Allpet Roaches

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  1. Have you tried offering ootheca shells to isopods and other things to see what might chew on them?
  2. No, it is not sexed linked in this stock. The calico stock has very few gray individuals and never a solid gray one. Sometimes it throws clears and yellows.
  3. You should try the 1997 calico stock for unique variability. The lottery ticket is the old 1997 orange stock crossed with the 2012 dalmatian stock though I have no idea if the gray are an off product of the two or were thrown in with them?
  4. I used it as a substrate a long time ago and had no problems EXCEPT it stuck to the exoskeletons and made them look dirty.
  5. I have not seen the E. javanica die off, but getting them to produce young in quantity is difficult, if even possible, at room temperature.
  6. Fantastic work and photos!
  7. Very neat, where were the original specimens collected? Any interesting habitat info?
  8. Stagnant humidity will result in somewhat slow die-off. It is a very hardy species so I'm not sure what your problem could be.
  9. They hatch when they are warmed up, usually about three weeks but faster or slower depending on the age of the ootheca and the specific "warm" and "cold." Just makes sure you have some fruit fly cultures thriving and a good cage design. On that note that caging and misting may be a little different in the spring than winter because the moisture in the air is higher (in spring).
  10. They can be a lot bigger but it is not always easy to raise a major male.
  11. The picture certainly looks like a stock of javanica gets almost as large as "normal" hissers. I would prefer to see vernier calipers or at least a roach sitting on the measuring tape but it doesn't look like a camel spider, centipede, or fish photo where the reference changes the visible size. Chimera - Have you considered Lucihormetica verrucosa? They have a lot of variation and are moderately big.
  12. Wow!
  13. Sorry, I don't have that species currently. I still have my tiger hissers from the 1990's and the portentosa from earlier. The oblongonota did well for a few years and then slowly died out. That's very cool, I didn't think any normal libraries had a copy of any of them. They're POD books measured in the hundreds at most.
  14. Bug 1975
  15. If you put bark angled against the side you can see them all the time if it is the only good shelter.