Triple Insect Video


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Complete Tarantula guide video:
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Intro and outro song:
Psytalla horrida
Pachnoda marginata peregrina
Achatina fulica
Great diving beetle
Dytiscus marginalis
Spiny assassin bugs


  • Ali Barker
    Ali Barker5 dni temu

    Gnat. Pronounced NAT. Idk why either

  • B. Sth
    B. Sth12 dni temu

    🐠 or larva

  • Angela Litz
    Angela Litz17 dni temu

    Watching Petko interact with the Sunbeatle was more wholesome than my entire childhood.

  • Voodoo Baby
    Voodoo Baby19 dni temu

    Oh, is Elytra beetles something that is common in the hobby? They are so prettyyyyyyy!! Would you ever get one, Petko?

  • TA Outdoors
    TA Outdoors21 dzień temu

    From an American stand point, I agree...the unnecessary letters are crappy lmao

  • Kevin Lime
    Kevin Lime24 dni temu

    I agree English language is dumb sometimes lol

  • John Johnson
    John Johnson25 dni temu

    Will you ever get termites? Or ants?

  • MerQuilline
    MerQuilline26 dni temu

    This channel should have more subscribers than exotic lairs

  • Sarah Sutherland
    Sarah Sutherland26 dni temu

    Can you please do a tour of the new DARK DEN.

  • Awai
    Awai29 dni temu

    Those beetles are absolutely adorable however it doesn't take away from THE HORROR of the .... GNATS ? XD

  • Prince Mariquina
    Prince Mariquina29 dni temu

    Where do you buy the hinges you use for the front doors/panel. Maybe you can send me a link? Please.

  • at SpydrXIII on Twitter
    at SpydrXIII on Twitter29 dni temu

    i 100% agree with you. i'm an american, but i HATE silent letters. they are superfluous, inefficient, and confusing. DOWN WITH SILENT LETTERS! VIVA LA RESISTANCE!!!

  • Andrew Croney
    Andrew Croney29 dni temu

    For the water bug get frozen blood worms I found that works pretty good

  • Moo's loco Land
    Moo's loco Land29 dni temu

    Tadpoles!!! My daughter was keeping tadpoles a few years ago. She had at least 250 in the pond in my back garden. I went to clean the water out as it had become really dirty. I started to notice that I hadn't seen any tadpoles, on further inspection I found 1 great diving beetle and 1 diving beetle larvae. These two had eaten every single tadpole in the space of a week!!! So I can guatentee it will eat them.

  • Danny S. Cream
    Danny S. CreamMiesiąc temu

    What do you mean no hot water inside of the house? Doesn't he live there? 😄

  • Michelle Morningstar
    Michelle MorningstarMiesiąc temu

    Awe Hope you get another jumping spider.. i have one name Kiwi too thanks for the name . can you tell me why my jumping spider only molt once so far as she still not an adult yet wondering why thanks so much Dark den

  • andreanara88
    andreanara88Miesiąc temu

    So the real horror in the cocoon was the extra G?

  • Dinh Tran
    Dinh TranMiesiąc temu

    Petko, for the diving beetle, ive seen laboratories would crush the crickets for the beetles to taste/smell the prey. Sorry for the beetle pupa, it could of been parasites that got to it

  • Tarantula Tickler

    Tarantula Tickler

    Miesiąc temu

    I have keept diving beetles on earthworm chunks, tubifex and even fish granules.. They seem to go by smell so dead food is fine

  • Cheyenne Moldenhauer
    Cheyenne MoldenhauerMiesiąc temu

    We have so many Sun bugs here in South Africa! In our compost heap, we have ATLEAST 200-350 sun bugs crawl out of there each summer...Thats why we always have so many birds around 😂

  • Gemma97
    Gemma97Miesiąc temu

    Oh kiwi :’(

  • Exoticboiii
    ExoticboiiiMiesiąc temu

    When do you make video with scorpions update?

  • Stumack Macke
    Stumack MackeMiesiąc temu

    For the diving beetle maybe try life earthworms. They survive long enaugh in the water for the beetle to find em at its own pace. If that doesnt work, feeder guppys should do the trick.

