Scorpiones Husbandry Information Housing Requirements This is one of the few scorpions that can be housed in small groups. Use a 5-15 gallon terrarium, depending on the number you house. Use a substrate of damp sand and peat moss with a top layer of cypress mulch. Substrate should be 3-6 inches deep. Temperature should be between 75-80

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African Giant Millipedes

Archispirostreptus gigas Order: Spirostreptida Documents Husbandry Information Housing Requirements This species can be housed in colonies and do well in plastic bins or glass aquariums as long as the substrate layer is deep enough and plenty of hides are provided. Brandywine Zoo: Houses in large rubbermaid style bin with holes drilled in the lid for ventilation. Substrate should be a

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Asian Forest Scorpion

Hetterometrus spinifer Order: Documents Niabi Zoo Ambassador Invertebrate SOP – Asian Forest Scorpion Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Diet Requirements   Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Other Colony Management   Individual Identification   Programmatic Information Transportation Temperature Guidelines See: Temperature and Transport: Welfare Implications for Ambassador Ectotherms from AASAG Newsletter, Dec. 2016 If a heat source is needed, a hot

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Madagascar Giant Hissing Cockroach

Gromphadorhina portentosa Order: Blattodea   Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Zoo Atlanta keeps a breeding colony in a 20 gallon long tank. One side has a heat pad and soil that is misted daily while the other side is kept more dry. A humidity chamber (tupperware with a wet sponge inside) is accessible at all times. The water bowl is filled

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Desert Hairy Scorpion

Hadrurus hirsutus Order: Husbandry Information Identification Cincinnati has used nail polish on roaches and scorpions for individual identification purposes   Housing Requirements   Diet Requirements   Veterinary Concerns   Notes on Enrichment & Training   Programmatic Information Transportation Temperature Guidelines See: Temperature and Transport: Welfare Implications for Ambassador Ectotherms from AASAG Newsletter, Dec. 2016 Crating:   Tips on Presentation   Tips

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