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Hi, I'm just starting my first few colonies! Starting with isopods, Euryrus colored train millipede, and crickets. Any tips or personal methods will be much appreciated. I have been taking care of reptiles and fish for years and have always been observing and hunting insects. I live in Louisiana if there's a particular recommendation of something I should keep my eye out for id like to know. Thank you

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Hi, I'm just starting my first few colonies! Starting with isopods, Euryrus colored train millipede, and crickets. Any tips or personal methods will be much appreciated. I have been taking care of reptiles and fish for years and have always been observing and hunting insects. I live in Louisiana if there's a particular recommendation of something I should keep my eye out for id like to know. Thank you

Welcome, SwampScavanger.

 

Things to be on the lookout for in Louisiana:

 

Strategus aloeus

Phileurus truncatus

Phileurus valgus

Lucanus capreolus

Lucanus elaphus

Lucanus placidus

Dynastes tityus

Plectrodera scalator

 

Happy hunting and good luck!

 

Cheers

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SwampScavanger, not sure what area you are in, but the giant water bugs, diving beetles and Caterpillar Hunters are out right now. The dung beetles might be out too but I haven't tried to trap them yet. Plus the phasmids have started to hatch...

 

May / June is: giant millipedes, L. elaphus, and L. placidus oh and Gymnetis caseyi

 

July / Aug is: D. tityus, S. aloeus and L. capreolus - also Cotinus nitida

 

There are tons of other things out too, but as you can see I like (and collect) beetles and millipedes. Central and North LA you get scorps, tarantulas, giant centipedes and even leaf-cutter ants.

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