  • allelujah
    allelujahMiesiąc temu

    You can put some bloody red meat for the diving beetle. Like beef liver. Its what i use to catch these guys

  • zoie rangeley
    zoie rangeleyMiesiąc temu

    Petco u need blood worms for the water bug lv they won't eat roaches

  • Matt Wyrick
    Matt WyrickMiesiąc temu

    A popular American comedian agrees with you on the English language. 😆

  • lore
    loreMiesiąc temu

    i think you have to smash the roach to let gim know something dead is in the water

  • lore
    loreMiesiąc temu

    what s the name of that beautiful plant in the terrarium at 4.40?

  • Justin Todd
    Justin ToddMiesiąc temu

    Oh God I read triple incest moment

  • inverted.typo
    inverted.typoMiesiąc temu

    Lmao don’t feel bad about silent letters (ex: gnat, knife, wrap, etc.) bc native English speakers are just as confused and frustrated 😂

    MIKI_UCHIHAMiesiąc temu

    Obozavam tvoje zivotinje 🥵🥵

    MIKI_UCHIHAMiesiąc temu

    Are u fem Serbia ???

  • Stacy Fine
    Stacy FineMiesiąc temu

    I love live plants in the enclosures. Those are some cute bugs.

  • Al anderson
    Al andersonMiesiąc temu

    Please can you tell me the name of the band on your shirt ? I'm really curious for too long need to discover this band

  • Kelvin Vin
    Kelvin VinMiesiąc temu Touch.the.sun.xd 🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏

  • Kelvin Vin
    Kelvin VinMiesiąc temu

    Enjoy Mad!!!!! Tonight.xd

  • DanXDelion
    DanXDelionMiesiąc temu

    9:20 oh you would love French, I'm sure xD

  • Hjertrud Fiddlecock

    Hjertrud Fiddlecock

    Miesiąc temu

    my exact thought lol

  • Global Fart
    Global FartMiesiąc temu

    The English language is dumb

  • Sara Klips
    Sara KlipsMiesiąc temu

    Hi! I’ve raised a relative of these beetles before. The easiest food that they LOVE is chicken liver. I have an extremely old video of one eating it. I bought the chicken liver frozen and defrosted tiny pieces for the beetle and then dropped it. They smell it and eventually swim over. They can also eat pellets but prefer meat.

  • Sara Klips

    Sara Klips

    Miesiąc temu here’s one eating. They also like frozen krill.

  • Juan Salgado
    Juan SalgadoMiesiąc temu

    Hey man! As always love the content, for a prettier kiwi the second jajaja you should try getting a peacock spider

  • Leigha Klopp
    Leigha KloppMiesiąc temu

    Gnats are pronounced like hat but with an n, nat

  • Leigha Klopp

    Leigha Klopp

    Miesiąc temu

    Also you could feed the diving beetle flightless fruit flies

  • Yuseichaaan48
    Yuseichaaan48Miesiąc temu

    Sorry I'm super behind on this channel, when did kiwi pass away? 😭😭

  • Faolan Hart {Animal Above The Man}
    Faolan Hart {Animal Above The Man}Miesiąc temu

    "What's the point in adding letters to words if you don't intend to pronounce them" As a native Englishman I have been asking the same bloody thing since I was in school. Our language is so often inconsistent & needlessly obtuse.

  • Moo's loco Land

    Moo's loco Land

    29 dni temu

    I'm Scottish and couldn't agree more. I feel sorry for people trying to learn our language as its far from easy to understand.

  • Richard the Critter Catcher
    Richard the Critter CatcherMiesiąc temu

    It is possible to feed diving beetles with dead bugs from tongs, but they are usually quite skittish. Tiny minnows or worms would work in the mean time. Are you planning to keep and breed assassin bugs that are native to your area at some point?

  • Daniel Roche
    Daniel RocheMiesiąc temu

    Whats the difference between beatles and bugs ?

