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    My new roaches: M. rhinoceros

    Hi! I´m back again, I was too busy sorry. I bought them in a fair (Hamm, December 2007 edition) from Peter Grawobich: www.polyped.de I fall in love with them Another male: I have 3 pairs: 3 males and 3 females. I put each pair in a 16x12x12 (inches) plastic cage and I´m giving them orange, apple and dog food. Best regards, Javier
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    Hello, I´m very busy with the University (exams......) and I can´t read the forum as well. I had the same problem with B. craniifer: I buyed 1,000; I divided the in 5 colonies (200 each) and started to die as Zephyr described (many fruit flies.......). I´m studing Biology and I´m working in the Enthomolgy Departament of my faculty. I think there isn´t any fungus infectation or bacteria, maybe Nematodes. Now, I´m working on them and I´m analyzing my roaches with one of the "Nematode Doc. Teacher" (sorry, I don´t know how to write it). Next Monday I´ll have some results about the analysis. Best regards, Javier.
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    Hi from The Netherlands

    Thanks Tom, I´ll try it again. Best regards, Javier.
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    Hi from The Netherlands

    Welcome Tom, It´s nice, you´re from The Netherlands because I´m trying to study there for the next year (I´m from Spain and I´m studying Biology). Also, I would like to register in BCG (Blattodea Culture Group): I sent an e-mail some months ago but they never answered me (it was in summer), How did you do? Thanks! Best regards, Javier.
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    Rhypharobia maderae "goldi"

    Hello, Thanks Orin, I didn´t know this information about R. maderae "Gold" and B. craniifer "BW". Best regards, Javier.
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    Rhypharobia maderae "goldi"

    Hello, It´s a color morph, like B. craniifer "BW". Best regards, Javier.
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    Picture Therea petiveriana

    Thanks Maarten, How long did the oothecae to "have born"? Thanks! Best regards, Javier.
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    Picture Therea petiveriana

    Hello, That´s great Maarten! How did you keep the oothecae? Mines leave some of them and now I´m keeping the oothecae as adults. Am I doing it ok? Best regards, Javier
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    Hello Carlos, wellcome to this forum! Where are you from? Best regards, Javier.
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    Holy Smokes a new forum department!

    Hello, Blaptica dubia Blaberus craniifer Blatta lateralis/Shelfordella tartara/Shelfordella lateralis Nauphoeta cinerea Best regards, Javier.
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    Hello, There´s only one species of Oak, it´s Quercus rubur. There´re some other trees of Quercus genus, like Q. suber, Q. faginea, Q. ilex and Q. coccifera for example. Of course, this information is about Europe, but I think it´s ok for US. Best regards, Javier
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    B. craniifer

    Hello, Thanks Orin, so I´ll put 500 B. craniifer in one cage and the other 500 roaches in another cage (both 24"x16"x16"). It´s now ok? Best regards, Javier.
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    B. craniifer

    Hello, I´m going to buy 1,000 roaches and I buyed some plastic cages: 60x4x0x40 cm (24"x16"x16") with egg cartons, a little dish with some water and pot wiht dog food. I have another plastic cage (the same as first) to separate the newborns (I want them for food). Do you think the plastic cage that I buye it´s ok for 1,000 B. craniifer? Thank you very much guys! Best regards, Javier.
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    Roaches to feed ambylpygid

    Hello, I use lateralis and lobster roaches and my Damon diadema do well with them. Best regards, Javier.
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    Hello, I only give them dried oak leaves and they do well. Best regards, Javier.
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    Gyna lurida

    Hello, Matt, the roach in the 3rd photo is great! It has "mixed colours": orange and yellow. Best regards, Javier.
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    A. marmorata

    Hello, Zephyr, the man who sold you the roaches, did a miss identification? or maybe, he wants you to pay more for them Best regards, Javier.
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    wing biting Gyna lurida

    Hello, Maarten, male roaches also bite the others male wings because of females, food and territory. It´s a possible too. Best regards, Javier.
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    A. marmorata

    Hello, Thanks Matt, I didn´t know how to write genitalia (in Spanish it´s genitalia too) . Some photos of them are going to help us Best regards, Javier.
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    A. marmorata

    Hello, Zephyr, the colour isn´t a very good key to identification: I have some light colour A. tessellata. A identification key for many roaches use the spines of the legs and something like that to difference between species. Best regars, Javier.
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    Tiger Hissers

    Hello, Does anybody have some identification key for Hissers? Their taxonomy is very confused. Best regards, Javier.
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    pesticides in roach food

    Hello, I always wash the roaches fruit. Also, I keep some tomatoes plants and orange trees and so I´m sure thay they are free of pesticides. Best regards, Javier.
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    wing biting Gyna lurida

    Hello, Maarten, if you only give them fruits and veggies, it isn´t very well: they need protein so they will eat the wings of other roaches. Best regards, Javier.
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    Roach dealers in Europe

    Well, he has good prices for Rhino roaches for example (3 pairs 350 euros= 525 dollars) but his scorpions, as Maarten said, are quite expensive. Now, he has some Abedus sp. for sale, I love these bugs! Best regards, Javier.
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    Roach dealers in Europe

    Hello, Hi Maarten, Jörg is one of the worl dealer that I know in Europe he´s a good dealer. The other one is P. Grawobich from www.polyped.de . I bought my Rhinos from him and I think he´s the best! Best regards, Javier.