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  1. I don't use anything for my roaches at the moment. -For my roaches I use sterilite gasket boxes. I drilled small holes in the lid with the tiniest drill bit available all across the lid. (Small enough so the babies can not get out.) I then inserted an air pump hose (for fish tanks) by drilling one hole in center of lid large enough to put the hose through. The lid stays sealed and locked at all times. (unless changing/feeding them). There is enough fresh air circulating in the tub from the air pump, and enough holes to allow stale air out. I also found it keeps the humidity at a good level also. I sometimes will use petroleum jelly (Haven't in a while, due to no real need for it with the gasket box setup.) around the edge/underside of the lid to keep them from crawling up the lid to the holes. The seal keeps them from escaping out the sides. That's my basic set up. Only thing I don't care for with petroleum jelly is it melts and make a awful mess. It can be hard to clean up at times.
  2. roach poop, dead skins, etc. Build up of junk waste items you dont want in your tank.
  3. Ok then i can give another type a try and see how it goes. .. Thanks
  4. Been thinking about getting an orchid mantis. However never owned mantis' before. Any suggestions on good housing, temps, etc. Are they considered difficult to breed/care for? Any suggestions & tips would be greatly appreciated. I am researching info on mantis care but information from someone who has experience with them is better than google search.
  5. Thanks the people who found her named her and we decided to keep the name. Here is what she looked like when they found her. Shes doing much better now. Spoiled rotten, eats better than we do, but so do all our animals. Totally worth it.
  6. Thanks there are a few places I have in mind. I might get small groups from multiple areas. Time will tell.
  7. Thanks I hope so too. I like them.. the Javanicas and Tigers are pets. The Madagascar and Dubia are feeders. (Well some of the Madagascar hissers are, not all. The Roaches I paid money for I keep to breed/pets, the babies on the other hand... I have a hungry turtle and frogs. ) Anyway, I'm happy. I have a few more species arriving along with some fresh breeders around April/May. That should keep me occupied for a while. In the mean time, I'm on the hunt for some dwarf hissers. (Elliptorhina Chopardi)
  8. Here are some new Javanica Roaches that arrived on Wednesday. However I woke up this morning and found some babies in the cage :). Now if only my Madagascar roaches and Dubia roaches would spring out a few babies. Hopefully sometime soon, few breeders look like they are about ready to pop any day now.
  9. Thanks soup was a rescue. Apparently soup was abandoned when the owner got evicted from there apartment left without food and water for extended period of time.
  10. Here is my Red Eared Slider named Soup. Figured id post just... because.
  11. I ordered both a group of blacks and a group of regular. You can send him an email and he can let you know what all is in stock.
  12. Here is a pic of one of the tigers also purchased from
  13. I also got a few regular tiger hissers. They look good and all of them showed up alive.
  14. my new black tigers
  15. Ok, Thanks I use Repashy for my other insects. My crickets love the stuff and do well on it. I am trying some on the roaches but I tend just to feed fresh fruits/veggies/and Rabbit/Chinchilla/and or Pigeon Pellets since I have a ton of those at my disposal, and they are cheaper. Repashy I try and reserve for feeder insects as an added boost for my reps/amps. I just wasn't sure if anyone else has tried it with roaches.