  • evildragon196
    evildragon196Miesiąc temu

    @The Dark Den Need mosquito larva to feed diving beetle or very small worm 🪱

  • Keenan Larsen
    Keenan LarsenMiesiąc temu

    Yeah English is super weird sometimes. For instance, the words thought, though, and tough. All pronounced differently. Like, I'm a native speaker and I still get confused just looking at them.

  • Miguel Lara
    Miguel LaraMiesiąc temu

    Bloodworms are a popular fish food, you should try that! They float and maybe will be more attractive to the bug

  • Thaums
    ThaumsMiesiąc temu

    Marco, buy some guppies - they are easy to keep, female gives birth after 28 days and they mature in 3-4 months so you can have quite a steady food source for the Great Diving Beetle

  • Frau Peh
    Frau PehMiesiąc temu

    I would try moskito larvas or red tubifex for feeding the water beetle

  • desktopdoodle
    desktopdoodleMiesiąc temu

    maybe try daphnia (water fleas) or bloodworms (Chironomidae or Glycera) for the diving beetle? - any pet shop that sells fish/aquatics will sell them

  • stefanos tokatlidis
    stefanos tokatlidisMiesiąc temu

    English words like gnats have an initial silent letter, because in earlier times it was pronounced.

  • Dah G Man
    Dah G ManMiesiąc temu

    Our native waterbugs eat tadpoles and gnat larvae

  • Bobbi's Critter Cave
    Bobbi's Critter CaveMiesiąc temu

    For what it's worth, I'm American, and I don't know why they put the "g" on the front of "gnats," either.

  • Viktor Erben
    Viktor ErbenMiesiąc temu

    Maybe I'm late, but that water bug is called Dytiscus (ronilac in Croatian, I guess) 😁 I guess I'm late, whatever

  • sukabla3
    sukabla3Miesiąc temu

    the snail that you picked up has deep retraction syndrom.

  • Richard Barton
    Richard BartonMiesiąc temu

    Your sun beetles will fly around the enclosure aswell

  • Sebbe Luring
    Sebbe LuringMiesiąc temu

    those larvas almost look like parasitic wasp larvas

  • Legendaddy 87
    Legendaddy 87Miesiąc temu

    Do you know the name of the plant?

  • Tom Hettmer
    Tom HettmerMiesiąc temu

    YAY finally an update on the beetles

  • Matt Deegs
    Matt DeegsMiesiąc temu

    Wait until the snails start laying 100000000’s of eggs😂

  • LED_ZEPPELIN- WarewolfGirl-73
    LED_ZEPPELIN- WarewolfGirl-73Miesiąc temu

    The giant land snails look awesome. I have 6 of them I started with 2 and they had 4 babies that survived. I really like them they really are lovely pets . And so easy to look after. And their Friendly. The grubs turned into such pretty beetles. The markings on that ones back is stunning. Hope the lovely little water bug starts eating for you. It sure is a very interesting little creature. And it's so cute. Thanks for another awesome video. Chriss

  • Daniel Van Leeuwen
    Daniel Van LeeuwenMiesiąc temu

    Because the beetles eat old fruits they will be drunk most of the time, making them not fly very well. If they start flying its hilarious and it sounds like a helicopter

  • Daniel Van Leeuwen
    Daniel Van LeeuwenMiesiąc temu

    I really recommend to get some super/morio worms, they are really easy to keep and are a good feeder insect. The coolest thing about them is they turn in to beautiful black beetles

  • Fubby
    FubbyMiesiąc temu

    I used to feed my diving beetles tiny pieces of raw chicken breasts and freeze dried bloodworms. Maybe try those?

  • Kirbyroth
    KirbyrothMiesiąc temu

    baby spiny guys

  • Balken Slasher
    Balken SlasherMiesiąc temu

    I've got 3 assassins bugs and last night two off them molted and before I visited the inclosure for any crickets and it seems there are no more. So today I check them and both died because they got eaten off 1or2 crickets that I didn't manage to find ): I'm so sad about it ):

  • Skyart
    SkyartMiesiąc temu

    I like how we can see the plastic skull of skulls in the corner 😂 Will you permanently leave it there? Im sure Kat would enjoy that hahaha

