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  2. I think it was a few here and there, hanging out wherever they could get something to drink. if you think about it... condensation in the bathroom after a hot shower or splashes near the dog's water bowl are probably enough.
  3. Marlon

    I’m back!

    Welcome back! and Congrats! Woulda thought old Marcus would at least wait until they were teenagers ...
  4. Marlon

    Madagascar hissers have babies!

    Oh boy. Now you're in for it. Get ready for all the crying, the diaper changes, all the late night feedings, and just wait until they figure out how to get out of their crib! Congrats on your new handful!
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  6. MarcusTheRoach

    I’m back!

    Sorry. I’ve been on vacation in Florida.(I saw two Florida woods cockroaches!) Well... I’m back now! It turns out Layla’s ootheca has hatched! Yay!!! We officially have nymphs! I was very worried about one of the adults eating the egg case, but thankfully that never happened (um.... duh!) I found another cockroach lover named Joey who has become a good friend of mine. He will join our forum soon! Anyway, Marcus killed a few of his children. The rest are very healthy, tiny, and super cute! Hope everyone here is enjoying summer.
  7. nick barta

    Beware of fake hisser ads on eBay!

    When you passed "GO" did you kill 5 pedestrians???
  8. Longhorn1234

    How many roaches per bin?

    I appreciate that response! Thank you
  9. hundefrau

    Mating initiation

    Thank you so much! The link is a really good read :)
  10. pannaking22

    Preserving dead specimens?

    Sorry for the delayed response, its been a while since I was on here! It's really only necessary for the larger/meatier roaches (hissers, probably a good idea with Blaberus if you can't get them to dry fast). You can cut a line ventrally on the abdomen and gently pull out all the innards, then stuff it with cotton, put a dab of glue on the cut area, and seal it again. Let the whole thing dry and you should be good to go! You could probably also do it laterally, though I don't know what kind of damage that would cause since you'd be tearing through the spiracles/support structures there. Resin note: we found that lubbers discolored over time unless they were gutted first. The discoloration was pretty bad, some specimens basically rotted away in the resin. If you gut them and give them a day or two to dry before putting them in the resin the colors stick much better.
  11. It finally happened!! My Madagascar Hissing cockroach finally had babies successfully! I have been waiting forever for babies. The largest female was looking rather plump for the past few weeks or so. And then I looked in my cage last night and saw a bunch of babies! There are probably around 25-35 nymphs and they are all so cute! I am super excited they finally had babies.
  12. Bmaines96

    How many roaches per bin?

    Easiest way I look at it is for burrowing species that aren't super sensitive to overcrowding(so every burrowing species you listed except the centurio) when the substrate is about 50% roaches to 50% actual substrate it's time to upgrade, for terrestrial species I mostly just go with when they look cramped, which is obviously subjective but basically if to you it looks like they are sorta just piling all over eachother it's time to give them more room. For winged species another good indicator of not enough space isn't if you start noticing wings are being bitten a lot more often.
  13. Longhorn1234

    How many roaches per bin?

    In your experience, around how many do you think I can keep in their bin? I'm thinking of a colony with adults and mixed size nymphs. These are my current colonies. Eublaberus posticus in 56 qt = 14 gallons Ellipthorina javanica in 32 qt = 8 gallons Pycnoselus surinamensis in 20 qt = 5 gal Panchlora nivea in 20 qt = 5 gal Shelfordella lateralis in 20 qt = 5 gal Lately, I have been thinking of getting other species and if I do, I would house them as followed (I'm not saying I will get all of those, but I would still like to know). So, same question as above. Gyna centurio in 20 qt = 5 gal Blaberus discoidalis in 20 qt = 5 gal Eublaberus sp. Ivory in 20 qt = 5 gal Blaptica dubia in 20 qt = 5 gal I don't expect an exact answer but any educated guesses are more than appreciated. Thanks guys!
  14. Hahah! Should try that out sometime. "For auction, 8 week old schnauzer feeder puppies" I did get temporarily suspected for not following their rules, but I managed to get away with it for a while before they cracked down on me. In my defense I thought the rule was rather open to interpretation... a knock off monopoly board game I don't see promoting violence as they claimed.
  15. Gotcha. It's the first I've seen of him ... which is strange, because I tend to keep a pretty close eye on the ebay roach market. Must be his bad spelling and incorrect categories. And yeah, I've noticed a lot more people trying to pass off a range of things as "feeders." I guess everybody eventually gets eaten by someone. Thanks for the heads up!
  16. Products are listed in inappropriate categories and with terms that violate category rules (for example, the mantises all ship regular post instead of one-day, which the category requires). Looking at this dude's ebay store again....it seems like these mistakes could be out of ignorance but something just doesn't sit right with me. ebay used to be really strict about only allowing feeders to be sold but it looks like they've gotten a bit more lenient (fish seem to be okay now for whatever reason, but tarantulas still aren't?). Still, I'm pretty sure a lot of invert listings violate their terms, like all the millipedes being sold as feeders. Unless there's a site wide crackdown, I doubt anything will happen to you
  17. Just curious... which policies? I'm not well-versed in eBay's guidelines. Probably should read up on that... I just assume eBay is like the wild west — anything goes. 😉
  18. Did he have them like everywhere or was he just finding a few here and there? I can't really find much info on hatching them either, it seems to be the only area in which people are having issues. They sure do eat a lot though.
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  20. Ahh interesting. He's also violating other listing practices so he may not be around long if eBay decides to enforce them.
  21. Allpet Roaches

    Should we be panicking right now?

    I suggest no panic.
  22. Marlon

    Cheap Egg Crates

    I buy a 5-dozen box of eggs at Walmart once a month. A friend has a restaurant connection to get his free.
  23. That is in fact commonly touted as a black tiger hisser what he's trying to sell there. I have some, not from him, but another breeder. Love em. http://limberlostexotics.com/tiger-hisser-gromphadorhina-grandidieri-black/ His ebay feedback is pretty good. 99.7 positive with over 1000 reviews aint shabby at all.
  24. All About Arthropods

    Beware of fake hisser ads on eBay!

    Not sure if they're grandidieri or not, but they definitely do seem to be a black morph of something. lol Regardless, I completely agree that this is an unreliable seller and he has in fact been ousted from many invert Facebook groups for his bad reputation.
  25. As the saying goes, "If it looks too good to be true..." This seller has been posting a number of questionable ads on ebay for live insects at suspiciously low prices. It looks like several of their hisser listings are just portentosa hybrids or morphs, like this poorly spelled listing for "grandieri": https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Tiger-Hissing-Cockroach-GROMPHADORHINA-GRANDIERI-Feeder-Mixed-Size-Nymphs/323288073454?hash=item4b457884ee:g:IcEAAOSwL7ta~eIm Correct me if I'm wrong but that looks like regular portentosa to me! I've tried reporting some of the seller's listings but eBay doesn't seem to care. Be careful!
  26. Randomjoe

    Parcoblatta americana care?

    I mist the leaves and bark once or twice a week, and pour a little in one corner at the same time.
  27. Arthroverts

    Parcoblatta americana care?

    Thanks @Randomjoe, I have set up a cage similar to what you described, with oak leaves from where I found them. Unfortunately, the male died, and the female ate most of his abdomen. I am not sure if it was cannibalism or not. By the way, how often do they need water, based on what you know about P. divisa? Thanks for all your help! Arthroverts
  28. new2runners

    Cheap Egg Crates

    Just curious where you guys buy your egg crates at? I am needing to change some out soon and a lot of times they are expensive.
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