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  2. All About Arthropods

    L. verrucosa stuck in shed

    Very sorry for the loss; I know it can be heart-breaking. Best of luck with the others going forward.
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  4. Auz

    L. verrucosa stuck in shed

    update: I put him out of his suffering after trying to see if I could help. I know this is part of the hobby, but this is my first experience dealing with this. I was not looking forward to it. On the bright side, the rest of my small colony looks to be healthy.
  5. Auz

    L. verrucosa stuck in shed

    I was afraid of that.
  6. All About Arthropods

    L. verrucosa stuck in shed

    Unfortunately, I think it's a goner if it's stuck so deeply into its old exoskeleton. 😥
  7. Hi, this morning i noticed one of my L. verrucosa trying to shed. Three hours later, it hasn't made any progress... I misted the container again in hopes of that helping, it is usually pretty humid in there though. Picture is attached below. Any advice is welcome 😕 image- https://imgur.com/j2Dyrbk
  8. I finally have my first adults of this species. Bought nymphs from a German source about a year ago. Fed them fish flakes, fruit and occasionally some bee pollen. Kept them on a mix of soil and rotten wood flakes with a few pieces of bark to hide under. Temp +/- 22°c, medium humidity, spraying only once every week or two. Anybody else has any experience breeding these ?
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  10. Arthroverts

    If Roaches Used Social Media...

    MasterTherea said: Must...have...fish flakes...so...tired...of...leaves... #gimmeprotein
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  12. i've seen that Mantisfan and Hisserdude both keep losing members of a particular colony, especially Mantisfan from 280 down to 50.  I don't know if this is the right thing to do for them, but when I have dying bugs that I want to save I try to wash them down with a warm wet cloth.  In case they were sprayed I'm hoping it will get the insecticide off.  I also tried it on a German who I let freeze to death hoping I would warm her up, but not.  I know it sounds lame, but hoping I can be of help.  

  13. pierre72

    Red runner extreme die off

    Sorry to hear about this friend. Are there any left in the colony?
  14. Congrats on the mating! The deformation could be just a random genetic fluke, or the enclosure could have been a tad too dry, she may have been disturbed or jostled around while molting, not enough nutrition, etc., it can be hard to pinpoint the cause of such deformities sometimes... In any case it shouldn't affect her health at all, and she should be good to breed too!
  15. Hisserdude

    Red runner extreme die off

    @mantisfan101 I'd say there was probably something very wrong with them on arrival, perhaps due to them being crammed in such a small container... I'd set them up on an inch or so of coconut fiber kept pretty humid, with lots and lots of eggcrates to hide in, and a LOT of heat and ventilation, (that heat lamp should be fine), if any of them survive what is probably just severe shipping stress, then they should do well in such a setup.
  16. Hisserdude

    Strange Deformation on Hisser Nymph?

    Probably just some random molting incident or genetic fluke to blame, whether it negatively impacts the nymphs remains to be seen, the only thing I worry about are the subsequent molts, they might get stuck in their old skins...
  17. Well since they are somewhat closely related, and female Therea share the same body shape as female Ergaula, I wouldn't be surprised if the male Ergaula attempted to mate with them... It should be impossible for them to produce any offspring though, they aren't THAT closely related! 😂
  18. Hisserdude

    Gyna centurio questions!

    I personally find it hard to sex Gyna nymphs for whatever reason, until they're around subadult size... Even medium female nymphs often look male to me from below, of course once they get larger it's easier to tell...
  19. BlattaAnglicana

    Strange Deformation on Hisser Nymph?

    I've seen a few with one or two of their body plates turned up like that after a moult (usually to adulthood thought), but not all of them! For what it's worth the ones I've seen with one or two plates turned up seemed to have no issues with the deformation, were healthy and lived normal lives, but what I don't know is what causes it and whether this one will be any different because all its body plates seem to be turned up. I guess if it seems OK and is eating etc. the best thing to do would be to keep an eye on it and see what happens at its next moult?
  20. kawaiiroaches

    Strange Deformation on Hisser Nymph?

    So I had a few nymphs moult yesterday, and I noticed one looked... Well... Here’s a picture. Will he be okay? He’s a very solid roach, very fast too. He seems to have no trouble with socializing. In almost 200 roach nymphs, I have never seen a deformation quite like this. Is it a deformation? Or genetics? I’d absolutely love to know. I’m really curious, as he’s quickly becoming my new favorite dude.
  21. Allpet Roaches

    Gyna centurio questions!

    The males are very small compared to females and mature faster, so if the little ones are males they might all mature at the same time.
  22. Hisserdude

    Paranauphoeta rufipes (ex. discoidalis)

    It appears that way... I only know of one breeder in Hungary, and another in Russia with stable colonies, the rest of US and EU cultures have died out, and it doesn't seem any Asian breeders keep this species either, (or at least if they do, they never post about them).
  23. Cariblatta lutea

    Paranauphoeta rufipes (ex. discoidalis)

    Are these gone from the US hobby?
  24. Arthroverts

    ICSC November Meeting

    Wowza! This meeting was an awesome one! We got to see and exchange a lot of cool specimens, and in the conversation that inevitably comes when you put a bunch of invertebrate lovers together, the topic questions I had prepared sort of got lost, ha ha! Thanks to all who came out! I'll see you at the next meeting. Thanks, Arthroverts
  25. Why on earth? They aren't even in the same genus, much less the same species! Has anyone else seen that ?
  26. OblongonotaFan321

    Gyna centurio questions!

    The oldest nymph and 2 of the smaller ones look like males, the tiniest one might be too small to tell but I thought it looked like a female. The segment on that one looks wider than on the other nymphs
  27. Allpet Roaches

    Gyna centurio questions!

    You can check the gender on older nymphs with the segments, but if these are pretty small it may not be obvious. Do they all look like males or all females? The female nymphs grow a lot larger than the male nymphs due to the difference in the adult size.
  28. Arthroverts

    Arizona Inverts

    Yeah, you typically always want to go with at least one other person, because where inverts be, there be rattlers, and mountain lions (where I am), and other such hazards of the trade. I'm super glad we've got the Invertebrate Club of Southern California now so I don't have to be as worried about where I go. But if your ever in SoCal, let me know; we'll take you out collecting . Awesome stuff @Peter Clausen! I always marvel at how you take the time to look at these tiny little species others might pass by without a second glance. Thanks for sharing, Arthroverts
  29. OblongonotaFan321

    Gyna centurio questions!

    I just got 4 of these a few days ago, I really want to breed them! The first thing I wanted to ask is how to sex the nymphs, I tried looking at the abdomen segments underneath like with my hisser nymphs but I can't tell 😕 I have one that's a lot bigger than the others, will keeping it at room temperature (70 F) and the other ones warmer let the smaller ones catch up to it in size? It looks like a subadult but I wasn't sure. Thanks for any help!
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