  • It's me Mb
    It's me MbMiesiąc temu

    Worms tadpods and small fish for the water bug

  • True Aussie Ray
    True Aussie RayMiesiąc temu

    Maybe try dropping a live insect into water beetle to mimic struggling prey

  • Aptrgangr
    AptrgangrMiesiąc temu

    To talk about the pronunciation of the word gnat: it isn't so much that the g is silent, but that the alphabet we use is insufficient. Saying "Nat" is just close enough that it just comes off as an accent thing, as there are some english dialects that do pronounce them the same. For me, it sounds closer to nNat than how I would pronounce the phrase 'nat twenty'. Like, the g is soft? I Guess? idk I'm not a linguist vOv The english language is dumb and hard lmao

  • Aptrgangr


    Miesiąc temu

    @india 2 Yeah like I said it's an accent thing, like where ever you are on Britannia, there is probably people to the north of you who talk funny, yeah? I live in E Kentucky, in Appalachia. We have an interesting accent because everyone who immigrated here 200 years ago were from the north of Scotland and Ireland lmao. Lot of Gaelic speakers

  • india 2

    india 2

    Miesiąc temu

    I’m British. I’ve never heard anyone say gnat as anything other than nat

  • G Network
    G NetworkMiesiąc temu

    I don’t get what goes through peoples mind when they dislike these videos

  • G Network
    G NetworkMiesiąc temu

    For i don’t get English wtf is the point of that extra letter

  • john smith
    john smithMiesiąc temu

    Idk if you have a name for the 3 bugs or if you know the sex but i think it would be cool to name them from largest to smallest Alpha, Bravo, Charlie

  • Joe Nutz
    Joe NutzMiesiąc temu

    Yeah don't worry English is pretty Goofy

  • Amanda Jones
    Amanda JonesMiesiąc temu

    Thats a question I've been asking my whole life. Why add letters if they aren't pronounced. And recently my daughter Aniyah is in kindergarten learning to read and she asked me the same thing. I couldn't help but to laugh. So funny.

  • menkent
    menkentMiesiąc temu

    Silent g in "gnat" is apparently because it derives from an old German(ic) word in which the g wasn't silent. Much like the silent k in knight or knife. So... we don't pronounce it because it's stupid to have extra sounds in words, but we still spell it that way because we're stubborn.

  • Maurício Alvim
    Maurício AlvimMiesiąc temu

    Can someone tell me what’s written in his T-shirt ?

  • jake rubino
    jake rubinoMiesiąc temu

    Tadpoles are great food for diving beetles

  • Andreas Christensen
    Andreas ChristensenMiesiąc temu

    Will you be getting new mantises anytime soon? I personally love them, and have had quite a few, but currently only have 2 due to space limitations If you get any or want advice, recommendations or anything of the sort, please feel free to ask, and I'll gladly help out as much as I can!

  • jake rubino
    jake rubinoMiesiąc temu

    That pinch of sand totally transformed the whole enclosure - it’s like a beach now 😂

  • Michael Taylor
    Michael TaylorMiesiąc temu

    Springtails will get rid of mites

  • Pietro Colnaghi
    Pietro ColnaghiMiesiąc temu

    Still so sad for kiwi :(

    PETROCK ‘N’ROLLMiesiąc temu

    Awesome video dude! And yeh why do we spell words with letters that we don’t pronounce 🤣

  • Chaco Golden Knee
    Chaco Golden KneeMiesiąc temu

    I read this as triple incest video ;0

  • Meg
    MegMiesiąc temu


  • grunt leg peice
    grunt leg peiceMiesiąc temu

    Its a good day when petko uploads

  • Zoe
    ZoeMiesiąc temu

    Buggin 🐌🐛🦟🦗🐜🐝🐞🦂🕷

  • Dolphins Girl
    Dolphins GirlMiesiąc temu

    My first ever thumbs down on DD...bugs/roaches/beetles? #notmything still ❤️ you Petko! Miss seeing Espacito! Hopefully his new enclosure video is coming soon :)

  • Cardboardbear
    CardboardbearMiesiąc temu

    For the water bug mosquito larvae or live brine shrimp would probably work great.

