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    Isopod Hobby

    Someone in the USA wrote a book about the isopod hobby 5 years ago. There is evidence the isopod hobby started in the late 1990's in the United States with a hobbyist who isolated orange Porcellio from Spain and offered them for terrarium keepers regularly in the US arthropod hobby circuit, but there really was no hobby before the 2013 Isopods in Captivity book.
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    What DOES eat hissers? (Population control)

    They are good food for the large African assassins, certain turtles, and large monitors.
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    Thanks to the community :)

    Glad there are resources these days.
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    Breeding isopods for size?

    Isopods are very different from roaches because an adult continues to grow after sexual maturity; there is no ultimate molt.
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    Megaloblatta longipenis — Breeding Project

    Have you tried offering ootheca shells to isopods and other things to see what might chew on them?
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    Porcellio scaber "Lottery ticket"

    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.
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    Porcellio scaber "Lottery ticket"

    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?
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    Is vermiculite a suitable substrate for Macropanesthia?

    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.
  9. 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.
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    Megaloblatta longipenis — Breeding Project

    Fantastic work and photos!
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    Schizopilia fissicollis

    Very neat, where were the original specimens collected? Any interesting habitat info?
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    Trouble with Blaberus Fusca

    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.
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    Mantis questions.

    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).
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    Mecynorrhina torquata

    They can be a lot bigger but it is not always easy to raise a major male.
  15. 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.
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    Lanxoblatta rudis

    Wow!
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    A Wild Roach Newbie Appears!

    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.
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    Hissers in film & tv?

    Bug 1975
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    Diurnal isopods?

    If you put bark angled against the side you can see them all the time if it is the only good shelter.
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    Friendly male-male interactions after molt?

    I would think he's new and the other one doesn't yet know he's competition.
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    If you had a 40 gallon long for inverts....

    Lubbers are relatively simple, there are some articles on keeping them in older invert-mags. However, Brachystola aren't easy to get hatchlings from.
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    If you had a 40 gallon long for inverts....

    My biggest display tank is for Blaberus giganteus and I have seen some fantastic massive displays for this species at insect zoos.
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    Question on grubs

    Location: in a soft log, solid log, tree hole, compost pile, mulch, soil
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    Question on grubs

    Pictures don't always work but the location (food preference) can be used to identify most.
  25. 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. https://www.amazon.com/Love-Cockroaches-Husbandry-Biology-Blattodea/dp/1616463368 Thanks!!
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