Allpet Roaches

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  1. Very neat, where were the original specimens collected? Any interesting habitat info?
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. They can be a lot bigger but it is not always easy to raise a major male.
  5. 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.
  6. Wow!
  7. 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.
  8. Bug 1975
  9. If you put bark angled against the side you can see them all the time if it is the only good shelter.
  10. I would think he's new and the other one doesn't yet know he's competition.
  11. Lubbers are relatively simple, there are some articles on keeping them in older invert-mags. However, Brachystola aren't easy to get hatchlings from.
  12. My biggest display tank is for Blaberus giganteus and I have seen some fantastic massive displays for this species at insect zoos.
  13. Location: in a soft log, solid log, tree hole, compost pile, mulch, soil
  14. Pictures don't always work but the location (food preference) can be used to identify most.
  15. Thanks to a number of members we now have a pretty cool book on keeping pet cockroaches of the size (coffee table) and quality (hardcover and color pics) these fantastic pets deserve. Thanks!!
  16. The list of species includes experiences with a few Panesthia species in addition to Macropanesthia but does not go into detail on panesthiinae taxonomy or list every species and subspecies. The table of contents is not broken down into genera or subfamilies.
  17. maybe six months
  18. It will be difficult to come up with something neater than white Panchlora, not that you can't do it.
  19. That is a very handsome looking species but I have Lucihormetica males with horns that are as large.
  20. I didn't say there were no cool bugs, and yes if the regulations are on the books you take some risk catching or displaying CA inverts, even if the same species is from another state and you don't have iron-clad evidence. I'm glad they don't have that in my state; I would be arrested when the see the massive collection of dead insects stuck to the front of my car.
  21. No. Fish and Game is about wild animals and there are surprisingly not that many cool insects in CA.
  22. Fish and game claims all authority over the animals living outdoors in your state.
  23. They are not too difficult but they are a bit different from standard terrestrial isopods. The biggest difference is the babies need to have their own area to grow up.
  24. There is an exception to every generalization or common experience. There are many good methods for breeding and things that kill various inverts but you'd never find every possibility.
  25. Adult Gymnetis have a really cool nutty smell but the larvae are odorless, sounds like spoiled substrate or something else in the cage.