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  2. Oh I didn't see the pictures, I was too focused on the text description (which left me quite confused to be honest, as I am not a insect wings expert ) ! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer again, it was incredibly helpful and it gives me the perfect material to work ! All the best !
  3. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Joins...

    Hello all, 1. Do you currently raise any roaches? Therea petiveriana, hopefully Eublaberus posticutis, and Parcoblatta americana 2. If so, how many? 10-12 Therea petiveriana, Eublaberus posticutis 8-10, 2 Parcoblatta americana. 3. Do you culture roaches as pets or feeders? 4. If feeders, what kinds? Only Eublaberus posticutis as feeders, the others to breed and sell for pets. 5. Are there any specific roach questions that you would like to ask the community? Only one now. I just collected the 2 Parcoblatta americana, and I was wondering if anyone knows the care for these guys? Appropriate setup? Thanks in advance. 6. How did you find our community? I believe through Arachnoboards, or some blog. By the way, I also run the blog http://arthroverts.org/, and pictures of my collection are added there relatively frequently, so fell free to check it out! Thanks all, Arthroverts
  4. "Hind wing with very dark anterior field, posterior field distinctly lighter." There is a picture of the hindwing in the article. The front half of the hindwing is more leathery than the back half, which is probably why the colors differ between them
  5. Well, people actually buy springtails to put in roach tanks on certain occasions some springer spp can stress some roaches, but this seems very rare
  6. Ah ok I was really worried thanks! So I don't have to kill them ?
  7. Krissim Klaw

    Spoiled Roaches/Feeding Station/Mold Solution

    Clever idea gluing the dishes to the tile so they stay in place and don't tip/get substrate knocked all in them. I have a small species of roach and the nymphs can't climb slick surfaces so I ended up getting a Zoo Med repti rock food dish. It works great because it has texture so the tiny nymphs can climb over the ridge and in. Since I have substrate in the tank I make a slop in it so the dish is at an angle. This allows any roach that accidentally ends up on its back to easily flip back over. My crew eats too much for the fruit to have time to mold. I put in something like a half a banana, large hunk of apple, hunk of carrot, and zucchini and after two days everything is gone but dried husk of apple skin. Little pigs.
  8. Thanks for using your good skills ! It's very helpful ! Do you think that the hindwings are similar to the hindwings of other cave roaches ? (now that I think of it, I was wrong in my first post using the term "elytras" instead of "forewings"..) The book is made to show beautiful and fun insects to shed a new light on them ! I hope it will be distributed in the USA, that would be very cool (so far it will just be in western Europe, and maybe Japan)
  9. That looks much more like a springtails that a mite, normal clean up crew that's occasionally pops up randomly so you should be all good👍
  10. I have noticed these little creatures on pieces of carrot in some of my enclosures. They seem wingless and I took pictures but this site doesn't accept them. What do they look like and how can I get rid of them? Are they dangerous for my roaches? They are pets for me and I don't want any preventable harm to come to them. Btw these are not white and are larger than the grain mites I've seen online.
  11. I have noticed these little creatures on pieces of carrot in some of my enclosures. They seem wingless and I took pictures but this site doesn't accept them. What do they look like and how can I get rid of them? Are they dangerous for my roaches? They are pets for me and I don't want any preventable harm to come to them.
  12. Marlon

    Cleaning?

    I clean dubias once a year, keep it dry. On a heat pad most of the time keeps it dry. No substrate. Put food on a disposable plate (piece of plastic, a lid, whatever) in case it goes bad. I keep one superworm in right now to cleanup what I miss.
  13. Don't worry, it's definitely the correct forum section I specialize in eating research papers for lunch; here's what I found "Abdominal tergites black with broad yellow anterior borders" http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1665/1082-6467(2004)013[0057:ANGASO]2.0.CO%3B2#/doi/abs/10.1665/1082-6467(2004)013[0057:ANGASO]2.0.CO%3B2 In other words, the entire dorsal surface of the roach's abdomen is striped w black and yellow, including the parts hidden by wings Good luck with your book! I'm glad that non-pest roach species are starting to appear in popular sci literature
  14. Last week
  15. Hello everybody ! I'm an illustrator and I'm currently working on a book about insects (kind of a pop-up book for children in which you can lift the wings of an insect to see underneath for example). I would like to feature in this book the beautiful Simandoa Conserfariam, but unfortunately, I cannot find a picture with a view under the elytras of the full abdomen and the wings (I read that the simandoa have fully developed wings). I contacted shops and even a Natural History Museum, but in vain ! (the museum didn't have a specimen) So I was wondering if one of you guys had some informations on that subject ! Hope I'm posting this in the right forum :) Thank you !!
  16. Test Account

    Cleaning?

    With dryness-proof beetles like darklings and some carabids, I serve their food on "dishes" to avoid dirtying the floor. The rest of the cage has no moisture, discouraging mold. Unlike many beetles, a number of roaches tend to be more dessication-prone (is this true for Dubias?). Maybe putting food dishes at a dry area and making a wet corner will prove useful. Beware, roaches can carry small food items w mouth, so make sure the food is heavy
  17. Test Account

    Rank?

    Before the recent forum update, the rank symbol and the Liked Post symbol were the same It appears that 1 like = 1 rank point, because members go up by one after I like their posts
  18. emmett

    Preserving dead specimens?

    jeez, taxidermy on a roach...how does one go about that?
  19. emmett

    Rank?

    What does "rank" mean on our profiles? Just curious
  20. So my roaches are spoiled and they have these little feeding stations that I made. I realized that they're actually helpful! So I hot glued bottle caps (Gatorade ones because those are big) to tile samples from Home Depot. I put water gel in one cap and the dry food mixture in the other. It reduces mess, has easy access for the roaches, looks super cute, but most importantly NO MORE MOLD! I put their fresh fruits/veggies on the tile because it's easy to cleanand then the mold frm the fruit doesn't go on the eco earth but with the caps glued down the dry food no longer gets into the water gel so there's no mold from that! It also looks really cute.
  21. emmett

    Baby hissers

    genius idea! lol
  22. emmett

    Cleaning?

    Anyone have tips on making roach bin cleaning easier? It is annoying to take them out and then put them back in. I have my dubias in a bin with no substrate because I think two are mommas to be. Right now these are pets but once there are a few babies I'm going to start my first colony. Worried about mold. With my hissers (who are on ecoearth) I put their fruit on tile samples I got at Home Depot and it's no longer an issue. Thanks
  23. Guest

    Selling hissers

    i was looking for it wheni posted it but i can find that section.
  24. Buggedout

    Baby hissers

    Thank you for the advice! @Vandal09
  25. Vandal09

    Baby hissers

    When I buy nymphs that can climb, I use these containers since they have a screw on lid. These will be used until the roaches outgrow the space. Then I will transfer them into a Ziploc Weathertight bin. Always use a 2 inch line of vasoline or silicone grease to keep the climbers off the top.
  26. All About Arthropods

    A. tesselata nymphs

    Yep, I've observed this occurance in Parcoblatta pennsylvanica and I bet the same could be true for some other winged roaches as well. Hmm, just slightly on the cooler side then. Exactly how dark is your adult? I kept mine a bit colder than that (at the time the warmest things got were around 70 F I believe) and my adults were nearly solid black so I assume yours might be a bit lighter in color? Now that I'm keeping mine on the warmer side, I'm not seeing any black or even mostly black adults.
  27. Matttoadman

    A. tesselata nymphs

    Really!? Mine are kept at room temperature at this time. 76 during the day 72 at night.
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