Giant African Land Snails: A Practical Care Guide

Did you collect snails when you were a kid and kept them in a jar? Snails can be found everywhere and can easily be kept as pets. But the giant African land snail (Achatina achatina) is quite something else. These are real giants, some growing to more than 20cm (8″). But even due to their…

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Sun Beetle Care: A Practical Guide

Are you looking for a colourful, interesting and inexpensive pet without high requirements? Look no further and take some African sun beetles (Pachnoda marginata). They are probably the most popular fruit beetle in the pet industry, but that doesn’t make them less interesting. These fascinating beetles are easy to keep and widely available. Besides that,…

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Ivory Millipede: A Practical Care Guide

Do you want to keep ivory millipedes? Or do you have them already? Ivory millipedes (Chicobolus spinigerus) are among the easiest giant millipede species to keep and are a great choice when you are a beginner. These beautiful looking millipede species are hardy and don’t have high requirements. Nonetheless, they still need good care. They…

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Bumblebee Millipede: A Practical Care Guide

Want to start keeping bumblebee millipedes? That’s a great choice! Bumblebee millipedes are beautiful millipedes to keep, and easy and fun to care for. This very popular millipede is one that makes the perfect choice for beginners or a fantastic pet for kids. To give you and your millipede the perfect start we created this…

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Leaf insect: A practical care guide

Phyllium philippinicum, also called the ‘leaf insect’, is one of many walking leaf insects in the order of phasmids. This species particularly is famous for its camouflage of a leaf and is one of the most popular and most commonly phasmid kept as pets. Leaf insects are beautiful to see and quite easy to keep…

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Pharnacia ponderosa: A practical care guide

This impressive species is a very large and sturdy stick insect. Pharnacia ponderosa does not have an official English name, but is often called as ‘giant walking stick’ or ‘heavy stick insect’. And large they are, especially the females who can get up to 21cm of body length. Unfortunately, this species native to the Philipines…

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Giant prickly stick insect: A practical care guide

The giant prickly stick insect (Extatosoma tiaratum) is one of the most popular stick insect kept as pets. This stick insect is pretty large and has beautiful camouflage which is typical for phasmids. In this practical care guide, we will discuss how you take good care for your giant prickly stick insect. We will discuss…

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Keeping and care for millipedes

Millipedes are fascinating anthropods, and it is mesmerizing to observe how those many little feet waves and make the tubular body move forwards. Many millipede species are hardy, are easy to keep and take care of, although, you need to make proper preparations to fully enjoy the life of millipedes. But first, let’s find out…

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