  • CraBz
    CraBzMiesiąc temu

    I don't know if you are even reading that, but I think your videos are really interesting. I thought about keeping tarantulas as pets, but I can't bring myself to it, even though "they are really simple to keep". It's really awesome, that you even say things like "I don't want want to order anything cause its too cold right now". There aren't many people that think like that and it's really cool (no pun intended) that you look at it this way. So few pet owners think about their pets nowadays.

  • EyeSMK1
    EyeSMK1Miesiąc temu

    I can't wait to watch with the fish

  • Shane Crimmins
    Shane CrimminsMiesiąc temu

    I've owned Tarantulas for years so I didn't think assassins would be difficult to keep but I started off with 3 and one vanished, couldn't have escaped so I think it just died it was really small I'm pretty sure the other one was eaten by the biggest one and now I only have the big one similar size to yours but it's a terrible hunter I've tried giving it many different food items dead and alive and even took out a lot of decor to make it easier for it but it just bites the dirt and gives up. I leave tend to leave food in with them but it's pretty skinny now 🤔🤨

  • Pexi The Builder
    Pexi The BuilderMiesiąc temu

    Akward, suprise etc... Who and why have created english so weird?! :D

  • Amy Palladino
    Amy PalladinoMiesiąc temu

    You should add some moss or some plants with the snails to keep the moisture level up

  • Sheila B
    Sheila BMiesiąc temu

    Gnats ??

  • Daniel R7
    Daniel R7Miesiąc temu

    Tip for feeding the driving beetle : try sum cut up earthworms or fish 👍🏽 it worked for me

  • only2potatoes
    only2potatoesMiesiąc temu

    give the beetle fish,small snails,and aquatic insects

  • Anonymus 347
    Anonymus 347Miesiąc temu

    If you don’t like English because of the non pronounced letters, never ever try to learn french. It the Horror. It’s a very difficult language.

  • Dora Brooks

    Dora Brooks

    Miesiąc temu

    @Haltara CS Hahaha! Wow! I actually knew a lady who billed herself as a female tenor, so why not?! Lol My favourite French opera is Massenet's Cendrillon; some of the roles are really interesting for casting- Cinderella can be sung by either a mezzo or a soprano, the second step-sister can be sung by either a mezzo or a tenor (which is hilarious!), and the Prince can be sung by a tenor or mezzo/alto! So many fun opportunities for mix and match! And cool roles for voice types that don't often get those types of roles. If you like opera, do check out the third act duet with the Prince and Cinderella- my favourite part, both to listen to and to sing. Or either of La Fee's arias for some incredible vocal acrobatics. 😄 Personally I love deep voices, but I know there isn't as much variety in repertoire...

  • Haltara CS

    Haltara CS

    Miesiąc temu

    @Dora Brooks Tell me about it, I'm a second alto who's always wished she was a soprano xD But as a second I'd have better luck passing as a tenor 😅

  • Dora Brooks

    Dora Brooks

    Miesiąc temu

    @Haltara CS I have for fun, but unfortunately that's not a role I'd get to play, since I'm a soprano. It's such a great piece (and role!), I admit I'm a bit jealous of the mezzos who get to perform it! Ironically, my first professional role was as Marguerite in Gounod's Faust- a _French_ opera, of course! Just _had_ to be French... 😐 Hahaha! 😆

  • Haltara CS

    Haltara CS

    Miesiąc temu

    @Dora Brooks you know I have to ask. Have you sung 'L'Amour' from George Bizet's Carmen???

  • Dora Brooks

    Dora Brooks

    Miesiąc temu

    Agreed! As an opera singer, I've sung in lots of different languages, even Brazilian Portuguese; after many, _many_ years of work and effort, French is *still* the hardest for me!

  • ElvenSpellmaker
    ElvenSpellmakerMiesiąc temu

    Often in older English the letter was pronounced, throughout time some letters got dropped especially around the Great Vowel shift. For example Knight (said night) was originally pronounced closer to "K-nicht".

  • finutzhi
    finutzhiMiesiąc temu

    Try mosquito larvae for the water bug, you can get live once in the most aquarium/fish shops😁👍