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Dec. 2013: Scolopendra hardwickei development, San Francisco Insect Zoo, Emperor Scorpion Success, featured Aphonopelma sp. "Roswell", Beetle Summer, Simondoa Extinction?

Sept. 2013: Tarantula tube caging, Dr. Crawley's Insectarium, Typopeltis stimpsoni Japan's spectacular Vinegaroon, Culturing Lithobiomorpha, Featured Spider Beetles.

June 2013: The somewhat mega Megasoma pachecoi, A World of Insects part 2, pillbug cockroaches, featured invert Avicularia versicolor, peach pillbugs and other color varieties (Armadillidium)

March 2013: Indonesian double shield mantis, A World of Insects part 1, a rhinoceros beetle, Holconia insignis huntsman spider, Phoetalia pallida pallid cockroach, "giant" springtails in culture, the Amblypygi molt.

Dec. 2012: Teneral mating in the Dictyoptera, Theraphosa blondi part 2, The Gisborne Cockroach, Sibylla pretiosa cryptic pretty mantis, Eurycotis opaca yellow margined, Euchaetes egle Milkweed tussock moth.

Sept. 2012: carmel dragon phasmid, Theraphosa blondi the largest tarantula?, Alien Queen in your bug room Part 2, Blaberus boliviensis cockroach, dermestid beetles, Cassiopea jellyfish feature.

June. 2012: Alien queen in your insect room Part 1, Filipino Orange Tarantula breeding, Rusty and Flameleg Millipede comparison Trigoniulus, Vonones ornata tropical harvestmen, Eurycotis opaca "sunset".

March 2012: Latest amblypygid imports part 2, overview of captive breeding the Mysore Ornamental Tarantula Poecilotheria striata, summer of butterfly caterpillars, Danaus plexippus growth study part II.

Dec. 2011: Breeding barking tarantulas, whipspider imports 1, Danaus plexippus growth study I, central Florida invertebrates, Oxyhaloa deusta cockroach, millipede book review, killer glowworm feature.

Sept. 2011: Emperor scorpions 2, Tiger Ornamental Tarantula first hatch, shield mantis, Hunting Scolopendra heros, Bombyx mori silkworms, Dorylaea orini cockroach update.

Sept. 2011B: (Alternate Cover) Emperor scorpions 2, Tiger Ornamental Tarantula first hatch, shield mantis, Hunting Scolopendra heros, Bombyx mori silkworms, Dorylaea orini cockroach update.

June 2011: Genus Pandinus 1, Blaps giant darkling beetles, small butterflies, S. heros subspecies 2, micro beetles 3, Macropanesthia, American Tarantula Society conference, Dysdera crocata isopod hunters.

March 2011: Ultrasonic bug hunting, flat millipede reproduction 2, giant stag beetles, Scolopendra heros subspecies 1, micro feeder beetles 2, flat horn hissing cockroach, Scorpions of the World book review, marbled crayfish.

December 2010: Atta cephalotes 3, D.C. & microfauna search 2, cracking the Polydesmid code 1, tarantula spiderling care, communal mantis rearing, micro feeder beetles 1, river orb weaver.

Sept. 2010: Leafcutter Ants 2, vampire crabs, pseudoscropions, Brazilian black and white tarantula breeding, D.C. & microfauna search 1, Eurycotis floridana, giant tiger beetles.

June 2010: Clown beetles, breeding Avicularia versicolor, Rainbow Dung Beetles, Leafcutter Ants 1, Archiblatta roaches, Macrobrachium sp. red claw shrimp.

March 2010: Anthia giant ground beetles, gargantuan tentless tent caterpillars, Goliathus 2, Asian Arboreal tarantulas 1, Pacific Beetle Mimic Cockroach, Northwestern Forest Scorpions.

December 2009: Cobalt Blue Tarantula Haplopelma lividum, windscorpions, goliath stick insect, Goliathus beetles 1, Lobster Cockroaches, crimson and black giant millipedes.

September 2009: Spider web stickiness, Sidespotted Whipspiders, Polyphemus Beetles, insect preservation, Cryptocercus cockroaches, whipscorpion book review, Hyalophora cecropia moths.

June 2009:Grophus limbatus scorpion, Idolomantis 2, Malaysian bluefemur tarantula breeding, Arizona collecting 2, regal jumping spiders, Green Banana cockroaches.

March 2009: The Devil's Flower Mantis 1Idolomantis diabolica, Triops tadpole shrimp species, Ozopore update, Arizona bug hunting 1, giant American walkingsticks, glowspot cockroaches.

December 2008: Millipede toxifabricants, wasp keeping 3, Chinese Mantis, Aphonopelma moderatum tarantula reproduction, Hermit Beetle, Wide Horn Hissing Cockroach, giant Columbian ramshorn snail.

September 2008: Green Potato Beetle, wasp keeping 2, Tityus scorpions, communal tarantula housing, Ivory Millipede Chicobolus spinigerus breeding, Macropanesthia, giant deep-sea isopods.

June. 2008: Iridopelma hirsutum tarantula, Albino Narceus americanus millipede, Mammoth Tusk Beetle, wasp keeping 1, Macleay's Specter, Death's Head Cockroach, leopard slugs, pseudoscorpions.

