Hisserdude

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    Keeping inverts, including cockroaches! Also gardening, reading, playing Monster Hunter and watching My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Doctor Who.

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  1. I hope so too, they are so beautiful! Glad to hear it, hopefully they will continue to do well in your care!
  2. Haha I wish, unfortunately the oxygen levels on this planet are way too low to support terrestrial invertebrates that large.
  3. Females usually only need to mate once in their lives to produce many viable oothecae, so oftentimes the males go rejected for a while in between matings.
  4. This species has been known to attack and feed on other roaches/soft bodied insects from time to time, and they are very well known for cannibalising oothecae. They are just really protein hungry.
  5. I mean it's possible there are certain strains of certain species that may get larger than others, but for the most part size has been related to space in all isopod species I've kept, not genes. Roaches can also be stunted in size once colonies get bigger, however I think there's more proof that genes have an effect on size with them. Not really, I don't know all that much about isopod genes myself TBH.
  6. I hope so too! There was another breeder here who had a much larger amount of P.magnifica, sadly his colony crashed. Pseudoglomeris, and really just Perisphaerinae in general aren't the easiest of roaches to culture unfortunately.
  7. Congrats man, they are really pretty!
  8. http://www.mapress.com/j/zt/article/view/zootaxa.4410.2.2 I only know of one keeper who might have had a single adult female, but I don't know if he had success breeding them, so it seems like they are absent from the US hobby ATM.
  9. I agree with everything @Bmaines96 said, including their aversion to anaerobic conditions. I replaced all the substrate in my colony a couple months ago, as it had all become frass and was compacting too much. Seems to have helped a bit with adult longevity for sure.
  10. I'm not sure they really can be bred for size, isopod size seems to correlate directly with available space and hides. Big, bustling colonies have average sized to small mature specimens, while smaller, frequently culled populations with lots more hides and surface area available get much larger. At least, this is what I've observed with most of the isopod species I've kept.
  11. In case anyone was wondering, Corydidarum and Trichoblatta are now considered synonyms of Pseudoglomeris. Additionally, Corydidarum (Trichoblatta) pygmaea is now Perisphaerus pygmaeus. You can get the full article here.
  12. BTW, these are now Pseudoglomeris magnifica LMOA, Corydidarum and Trichoblatta are now synonyms of Pseudoglomeris.
  13. Orin's got some for sale.
  14. I desperately want some lol, unfortunately it doesn't seem like anyone in the US or Europe has ever kept any, hopefully they'll make their way to culture one day though...
  15. Well they aren't all that expensive TBH, BIC was selling them for like $6 per nymph. Maybe I'm just too used to paying $10-25 per nymph for some of the more expensive species though lol!