Randomjoe

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  1. The only Parcoblatta I'm currently keeping is P. divisa and they only seemed flighty as the first ones matured. After i started seeing them mate they seemed to calm down and since only the adults climb I usually don't even worry about it. P. divisa hasn't breed fast enough for me to make them a feeder yet but I just started the colony last fall. Personally i use dubia for my larger T's and crickets for my few small or less active T's and occasionally hissers for my GBB's. Hopefully someone else can comment on breeding speed on other Parcoblatta. I suggested P. fulvescens only because I've read here that others have used them and they are tend to be prolific.
  2. What are you wanting to use them to feed? I use mine as occasional feeders and once the colony gets large the seem to breed pretty fast.
  3. It won't hurt them to breed and won't cause genetic problems
  4. I don't have lats so i can't comment on most of you questions but if your that worried about them you could also look into Parcoblatta as feeders. Parcoblatta fulvescens might make a good option and you wouldn't have to worry about the pestiness.
  5. Glad to hear three survived hope at least one is a female and they breed for you.
  6. If your planing to get adult females they will most likely have already bred. They can also have multiple litters from a single breeding so keeping babies out of your setup me be very hard. There should be no problem separating the babies as soon as you find them. Just remember even baby hissers can climb and are small. Whatever you put them in has to have small vents to prevent them from squeezing thru and escaping. If you don't want baby you might be better to start with a couple males and avoid all the baby issues.
  7. Really nice looking . Hope the do well for you.
  8. As long as there wasn't any pesticides on it I can't think of anything that would be wrong with it.
  9. I keep my hissers dry and feed fresh fruit and veggies every couple of days. I don't keep my hissers on bedding but the roaches I do keep on bedding I use eco earth.
  10. You want something that breeds slow or fast?
  11. The nymphs make a good feeders but i doubt adults would be the best of feeders for anything outside of monitors, tegus, or other large strong jawed animals. I've feed nymphs up to 1.5 - 2 inch to my T's before with no problems. Not sure how long 20qt will work mine started out in a 20 qt and are in an 80 qt now. What are you planing on using them to feed?
  12. I use gasket bins to keep them in but the grease would be to keep them in during maintenance and feeding. It's like they know when my hands are full and then they bolt for the top lol.
  13. Which is better vasoline, silicone grease, or teflon grease? And can they all be applied to an enclosure with the roaches already inside?
  14. They just don't eat as much as you would think unless you have lots of them. You could remove all there current food and put new food in, in a day or two if you want.
  15. I would remove the water bowl at least for now and let them get it from the fruit. You can always put it back in if you want after things dry up a bit.