Keith

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  1. Do their spots really glow, and what causes that to happen?
  2. I don't want to feed flesh and cat kibble is high in protein. Do the adults also eat protein or do they eat vegetables and fruits?
  3. Dad is this http://www.roachforum.com/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=857 Mom is typical G oblongonata Son- http://www.roachforum.com/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=1076 Only one offspring resembled dad exactly most were like the photo above but all were moms large size.
  4. I bring my hissers outside sometimes in a small area of my backyard to get some sun and run around. They ate plants on their own I never expected! Norway maple pollynoses (winged seed pods), Chickweed (invasive herb), and Crabgrass seed stems.
  5. Do you mist with water once a day and keep it warm? More might emerge later
  6. They sunbathe for a few minutes, I think helps with digestion, then they run off to hide in the grass or somewhere dark and then I bring them back inside. I know they've eaten dead oak leaves and live rose leaves safely, it surprised me they decided to eat only certain plants they walked over, they are alive and well so no ill effects from their surprise snack.
  7. The male side is slightly messed up, and female side is quite narrow. It doesn't try to mate with females and males don't try to mate with it. It kinda just coexists peacefully with them all.
  8. I'm not sure but it's super healthy and chewed through my cork bark decor to make a nice hideout in the cage ?
  9. Its been a while, the hisser has been doing great, the gunk stuck in its anus fell off and its fat and healthy! The pic is blurry but this is him/her recently.
  10. These are mine not for sale.
  11. I have the species in your first photo and love them!
  12. I had these, it's just selective breeding but they are pure.
  13. I looked closer and it appears to have brown goop and I think that's a sign it was attacked and eaten alive. If you find one not attacked but really weird looking (like that really short abdomen) let me know, share a photo depending on its health I might consider buying one from you. ?
  14. I've had tiger hissers live 3 years, and one female craniifer live 4 years!!!
  15. Humidity and poor nutrition sounds like half of it. You need to mist with water, and instead of aspen which might be harmful try lining with paper towels or coco fiber or repti bark wood chips. They need apples, bananas, romaine lettuce, oranges, moist white bread and cat kibble, mango, watermelon, and oak leaves to eat. Was that one your holding attacked? Do you have any alive that deformed? I've raised some pretty damaged hissers and all survived and healed I find it fun helping them! What species is this?
  16. I've had hissers born that way, they were last out. Once they hardened I seperated them into a tiny cage with food easy to access, and fed them small amount of baby food on a toothpick daily (pure chicken and banana flavor). Out of 3 two died even though they gained weight, one shed and looked normal after and had no further issues. So yes sometimes there is hope. I've also had Dubia nymphs like that they all shed and corrected themselves.
  17. I've seen American and German roaches at beer stores they will drink it.
  18. Sometimes pet stores sell them or at reptile expos.
  19. I have old hissers, at least 3 years old. When younger they did fine with water misting. However now they aren't as good at eating and I put a very shallow water dish with a flat stone so they can drink they get thirsty easily.
  20. I've heard the noise, followed by a foul smell, almost garlicky. Congrats they are beautiful!
  21. The captive bred hornworms raised on artificial diet take unusually long to shed their skin. I've seen a few 3 days not move and shed on the 4th day. You can tell they are ready to shed as the old head becomes clear and you can see the new black mandibles through it, also by the rear the skin fold will turn white indicating the old skin has seperated and it's time to shed! I wanted to say this because many people think they are dying when it just takes a long time to shed!
  22. I brought pre made hornworm chow from mulberry farms and ended up having extra. I was wondering if this was safe to feed to my hissing cockroaches?
  23. I have my roaches in an aquarium glass tank. The sides have gotten really dirty and smelly so I'm doing a full cleaning. and hot water and scrubbing aren't enough. Is there something safe to use to clean better? I have antibacterial soap could that be ok if rinsed thoroughly?
  24. I also have pure lemon juice.