Today I will tell you about Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches.
This is Alf. You can tell he is a boy by the bumps on his head.
This is Helen, Lil’, or Maddie. You can she is a girl because she has no bumps. [It is hard to tell the difference between the 3 roaches. Also, the photo-bomber by her abdomen is Alf or Willy.]
Today I will talk about how true spiders are different than tarantulas.
Today I am showing my Madagascar Hissing Cockroach colony. I named some Willy and Kate. I also named some Helen and Madeline. There is one bigger then all the other roaches! Her name is Lil’. [aka the alpha roach] Put down in the comments below why you think I named them this. Don’t forget to fill out my survey if you have arachnophobia!
Today I will talk about my pets and their temperaments. I missed last week’s Tarantula Tuesday due to 4th of July craziness. Don’t forget to fill out my survey if you have arachnophobia. I have a non tarantula pet. Put down what you think it is. Then watch the video to see if your right!
I am going to talk about why true spiders (araneomorphs) and tarantulas (mygalomorphs) web. I am also going to show my Arizona Blond Tarantula Rapunzel. If you have arachnophobia please fill out my survey, if you’ve already done so please pass it on to others
It is time for my girls to eat. And my Costa Rican Zebra Striped Tarantula Michelle Jacqueline is really hungry. Watch her grab a meal to go, drag it to her burrow, and spin a little silk.
I was going to hold my baby from Arizona today, but she molted. Since I consider molting to be a rebirth, happy birthday Rapunzel! Have questions? Comment below!
P.S. The video bomber is my man in black Johnny Ca$h. No bad luck here. This black cat is good luck.
I am planning to do Tarantula Tuesday every week. Every week I will have a friend to bring out. This week’s guest is Rosie. Have any questions? Ask away. Don’t forget to fill out my survey if you have arachnophobia!
This summer I am attending the Invertebrates in Education and Conservation Conference where I will be presenting my findings on adult arachnophobia. If you are over the age of 18 and have a fear of spiders it would be a huge help if you could fill out this survey which is linked here.
If you are not afraid of spiders but know someone who is please pass this link to them.
My spider friends and I thank you so much for your help!
Hi, I am Freddie. I do presentations with my tarantulas and other arthropods for class visits, library programs, birthday parties, and more!