Biologist Eduardo Delgadillo Lazos
Technical Supervisor for TARANTULAS OF MÉXICO SEMARNAT-UMA-IN-0062-JAL.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Guadalajara, Biological and Agricultural Sciences University Center (CUCBA); specializing in biology, ecology, and arthropod systematics.
He is currently performing research and field work for his degree with a series of papers entitled: “Arthropod ecology associated to decomposing organic matter”, with the CZUG (Zoology Studies Center) Entomology Laboratory, at the CUCBA. Specifically, doing research on the succession and seasonal variation of arthropods associated to rabbit carcasses in breeding fields with a descriptive-statistical approach in the ecology and biodiversity of these organisms, as well as its application to the field of forensic entomology.
He joined “Tarantulas of Mexico” as a volunteer, on January 3rd, 2005, under the guidance of Rodrigo Orozco. He gradually acquired the knowledge and skills needed for the reproduction and upkeep of these creatures. With his work at the UMA, he complied with the time period required by the University of Guadalajara for social service.
Once he concluded his social service, he permanently joined the staff.
Due to his excellent work and reliability, he was soon named technical supervisor at the UMA. He is responsible for determining and organizing feeding schedules with the rest of the personnel, as well as for the upkeep of terrariums, sales and shipping, registration, and other tasks related to the care and upkeep of these creatures.
Currently, besides working with the tarantulas, he is involved in the intensive reproduction of crickets [Acheta domestica (Linnaeus, 1758)] as live food for the animals at the UMA, or for retail; and, in a lesser degree, of cockroaches of the Blaberus discoidalis (Serville, 1839) and Pycnoscelus surinamensis (Linnaeus, 1758) species.
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