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  1. It's "being processed" currently. I'm planning on going to the library and hopefully picking it up today, as I'm leaving on vacation tomorrow and would love a good book to read on the plane I've heard lots of good stuff about it. I can't wait to read it! Me too, I was worried because of the price and the fact I'd never requested a purchase. Hopefully I won't be the only one excited to see such a unique book in the library system
  2. I know this isn't super relevant as a subject to discuss, but I'm just so excited! My library decided to accept my purchase request for For the Love of Cockroaches by Orin McMonigle, and now they have it! I have never hit "Place Hold" so quickly in my life! I can't wait to learn all about roaches and finally decide on a species for my next colony!
  3. Being a newcomer to the hobby, I have no suggestions, but wanted to say that they are beautiful little roaches! Their colors are reminiscent of a flame or sunset I wish you the best of luck with them!
  4. Right?! There's something extra fascinating about seeing a roach interact with its natural environment! No problem!
  5. I'm normally for the more colorful roaches, but dang, there's a girl that can pull off the color black! Thanks for sharing the photo!
  6. Stumbled across this video the other day. It definitely makes me want an M. rhinoceros even more than I already do! (If that's possible )
  7. I've been very tempted by Lucihormetica grossei, but they can get a bit expensive. I hadn't thought of looking at other Lucihormetica species, though! I'll check it out. Thanks!
  8. That’s incredible! I had no idea they could get so big! That is a bit out of my current price range, though. I’ll have to keep Captive Isopoda bookmarked in my “Wishlist” folder Thanks for your answer!
  9. So I had pretty much dismissed isopods as a possibility for my first invert, as I thought they didn't get very large. But I decided to give them a second chance and checked out the Captive Isopoda site. I was clicking through random species and stumbled across Porcellio exspansus, which the site says can max out over 1.5 inches! ...that's not a typo? Has anyone actually cultured a species that large, or even over 1 inch? If so, I am so on board! What are some other large species? Are they all extremely expensive? Thanks!
  10. Hmm, interesting. Maybe their size just varies a lot? Yes, I considered G. oblongonota because of how huge they tend to be, but I don't find their coloration as lovely as some other large species. Thanks so much for the pics! Hmm, I didn't consider purposely getting hybrids, but you're right, that could be worth considering. Thanks for your input!
  11. Good to know! Thanks
  12. Huh, okay. Thanks so much for letting me know, as a large size is very important to me.
  13. Ooh, now those are pretty! And a non-climbing species would certainly be easier to house than hissers... Do you know if they are ever active during the day/evening? I'd really like a colony I could sit down and watch And if you don't mind me asking, how do you know they are larger then E. javanica? According to Roach Crossing, it's the other way around.
  14. It's a very interesting shape. The females remind me of little tanks. Ah, okay. That's what I suspected, but I wasn't sure!
  15. Ooh, I'm partial to larger roaches, but those are certainly little beauties!