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    Insects, mostly beetles, roaches, and velvet ants
  1. Ok, thanks! When it gets anaerobic it smells pretty bad right? Not that the substrate conditions are like that now, but just so that I know. Thanks for all the advice!
  2. Ok thanks, the compost is actually store bought and already fermented and everything, so it shouldn’t go anaerobic (I’ve used this stuff in flower beetle enclosures, it seems to provide some nutrients and is a good filler) I’m assuming that torching the leaves sterilizes them? That’s a lot shorter time than I expected from such a large roach wow! Thanks for the advice!
  3. Ok, so I recently (yesterday) got myself a small colony (10 older roaches, one gave birth while in shipping) of horseshoe roaches (H. Tenebricosa) and I have to say that this may be my favorite species (I didn’t quite expect them to be so large haha). Anyways, I really want to make sure this colony succeeds, I’m pretty sure I’ve got their setup right (approx. 4 inches substrate of coco fiber, compost (mainly as a filler, has worked very well in my setups) and mainly decaying oak leaves. I’m assuming they’ll basically have the same diet as most other live bearers? Also, I’d very much appreciate an approximate lifespan and time-til-maturity. Is room temperature ok for them? I’ve read multiple opinions on substrate moisture, so I’ve decided to play it safe and give them a moist substrate, is this ok? Any help is greatly appreciated, as please please correct me if I’m wrong on anything here. Thanks!
  4. Thanks! Let me know if you do
  5. You say that you gave them mainly wood as larvae? Wood is generally saved for lucanus and dynastes species, while cetoniids only need a little of it, if at all. The main substrate should consist of well decayed leaves, and little to no wood. In terms of supplement foods, I find that a specific brand of turtle hatchling formula works great, just sprinkle a little pile on top and wait for the grubs to eat.
  6. Beautiful! Do you think you’ll have any adults for sale soon?
  7. Btw how do you get the blue death feigning beetles to breed? Mine had larvae last year but they ended up dying and I never learned the stimulus for laying eggs.
  8. Well that's good ?, I forgot the brand, but it didn't say anything about pesticides.
  9. For roaches I have Gromphadorhina portentosa, Therea petivernia, and I'm getting blaptica dubia. Also, if you're getting into millipedes I'd recommend Narceus Americanus if you're looking for a good beginner species, as they're easy to care for, breed easily, live a long time, and grow to over four inches in length.
  10. Thanks, as for beetles, I've got d. Tityus larvae, cotinis nitida larvae, euphoria sepulcralis , mecynorrhina torquata larvae, bolitotherus cornutus, a warrior beetle, eleodes hispilabris and obscurus, asbolus verucossus, cryptoglossa variolosa, a large hide beetle species from New Mexico (forgot the name again ?) , a P. Muelleri, tenebrio molitor, zophobas morio, and platycerus viriscens. I'm not sure if I have more, but I might
  11. No side effects yet, hope it stays that way
  12. Hi y'all, I'm just another Bug loving kid from GA looking for advice, bugs, and acquaintances! I do raise a few species, not as feeders at the moment (though I am getting dubias for that purpose) but I'd like to get into the roaches more, as I've mainly been focused on beetles up until about eight or nine months ago when I got my first hissers, and I'd like to be more diverse in the insects I'm raising.
  13. So after feeding my darklings with cracked birdseed I decided to experiment a little and gave some to my hissers, mind you I don't have a very large colony (three adults and somewhere around 30 to 40 nymphs) but five minutes later half the seed was gone and a few were sitting there eating. I've never had a reaction like that before and I'm kind of wondering if this is good for them?