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  1. Randomjoe

    At what point should you get Lateralis?

    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.
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    Roach feeders

    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.
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    Incest in roaches

    It won't hurt them to breed and won't cause genetic problems
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    At what point should you get Lateralis?

    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.
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    pets breeding and seperating nymphs

    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.
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    Porcellio bolivari

    Really nice looking . Hope the do well for you.
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    Cracked birdseed for hissers?

    As long as there wasn't any pesticides on it I can't think of anything that would be wrong with it.
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    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.
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    Vasoline vs. silicone

    Which is better vasoline, silicone grease, or teflon grease? And can they all be applied to an enclosure with the roaches already inside?
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    Best pet cockroach for me?

    You want something that breeds slow or fast?
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    Hisser colony

    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?
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    Vasoline vs. silicone

    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    How to /not/ breed dubias?

    Cat food is ok to feed too.
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    How to /not/ breed dubias?

    Lower temps will make the grow slower and breed slow or not at all. Maybe try 75 f for your temp.
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    I never mist my hissers i just give them fresh fruit and veggies every other day for there water.
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    Adding to my "colony"

    They should survive and be healthy with far more than four in a 12x12x12.
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    Adding to my "colony"

    Four should be fine in that size enclosure. I've never quarantined any of mine before. Just adding them in with the others should be fine.
  21. I have a plastic container about 7.5 inches dia and 9.5 inches tall looking for recommendations of what to keep in it. I was thinking about Arenivaga tonkawa or Arenivaga genitalis and was wondering how they would do, or is there possibly any better choices for this size container?
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    What to keep in new container

    Well it was a will it work for the listed 1's or someone have a better idea for a roach colony in it. I would think a colony of Periplaneta would quickly out grow the container.
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    What to keep in new container

    Hopefully this pretzel container with a screw on top will too. I figure it's about 1.8 gal capacity.
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    Wilted kale?

    So far most of what I feed my isopods is maple and pecan leaves I collected in the fall.
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    Dealing with tiny nymphs

    Fruit flies might be a good choice too. They should breed quick enough and you could make new cultures every 2 - 3 weeks and be good to go for the long term. Plenty of how to vids on youtube for making cultures too.