March 2008: Mating Scolopendra heros, Breeding Psalmopoeus cambridgei, scutigerid centipedes, inverts in assisted therapy, Heterometrus Asian forest scorpions, giant cave cockroaches, Hawaii inverts 2.

December 2007: Hawaii invert expedition 1, tarantula cage construction, Horse Lubber husbandry, widow spiders, giant Panchlora, tarantula book review, bug festivals.

September 2007: Bluefang Tarantula Ephebopus cyanognathus breeding, substrate fermentation, Mecynorhina beetle hybridization, Parabuthus husbandry, Texas Unicorn Mantis, Pseudomops septentrionalis, insect book review, Tobacco Hornworm.

June 2007: Tityus falconensis scorpion, Philippine leaf insect, Malaysian earthtiger tarantula, Western stag beetle breeding, mechanical eggsac turner, Ornate Velvet Roach, stick insect book review, Thai rainbow millipede.

March 2007: Curlyhair Tarantula breeding, Rhopalurus junceus husbandry, Promethia moth, Safari in Mexico II, "skeleton stick", Zebra Cockraoch, scarab beetle book review.

December 2006: Mastigoproctus giganteus, Peruphasma, Eastern Lubber Grasshopper, safari in Mexico, epiandrous glands, domino cockroach, Goliath birdeater tarantulaTheraphosa blondi.

September 2006: Trapdoor spiders, Ceanothus silkmoth, Arachnid phobia II, Bulldog beetles Dicranorhina, African flat rock scorpion Hadogenes, Dorylaea orini.

June 2006: Mexican Fireleg Tarantula Brachypelma boehmei, Madagascan Fire Millipede Breeding, the Ghost Mantis, Spider Phobia I, giant click beetle.

March2006: Feathertail Centipedes Alipes, Hercules Beetle, Rhinoceros Cockroach, Sungaya inexpectata, raising fruit flies, Poecilotheria metallica Gooty Ornamental.

December 2005: Cynthia Moth, Rainbow Stag Beetle Phalacrognathus muelleri, huntsman spiders, Cameroon Red Tarantula, millipede book review, Neobarrettia katydid.

September 2005: Wandering violin Gongylus gongylodes, Congo black millipedes, Damon breeding, Collecting in Usambar II, Brazilian pink tarantula Pamphobeteus sp., phasmid book review, Mexican Jumping Bean.

June 2005: Lazy tarantula breeding, Xylotrupes mightiest beetle, Collecting in Usambar, tarantula book review, banana slug, glossy giant black Tanzanian arboreal pinkleg millipede, tarantula prey experiment.

March 2005: Nephila Golden Silk Spiders, Ceratomantis sausurii, Haaniella muelleri "marbled jungle nymph", tarantula basics, Elephant Stag Beetle, stag beetle book review.

December 2004: Archispirostreptus gigas African Giant Black Millipede breeding, Carrion beetle Necrophila, "baboon" tarantulas, birdwing butterflies, Lasiodora parahybana tarantula, Brunner's Mantis.

September 2004: Genus Eublaberus, land lobsters Eurycantha, terrestrial isopods, new insectarium, Beyer's Jewel Scarab, Red and Black Cockroach, Housing Poecilotheria, tarantula book review.

June 2004: Giant waterscorpions, collecting in Ethiopia, Carolina Mantis, Shipping arachnids, Mecynorhina beetles, raising Daphnia, bug book review, Peurto Rican yellow and black millipede, center poster.

March 2004: Sphaerobothria hoffmanni tarantula, Southern Unstriped Scorpion, Malaysian Deadleaf Mantis, Porcelain Cockroach Gyna lurida, assassin bugs, scorpion book review, moth flies.

December 2003: Aularches miliaris grasshopper, hissing cockroaches, breeding Euchirine scarabs, making kinshi, Indian Ornamental Tarantula Poecilotheria regalis.

September 2003: Linx spiders, breeding Goliathus beetles, Otomantis boxer mantids, breeding Columbian Lesserblack Xenesthis immanis.

June 2003: Emperor scorpions Pandinus, butterfly gardening, Odontolabis giant stags, Eastern Hercules Beetle Dynastes tityus, Phormictopus cancerides, phasmid book review.

March 2003: the Orchid Mantis Hymenopus coronatus, Greenbottle Blue Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens tarantula breeding, entomoholic adventures in Costa Rica, the Monarch Butterfly.

December 2002: Cockroach reproduction, Narceus annularis, Anisomorpha two striped walkingstick, scorpion reproduction, stick grasshopper, entomology atlas book review.

September 2002: Giant Huntsman Holconia immanis, Breeding buffalo beetles Eudicella, pet snails, Harlequin Flower Beetle, stag and rhinoceros beetle book review, invertebrates in Arizona.

June 2002: Tarantula molting, Triceratops Beetle Phileurus truncatus, Breeding Damon diadema, finding caterpillars, Ferocious Water Bug Abedus herberti, mantids book review.

March 2002: Giant Silk Moths (Atlas & Argema), Giant vinegaroon, The Orange Treespider Tapinauchenius gigas, Jungle Nymph, Genus Lasiodora, Ghost Mantis Phyllocrania paradoxa, Amazon Insects book review.

December 2001: Tarantula housing, scientific names, Giant Darkling Beetles (Eleodes), Fishing spiders (Dolomedes triton), phasmid book review, Gyna capucina.