Hisserdude

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    Keeping inverts, including cockroaches! Also gardening, reading, playing Monster Hunter and watching Doctor Who and MLP:FIM.

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  1. Thanks! Not that big, a little bigger than your average P.scaber, at least that's how big all of mine are, they may have some growing to do though, who knows?
  2. See, you probably wouldn't want to keep lesser mealworms with red runners, as I'm sure they'd eat their oothecae. Beetles and isopods should only be kept with live bearers, as both can eat roach oothecae occasionally, springtails are OK for egg layers though, however I'm having a lot of trouble with Sinella curviseta, in certain cages (namely those of slow breeding/growing roach species), they are stressing out even my larger roaches... Yeah you are supposed to just leave the egg cases with the adult lats wherever they land, if they are well fed they shouldn't cannibalize the ooths.
  3. Just got some of these really cool Spanish isopods, they are easier to breed but have almost the same care requirements as the rarer Spanish species like P.bolivari and P.magnificus, hope they do well for me! They have a grey and and and orange morph, unfortunately the coloration seems to be random and apparently can't be isolated.
  4. Well then, sounds like it should work out just fine!
  5. I think Gromphadorhina and Elliptorhina nymphs look pretty similar, and would be hard to tell apart, Aeluropoda nymphs are flatter though, (I think), TBH I'm not sure of a good way to tell nymphs of all the genera apart. BTW, "Princisia" is likely an invalid genus, and the sole member of that genus almost certainly belongs in Gromphadorhina, and can hybridize with them too...
  6. Yeah, large pitchers would be able to eat large roach nymphs, and I've fed smaller roaches to my Venus flytrap, seems to like them a lot. Only thing is, I think you'd need a lot of plants to keep all your colonies under control, they are pretty slow eaters compared to reptiles or amphibians for example.
  7. Glad you were able to get them out, sorry to hear about the one with the missing leg though. It should grow the leg back over a molt or two, so by the time it's mature it should have all six legs again.
  8. Lol, that is quite funny! Hopefully they can get out just fine, funny that they'd pick that over all the other hides in the enclosure!
  9. Oh jeez LMAO!! Well at least they haven't escaped, can they get out of the temperature gauge if they try?
  10. Ah, good to know! Yeah I never saw my nymphs exhibit any suckling behavior, so I'm pretty sure they just eat normal food as nymphs.
  11. Sounds like you got quite the collection lol, good for you! Glad to have you here on the forum, hope you enjoy it here!
  12. Yeah, maybe, I should try to get that fungus to infest my enclosures again, would be interesting to see which species it works on, if it is truly the cause of the Pied coloration. Then again, I also had some weird, Pied Porcellio scaber that also only produced normal offspring, and they weren't in contact with that mold at all, so maybe I just have had bad luck in getting morphs that produce anything other than normal offspring. Thanks, I'm glad they are breeding true too, now if only they could breed a little faster lol!
  13. You know, now that I think of it, the Pied Cylisticus only started popping up after this annoying fungus showed up in their enclosure that turned their substrate into one solid mat, didn't seem to bother them much so I didn't bother removing it. Also, at about the same time I isolated the Pied Cylisticus, I found a random Armadillidium vulgare in their enclosure, and it was also Pied. Unfortunately I did not bother isolating it or taking pics of it, even though it was quite an unusual specimen. So maybe it was that fungus that altered their coloration for some reason, sadly it rotted away and died in their enclosure, so if it was the cause of the Pied coloration, I sadly can't recreate those conditions. Cool, I think I'm gonna go with the "Mardi Gras", though "Party" is nice too... Sure thing, will add you to the list! Hopefully I'll have some available later this year!
  14. If they are those gasket containers then it should be escape proof, maybe they are just staying well hidden in their enclosure, or they got out sneakily when you had the lid off while checking up on them, (it's happened to me before).
  15. Is the lid on the enclosure airtight? Because small hissers are escape artists, so if there is even the smallest gap in between the rim of the enclosure and the lid, they'll squeeze out and escape, no matter how "content" they may seem...