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  2. Matttoadman

    A. tesselata nymphs

    I finally have my first adult. It’s really dark on the wings.
  3. Matttoadman

    Goodbye for now...

    Set up some lovely display tanks for your favorites and take it easy. It’s hard to enjoy something in cloudy Rubbermaid containers.
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  6. Test Account

    An attractively absurd idea

    no pictures this is just a ridiculous idea I thought up; I doubt any real Periplaneta reaches half a foot long
  7. MarcusTheRoach

    cat food or dog food or chicken food or fish food?

    I’ll sometimes feed them Blue Buffalo cat food that I feed my cats. Never tried chick feed before...
  8. MarcusTheRoach

    An attractively absurd idea

    Aww... I own 8 P. Americana (story coming soon). My favorite genus of cockroaches. Picture?
  9. MarcusTheRoach

    Cockroach milk ?

    Cows, goats... COCKROACH MILK?!? Yeesh... the things people try to milk..
  10. MarcusTheRoach

    Hissers in film & tv?

    Pretty sure those were either Australian or American cockroaches
  11. MarcusTheRoach

    Hissers in film & tv?

    That’s my stuff just a silly French cartoon with my two favorite animals
  12. MarcusTheRoach

    “Bonding?”

    BTW I own P. Americana great to hear that was a myth. They’ve actually warmed up to my presence now and let me handle them without a treat.
  13. Marlon

    Hisser health

    Congradulations!!!
  14. Marlon

    roach racks

    I had missed this post, glad you brought it up. I party with my bugs too, but just the black soldier fly larvae and superworms I share beer with. Now that I know the roaches are down, I might buy them a round too. That's a nice link for shelving parts. I got similar full shelves on ebay for a great price and some heavy duty shelves on Craigslist. I use them for "giant rabbit" cages. The roaches are on on pegboard wooden shelves (so very adjustable) with harbor freight foam anti-fatigue mats down first for nice looking insulation, then a waterproof heating pad, so less heat is lost to the bottom of the mat or dissipated into the shelf. You could do similar with the wire shelves with an insulative bottom, perhaps some kind of foam or wooden board. I'm almost done with my closet setup and I'll post pics soon. For the hissers and dubias who I worry less about escapes (except babies), I prefer the side vents. That lets me stack them if I need to when moving them around and keeps the heat in better. For others that want substrate, I like the top vent. Turkestan, I feel safer with a top vent.
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  16. Nacho Abarca

    roach racks

    Hey awesome setup! Im a biologist too and Id love to read some of your roach behaviour related papers! Would you be comfortable with sharing?
  17. Android raptor

    Rhino roach died, please help

    I wash everything I give all my roaches, and also freeze the leaves. EDIT: forgot to mention the second one was on its back the when I found it having issues. I don't know how long it had been like that as I'd been gone a couple days.
  18. Android raptor

    Rhino roach died, please help

    I wash everything I give all my roaches, and also freeze the leaves.
  19. Hisserdude

    Rhino roach died, please help

    Nah, many breeders feed their Macropanesthia a staple diet of dog food, supplemented by the dead leaves, too much protein isn't the issue here. It would have to be one heck of a mold to affect them, most of the grey or white mold growth on food and on enclosure decor isn't harmful to them, unless they are tiny and get tangled up in the strands. If anything moldy leaves and such would add some nutrients to their diet, not kill them. Do you wash your produce and leaves well before offering them to your Macropanesthia? Because there's always a chance of poisoning them via pesticides through unwashed fruits and dead leaves.
  20. Android raptor

    Rhino roach died, please help

    I'd actually fed them more fish flakes in the past few weeks. Not a super huge amount more but a bit more. The though had crossed my mind that too much protein might've hurt them but idk. I always keep the substrate moist, it didn't dry out. The cork bark actually had a small bit of white mold on it, and a couple days ago some fish flakes had gotten moldy (I removed them when I found them). The mold is my best guess as to what killed them, but moldy food has happened once or twice before with no ill effect. Only other thing I can think is that there might be been mold in my fridge that got on the oak leaves (I keep them in the freezer). I live in an apartment complex so the possibility that a neighbor sprayed pesticides exists, but none of my other bugs have been effected.
  21. Hisserdude

    Rhino roach died, please help

    Hmm, temps seem to be good, I know anything above 82F° has been reported as fatal for this species. Soil seems a bit deep, but they died on the surface so that rules out death by mismolts under loose substrate... Does the cork bark provide them adequate cover? You say you only occasionally feed them protein based foods like fish food? I'd personally up that to a couple times a week, feed them like you would any other roach, just in smaller amounts and make sure they always have leaf litter available as well. Really not sure why those two died so suddenly, nothing in your husbandry sounds particularly harmful. I'd shrug the first death off as a fluke, but two deaths within such a short period of time is definitely not normal for this species... It's quite a head scratcher for sure. The substrate didn't dry out or anything did it?
  22. Android raptor

    Rhino roach died, please help

    Both were on the surface when I found them. I keep them at room temperature which is currently 70 something. Setup was a large critter keeper with about two inches of organic soil and a piece of cork bark. The setup has been the same since I got them.
  23. Hisserdude

    Goodbye for now...

    Thanks man, hopefully I will!
  24. Hisserdude

    Rhino roach died, please help

    How warm are you keeping them? Are they dying up on the surface of the substrate or are they buried when you find them? A full setup description would be helpful.
  25. Android raptor

    Rhino roach died, please help

    Another one died in similar circumstances (though it fought hard for over a day instead of succumbing in a few hours). Beyond devistating. I've moved the last one to a different enclosure and keeping my fingers crossed. Does anyone have any insight? Also who all sells rhino roaches?
  26. Tleilaxu

    Goodbye for now...

    Hopefully you get back before I get restarted in the hobby. Good luck.
  27. Buggedout

    Hisser health

    I have three hisser nymphs, I've only ever kept adults before, so this is new to me. One of them is lethargic, having a hard time gripping, almost... Squishy. and..... Pulsing? Is (s?)he okay? Should I steel myself for the worst? They mean the world to me, if there's anything they need, I'm on it. 100 percent. EDIT: they molted!!!! I've never been more proud!!!
  28. stanislas

    Hyporhicnoda reflexa

    Male: Female:
  29. stanislas

    Hyporhicnoda reflexa

    Hyporhicnoda reflexa (Venezuela) female (wingless) and male:
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