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09-14-2009, 02:40 PM
I was going to get some Anthia sexguttata beetles, but found out that they can spray acid in the face :o so i have already set up a tank with sandy / gravel substrate, and lots of driftwood and other wood, so what else could i get for the tank that cant sting, spray, or bite?? :)
idealy i would love to get some Manticora beetles for the tank, thats what i wanted originally, but not sure whetehr ill ever find any for sale. only seen them once :(:rolleyes:
any suggestons would be great :D
09-14-2009, 02:54 PM
What about the native Myrmecoleon species or arid scorpions?
09-14-2009, 04:39 PM
thats a good one thanks Daniel :)
i do like the look of Ant lions very much, only offered in a few places though, i think in the UK they can only be found in one particular place :/
i would love some assassin bugs, but they spit an even more powerful stuff than the anthia beetles, its just that i like to handle insects, and also take them to college for biology etc, so that wouldnt be possible
i think i might wait out for Manticora beetles, but i will look around for anything else, thanks for the help!
09-14-2009, 07:55 PM
I bet a camel spider would look good in there, I'm not too sure if you can handle them though
09-14-2009, 08:27 PM
They can bite and they do. Although they aren't poisonous, they can cause big wounds and are very aggressive. Wouldn't recommend them...
09-14-2009, 09:32 PM
lol, tbh camel spiders, in my opinion, are the ugliest creatures i have ever seen (after chimps) so i dont think i would get them anyway, but they would look good i must say :)
and they are pretty amazing no matter what i think they look like!
earlier in the year i had about 14 green tiger beetles, which would have been perfect, but i didnt have a great tank then and they all died off from natural causes anyway, they only live till about July in the wild, its a shame coz i could have bred them :(
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