Nicolas Rousseaux

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  1. I'd say they were about the size of Therea regularis. Both sex were smaller. There were several specimens, all were about the same size
  2. Morphna yes, but I wouldn't be sure about the species... A lot of Morphna are really close in appearance
  3. A few news: I visited the Paris Museum's collection and compared T. petiveriana (from the museum) to my T. berhardti. Sizes are VERY different, no exception. T. petiveriana is way smaller than what we keep!
  4. Hello, I guess it's possible, but they are not the best feeders... Slow growers, it will require a lot of space to breed them if you want to constantly have preys for your animals. They are good producers (I have a colony of 600-1000 of them), but the colony is big due to the fact I keep most of them...
  5. It has been identified as Paraplecta minutissima.
  6. I was planning to share it here and on a few facebook groups in a few days... That's a good thing it's already done! Thanks for sharing As a piece of information, other roaches might be identified in the near future. I'll post an update about it as soon as I have some news!
  7. very soft plastic may prevent evasion from a short amount of time, but when it gets older, little scratches appears on it and roaches are able to climb (event some non climbing species )
  8. "potato camera"... love the expression
  9. thanks a lot! Do you breed them in the cup I can see on the pictures?
  10. How do you exactly keep them? I've tried to breed them but it failed :/
  11. As far as they can I think
  12. Eublaberus are known to be aggressive to other inverts, I wouldn't be surprised if they kill and eat is isopods, I have isopods in lost if my copies but not in Eublaberus...
  13. Just an update: You can find a good list here, everybody should participate to complete it
  14. Hey, Just digging up this (very!!!) interesant topic... Orin, I heard you find out they were Paraplecta sp., is it sure? Do you also know the species? I hope to see more roaches identified in the future, that's a shame we have so much species waiting for an ID
  15. Hi guys, I have both strains from Jorg in culture. An important thing to know is that both black AND yellow underwings were obviously mixed in his roaches. So, or both are from the same species, and it's just an inner species variation, or they can hybridize and in that case, botch of my colonies are just bullshit. By security, I've kept all black hindwings adults in a tank, and all yellow hindwings in an other one. I'm waiting for their babies to get adult so I'll know it has a chance to be two different species or not. Originally, all those Therea were sold as Therea petiveriana. The strain was obviously ID by Fabian Deck in Belgium who compared them with other Therea in a museum. I personnaly know him, and last time I saw him we discussed about the possibility it was not petiveriana. Indeed, this species was the more close to what we have in captivity, but he didn't made any wings comparison or anything, he was very quick to ID them and confess he might be wrong, but there were no other Therea in stock that looked like this. I had a very quick talk with Ingo Fritzsche (who described Therea bernhardti) when I met him last year and he clearly told me the other species, with yellow underwings, was maybe from the same species. No one knows at the moment, but we shouldn't be too enthusiastic about this "new species". If my colony occur to be 100% yellow hindwing, I'll send him some samples so he can confirm me if it's new or not. Note: what we have in culture is Therea bernhardti, not petiveriana. True petiveriana has hindwings longer than berhardti. When the ID mistake was spotted, Ingo described the new species but the wrong name was already very popular in the hobby. The two strains, yellow and black hindwings, are very short winged. In both case, they are definitely not Therea petiveriana Best regards, Nicolas