Invertebrates Make Great Pets

Many people across the world have found, and still are finding that insect make wonderful pets, not only are they small and unobtrusive, but generally they are quieter, cheaper to feed, and less likely to maul young children than the average cuddly mammal.

They are almost universally attractive to children and supply a much needed intellectual stimulus to many adults. What more could you ask for????



Clubs and Societies

There are a number competant amateur societies around the world who welcome beginners and and have at their fingertips far more information than I can reasonably supply here.

For Insects


The Bug Club is a generalist, aimed primarily at the young at heart.
The Phasmid Studies Group deals mostly with Stick-Insects
The Blattodea Culture Group for people who like Cockroaches.
The Mantid Study Group for people who like Praying Mantids.

For Arachnids

Arachnology Mailing lists This page will lead you to a number of them.
The American Tarantula Society For Tarantula Keepers in the USA
For European Arachnological Societies For Tarantula Keepers in Europe
The Arachnology Page Loads of Links

For other Arthropods

The Myriapod Group for people who keep Millipedes and Centipedes.

The Following Care Sheets are Available on this Site.

Caring for Stick-Insects Culture notes for Cockroaches
Breeding Crickets Raising and breeding Praying Mantids
Keeping Giant Millepedes Keeping Tarantulas
Keeping Scorpions Breeding Magasoma acteon
Breeding Ground Beetles Raising Woodlice
Keeping Collembola (Sprintails)
Raising British Butterflies 1 Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Red Admiral, Painted Lady
Raising British Butterflies 2 Wall, Speckled Wood, Ringlet
Raising British Butterflies 3 Large, Small and Green-veined Whites and The Orange Tip

Care Sheets and Info Available From Other Sites.

The Pet Arthropod Page
Dynastes granti
Dorcus curvidens binodulosus
Dorcus curvidens binodulus A Different Site
Emperor Scorpions
Millipede The Provincial Museum of Alberta Natural History Invertebrate Zoology Fact Sheet -
Megarian Banded Centipede
An introduction to Japan's beetle culture



Have You Seen The Other Earthlife Web Chapters
The Home Page of the Fish The Birds Home Page The Insects Home Page The Mammals Home Page The Prokaryotes Home Page The Lichens Home Page

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