WELCOME TO THE CFZ BLOG NETWORK: COME AND JOIN THE FUN

Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

Search This Blog

Loading...

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Our first breeding success of the year...

The west African armoured millipedes have bred, which is very encouraging. We were at the AES show back in September, when Graham and Janice Smith (who were sharing a stall with us) let us have a couple of pairs of these glorious creatures that were wild caught and had just come in from The Congo.

They were shagging themselves senseless, and continued to do so throughout the winter until the adults began to die off (we only have one, rather battered looking old chap left.





But look at this (using the cherry tomato as a size-comparison). There are at least a dozen of them and maybe more, but they won't reach adulthood for another 8-10 months or maybe more..

The first CFZ breeding success of 2008 (well, the second if you count Arabella's egg yesterday)


Aren't we doing well?

14 comments:

Nick Redfern said...

Blimey, when I read the headline I thought Corinna had a bun in the oven!!!

Corinna Downes said...

More than one in fact - row upon row of little cherry ones in very attractive flowery paper cases, rising nicely ready for their dubious passage into the unknown depths of Oll's and Jon's digestive tracts!!!

JON DOWNES said...

She always has buns in the oven with a man like me around fnurk! fnurk!

Wayhay!!!!

JON DOWNES said...

PS I just got a slap around the jowels for that last comment

JON DOWNES said...

Corinna bullied me into writing the last entry, and as I was slow, she got frustrated, pushed me out the way and wrote the end herself - she can't spell jowls (not that I have any with my slim boyish good looks)

Nick Redfern said...

Fnar Fnar Fnar...Matron
:)

JON DOWNES said...

oo er it's the vicar [trousers fall down]

Nick Redfern said...

As per the blog-post: how's the shagging going? And on a related matter: how are the millipedes doing?
:)

nigel the tall jew said...

Hi Mate!

fancy!.all these going-on's happening in darkest,deepest devon!.hatever next?

cheers

nig

Nick Redfern said...

Hey Nige
Good to see you on the blog!!

Nick Redfern said...

So what's going on with you Nige? Doing any investigations right now?

nigel the tall jew said...

Hi nick!..
great to hear from you!..busy as always!Helping to run the wife's party firm, and also getting ready to run a once a week radio spot on the local radio station BAY FM check out thier website, and you might spot my small piece!.All best wishes to you and yours!

Gorilla Bananas said...

You like watching millipedes shag? Well I never, these humans fetishes never cease to surprise me. In the absence of gorilla porn, I'm quite happy to watch humans go at it.

nigel the tall jew said...

EKK!
I think I'm too young to read all this pervered filth!...

Do grasshoppers have such depraved sex lives?, should I watch them instead?