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  2. Congrats on the offspring man! Great pictures of such tiny little roaches, wish my camera could take pictures this good of small inverts!
  3. Not sure how many of you pin roaches for a collection, but I've noticed a rather bizarre issue with a few of mine. After I get them pinned up and am letting them dry for a few days, I've had a few cases where the wings curl. I'd relax the specimen and try to press the wings down, but it would still happen. I don't think Barber's fluid will work here because that's more for relaxing joints, whereas the wings themselves are what are curling. Has anyone else had this issue before and if so, how did you go about fixing it? It's definitely not a consistent thing with mine. I'll pin up a set of one species and only have one roach out of 4 or 5 that wing curls. It has only happened with half a dozen or so specimens, but it'd be nice to have 0 doing that.
  4. Quite enjoyed these videos. The fine sand really reveals their movements. I might have to give this a try!
  5. My first Eupolyphaga sinensis nymphs appeared! I managed to get some photographs of the 2 day old nymphs. They must have eaten already, as their intestines got dark. They are about 3mm / 0.12 inch in length. The ootheca hatched after about 6-7 weeks (at constant 28C / 83F).
  6. Hi, I reacently got about 30 Porcellio expansus in different sizes from a friend. The problem is that I havent been able to get any detailed information on how to care for and breed this species. They seem to have quite specific requirements. Does anyone here have personal experience whit this species and can help me out? Thanks, Daniel
  7. Yeah, whoever coined that common name must of never raised these. Their markings are highly variable. Seldom have two perfect dots. Most of mine have a third spot in the center.
  8. None of the Parcoblatta species burrow, but they may take advantage of large particles of loose substrate and hide under them when disturbed.
  9. Thanks, me too! Yeah, they are amazing, I really love them! Thanks, hopefully they'll reproduce for me, they shouldn't be too hard to breed. I also think subcincta is more pretty, just by a little bit though, grossei is gorgeous too! Plus my grossei are more active than the subcincta, but not skittish, so I like handling them more.
  10. Thanks, I hope so too! Sorry to hear that, at least some survived, hopefully you'll get some offspring from your remaining individuals! Yeah, they are beautiful, can't believe it took me this long to get some, they are quickly becoming one of my favorite genera!
  11. I like the size, but I still think L. subsincta is the prettiest of the glowspots.
  12. Great pics! I hope you end up with many more. I also got some a while back from roach crossing. I didn't do so well with their humidity and a few dried out, or did not molt well. Now I have only four roaches, one female, one male, and two almost adult nymphs. The male just hit his adult molt. They are so pretty! It is also interesting how they tend to play dead when you first dig them up. I like the little behavioral differences between roaches.
  13. Totally awesome! Good luck with them; they definitely look worth the effort
  14. I do like the looks of the Arenivaga G. lurida yellow or G. caffrorum are a likely possibility. These look neat. Thanks for the replies I'll have to read up on all of these to see if I'm confident in trying them.
  15. Very nice looking hope they breed for you.
  16. Thanks for the answers. I was reading on Roach Crossing that P. fulvescens don't burrow. Do other Parcoblatta burrow like P divisa and P. lata?
  17. Wow, the "headlights" have gone into full craniifer mode! Yeah, that's pretty's almost like a darker version of the ivory roach
  18. Yeah, they are great! Thanks, I've had mixed experiences with Armadillidium vulgare, hopefully this species will do better in my care!
  19. Wow they are cool! Good luck!
  20. I found this interesting male Eublaberus serranus today. This is probably the most tan color I have seen so far.
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  22. Ok, I will see if I can put the egg crates vertical once I clean out the enclosure. I was wondering though, is it necessary to have a substrate for Turks? I know some people like to have substrates and some don't. And also it depends on the species. But I am wondering which is better, to stay with the substrate, or go without any and maybe use paper towels. Has anyone tried Turks without a substrate and been successful? Of course I know that a substrate does have several benefits like holding moisture and keeping humidity up, which is one of the primary reasons I put it in, as well as a place for ootheca to be laid. But if the enclosure would be cleaner, and easier to clean, without it and if removing the substrate didn't cause any problems then that might be better? Any opinions or thoughts?
  23. Ok, thank you. What types of fruits and vegetables do you feed them? I feed mine apples and oranges. And potatoes sometimes too.
  24. Me too! Will probably be a while until it reaches a really large size though, especially since I have a waiting list of people interested in this species!
  25. Ah, well I've only seen M.dotata and maculata, so that's what I was basing my ID off of, but yes, it could easily be another species of Morphna, thanks for the correction!
  26. Morphna yes, but I wouldn't be sure about the species... A lot of Morphna are really close in appearance
  27. A few news: I visited the Paris Museum's collection and compared T. petiveriana (from the museum) to my T. berhardti. Sizes are VERY different, no exception. T. petiveriana is way smaller than what we keep!
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