Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The usual antics

"Oh, this thing looks like a tree! Never mind that it's short. I'll climb it, anyway!"

"Do I look like I'm ready to have my photo taken? Can't you see I'm trying to shed?"

"This could be delicious even though it's just the floor."

Close-up of Richard shedding his back:


A Dubia cockroach (not the same species as the one I featured before). This one just molted. Their exoskeletons harden and become darker after a while. I purchased a bunch of these from a breeder and am trying to grow my own colony.



5 comments:

Haphazardkat said...

YAY at more Richard pics...BOO at the creepy bug pic! (LOL)
you are so brave to HOLD it!! ack...

monkstress said...

I lost my fear of touching crickets in order to feed my nephew, but I don't think I could handle touching those!

Hollywoodtomato said...

Aww, come on :-) They aren't gross. Really!

Yes, Richard's aunt (monkstress) used to be afraid of crickets. I find crickets ten times grosser than my roaches, though.

I'm glad you guys are enjoying the photos!

Karen said...

I think the shedding pics are pretty cool looking... And I admire your bug-handling skills! I stick to mammals so as to avoid that ;)

Hollywoodtomato said...

hehehe thanks! :-) I prefer mammals, myself! (Don't tell Richard that)

I see you have guinea peegs :D