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We’ve updated our Available Animal List: https://www.dfwreptarium.com/animals. 
HIGHLIGHTED ANIMAL: Gargoyle Geckos originated on the island of New Caledonia, which is near Australia. Also called New Caledonian bumpy geckos, they have a bumpy texture to their skin. They are found in an incredibly wide array of colors and patterns. These striking lizards can live 15 to 20 years and reach up to about 8 inches long. 
Fun Facts: These are typically rather docile lizards that make great pets, even for beginners. That said, it’s not unusual for gargoyles to pull each other’s tails off. Fortunately, the tails will grow back. Also, they can “talk” to you with sounds that are like squeaks and grunts. 
For more info, please call (972) 596-7350. 
#Gecko #GargoyleGecko #Geckos #GargoyleGeckosOfInstagram #GargoyleGeckos #geckosofig 
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We’ve updated our Available Animal List: https://www.dfwreptarium.com/animals.
HIGHLIGHTED ANIMAL: Gargoyle Geckos originated on the island of New Caledonia, which is near Australia. Also called New Caledonian bumpy geckos, they have a bumpy texture to their skin. They are found in an incredibly wide array of colors and patterns. These striking lizards can live 15 to 20 years and reach up to about 8 inches long.
Fun Facts: These are typically rather docile lizards that make great pets, even for beginners. That said, it’s not unusual for gargoyles to pull each other’s tails off. Fortunately, the tails will grow back. Also, they can “talk” to you with sounds that are like squeaks and grunts.
For more info, please call (972) 596-7350.
#Gecko #GargoyleGecko #Geckos #GargoyleGeckosOfInstagram #GargoyleGeckos #geckosofig
#DFWReptarium #VisitPlano #VisitDFW #Plano #Dallas #DFW #Reptile #Reptiles #Animals #Snake #Frog #Insect #Lizard #Invertebrate #Amphibian #Pet #WeLoveAnimals #AnimalLovers #ResponsiblePetOwner #HappyPet #HealthyPet

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A two tailed spider with it's carpenter ant kill. If you've seen these guys in action, you'll agree there's no escaping their speed and agility. To add to that they're most often very well camouflaged on the substrate they choose. Hardly any chance of anything escaping them. Hersilia sp, Hersilidae. 
#hunter #speedygonzales #camouflage #noescape #agile #hersilia #hersilidae #twotails #araneae #spider #arachnid #arachnology #carpenterants #formicidae #insect #entomology #bug #arthropod #invertebrate #fauna #animals #wildlife #thefarmchennai #madras #chennai #india #macro #nature #wild #spiderlove

A two tailed spider with it's carpenter ant kill. If you've seen these guys in action, you'll agree there's no escaping their speed and agility. To add to that they're most often very well camouflaged on the substrate they choose. Hardly any chance of anything escaping them. Hersilia sp, Hersilidae.
#hunter #speedygonzales #camouflage #noescape #agile #hersilia #hersilidae #twotails #araneae #spider #arachnid #arachnology #carpenterants #formicidae #insect #entomology #bug #arthropod #invertebrate #fauna #animals #wildlife #thefarmchennai #madras #chennai #india #macro #nature #wild #spiderlove

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I literally carried this damned thing cupped in my hand for maybe two miles through NJ pine barrens until I could package it safely as a gift for a friend, @holdtheairin  It was not even missing a single tarsal claw! Think I can find it now?!? I think it’s a dung beetle...
#beetle #dungbeetle #coleoptera #insecta #insect #insects #arthropod #invertebrate #exoskeleton #wildlife #nature #pinebarrens #newjersey #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

I literally carried this damned thing cupped in my hand for maybe two miles through NJ pine barrens until I could package it safely as a gift for a friend, @holdtheairin It was not even missing a single tarsal claw! Think I can find it now?!? I think it’s a dung beetle...
#beetle #dungbeetle #coleoptera #insecta #insect #insects #arthropod #invertebrate #exoskeleton #wildlife #nature #pinebarrens #newjersey #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

Los insectos no pican por maldad, sino para vivir. Es lo mismo que los críticos: quieren nuestra sangre, no nuestro dolor.🐜🐞🐛🌾🌷#naturaleza #invertebrate #ecology #medioambiente

Los insectos no pican por maldad, sino para vivir. Es lo mismo que los críticos: quieren nuestra sangre, no nuestro dolor.🐜🐞🐛🌾🌷 #naturaleza #invertebrate #ecology #medioambiente

