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The large and surprising creatures of InsecthausTV

Adrian Kozakiewicz went from being a young insect enthusiast in Germany to a professional insect breeder with a huge following on Instagram and Facebook. His videos, like the Rainbow Stag Beetles (Phalacrognathus muelleri) vid above, provide a closer look at some amazing looking creatures. Here are some Eurycantha calcarata giant spiny stick insects:

…as well as Lissachatina fulica, a giant African land snail and one of the top 100 globally invasive species in the world:

…and these metallic looking Chrysina resplendens golden scarab beetles:

Keeping insects, mollusks, and other creatures as pets requires lots of care and research to make sure that the animals can thrive in captivity, that they’re legal to keep where you live, and that they do not escape into local ecosystems where they can cause ecological damage as an invasive species.

Related reading at Atlas Obscura: How to Choose the Pet Bug That’s Right for You with entomologist Sammy Ramsey. Plus, from the Ask Entomologists team: Do entomologists have special bug privileges?

Next: The Giant Texas Katydid, The Unlikely Tale of a Tenacious Snail, and a critically-endangered Lord Howe Island Stick Insect hatching.

Also: More beetles, including The Giraffe Weevil, Nature’s Scuba Divers, and this up close vid via London’s Natural History Museum.

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