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About All About Arthropods

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  • Birthday 04/22/2002

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    Keeping, breeding, observing, documenting, and spreading appreciation for arthropods, gaming, watching and playing sports, and listening to a good tune.

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About Me

Hi, my name's Joshua! :) 

I have always been interested in "bugs", but only started to really dig into all the info I could find on them when I was about 12 years old. In 2014 (at the same age), I got my first pet arthropods, which were two female Ghost Mantids (Phyllocrania paradoxa). After owning them, I realized that this was an extraordinarily awesome hobby and one I never wanted to leave!

I continued to keep mantids for some time. Thirteen of them eventually made their way into my care and the result was numerous odd deaths via mismolts, bacterial/fungal infections, etc. I decided I would step away from mantids and try out keeping some other kinds of arthropods in the wake of these tragedies.

In July of 2015, I purchased my first non-mantis pet arthropod, which was a large, male Wide-Horn Hisser (Gromphadorhina oblongonota) nymph. He lived a long life and has since passed on, but not without leaving his mark as the individual that lit the flame to my now raging fire for arthropod keeping in its entirety!

In current times, I have the immense pleasure of keeping and breeding a wide array of these most astounding animals on earth while documenting it all on my blog. :)

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