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  1. I have no idea, well I used said person's kitchen strainer to attempt to salvage the ooth. Not as much as I had hoped, but I hope they are viable. Either way I have them on moist paper towels and have removed all the substrate, in case I need to ship them. I can only hope they hatch in three months time.
  2. I'm so furious right now, an inconsiderate room mate moved my colonies outside and the americana got hit with direct sunlight and it appears all of them are dead. I have them in a cool location in hopes they may revive but I'm not hopeful. Not to mention some of these americana were huge and irreplaceable. I don't know if the ooth will be viable after this, but I've been severely setback in my efforts to breed a giant strain. And the location I'm at is devoid of wild stock. These were my three largest and positively dwarfed some of the wild adults I've seen. Not to mention these guys were cocky, and always hanging out. The Suriname roaches are dead as well. The Australian roaches seem to be fine, though I'm going to have to look through to make sure there are no casualties there.
  3. Oops, anyways how about a "hurricane" of Australian roaches?
  4. Damn I may have to hit you up for some of those once things settle down. Don't you dare lose that strain.
  5. If your roaches are smelling then it's likely because your feeding to much and not removing dead ones promptly. Also never mist egg crate, when it's wet it stinks something fierce.
  6. I finally got Periplaneta australasiae nymphs. After three months. Only six or so...
  7. No it won't. There is blue panchlora waiting, taunting.
  8. I love the males.
  9. That is rather cool looking.
  10. I know they use Teflon to contain fire ants, also petroleum jelly and vegetable oils make good short term barriers. I apply the oils with a cloth to prevent runs. You can also try mixing talcom powder and rubbing alcohol for another barrier, though you will have to experiment to find the best ratio. Pics and videos of the colonies would be appreciated by the way. Not many keep Blattella species. @natebugman
  11. Oh god pay special attention to the Periplaneta, they deserve the time to shine. As for the chewers, perhaps sealing the vents from the outside of the cage maybe more effective, I've read several recommendations to seal both sides of vents to prevent this from happening.
  12. Just as an update, the one female roach that was caught with malformed wings was also a virgin female. No ooth were produced by her until the very first male matured, now she is laying ooth and may get a chance to pass on her genes.
  13. Thank God another likes this genus. A diapause period should not be difficult to give for ooths or a small number of colonies, placing them in a fridge or a cool basement for the winter. You may have issue in tropical regions, but it may be worth a shot. You probably could setup a wine cooler and keep a small to medium sized colony easily, and given the "hype" of Periplaneta japonica being snow and cold tolerant, I can well believe that they need a winter dormancy.
  14. Hissers should work for the geckos assuming they are tokay sized, turtles like Hissers too.