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    Collecting and culturing a variety of arthropods, creating posts on my blog, taking macro photos of my arthropods, watching(basketball and baseball) and playing sports(baseball, basketball, and Frisbee).

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  1. These are the cheapest containers I've found for the size and type. With these you don't ever have to worry about the possibility of escapees......as long as the foam seal doesn't get chewed up. I would still recommend applying a thin layer of Vaseline around the top of the lid to prevent this chewing behavior from taking place along with eliminating the chance of any roaches escaping when the container is open. Another escape problem that I believe to have found with one closely related species (Nauphoeta cinerea) is the ability to squeeze through standard mesh in first instar nymphs. I keep finding escaped lobsters in the room where they are kept in and, on multiple occasions, they have been sitting right on the outside of the mesh......so you can say that I'm 99.9% certain that this is their method of escaping. Not completely sure that S.conserfariam has the same ability, but their flexible body-makeup is certainly shared so unless the first instars are considerably larger, I wouldn't rule out the possibility.
  2. Yep! The lowest enclosures get to a nice 80-82 F, so it's a really nice temp range. This is from about 5 feet away BTW, for perfect temps I'd move it back another foot.
  3. No problem, happy to help. When I've tested mine out in cool temps, it has brought some enclosures all the way up to 87 F!
  4. I shipped that girl back out to Cody in exchange for a female verrucosa. I believe he's waiting to see if she'll drop any babies or not and so far, she hasn't.
  5. 250 watt red bulb in a clamped brooder lamp works like a charm.
  6. I'd recommend shooting him a PM on Facebook, I've found him to be 100% more responsive chatting there rather than by e-mail. However, he has dropped off the face of the internet recently, so I doubt anyone will be able to get ahold of him right now. Yea, put your Alloniscus where we can see 'em! LOL
  7. When I inquired about them a bit over a month ago, he said that he'd sold so many that he'd been getting in wild caught individuals regularly to revamp his colony. Someone on this forum is bound to have some, just have to find out exactly who.
  8. Awesome, but when will they become available!!??
  9. The P. angustipennis don't seem to require whole logs, but from what I hear, they do require rotten wood. I asked one of the people who keeps them what his substrate mix was and he said it was an even ratio of milled rotten wood and dead leaves. Although.....I'm not sure if anyone has tried without rotten wood so they vary well may not require it.
  10. Does this need to be manually removed to stop the problem? Might a combo of cleanup crews or a bunch of ventilation + vertical refuges eliminate the problem?
  11. Yes, Yes, Yes! Thank you man!
  12. I honestly doubt I'll guess the other leaf mimic, but maybe Pseudophoraspis nebulosa, Pseudophoraspis congrua, or Pseudophoraspis fruhstorferi? I'll also throw out Methana soror, Methana marginalis, Methana curvigera, and Methana convexa.
  13. @Hisserdude already guessed that though.
  14. Oh, sorry, didn't see this reply. lol Guesses: Lobopterella pallipes Lobopterella princisi Morphna amplipennis Morphna badia Morphna auriculata Morphna pustulata Morphna plana Morphna clypeata Morphna decolyi Morphna humeralis Morphna imperatorial Morphna lucida Lupparia adimonialis Lupparia celebica Lupparia diamesa Lupparia eximia Lupparia majuscula Lupparia ferruginea Lupparia globosostylata Lupparia lata Lupparia nodigera Lupparia silphoides Lupparia subnotulata Lupparia testacea Lupparia unguiculata Lupparia yunnanea
  15. I know, I just don't know about the whole genus. lol