I feel very lucky to live in Tucson, as we have all sorts of fun things happening down here. I get rocks at the gem show every year to spruce up my tank decor, and I get to go looking for interesting bugs at the Reptile Expo. This was the first year I went, and I narrowly avoided getting a spectacular crocodile gecko. But I promised myself I was sticking to bugs, so I only came home with some death-feigning beetles (a handful of blues and some smooths from Arizona and California) and a vinegaroon. Not nearly as many beetles as I was hoping for, but I got to look at some incredible snakes and lizards.
The vinegaroon appears to be a female, and she likes to dig! (God I hope she isn't gravid.) I have her in a small tank with a cork bark hide at the moment, and she's going to get an upgrade as soon as I move my wolf spider and her egg sac into a smaller enclosure to avoid baby spiders everywhere. The vinegaroon made short work of a cricket last night and has been exploring and digging holes in all the corners, but her favorite spot seems to be the moist spot beneath the cork.
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