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    Malaysian roach ID

    I realize this is an incredibly old thread, but for the record this looks like true Hemithyrsocera histrio, or something close, definitely that genus though.
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    Phasmids kept bioactively???

    No problem, happy to help!
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    Phasmids kept bioactively???

    Well good luck man, hopefully those giant Panchlora will start exploding for you soon! Perhaps just try offering less leaf litter, I don't think Panchlora nymphs absolutely need it, but most isopods breed much less without them.
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    Cincinnati Zoo first to breed BDFB

    And uhhhhhh I think @Allpet Roaches did it first LOL... Albeit in smaller numbers.
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    Cincinnati Zoo first to breed BDFB

    http://arachnoboards.com/threads/inducing-bdfb-to-pupate.280289/#post-2430989
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    Phasmids kept bioactively???

    Well hopefully that's the case, maybe come Spring they'll start growing and breeding faster for you! I'd just be sure to keep the isopod population in your Panchlora cage relatively small, as not only are they not needed in a Panchlora enclosure, but over time they may cause some harm to them.
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    I found this in the bin

    Good luck, hopefully that'll work well to kill the stuff!
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    What’s new in the invert world?

    Definitely Tenebrio obscurus, the adults have a more matte coloration, and the adults male's front legs are truly impressive, (well, in some individuals). The larvae are also typically dark, but oddly enough I've seen lighter colored larvae pop up in my old colony that looked like those of T.molitor, and I've seen really dark larvae pop up in my T.molitor colony that looked like obscurus! Oddly enough this was not a result of cross contamination, just rare color variation that had no effect on the resulting adults, which looked rather normal for both species. I'm pretty sure hybridization between these two is impossible, as both are common grain pests across the world and certainly have had their ranges overlap by now, yet there have been no reported hybrids or anything like that. Kind of the same situation as Armadillidium vulgare and nasatum, if you will.
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    I found this in the bin

    Yeah ironically isopods won't eat this stuff, pretty sure it's slightly poisonous, so while they probably won't die from it they surely won't eat it. Freezing might not kill all the spores, sticking moist substrate in the microwave for 2-3 minutes should kill everything though.
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    Phasmids kept bioactively???

    Hmm, those Panchlora should be pretty fast growing and breeding, they typically only breed slowly when stressed out IME... Panchlora is a very fragile genus, and I'd never recommend any cleaner crews for them besides springtails. Gyna lurida take a while to build up in numbers in my experience, despite having huge litters, and E.javanica can both be picky about breeding conditions, and be slow breeding even in a good setup, so I don't think the isopods are the main contributors to their slow colony growth, (depends on just how many are in there though, what species of isopod, etc...).
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    Phasmids kept bioactively???

    Good idea, and technically you could just move all the roaches to an isopod free enclosure, if you wanted them gone completely. You might just have some slow breeding roaches though, many live bearers are!
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    Phasmids kept bioactively???

    Could be that the isopods are competing with your roaches for food, causing slower growth and breeding, possibly eating ooths, etc., could also just be that you are working with slow growing roaches though. I'd keep an eye on those colonies, and closely monitor the isopod to roach ratio...
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    Perisphaerinae Revision Song

    Hah thanks, I really appreciate the compliments! Yeah I thought it'd be an interesting way to teach people about the revision, let's see if it works. πŸ˜› Lol I've actually had a couple requests for new songs, one about molting individuals vs albinos, and one about the history of the Perisphaerinae taxonomy! πŸ˜‚ I was really planning on this being a one-off sort of deal, but who knows, maybe I'll write more songs in the future! (now if only I could write my own music...) Thanks again for the kind words!
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    Perisphaerinae Revision Song

    Yeah... I wrote a song lol! πŸ˜› It's a comedic song about the Perisphaerinae revision that came out this year, directed towards people who still use the old names, (even when many of them have been informed of the changes). Watch it here Just to be clear, I'm not actually trying to insult or hate on anyone for using the old names, just trying to inform people in a (hopefully) funny way.
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    Phasmids kept bioactively???

    Yeah, springtails are definitely the safest, everything else can be pretty iffy. Isopods will stress out and outcompete some roach species, so definitely keep an eye on any roach colonies with isopods in them too!
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    Phasmids kept bioactively???

    Springtails won't bother eggs of pretty much any invertebrate, however several isopod species have been known to eat roach ooths, I wouldn't put it past them to eat Phasmid eggs if they get the opportunity.
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    I found this in the bin

    Most fungus, yes, but this stuff is mildly poisonous, no cleaner crews I've ever used have eaten it, in fact I've had big, thriving isopod colonies get infested with this stuff in plauge proportions lol!
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    I found this in the bin

    It's mycelium, most likely of Leucocoprinus spp., could be another genus though. The spores come in with unsterlized substrate, and no isopods or springtails will eat it, you either have to let it run it's course and slowly die off, or replace/sterilize the substrate and decor to get rid of it. It will turn the entire substrate into a solid mat, and may cover and suffocate roach oothecae, so I'd definitely sterilize your substrate from now on to avoid this issue.
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    Urgent problem with my hisser

    No problem, happy to help! I'd also maybe switch from using potting soil as the substrate to coconut fiber, as it's possible the potting soil could have some harmful components in it, that's the only other reason I can think of as to why your roaches are dying.
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    Urgent problem with my hisser

    Yeah it sounds like you need a lot more ventilation holes, cross ventilation is more important than lid ventilation, so I'd definitely add a lot more holes to the sides of the enclosure, just make sure they are small enough so babies can't escape.
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    Urgent problem with my hisser

    How much ventilation are you providing them with? High temperatures and low ventilation could lead to a high die off, especially in hissers, which appreciate good airflow and somewhat low humidity.
  22. Hisser nymphs can be almost impossible to tell apart, and adults of some "Princisia" and Gromphadorhina strains are difficult to tell apart as well, seeing as many commonly sold strains of both are actually hybrids between the two... Additionally, "Princisia" may not be a valid genus in the first place, so even under a microscope you probably couldn't tell their nymphs apart from Gromphadorhina.
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    Help me identify these nymphs please !

    Sorry for the extra late reply lol. They are definitely hissers, but you can't really ID them from nymphs, and if they are unlabeled you might not even be able to tell what they are once mature...
  24. I admit, it would be cool to create an "orange question mark" hybrid, or something along those lines, only if it were done well though and we didn't end up with unlabeled hybrids in the hobby like we did with Blaberus and Gromphadorhina...
  25. Congrats, they are very cute!
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