Tuesday 31st March

UPDATE: I cannot believe that it is only one week since I posted out any bugs, it seems like several weeks ago! Everything is changing daily and none of us really know what's coming next. I am hoping that I will be able to resume sending out orders after the Easter break. I will of course update you further with any news. Stay safe everyone x


Tuesday 24th March: I would just like to say a big thank you to my lovely and loyal customers. I really appreciate you all, now more than ever! I have decided that I cannot carry on posting orders for the time being, quite frankly I can’t take the stress. Royal Mail cannot guarantee to deliver by 1pm the following day and I really don’t want my creatures held up in the mail and the added worry that it would cause my customers and myself. I will of course still be looking after all the animals but I also have people who rely on me for their care and I need to prioritise at this scary time. I am happy for people to collect from me (I will pack the animals and have them ready for contactless collection / no minimum spend). You can ring through your order and pay cash.

 

I will review the situation every few days but I cannot see anything improving anytime soon. You are welcome to phone me for a chat, I will be updating my Facebook page and writing a new blog entry shortly but for now please take care of yourselves, stay safe and sane. Thankfully my husband has a secure job but I know only too well that those who are self-employed or have been laid off due to the virus will be suffering, along with those people who are elderly and isolated. Perhaps I can do some videoing in the bug room and set up my mini scenes with the bugs to cheer things up just a little.


I have written and uploaded a new blog entry for my website today (for those who are interested :)

Meet the Animals




I am a Zebra tarantula 

My scientific name is Aphonopelma seemanni

I originally come from Costa Rica

I am quite friendly but sometimes a little nervous. I prefer not to be handled but I am happy to be watched as I wander around.


I eat crickets, cockroaches and other bugs



I am a Giant Dead Leaf Praying Mantis

My scientific name is Deroplatys dessicata

I originally come from Southeast Asia

I am friendly to people but I am not always friendly to other praying mantids! I am happy to be held.


I eat flies, crickets, cockroaches and other bugs


My name is Barney

I am Ginny's much loved pet Rainbow Bearded Dragon

My scientific name is Pogona vitticeps

I originally come from Australia

I am very friendly and love to be held. I enjoy a little cuddle but not too tight!


I eat crickets, cockroaches, locusts and other bugs, plus some fruit and vegetables

(I am happy to bring Barney along to your Ginny's Jungle event for free when asked)



I am a Giant Asian Forest Scorpion

My scientific name is Heterometrus longimanus

I originally come from South East Asia

I have a sting in my tail and large claws so I am just for watching! Although I look scary I am actually only mildly venomous, no more than a wasp sting.


I eat crickets, cockroaches and other bugs



I am a Madagascar Ringed millipede

My scientific name is Aphistogoniulus polleni

I originally come from Madagascar

I am friendly but I sometimes curl up and hide.


I eat leaf litter, fruit, vegetables and rotten wood



I am a Land Hermit Crab

My scientific name is Coenbita clypeatus

I originally come from the Caribbean

I am very friendly but I do have a large claw that I use for eating and climbing. If I feel a little unsafe I may cling on. I am therefore better off being watched or held on a flat hand so that I have nothing to hold onto like a finger or thumb!


I eat lots of different things, I am a scavenger so I am not very fussy. I will eat fruit, vegetables, cereals, dog food and I especially enjoy ice-cream cones as I can pick at them with my claws.



I am a Giant Vinegaroon (sometimes called a Whip scorpion)

My scientific name is Mastigoproctus giganteus

I originally come from Florida & Arizona

I prefer to just be watched, if I get upset I may nip with my jaws or squirt vinegar from my tail. I do not have any venom and I am not a scorpion.


I eat crickets, cockroaches and other bugs



I am an Giant African Train millipede

My scientific name is Archispirostreptus gigas

I originally come from Africa

I am friendly and I like to climb.


I eat leaf litter, fruit, vegetables and rotten wood



We are Horse-head Grasshoppers

Our scientific name is Paraproscopia riedei 

We originally come from America

We are harmless and like to be held but take care as we love to jump!


We eat leaves and especially like bramble and Oak leaves



I am a Mexican Red Knee tarantula 

My scientific name is Brachypelma hamorii

I originally come from Mexico

I am quite friendly but sometimes if I get a bit nervous I might flick off a few of my irritating hairs. I am venomous like a bee. I prefer to be watched, rather than handled.


I eat crickets, cockroaches and other bugs





I am an Orchid Praying Mantis 

My scientific name is Hymenopus coronatus

I originally come from Malaysia

I am quite friendly to humans and I like to be handled but like other praying mantids I am not always friendly to other praying mantids!


I eat crickets, cockroaches and other bugs




I am a Giant Spiny Assassin Bug 

My scientific name is Psytalla horrida

I originally come from Central Africa

I am a handsome chap and fun to watch but I am not to be handled! I can inflict a painful sting and also spray a noxious fluid.


I eat crickets, cockroaches and other bugs



My name is Jerry

I am Ginny's much loved Californian Corn Snake

My scientific name is Pantherophis guttatus

I originally come from North America

I am very friendly and love to be held. I really enjoy snaking around you and absorbing your body heat but take care as I can be rather tickly if I go up your sleeve!


I eat mice and rats (which Ginny buys frozen from a reptile shop - no live ones)


(I am happy to bring Jerry along to your Ginny's Jungle event for free when asked)


My name is Motley

I am Ginny's much loved Californian Corn Snake

My scientific name is Pantherophis guttatus

I originally come from North America

I am very friendly and love to be held. I really enjoy snaking around you and absorbing your body heat but take care as I can be rather tickly if I go up your sleeve!


I am Jerry's dad :)


I eat mice and rats (which Ginny buys frozen from a reptile shop - no live ones)


(I am happy to bring Motley along to your Ginny's Jungle event for free when asked)


We are Domino Cockroaches

Our scientific name is Therea bernhardti

We originally come from India

We are harmless and can be held but we run very fast!


We eat fruit & vegetables, cereals and lots more, we are scavengers


We are Question Mark Cockroaches

Our scientific name is Therea olegrandjeani

We originally come from India

We are harmless and can be held but we run very fast!


We eat fruit & vegetables, cereals and lots more, we are scavengers


We are Katydids (bush crickets)

Our scientific name is Ancylecha fenestrata

We originally come from Malaysia

We are harmless but we can jump very high and we sometimes like to fly!


We eat the leaves from many plants such as bramble, rose and oak.