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Looks like everyone's molting. Went to check on this guy and there it was. 3i Androctonus crassicauda
#arachnidsofinstagram 
#arachnids 
#invertsofinstagram 
#invertebrate 
#inverts 
#invertebratesofinstagram 
#arachnida
#eightlegs
#venomous
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#scorpion 
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#petscorpion 
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First time seeing this one in a couple of months. Normally I just see feet sticking out from his/her dirt curtains. #psalmopoeus #irminia #psalmopoeusirminia #venezuelansuntiger #tarantula #venom #fang_gang #inverts #invertebrate #ancientexotics #tarantulasoftheworld #tarantulasofinstagram #tarantulakeeper

First time seeing this one in a couple of months. Normally I just see feet sticking out from his/her dirt curtains. #psalmopoeus #irminia #psalmopoeusirminia #venezuelansuntiger #tarantula #venom #fang_gang #inverts #invertebrate #ancientexotics #tarantulasoftheworld #tarantulasofinstagram #tarantulakeeper

Despite the sticker, this is not a Brachypelma albopilosum. It's my Poecilotheria subfusca. Hadn't seen this fella in a good two/three months (so basically since I rehoused it) and it has now almost outgrown its enclosure. Goddammit. Lovely species though. #poecilotheriasubfusca #poecilotheria #subfusca #tarantulakeeper #tarantulalover #tarantulasofinstagram #spidersofinstagram #spider #arachnid #arachnoboards #animal #oldworld #wildlife #pet #vogelspin #invertebrate #tarantula #nature #photography #asian #fangs #arboreal

Despite the sticker, this is not a Brachypelma albopilosum. It's my Poecilotheria subfusca. Hadn't seen this fella in a good two/three months (so basically since I rehoused it) and it has now almost outgrown its enclosure. Goddammit. Lovely species though. #poecilotheriasubfusca #poecilotheria #subfusca #tarantulakeeper #tarantulalover #tarantulasofinstagram #spidersofinstagram #spider #arachnid #arachnoboards #animal #oldworld #wildlife #pet #vogelspin #invertebrate #tarantula #nature #photography #asian #fangs #arboreal

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Nice to see the river thriving in the low water conditions this year has brought. These Flat bodies mayfly (Heptagenia sulphurea) aka Yellow May Duns are one of my favourite aquatic mini beasts

Nice to see the river thriving in the low water conditions this year has brought. These Flat bodies mayfly (Heptagenia sulphurea) aka Yellow May Duns are one of my favourite aquatic mini beasts

☁️Opisthobranchs are still actively laying eggs in the invertebrate zoology classroom!🤓 This is nudibranch Hermissenda, a member of phylum Mollusca, class Gastropoda who was among the first mothers to drop her eggs after returning from our Oceanside survey🙌🏻(swipe🔛 to last photo to see her eggs!) Opisthobranchs include sea hares and nudibranchs and some species are known to collect nematocysts from Cnidarians to use in their own defense which is why you might’ve assumed these guys to be toxic or venomous💥Their cerata and rhinophores come in a variety of shapes and colors, with one species sometimes resembling another so closely that they are often confused as one single species. Hermissenda here greatly resembles another nudibranch collected on our survey, Flabellina (Orienthella) who is not pictured and has slight morphological differences. 🔍 Nudibranch babies/(fry) are also referred to as villagers, and if you don’t think that’s adorable then I can’t help you🤷🏻‍♀️ Here’s to hoping the villagers make it!🙏🏻💖 ☁️ #invertebrate #zoology #invertebrates #invertebratezoology #mollusca #gastropoda #opisthobranchs #nudibranchs #nudibranch #marinebiology #biology #systemsecology #ecology #villagers #pnw #pnwinvertebrates #pnwecosystems #oregoncoast

☁️Opisthobranchs are still actively laying eggs in the invertebrate zoology classroom!🤓 This is nudibranch Hermissenda, a member of phylum Mollusca, class Gastropoda who was among the first mothers to drop her eggs after returning from our Oceanside survey🙌🏻(swipe🔛 to last photo to see her eggs!) Opisthobranchs include sea hares and nudibranchs and some species are known to collect nematocysts from Cnidarians to use in their own defense which is why you might’ve assumed these guys to be toxic or venomous💥Their cerata and rhinophores come in a variety of shapes and colors, with one species sometimes resembling another so closely that they are often confused as one single species. Hermissenda here greatly resembles another nudibranch collected on our survey, Flabellina (Orienthella) who is not pictured and has slight morphological differences. 🔍 Nudibranch babies/(fry) are also referred to as villagers, and if you don’t think that’s adorable then I can’t help you🤷🏻‍♀️ Here’s to hoping the villagers make it!🙏🏻💖 ☁️ #invertebrate #zoology #invertebrates #invertebratezoology #mollusca #gastropoda #opisthobranchs #nudibranchs #nudibranch #marinebiology #biology #systemsecology #ecology #villagers #pnw #pnwinvertebrates #pnwecosystems #oregoncoast

