Good to see you again!
We all disappear sometimes. I went three months once without posting. MM thought I was gone and demoted me from a regular to a member lol
We all had our eulogies prepared…
Lol then you know you were missed when you came back
I’m not sure if i should put this on here or on a new topic so I’m just putting this on here. Tell me if i should open a new topic for this.
So I’ve been thinking about starting to breed and sell reptiles and stuff. I’m thinking about just starting with some inverts like isopods and dubia roaches and then eventually moving onto bigger animals like snakes. I really want to breed boas and that would be my main goal. I’m not really sure how to go about getting this started though. I would appreciate any tips anyone might have and maybe some suggestions. Thank you guys!
I have no clue or experience with isopods, but @lumpy would be a great boa guy to contact! My main advice overall is start small, and work with the morphs that appeal to you personally. Not just whatever is “hot” for the moment, in the long run it will be more enjoyable for you! Good luck!
I’ve been watching @lumpy on his boa journey for like two years whilst i was lurking on here for so long lol. It’s been super interesting and I’d love to get some boa advice from him.
Absolutely, feel free to make a new topic or shoot me a pm with any questions that you have on them. I probably won’t have ever answer but if no, then I will ask the boa circle here .
I probably won’t get started on boas until i can start making some money on roaches and isopods. But just know that i definitely will get to boas eventually as i love them so much. I just want to start making myself more known before spending a lot of money on something that might fail. I will definitely contact you if i even have any questions though. Thank you!
This is YOUR introductions post. Basically your own part of the forum where you can post whatever you like (PG friendly). Its about getting to know you, not just your reptiles.
Heartless are you guys!!!
How do you become a “regular” by the way? Just curious.
Honestly, with how good ive done with my inverts, and how much money ive spent growing out my snakes. Id say try inverts and see if you even want to switch. They are fairly low maintenance and given baby carrots, moss, and proper moisture, they explode in population in months. Best part? If they dont sell, not much lost because not much invested. They will breed and pass and breed and pass without much issue so long as you give them moss and carrots. Obviously the require bioactive enclosures (isopods), but that doesnt need to be changed or cycled for months at a time, and if you sift it and ad some new monthly, theres never any issue of frass buildup and you dont need to worry about losing all burried isos.
Honestly ive considered selling some of my isos now that ive got massive colonies, but have thusfar been too lazy haha.
Im going to go to a reptile expo on either Saturday or Sunday and I’m hoping to find some isopods there to buy. I still definitely want a boa but if i do breed them it won’t be for a while. I might also look for some other inverts there that i might be interested in so who knows what I’ll come home with. Im very excited to go because it’ll be my first expo and Im hoping to see some pretty boas even if i can’t get one yet.
Nice! I really want to go to reptile expo, but I’m not sure if there’s any near me, and my parents probably wouldn’t want to drive me super far… And I’m not a fan of driving myself either…
But have a ton of fun, and tell us all about it!
I recommend armadillidium ghestrois. They are pretty hardy, good desirability due to their pretty looks, and breed fast enough to get off the ground in decent time, but no so fast youll be overwhelmed before you know what you are doing haha. Pic attached in case you arent familiar
The one I’m going to is about 45 minutes away from me so it’s not too bad of a drive
I want pretty much every isopod that exists so i don’t really know what I’ll end up leaving with. I will consider that one too if there’s any there. I will definitely share tons of pictures from the expo and show what i get so stay tuned!