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About island reptiles

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    New York
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    Reptiles,Insects

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  1. island reptiles

    Choice of feeder roach

    smaller roaches in general are semipest or pest species they all produce fast try one of the larger blaberus species or even A.tessalata they are large roaches when older but all start out very small 1/8-1/4 inch the plus you can sell or even keep them as pets I would suggest a non climbing species the smaller the harder to contain
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    another species ID

    I looked at the face of an adult and they look the same just the nymphs face has alot more color to it. in the bin we have the mushrooms set up just waiting for them to grow out
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    another species ID

    yeah the color on the back and the face really looked off to me from the other large nymphs before they became adults. the nymph was also bigger in both thickness and length then the adults. guess I have too small a sample size to really think its not a glow spot we only had about 10 nymphs become adults with us so far I was judging by them.
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    another species ID

    I found this guy in our glow spot bin very odd because it was all adults till they just started producing 2 months ago this is not a species I have in my collection and does not look like anything ive even seen (limited experience) it can not climb,looks to still be a nymph (similar looking to a Eublaberus species but not sure,its about 1.5 inches http://tinypic.com/r/qrnqjd/5 http://tinypic.com/r/20ib8fr/5 http://tinypic.com/r/2en24vl/5 very cute nymph I would like to also find out the info cause im now interested in starting a colony lol thank you mike panzarella
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    Blaberus id

    no such thing as too cheap its more how long you are willing to wait to get the price your comfortable paying I wouldnt discredit B.fusca they are a cool species check the size theres a big difference B.Gigantues is one of the longest species in the hobby if not the longest they will be more in the 3-4inch range
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    Blaberus id

    by all three I meant B.Gigantues,B Craniifer,and B fusca the two cave species are B Gigantues and B fusca
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    Blaberus id

    they look like B. Giganteus to me but its not a very good picture nothing to size them by B.Craniifer (pure stock) have black wings B.fusca look just like B.Giganteus but the size difference is a dead give away but also like zoo said no one can 100% determine by a picture heres a pic of all three in a small bin http://tinypic.com/r/k36s9k/5 heres a pic of the two cave roaches side by side http://tinypic.com/r/2ry0eaa/5
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    Glow Spot roach care

    they dont have wings we keep ours on mulch,eco earth,moss bedding about 5 inches deep with cork bark scattered around uptop also keep them on a similar diet to our other roaches carrots,oranges,dried leaves,and our roach chow (grain based) they dont seem to show more interest for any one food we are just careful and take out the carrots and oranges before they mold (also am very curious if they have a fav food) as for them glowing I hope its true have a bunch of the glow mushrooms set up waiting for them to grow out too feed them
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    How have cockroaches changed your life?

    I have always loved reptiles growing up have tons of experience with many different species to start we were breeding ball pythons tons of fun and very rewarding but we wanted to try something else so we traded a few snakes and got a few pairs of bearded dragons.we instantly fell in love with these little dog like reptiles lol.from there we went up to about 20 adult dragons doing all the research we found that the roaches were the best food for them and spending all that money on crickets and worms was getting a little much. so we got out 1st colony of B.Dubia about 100 females and they produced well but not even close to enough so we invested alot more to expand the colony to be able to feed all the dragons and the babies. this is how things changed for me. Rich my business partner and cousin took care of all the reptiles and left me to keep then insects the problem was Im allergic to adult Dubia but really like taking care of them and just playing around with them from there we got G.proentensa and Eublaberus Posticus. I very much enjoyed watching these colonies grow and as they grew so did my fascination (seems like obsession lol) I started buying more species I picked up B.Laterlis,B.Craniifer,and A.tesselata. still wanting more over the next few months spent countless hours researching,learning,and looking for new species I made some big purchases adding E.SP Ivory,L.subcincta,e.floriana,N.Rhombifolia,E.decipiens,T.Olegrandjeani,B.giganteus,B.discoidlis and Keith gave us 2 female G.Oblongonota we now have 15 species of roaches,4 species of mantis,3 worms,and stick bugs and im happier then ever if we had not moved into Roaches by now we would of been done breeding reptiles the amount of work and money it cost to raise them was just insane it also changed our view with the business we decided to make prices reasonable for people to buy feeders and experience the roaches as pets granted all of our prices are not low its generally based off of how much we paid and how large our stock is most of our feeder prices are much lower then other places and once the colonies of the pet roaches grow out more we will lower the prices the best we can. sorry for the long story lol just one I actually love telling even when most people are like you breed roaches ewwwww
  10. lost one adult still have 5 going strong hopfully they will produce well such a cool species oh satchell I got in about 100 more Harliquins we might sell/trade off 20-25 more if you want to try and work something out you can hit me up on facebook
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    B.Craniifer die off problem

    that sounds like something to try I wouldnt use dog food but cutting down the ventilation could help build the humidity higer and add more platforms our Eublaberus Posticus is set up that way and it consistently producing more then enough
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    B.Craniifer die off problem

    I was saying my thermostat is set to that not all of the bin will reach that temp we use heat tape its very simple set up
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    List of possible blaberus hybrids

    https://www.sites.google.com/site/cockroachcare/zz---the-hybrid-problem this was a good read about hybirds
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    species ID this might be a hard one

    yeah its hard when the guy who lives there,and photographs insects for a hobby cant identify the species lol ill pass the info on hope maybe one day I can get a few to start a colony
  15. the last one molted to Adult just fine all the adults are doing great so far I tried to upload pics but tinyeye kept freezing on me here are some http://tinypic.com/r/bhyivc/5 http://tinypic.com/r/25pu9oo/5 http://tinypic.com/r/mwcv80/5
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