This extra cute and sparkly specimen is one of our broad-nosed weevils, which can be quite difficult to ID down to the species level. Weevils, or Curculionidae, have that characteristic (adorable) little snout. In Britain alone we have 480 species of weevil! I loved this little guy so much, he looked like he had rolled around in glitter and sequins! 
#nature #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #wildlife #blog #photography #blogger #travel #animals #photooftheday #conservation #wild #naturelovers  #natureisbeautiful #bestnatureshot #macro #insect #canon #invertebrate #beetle #bugs #macrophotography #canonphotography #macrogrammers #insects #bug #beautiful_insects_japan #insects_of_our_world #macro_kings

This extra cute and sparkly specimen is one of our broad-nosed weevils, which can be quite difficult to ID down to the species level. Weevils, or Curculionidae, have that characteristic (adorable) little snout. In Britain alone we have 480 species of weevil! I loved this little guy so much, he looked like he had rolled around in glitter and sequins!
#nature #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #wildlife #blog #photography #blogger #travel #animals #photooftheday #conservation #wild #naturelovers #natureisbeautiful #bestnatureshot #macro #insect #canon #invertebrate #beetle #bugs #macrophotography #canonphotography #macrogrammers #insects #bug #beautiful_insects_japan #insects_of_our_world #macro_kings

You can now visit our website even quicker, by downloading the Venomous visions app now on play store, it will also be available soon on istore
#venomousvision #tonywebb #centipede #centipedes #centipedesofinstagram #website #venomousvisionswebsite
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When your new #goldenlegbaboon doesn't want to be rehomed #hpulchripes #tarantulagram #instaspider #spiderhugs #invertebrate #invertkeeper
Hadogenes Troglodytes (Flat Rock Scorpion) 
This species of scorpion is endemic to Southern Africa (Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique) and can often be found in arid and rocky areas, particularly areas with a type of rock that will split to form cracks for them to live in- this includes sandstone and granite. This species has the ability to fit in cracks between rocks, and it easily able to do this because of its impressively  flat body and some what scary, but Interesting tail (or to be more precise, Metasoma). If you have a look in the picture above of one of our resident flat rock scorpions, you will see that it’s tail only sits upright when threatened- when undisturbed its tail will sit perfectly folded onto the scorpions back. 
Their tail is also interesting for another reason, just by looking at it you’re able to tell the scorpions gender! (If it’s an adult that is) males and females are easily distinguished judging by the length of their metasoma- if it’s long, it’s a Male. If it’s short, it’s for sure a female. 
If you look at our business page @thereptilecabin you will see that we have a pair of  H. Troglodytes that we will be breeding very soon (although we won’t have any babies for a while as their gestation period is incredibly long!) We have included a picture of one of our flat rock scorpion set ups so you can get some ideas from it if you ever wish to own one! If you have any questions about owning a flat rock scorpion or any other species of scorpions, just message us! 
#hadogenestroglodytes #htroglodytes #troglodytes #hadogenes #scorpion #flatrock #flatrockscorpion #invertebrate #scorp #insect #bug #bugs #invertebrates #insects #scoprions #scorpionofinstagram #flatrockscorpions #like #follow #animals #thereptilecabin #the #reptile #cabin

Hadogenes Troglodytes (Flat Rock Scorpion)
This species of scorpion is endemic to Southern Africa (Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique) and can often be found in arid and rocky areas, particularly areas with a type of rock that will split to form cracks for them to live in- this includes sandstone and granite. This species has the ability to fit in cracks between rocks, and it easily able to do this because of its impressively flat body and some what scary, but Interesting tail (or to be more precise, Metasoma). If you have a look in the picture above of one of our resident flat rock scorpions, you will see that it’s tail only sits upright when threatened- when undisturbed its tail will sit perfectly folded onto the scorpions back.
Their tail is also interesting for another reason, just by looking at it you’re able to tell the scorpions gender! (If it’s an adult that is) males and females are easily distinguished judging by the length of their metasoma- if it’s long, it’s a Male. If it’s short, it’s for sure a female.
If you look at our business page @thereptilecabin you will see that we have a pair of H. Troglodytes that we will be breeding very soon (although we won’t have any babies for a while as their gestation period is incredibly long!) We have included a picture of one of our flat rock scorpion set ups so you can get some ideas from it if you ever wish to own one! If you have any questions about owning a flat rock scorpion or any other species of scorpions, just message us!
#hadogenestroglodytes #htroglodytes #troglodytes #hadogenes #scorpion #flatrock #flatrockscorpion #invertebrate #scorp #insect #bug #bugs #invertebrates #insects #scoprions #scorpionofinstagram #flatrockscorpions #like #follow #animals #thereptilecabin #the #reptile #cabin

