Author: Kyle Kandilian

1/25/2021: Isopod Project Sneak Peek

1/25/2021: Isopod Project Sneak Peek

With this week’s orders delayed by late heat packs and my drive to clear the backlog in full force, I couldn’t help but get a jump start on sorting and prepping some projects. When...

1/19/2021: Bundle up for real winter shipping

1/19/2021: Bundle up for real winter shipping

Today was my busiest shipping day ever with a few orders delayed until tomorrow. With real winter temperatures approaching, proper packaging and shipping services are more important than ever. Indoors, there are more comical...

1/18/2021: Projects on the Horizon

1/18/2021: Projects on the Horizon

It’s been great to be back into the swing of things and the changes I’ve made to my business model have been extremely satisfactory for me. I hope that others have noticed some of...

1/15/2021: Orson Wellesian monstrosity

1/15/2021: Orson Wellesian monstrosity

Patience is a virtue some virtuously lack. Impatient for adult goliath beetles, one of my friends purchased an adult male from none other than Bugs in Cyberspace and had it shipped to me for...

1/14/2021: Top-down roach cull basics

1/14/2021: Top-down roach cull basics

As we pass the halfway point this January I take a moment to panic about everything that needs to be done by spring. The fruits of many winter endeavors won’t be reaped for many...

1/11/2021: Isopod insanity, January edition

1/11/2021: Isopod insanity, January edition

I have been absent from many online communities for some time now, due to a complex combination of circumstances, but have noticed a very dramatic shift in isopod cultivation. The focus now seems to...

1/8/2021: Monogamy of the cockroaches

1/8/2021: Monogamy of the cockroaches

While taking some colony pictures for a trade I noticed a tiny comedy unfold. Her face buried in a rotting apple piece, an adult female Therea regularis was flicking her rear legs at a...

1/7/2021: January Isopod Slog

1/7/2021: January Isopod Slog

So far this winter has been pleasantly mild and while I’m not complaining, field work season will be upon us before we know it. I got the urge to re-do all of my old...

1/5/2021: Barrier Revolution

1/5/2021: Barrier Revolution

Over the last year or so I’ve been coordinating with Adam of Roachville on acquiring and stocking a revolutionary new enclosure barrier he’s discovered. This new material is inorganic, non-toxic, heat and cold resistant,...

1/3/2021: Roach room chef

1/3/2021: Roach room chef

Odd occurrences are to be expected in the bug room somedays and today was no exception. I have been working on some new methods for composting wood for detritivorous animals and among the techniques...

1/1/2021: Goliath news

1/1/2021: Goliath news

Two weeks ago I received some Goliathus goliatus larvae from Bugs in Cyberspace. Curious about communally housing this species despite numerous warnings, I put two of my larvae in 32 oz cups of mycelium-infused...

12/29/2020: Lobsters and assassins

12/29/2020: Lobsters and assassins

While packing some lobster roaches (Nauphoeta cinerea, or “woodies” for the handful of Aussie visitors) today I reflected on how useful this species is. They were one of the first dozen species I ever...

12/27/2020: Michigamazon

12/27/2020: Michigamazon

I hope everyone’s holidays are going as well as they can during these times!I’ll be continuing the new species additions into the fast-approaching New Year and still have a long way to go, but...

12/23/2020: Legend of the giant mealworm

12/23/2020: Legend of the giant mealworm

One of the gateway drug bugs is undoubtedly the common mealworm, Tenebrio molitor. The species has been a staple of laboratories, zoos, and classrooms for over a century, functioning as an easy feeder and...

12/21/2020: White Out isopod genetics 101

12/21/2020: White Out isopod genetics 101

Though roaches have been my main “thing” for years, in the background I’ve always had a lot of other projects running. Among them, a constantly churning slew of isopod morphs and localities. Many household...

12/20/2020: Bristly beetle biceps

12/20/2020: Bristly beetle biceps

One of the best things about insects is finding little secrets about their anatomy, biology, or physiology. Today while photographing some yellow-bellied sun beetles I found something very funny. The dorsal and ventral surfaces...

12/19/2020: Ghosts of Christmas present

12/19/2020: Ghosts of Christmas present

Considering the white wasteland outside I’m quite content to be indoors chipping away at site work. The New Species page is getting quite a few additions and my goal is to have at least...

12/18/2020: The giants arrive

12/18/2020: The giants arrive

About a week ago spurred on by the interests of a friend I decided it was time to work with some larger beetles. I’ve been quite fond of the cetoniines I’ve worked with over...

12/16/2020: A fresh coat of paint

12/16/2020: A fresh coat of paint

Greetings everyone, As some have noticed, there have been sizable changes to the content and aesthetic of the site. The last few years haven’t been ideal for me, but I feel some things have...