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Due to a stroke in dec 2010 i am having to leave the constuction industry and am going to concentrate on breeding locusts (hoppers) for reptile food as i have been doing it for just under a year as a hobby/small online selling via ebay and web site with the intent of breeding them in spain when i can move there in the next 12-18 months hopefully i sell alot to spanish custmers so i know there is a trade there for them but i am looking at expanding my items as live feed reptile food to beetles,praying mantis, mole or armoured crickets and in fact i would look at breeding any unusual inverts the idea is to breed in the uk so i can get a good breeding program going so i know once in spain exactly how to get my setup going with no probles what i am trying to find out is can any one tell me where i could buy and beetle larva etc from in spain that will ship to me in the uk

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Spain does have alot of invert type insects living naturally here, so I cant imagine that there are many places that sell the larvae??? Its probably simpler to dig it up and gradually build up a collection yourself?????

Maybe try googling what you're looking for?? Or get in touch with any zoos or specialists in Spain

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Spain does have alot of invert type insects living naturally here, so I cant imagine that there are many places that sell the larvae??? Its probably simpler to dig it up and gradually build up a collection yourself?????

Maybe try googling what you're looking for?? Or get in touch with any zoos or specialists in Spain

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Thanks for that i will try that and see do yuo kow of any specialists that might be worth trying i can google zoos also would you know whoi contact to see if i could set up this type of business in spain????
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I may be wrong but I have a feeling the Spanish don´t keep reptiles as pets to the extent that the British do, so you might not have much demand. The whole concept of having pets at all is quite a recent thing - animals traditionally have to earn their keep.

The kids catch frogs in the wells behind our house. I don´t know what they do with them ... I´d rather not know, actually.

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I may be wrong but I have a feeling the Spanish donīt keep reptiles as pets to the extent that the British do, so you might not have much demand. The whole concept of having pets at all is quite a recent thing - animals traditionally have to earn their keep.

The kids catch frogs in the wells behind our house. I donīt know what they do with them ... Iīd rather not know, actually.
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Thank you for the information the reason i thought about setting up in spain not only for the better weather but also i sell a lot of locusts to customers in spain so thought it would be worth doing
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I may be wrong but I have a feeling the Spanish donīt keep reptiles as pets to the extent that the British do, so you might not have much demand. The whole concept of having pets at all is quite a recent thing - animals traditionally have to earn their keep.

The kids catch frogs in the wells behind our house. I donīt know what they do with them ... Iīd rather not know, actually.
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Well, thatīs encouraging!

As for companies who export beetle larva from Spain, I think you are just going to have to translate what you want into Spanish, and use Google. We have a wide range of knowledge and experience on this forum and can answer most enquiries, but I suspect this one will beat us. (Though you never know!)

Presumably you speak Spanish? It would be folly to even think about starting a business here otherwise!

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Well, thatīs encouraging!

As for companies who export beetle larva from Spain, I think you are just going to have to translate what you want into Spanish, and use Google. We have a wide range of knowledge and experience on this forum and can answer most enquiries, but I suspect this one will beat us. (Though you never know!)

Presumably you speak Spanish? It would be folly to even think about starting a business here otherwise!
i am just starting to learn spanish now i have been to spain 5 times in the last few years and have picked up the basics but am now starting to learn it more which is why i am looking at 12-18 mnths before making the move

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Steer clear of the Rhino and Stag Beetles, they are protected over here and you will get into real trouble if they find you have them in your collection.

I presume you know which of the insects over here are dangerous, ie centipedes, black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders. The big grass hoppers are a real problem for farmers around here as are Locusts, but the Praying Mantis seem to have died out recently, don't know why.

With regard setting up a business, you may wish to check to see if you need a licence to breed the insects, as if they were to get out etc you could end up in the poop so to speak, I knew a woman who had a pet monkey, (I know, nothing like an insect but) she had to get a licence from the local government office and veterinary inspectorate to say she was going to keep it properly and that it wouldnt be a nuisances etc because of the unpleasantness of it getting out. Insects may or may not be the same.

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