Posted a couple of weeks ago about finding the female Huntsman with the broken fang. Couldn't get her to eat or drink since I found her and she passed away. Now she's dead I can have a proper look at her and see that the fang wasn't broken but bent back into her Chelicerae. If I had to guess, she broke her fang and the moulted over it and permanently bent it back. RIP little lady! #lack_of_backbone #arthropod #invertebrate #bug #bugsofinstagram #australianbug #spider #australianspider #spidersofinstagram #spidergram #spiderphotography #insect #australianinsect #insectsofinstagram #insectgram #insectphotography #arachnid #arachnidsofinstagram #entomology #australia #australianwildlife #huntsman #huntsmanspider #sparassidae #bigspider

Posted a couple of weeks ago about finding the female Huntsman with the broken fang. Couldn't get her to eat or drink since I found her and she passed away. Now she's dead I can have a proper look at her and see that the fang wasn't broken but bent back into her Chelicerae. If I had to guess, she broke her fang and the moulted over it and permanently bent it back. RIP little lady! #lack_of_backbone #arthropod #invertebrate #bug #bugsofinstagram #australianbug #spider #australianspider #spidersofinstagram #spidergram #spiderphotography #insect #australianinsect #insectsofinstagram #insectgram #insectphotography #arachnid #arachnidsofinstagram #entomology #australia #australianwildlife #huntsman #huntsmanspider #sparassidae #bigspider

The carnivorous tube anemone feeding on mysid. Anemones are soft bodied animals that are enclosed in a protective mucous tube, which the anemones bury in soft sand or mud. The tubes can be up to 1m long, while the anemone’s worm-like body can be up to 150mm long. When threatened, the anemones quickly retract into thier tube.
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#twooceansaquarium #invertebrate #tubeanemone #aquariums #marinebiology #marinesciene #education #environmentaleducation #mysid #feeding #tube #cnidarians #corals #2oceansaquarium #capetown #invertebrate #anthozoa

The carnivorous tube anemone feeding on mysid. Anemones are soft bodied animals that are enclosed in a protective mucous tube, which the anemones bury in soft sand or mud. The tubes can be up to 1m long, while the anemone’s worm-like body can be up to 150mm long. When threatened, the anemones quickly retract into thier tube.
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#twooceansaquarium #invertebrate #tubeanemone #aquariums #marinebiology #marinesciene #education #environmentaleducation #mysid #feeding #tube #cnidarians #corals #2oceansaquarium #capetown #invertebrate #anthozoa

Sometimes after big storms, sea urchins can wash up on shore.🌊 If you're lucky you (or the 🐶) might catch one that still has 5 white toothlike plates intact on the underside. This structure is a complex dental structure known as Aristotle's lantern. SWIPE ⬅ to see the internal anatomy of the sea urchin. Throughout it's life, these 5 #teeth continually grow to regenerate the beak-like shape that gets worn down from scraping rocks clean of algae!😁 But that's not even the most interesting part. Researchers have discovered that the teeth of a #seaurchin are made of calcite crystals forming a crosswise arrangement that makes it strong enough to grind through rock. Between these #crystal layers is an organic material that was shown to easily chip when struck with a microscopic probe.🔬 So the weakspots in the composition of this structure allow their teeth to stay nice and sharp!  #biology #dissection #science #invertebrate #nature #wild #beach #scicomm

Sometimes after big storms, sea urchins can wash up on shore.🌊 If you're lucky you (or the 🐶) might catch one that still has 5 white toothlike plates intact on the underside. This structure is a complex dental structure known as Aristotle's lantern. SWIPE ⬅ to see the internal anatomy of the sea urchin. Throughout it's life, these 5 #teeth continually grow to regenerate the beak-like shape that gets worn down from scraping rocks clean of algae!😁 But that's not even the most interesting part. Researchers have discovered that the teeth of a #seaurchin are made of calcite crystals forming a crosswise arrangement that makes it strong enough to grind through rock. Between these #crystal layers is an organic material that was shown to easily chip when struck with a microscopic probe.🔬 So the weakspots in the composition of this structure allow their teeth to stay nice and sharp!   #biology #dissection #science #invertebrate #nature #wild #beach #scicomm

Meadow Grasshopper - Chorthippus parallelus

One group of insects I don't photograph nearly enough of and that's grasshoppers.  Of course at this time of the year they are all tiny nymphs but can still hop away if you're not careful.

