Tag Archives: Detrivore

Moon Crab

Moon Crab  Latin Name Gecarcinus quadratus Order: Decapoda Family: Gecarcinidae The common name “moon crab” is sometimes used for other Gecarcinus species or crabs in the genus Cardisoma. G. quadratus is also commonly known as the Halloween crab.  Overview  As one of the most surprising, yet familiar arthropod species, land crabs can make very good ambassadors – but they can’t

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Desert Millipede

Orthoporus ornatus Order: Husbandry Information Housing Requirements 10-20 gallon fish tank, depending on how many you keep together. Provide soil or coconut bedding for digging as they spent the majority of their time buried. Artificial plants and a few rocks were provided. Diet Requirements Chopped produce (lettuce, apple, banana, etc) They were also occasionally offered soaked dry dog food. Veterinary

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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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