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    Asbolus verrucosus

    You're very welcome! We should go collecting soon!
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    Tenebs and dried apricots

    Yep, he came to me that way. I'm not sure what might have happened to him, but it doesn't seem to affect him at all. He happens to be my most active male in the tank, so maybe all the ladies dig his battle wound!
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    Tenebs and dried apricots

    I often try out different foods to see what they will eat, but I have never seen them munch on something quite like this before. Apparently, they LOVE dried apricots!
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    Platycerus virescens from AL

    SO cute! Nice find, Alan! I'll have to keep an eye out for these.
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    Geotrupes blackburnii ? with phoretic mites

    I just focused the scope like you normally would. Then I just held my camera up to the eye piece, focused the camera, and done! It actually worked much, much better than I thought it would. Often times the simplest method is not the one that actually works!
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    Geotrupes blackburnii ? with phoretic mites

    I just realized I misspelled Geotrupes in the title line. Oops!
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    Geotrupes blackburnii ? with phoretic mites

    It is VERY possible the species may be incorrect. It's a pretty tiny specimen. Here are some microscopic shots of the mites. They are pretty neat, too.
  8. This little guy apparently landed on my shirt last night when I took out the trash. My husband saw him clinging on when I came back inside. It goes to show that sometimes the bugs find you! Upon closer inspection, I noticed a couple of odd things. First, I think he has a mild case of phoretic mites, but I'm certainly no mite expert so I could be wrong. Second, for some reason, this specimen is missing both of his front tarsi. I can understand one being lost, but both? From what I can tell, I believe he may be Geotrupes blackburnii. I am located in central Alabama, by the way. Let me know what you guys think!
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    1st enstar pug dogs

    These guys remind me so much of my little Brussels Griffon, Archimedes. He's a bearded version of a black pug!
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    Beetle ID

    PM sent!