#nature #wildlife #wildlifeplanet #wildlifephotography #mendipwildlifephotography.co.uk #mendipwildlife #macro #macros #macro_brilliance #macrowildlife #macroandflora #masters_in_macro #majestic_macros #excellent_macros #naturephotography #natureonly #naturepics #naturelovers #beautyinnature #natureisart #grasshopper #meadowgrasshopper #hudabeautynymph  #orthoptera #invertebrate #insect

Meadow Grasshopper - Chorthippus parallelus

One group of insects I don't photograph nearly enough of and that's grasshoppers. Of course at this time of the year they are all tiny nymphs but can still hop away if you're not careful.

#nature #wildlife #wildlifeplanet #wildlifephotography #mendipwildlifephotography .co.uk #mendipwildlife #macro #macros #macro_brilliance #macrowildlife #macroandflora #masters_in_macro #majestic_macros #excellent_macros #naturephotography #natureonly #naturepics #naturelovers #beautyinnature #natureisart #grasshopper #meadowgrasshopper #hudabeautynymph #orthoptera #invertebrate #insect

P. pruinosus close up! 
Great clean up crew species that breeds fast and sports a bright orange color!
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#isopods #isopod #isopoda #albino #cleanupcrew  #vivarrium #bug #isopodhours #bio #bioactive #invert #invertebrate

P. pruinosus close up!
Great clean up crew species that breeds fast and sports a bright orange color!
Available on our website LINK IN BIO! .
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#isopods #isopod #isopoda #albino #cleanupcrew #vivarrium #bug #isopodhours #bio #bioactive #invert #invertebrate

Hadogenes Troglodytes (Flat Rock Scorpion) 
This species of scorpion is endemic to Southern Africa (Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique) and can often be found in arid and rocky areas, particularly areas with a type of rock that will split to form cracks for them to live in- this includes sandstone and granite. This species has the ability to fit in cracks between rocks, and it easily able to do this because of its impressively  flat body and some what scary, but Interesting tail (or to be more precise, Metasoma). If you have a look in the picture above of one of our resident flat rock scorpions, you will see that it’s tail only sits upright when threatened- when undisturbed its tail will sit perfectly folded onto the scorpions back. 
Their tail is also interesting for another reason, just by looking at it you’re able to tell the scorpions gender! (If it’s an adult that is) males and females are easily distinguished judging by the length of their metasoma- if it’s long, it’s a Male. If it’s short, it’s for sure a female. 
Here at the reptile Cabin we have a pair of  H. Troglodytes that we will be breeding very soon (although we won’t have any babies for a while as their gestation period is incredibly long!) We have included a picture of one of our flat rock scorpion set ups so you can get some ideas from it if you ever wish to own one! If you have any questions about owning a flat rock scorpion or any other species of scorpions, just message us! 
#hadogenestroglodytes #htroglodytes #troglodytes #hadogenes #scorpion #flatrock #flatrockscorpion #invertebrate #scorp #insect #bug #bugs #invertebrates #insects #scoprions #scorpionofinstagram #flatrockscorpions #like #follow #animals #thereptilecabin #the #reptile #cabin

Hadogenes Troglodytes (Flat Rock Scorpion)
This species of scorpion is endemic to Southern Africa (Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique) and can often be found in arid and rocky areas, particularly areas with a type of rock that will split to form cracks for them to live in- this includes sandstone and granite. This species has the ability to fit in cracks between rocks, and it easily able to do this because of its impressively flat body and some what scary, but Interesting tail (or to be more precise, Metasoma). If you have a look in the picture above of one of our resident flat rock scorpions, you will see that it’s tail only sits upright when threatened- when undisturbed its tail will sit perfectly folded onto the scorpions back.
Their tail is also interesting for another reason, just by looking at it you’re able to tell the scorpions gender! (If it’s an adult that is) males and females are easily distinguished judging by the length of their metasoma- if it’s long, it’s a Male. If it’s short, it’s for sure a female.
Here at the reptile Cabin we have a pair of H. Troglodytes that we will be breeding very soon (although we won’t have any babies for a while as their gestation period is incredibly long!) We have included a picture of one of our flat rock scorpion set ups so you can get some ideas from it if you ever wish to own one! If you have any questions about owning a flat rock scorpion or any other species of scorpions, just message us!
#hadogenestroglodytes #htroglodytes #troglodytes #hadogenes #scorpion #flatrock #flatrockscorpion #invertebrate #scorp #insect #bug #bugs #invertebrates #insects #scoprions #scorpionofinstagram #flatrockscorpions #like #follow #animals #thereptilecabin #the #reptile #cabin