Moon Crab

Moon Crab  Latin Name Gecarcinus quadratus Order: Decapoda Family: Gecarcinidae The common name “moon crab” is sometimes used for other Gecarcinus species or crabs in the genus Cardisoma. G. quadratus is also commonly known as the Halloween crab.  Overview  As one of the most surprising, yet familiar arthropod species, land crabs can make very good…

Desert Millipede

Orthoporus ornatus Order: Husbandry Information Housing Requirements 10-20 gallon fish tank, depending on how many you keep together. Provide soil or coconut bedding for digging as they spent the majority of their time buried. Artificial plants and a few rocks were provided. Diet Requirements Chopped produce (lettuce, apple, banana, etc) They were also occasionally offered…

African Giant Millipedes

Latin Name Archispirostreptus gigas Order: Spirostreptida      Family: Spirostreptidae Overview Giant African Millipedes are commonly kept and bred in zoos and are a popular beginner level animal for handling and programming. These are the largest of the millipede species. Known for their “thousand” legs, it is easy to educate people on all the misconceptions…

Asian Forest Scorpion

Hetterometrus spinifer Order: Documents Niabi Zoo Ambassador Invertebrate SOP – Asian Forest Scorpion Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Diet Requirements   Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Other Colony Management   Individual Identification   Programmatic Information Transportation Temperature Guidelines See: Temperature and Transport: Welfare Implications for Ambassador Ectotherms from AASAG Newsletter, Dec. 2016 If a heat…

Madagascar Giant Hissing Cockroach

Gromphadorhina portentosa Order: Blattodea   Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Zoo Atlanta keeps a breeding colony in a 20 gallon long tank. One side has a heat pad and soil that is misted daily while the other side is kept more dry. A humidity chamber (tupperware with a wet sponge inside) is accessible at all times….