Category Archives: Terrestrial Invert

summer 2020

Download Summer 2020 (07-08-2020) newsletter This issue includes: COVID-19 Special Articles Our 2-Team Approach During COVID-19 Taking Care of Program Animals Without Programs Moving Our Ambassador Program Forward During the COVID-19 Pandemic SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula SHOW AND TAIL: Beyond the Water Spout – Training Itsy, Bitsy Spiders SHOW AND TAIL: Fernando and Cora: Climbing to New Heights

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Chilean Rose Tarantula

Chilean Rose Tarantula Latin Name Grammostola rosea    Order: Araneae     Family:  Overview The Chilean rose-haired tarantula is the hardiest of tarantulas and is easy to find in human care and is one of the most common found in ambassador animal situations. Although it has a reputation for being docile (calm), it varies in temperment widely from individual to individual.

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Hermit Crab

Hermit Crab Latin Name Coenobita spp. Order: Decapoda Family: Note relevant information about latin name, close relatives, etc. Overview They are a nice way to be able to draw correlations to ocean invertebrates, since we don’t have any fish or other ocean or purely aquatic species in our collection. Easy to handle and not hard to care for, either, of

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Indian Walking Stick

Carausius morosus Order: Phasmatodea Husbandry Information Housing Requirements A double tank system is better as they are excellent climbers. Screening should be fine mesh. Taller tanks are preferred to provide adequate climbing space. Coconut bedding or Soil can be used for substrate if you prefer, however, after any substrate changes, old soil should be frozen at -120*F for several days to

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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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Spring-Summer 2018

Download Spring-Summer 2018 (06-27-2018) News from the Ambassador Animal SAG Trending Topics in Ambassador Animals Trending Topics: Domestic Dogs and Cats as Ambassador Animals: A Look at Eight Facilities Ambassadors in Action: A Slow but Steady Race Against Extinction: Training Radiated Tortoises to Inspire Public Participation in Conservation Efforts Show and Tail: Housing Ambassador Animals on Exhibit Learning How to Give

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Winter 2016

Download Winter 2016 Volume 1, Issue 2 (12-21-2016) News from the Ambassador Animal SAG Ambassadors in Action: Dolly’s Story (California Condor) Species Spotlight: Madagascar Hissing Cockroach Techniques in Raising and Training Eurasian Lynx for Animal Ambassador Programming at Brookfield Zoo Research Corner: Temperature and Transport: Welfare Implications for Ambassador Ectotherms

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