March 3, 2002 - OK... most people would stop believing me at this
point, but I will try to keep this page updated more often from now on. I
should have made it my New Year's Resolution.
August 30, 2001 - A transcript is now available for the recent chat session with the man from Malaysia, Mark Pennell. Check it out at: http://www.petbugs.com/chatroom/8-18-01_chat.html
August 5, 2001 - Did you want to go on the tarantula expedition to
tropical Malaysia this year? You heard about it in the newsletter, but you just
couldn't get two weeks off from work? Well, on Saturday, August 18, 2001,
you can find out what happened on that trip! Chat with tarantula
enthusiast and trip organizer Mark Pennell live from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time and ask him all the questions you like about the
exciting search for SE Asian tarantulas, including the impressive
Malaysian Earth Tiger Tarantula (Cyriopagopus thorelli)... for more
details, go to:
July 22, 2001 - A quick update on the "About Jon" page, re-written and now I have a photo up! Check it out: http://www.petbugs.com/about/jon.html
June 24, 2001 - A fresh batch of caresheets is ready... come and get 'em! The current caresheet count is up to 64. This new bunch highlights many aggressive and venomous species, including some popular tarantulas, some deadly arachnids, and some new centipede species! Take a look at: http://www.petbugs.com/caresheets
June 21, 2001 - Major update in the Book Store! There's a book for both old and new hobbyists. Scroll through the titles at: http://www.petbugs.com/bookstore
April 12, 2001 - The Herp Classifieds are here! We figured since many invertebrate dealers and hobbyists also keep and sell reptiles and amphibians, why not give them a place to post their herps also? This "vertebrate" venture is new, so wish us luck. Here's the Classifieds page: http://www.pet-forums.com/petbugs/classifieds.html
16, 2001 - I have to apologize to the "fans" for the large
gap between updates. We still have plenty of plans in
our heads for the future. For now though, here's the address to the new Megarian Banded
29, 2000 - This is the last project of the year 2000. We have split up
the Discussion Forum into: Arachnid, Insect, and Myriopod. Now people can
have one profile for all forums on Petbugs.com! Check it out at:
15, 2000 - Check out the new Classifieds at: http://www.pet-forums.com/petbugs/classifieds.html
November 17, 2000 - This page has been neglected for some time now, but don't be fooled. There are some new things around here. For example, we have made the Classifieds much better, and we have created the Petbugs.com Cafe for hobbyists to go and hang out. The webmaster put a lot of time into those new pages, take a look. So far, we've been getting great responses from people! Also, fresh out of the oven, we now have a Red Widow Caresheet. Plenty of ideas for the future in our heads, so stay tuned!
7, 2000 - The new caresheets are here! Many interesting pages on
exotic species. You won't find anything about some of these rare
arthropods on the rest of the Web! All of the new caresheets have
photos also, so take a look. Here's a little inside info, there may be a
second "batch" of caresheets coming later on this month, or
next? I've said too much already, so visit:
4, 2000 - A three-part Insect Chat Series with pro insect keeper Orin
McMonigle! He's the author of the book "The Complete Guide to Rearing Grant's Rhinoceros Beetle",
and the co-author of "Allpet Roaches: Care and Identification Handbook for the Pet and Feeder Cockroaches".
He will be appearing at the Petbugs.com Chat Room on September 17, October
1, and October 15. To find out more, go to:
8, 2000 - All current caresheets have been updated! I feel the
caresheets have improved information, now the "Humidity" has
changed from being either "Low", "Medium", or
"High" to a percentage, due to popular demand. Also, there's a
new category in all caresheets known as "Decor". This is
preparation for the many NEW caresheets coming in September! You can check
out all 39 current caresheets at:
27, 2000 - For our one-year anniversary, Petbugs.com will reduce all
advertising rates! These prices will become effective on August 1, 2000,
since Petbugs.com opened in August of 1999. If you'd like to advertise on
Petbugs.com or the Classifieds, see our advertising page at: http://www.petbugs.com/ads
June 25, 2000 - A new Bug Quiz has been added for your entertainment! Complete it and get an award. You can play at: http://www.petbugs.com/quiz
June 22, 2000 - Due to the increased activity on the Petbugs.com Classifieds, more people have started to post their opinions and such about dealers they like or dislike. Since that is not the point of a Classifieds section, Petbugs.com has created the Comment Board, where people CAN post their remarks, comments, opinions, or even debate! To add your viewpoint, recommendation, etc., go to the new board at: http://www.petbugs.com/forums/comments.cgi
March 17, 2000 - We've MERGED!!! The Petbugs.com Classifieds is now the "new" Bulletin Board. For those of you who are not familiar with the Bulletin Board, it is a popular tarantula classifieds site. You can still find it at: http://www.petbugs.com/forums/classifieds.cgi Cya'!
8, 2000 - Petbugs.com is excited to announce that on Friday, March 17, 2000,
world-renown tarantula expert Rick C. West will be appearing at the petbugs.com Chatroom from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM EST on the topic "TARANTULAS"!
For those of you not familiar with him, Rick C. West is one of the leading authorities on tarantulas in the world!
You can chat with him at:
January 25, 2000 - Well, there's a lot in the making here at petbugs.com. So stay with us. Also, don't miss the tarantula chat with Lucian Ross on Friday, 1/28/00. This is your chance to ask your questions to a pro - the topic will be OLD WORLD ARBOREALS! Go to: http://www.petbugs.com/chatroom for more details. Cya' there!
December 1, 1999 - Petbugs.com is giving away over $250 worth of live arachnids for the millennium! The first place prize is an adult female Goliath Birdeater (Theraphosa blondi) - world's largest spider. Surprise!!! The contest is simple, all you have to do is be one of the first people to count a bunch of cockroaches that we will put all over the website. It will take place from December 17 to December 19. Check out: http://www.petbugs.com/news/contest.html for more details! So mark your calendars, and good luck!
November 5, 1999 - Lots of pages here have been updated, except this one, sorry. Today I added 70 new resources, check it out! From now on I'll try to update this page more often. Cya'!
August 29, 1999 - This whole WEBSITE is new! Too many features to list here... but I will take the time to mention that petbugs.com has a search engine that is dedicated to invertebrates. Feel free to explore the website and enjoy!
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