Saturday, September 20, 2014

New Edition Of An Excellent Book - For Lepidopterists

 A new 3rd edition of an excellent book - For Lepidopterists 

I have the 2nd edition of this fantastic book. And, I'm very happy yo learn that a new 3rd edition has just been published!

Check it out Here.

I just photocopied one of the pages on Sugaring (for my Brother-In-Law Nelson to read) - Only the other day (what a coincidence!). 

NHBS also has it in stock:


...I must get myself a copy!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

My Very Own "Velvet Ants"! Desert Terrarium Set-Up

I really love Solitary Wasps. When I'm not busy reviewing bat detectors, I'm reading all the antique & vintage books on wasps that I can get my hands on. I only wish I had my very own backyard to explore (whenever the mood strikes me). My Landlord currently allows me to have (limited) access to the backyard.

Well, I'm finally going to be setting-up a desert terrarium with "Velvet Ants"!

It's a long story...But, I've waited over 7 years to do this. I just got the custom Acrylic tank ordered. And Peter at Bugs In CyberSpace, just got in a huge order of Velvet Ants! He has a lot of them available now, at the lowest prices I've ever seen! Others (like "KenTheBugGuy") charge $15 ea. for them! More than twice what Peter charges - For the same species!


Check them out: Velvet Ants now in Stock!

{Yes, they can sting...The solution is simple: Just don't handle them with your hands}

I'm going to need to learn more about raising Cacti...Since I plan to include some.
 
Yay! ...Pics will be posted, in the future of course!

Finally!  :) 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Beautiful Clay & Reed Insect Block! - From W&CS (in UK)

 Beautiful Clay & Reed Insect Block! - From Wildlife &Countryside Services (in UK)


 Link - (It's the 5th one over, from the left)

Clay & Reed Insect Block (see pictures 7 & 8)
Material:
Clay and reed
Dimensions:
20.5 x 22.5 x 29 cm
Weight:
ca. 7,6 kg

Clay & Reed Insect Block  order no.: 00 377 /5

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Common Whitetail - (Plathemis lydia) - Mature male Dragonfly

Taken through Pantry window...12x Optical zoom

Common Whitetail - (Plathemis lydia) - Mature male Dragonfly



Friday, July 11, 2014

Great New Books: On Microscopy And Solitary Wasps...From NHBS

I just came across this really neat book, which covers the subject of using microscopes to examine bees. It may have been intended for Bee Keepers (mostly), but I think it would be very interesting for the average Hymenopterist also.




This brand-new book looks really great too!