10 Interesting Bugs Best To Keep as Pets

10 Interesting Bugs Best To Keep as Pets

When they see pets, many people think of cats, dogs, or these relatively common and docile animals. But in nature, there are actually some creepy-looking animals that may become a group of very friendly pets and friends. Although they may not snuggle by your side, they can also make you feel the pride and happiness of being a master.

Next, let's take a look at the 10 most interesting insects, I hope they can be liked and appreciated by you!

1.Ants

Ants play many ecological roles that are beneficial to humans, including suppressing pest populations and soil aeration. The use of weaver ants in citrus cultivation in southern China is considered to be one of the oldest known biological control applications.

Once you start raising ants, as long as you give them food and water, they can be almost completely self-sufficient. Be sure to check the dietary restrictions for your specific ant species. Some ants are content with water mixed with honey, while others need seeds, plants, or other insects.

2.Millipedes

Millipedes

The body of most millipedes is very slender, cylindrical or flat, with more than 20 segments, while the pellet-shaped millipedes are shorter and can roll into a ball. They move slowly and will not bite.

Some cultures associate millipede activity with the upcoming rainfall. In Zambia, crushed millipede pulp is used to treat wounds, and the Buffians in Cameroon use millipede juice to treat earaches. In some Himalayan Bhotiya tribes, dried millipede smoke is used to treat hemorrhoids. The aborigines of Malaysia used millipede secretions to make arrows with poisoned arrows. The secretion of Spirobolus bungii has been observed to inhibit the division of human cancer cells.

3.Scorpions

The scorpion is a culturally significant animal, and the theme appears in art, especially in the Middle East of Islamic art. The evolutionary history of scorpions can be traced back to 435 million years ago. Scorpion appears in art, folklore, mythology and commercial brands with its powerful sting. The scorpion pattern is woven into the kilim rug to prevent them from stinging. The scorpion is seen as both an incarnation of evil and a protective force.

4.Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis is an order insect, which contains more than 2,400 species, about 460 genera and 33 families. The largest family is the Mantis family. Praying mantis are distributed in temperate and tropical habitats around the world.

Early civilizations such as ancient Greece, ancient Egypt, and Assyria all believed that the mantis had supernatural powers. A popular cultural metaphor in cartoons imagines the female praying mantis as a femme fatale. Praying mantis is one of the insects most often kept as pets.

5.Stick Bugs

Stick Bugs

Stick Bugs are a group of highly camouflaged insects. They evade predation by mixing plant materials. As the name suggests, they look like a stick and can even swing back and forth, more like a branch moving in the wind.

In Australia and Hawaii, many species of stick insects are kept as exotic pets, including Zhuang Zhuang, Goliath, Spiny and children. The custom of keeping stick insects as pets may have been brought to Australia by Chinese, Japanese or Vietnamese immigrants during World War II, Korean War or Vietnam War. Since the Han Dynasty, stick insects have been kept as pets. They are kept in bird cages, and people in the Far East believe that they can bring good luck and wealth like crickets.

6.Snake

There is fossil evidence that snakes may have evolved from burrowing lizards during the Cretaceous period. Snakes generally do not prey on humans. Unless frightened or injured, most snakes would rather avoid contact than attack humans. In the Western world, some snakes are kept as pets, especially docile species such as ball pythons and corn snakes.

7.Woodlice

The basic form of the psyllid is a segmented body with a flat back and abdomen. It has seven pairs of jointed legs and special respiratory appendages. Like other marsupials, females carry fertilization in their marsupials. Eggs, through which they provide water, oxygen and nutrients to the developing embryo. They are popular as terrarium pets because of their different colors and textures, fusion ability and easy care.

8.Tarantula

Like all arthropods, tarantulas are invertebrates that rely on exoskeleton to provide muscle support. Some of the more common species have become popular in the exotic pet trade. If you are interested, you can try it, but be sure to pay attention to safety.

 9.Rhinoceros Beetle

The body of an adult rhinoceros beetle is covered by a thick exoskeleton. A pair of thick wings is located on the other set of membranous wings below, allowing the rhinoceros beetle to fly, but it is not efficient due to its large size. Their best protection from predators is their size and stature. Rhinoceros beetles have become popular pets in parts of Asia due to their relative cleanliness, ease of maintenance and safe handling.

10.Butterflies

Butterflies are insects in the macrolepidopteran clade from the order of Rhopalocera Lepidoptera, which also includes moths. Adult butterflies have large, usually brightly colored wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. Culturally, the butterfly is a popular theme in the visual and literary arts. The butterfly is sometimes portrayed as the mouth of a jaguar, and some species are thought to be the reincarnation of the souls of dead warriors.

Although generally considered disgusting or scary, insects can be just as interesting as other species-if not more interesting. They are ideal household pets because most of them have relatively low maintenance costs and do not require the intervention of the owner. In addition, insects will show you a side of the animal world that you rarely see up close.

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