Android raptor

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  1. They can abort oothecas for many reasons. Inadiquet nutrition, stress, cold, sickness, etc.
  2. Interesting! Do they make the noises like hissers do through their spiracles, or they do it some other way?
  3. Yeah, I've had some pretty tiny boys as well. One of the neat things about hissers is seeing how much they vary individually. As for starting a colony, I started out with a few not sure if I wanted a colony, but honestly the descicion to start a colony was one I don't regret at all. Just make sure to separate the male and females when you have a decent amount of each (mine hover around 20-30 of each, plus the nymphs that I keep with my girls). They're pretty fun to have around and watch/listen to, not to mention are a decent way to dispose of overripe produce. Males are definitely more boustrus than females, though females are better for handling IMHO due to being calmer. Welcome to the hobby, and good luck with your hissers!
  4. This might be a stupid question, but do B. giganteus make a soft hissing noise when disturbed? Because I could swear mine do (along with releasing an interesting smelling pheromone). I've never seen anyone else mention it though.
  5. The anatomy on that costume (or lack there of) makes me cry inside.
  6. Pretty much all the Gyna species are made of magic, space, and rainbows IMHO. Someone here has one that looks like it has a nebula on it even.
  7. The adult looks almost like P. Fulinginosa, but the body is too round and I don't think that species would do well in Sweden.
  8. Thanks, will try to keep things as close as posible at least for now. They seem to be fine when I check them. Definitely like to stay hidden though (not surprising for animals that live in logs).
  9. Is it okay to keep them in the wood I have them in now (which is chunks from the log I found them in)? Also I'm assuming they eat wood or wood and other things since they were living in the log. Just offered some orange pepper though, and will try other produce. They seem to be doing well so far.
  10. I was looking for roaches in rotting logs, but found these neat guys instead. I apologize for the crappy pic: I collected about four or five and some of the wood and soil they were in as substrate. Anyone know what species they are and how to care for them? I looked around a bit and think they might be Euryurus leachii, but I'm not certain. If it helps they were collected in a rotting log near a creek about 20 minutes north of Atlanta, GA, USA. Thanks.
  11. Wow, E. gemma looks amazing! Any idea on how to find them? I'm gonna go poke around some rotting wood for some of the others.
  12. What kind of roaches can be found in northern GA, USA? Other than the common pest ones of course. I'm thinking about trying to rear species I can find locally. Anyone know whats around, where to find them, and how to care for them?
  13. Yeah, I figured. I think I'll grab the next few I see so I have some on hand when its cold at least. I suppose if I stop wanting them I can just turn them loose.
  14. I don't know as I've never actually kept them proper, just that they're common on the porch during warm months and come inside every now and then. Its starting to get cooler though, so maybe I should gather some up before they start disappearing for the winter.
  15. Registered as I usually have hissers I can spare and easy access to P. fuliginosa (though no idea if anyone wants those guys since they're somewhat of a pest). Looking for more B. giganteus and dubias at the moment.