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  2. BeetleShelf

    Beetle lover turned roach fan!

    Thanks! Sometimes I don't mind having faster and more spastic species. They are a blast to watch and a challenge to hold, so it's fun when you finally get one to be docile.
  3. BeetleShelf

    Beetle lover turned roach fan!

    Macropanesthia look amazing. They're definitely on my list when I have more cash! Quite the investment Roaches are incredibly fascinating to me. Their intelligence intrigues me, and I could watch my colonies for hours. It's so relaxing! Beetles just don't offer the same depth in that way. I agree with you, even now it's easier to find amazing roaches that most other insects.
  4. Yesterday
  5. VolkswagenBug

    Beetle lover turned roach fan!

    Welcome to roaches. Always nice to see other Utahns in the hobby. Henschoutedenia flexivitta aren't exactly the best handling species, but they are certainly interesting. As others have said, Archimandrita tesselata and Polyphaga saussurei are excellent candidates for that. Also Ergaula species (capucina, pilosa).
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  7. Hisserdude

    Beetle lover turned roach fan!

    Yeah larger nymph and adult P.saussurei are amazingly calm when handled, one of my favorite species for sure! 😁
  8. Allpet Roaches

    Beetle lover turned roach fan!

    Welcome! I'd suggest G. oblongonota, G. "princisia big" and Macropanesthia. I think I have flexivitta still listed on my last list. I originally got into roaches because you could find them for sale a long time ago (it could take you a decade to find ten different species) but nobody bred beetles and you certainly couldn't find them at a pet shop.
  9. BeetleShelf

    Beetle lover turned roach fan!

    Oh! Haha, I guess I got an interesting situation then! I heard P. Sassurei are incredibly docile, so it will be a nice contrast to the G. Caffrorum!
  10. Hisserdude

    Beetle lover turned roach fan!

    Nice selection, fair warning though, adult male G.caffrorum are just about the most hyper roaches you'll come across in the hobby, and are fantastic fliers too...
  11. BeetleShelf

    Beetle lover turned roach fan!

    Okay, I'll check around. I have some G. Caffrorum and P. Sassurei coming this week! Thanks for the suggestions guys. Bummer about Kyle. It would be awesome if he came around again.
  12. OblongonotaFan321

    New hisser bloated and regurgitating food

    I got a new subadult G. portentosa and shortly after feeding his abdomen would start getting bigger over a few hours until he regurgitated everything he had eaten! It happened another 3 times today. I gave all of my roaches sliced oranges and bananas but they're doing fine so i don't know if it's that... This is my only male portentosa so i really don't want to lose him
  13. OblongonotaFan321

    New to roach keeping!

    Thanks @Allpet Roaches ! Of the bigger ones i still want to keep some of the Blaberus species, other kinds of hissers and Archimandrita tesselata
  14. Allpet Roaches

    New to roach keeping!

    Welcome oblongonotaFan32! I still mostly prefer the flashy stuff.
  15. All About Arthropods

    New to roach keeping!

    Exactly! The flashy stuff is good for luring people into the hobby, but once they've been hooked, it's easier to feel the fascination for nearly all species.
  16. VolkswagenBug

    New to roach keeping!

    Yeah, when I started I was more interested in the big and flashy species. I keep some of those, but I also have a fascination with smaller cryptic species now.
  17. Hisserdude

    New to roach keeping!

    It's definitely an underrated genus, that's for sure! 😁
  18. Hisserdude

    Beetle lover turned roach fan!

    @Bmaines96 probably has some, Roachcrossing has been dead for a while, and I'm not sure if Kyle will ever fully return...
  19. All About Arthropods

    Beetle lover turned roach fan!

    @Bmaines96 should have some flexivitta, but if not, you can also scroll the ad section on here. They're not extremely rare, so they pop up in lists from time to time Yeah, Kyle's either online or he isn't......unfortunately he's been just about completely offline for months now.
  20. BeetleShelf

    Beetle lover turned roach fan!

    Awesome, thanks everyone! I was recently looking into a few other species, and I wanted to know where I could find them. I'm particularly interested in Henschoutedenia flexivitta. I saw that Roach Crossing sells them, but I've also heard that Kyle isn't really active anymore. Is this true?
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  22. OblongonotaFan321

    New to roach keeping!

    Thanks @Hisserdude and @All About Arthropods ! Parcoblatta were actually some of the first i kept, I never knew they would be so great to have!
  23. Auz

    Arizona Inverts

    I just watched this! Super cool stuff. I'd love to do that sometime, but only in a big group of people so I didn't look crazy
  24. All About Arthropods

    New to roach keeping!

    Welcome! As @Hisserdude stated, there's no such thing as too many questions; if you ever have any, ask away! Interesting to see Parcoblatta on your list so soon; they're all rather small and not "the most stunning of the stunning". I admit, I didn't really want to keep anything from the genus when I just broke in, but my eyes have been cleared and I can see the beauty and worthwhileness of keeping them now. Glad you've realized this already!
  25. All About Arthropods

    Arizona Inverts

    Excited to see 'em!
  26. Hisserdude

    Arizona Inverts

    Heck yeah, Tenebs are way cooler than scarabs IMO, they are my second favorite group of inverts, (first being roaches obviously). Love documenting their life cycles and breeding obscure species!
  27. Peter Clausen

    Arizona Inverts

    Love that you love tenebs as much as I do! I would personally take them over any Chrysina or Dynastes any day!
  28. Peter Clausen

    Arizona Inverts

    Steven Barney was out for the conference and I by chance met up with him at this very rest stop! I haven't made a trip up North in many years for D. granti. They are pretty easily sourced but certainly there is nothing compared to encountering one in the wild!
  29. Hisserdude

    New to roach keeping!

    Welcome to the hobby, there's no such thing as "too many questions" on this forum! Hope you enjoy it here!
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