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Peter Clausen

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  1. Peter Clausen

    Forum Downtime

    Sorry for the downtime. The hosting company decides to update their system but didn't tell me that I needed to change the DNS settings to make the forum work. Thanks to those who messaged me about the downtime and welcome back to the forum! Not sure why it affected Beetleforum and Roachforum, but not Mantidforum.
  2. Peter Clausen

    Forum Downtime

    Kinda ideas and offers guys, thanks! I'll mull these ideas over a bit. I'm just back from a week collecting in Arizona and had my appendix ripped out of me for the last two nights there after a long 2 hour drive down a very bumpy road to the closest hospital that would perform a surgery. Just kind of catching back up with things. Water heater went out today. Having a year, here.
  3. Here's a general frame of reference for telling us a bit about yourself. Please feel free to completely disregard the suggested questions and just Be You! 1. Do you currently raise any roaches? 2. If so, how many? 3. Do you culture roaches as pets or feeders? 4. If feeders, what kinds? 5. Are there any specific roach questions that you would like to ask the community? 6. How did you find our community? Thanks for joining Allpet Roaches!
  4. Peter Clausen

    Goodbye for now...

    I remember when I took a break between marriages. I still had a couple bugs and I still worked on my insect photography and website, but it really took things down a few notches. I had my bugs in a storage unit for a long time. Lost a lot of things due to lack of time to get over there. Phyllium hausleithneri and P. siccifolium, to name just a few. I remember Orin saying I was the only person that ever came back. I didn't really realize I was ever gone, but I did what I had to do and I got back to what I loved when it was time. Do the same and you can count on the forum to be here when you return. I assume those Simandoa I sent you earlier this year made the cut. Too bad you don't live one state to the left. I'm hiring in September. Take care, man!
  5. Peter Clausen

    Cleaning enclosures

    Depends a little bit on the species, but mostly cleaning is something that is done for the keeper (by the keeper). The roaches can live for years in tanks that are not cleaned, but their keepers generally like things to look a bit tidier. And so, in a way, only you have the answers to your own questions and they will come through your own experience in keeping roaches.
  6. Peter Clausen

    Cat food question

    The roachandferretandsometimescatfoodsforum.com domain name is still available.
  7. Peter Clausen

    Becoming a Forum Supporter

    The original Allpet Roaches Forum saw its first post on September 16th, 2000. In 2007 I helped Orin McMonigle (Allpet Roaches) move the forum to an updated software and hosting platform. Since that time the forum has incurred monthly expenses (I've paid for it every month!). Now, 9 years later Roachforum.com is extending an invitation to our members to help support this expense. As long as this forum exists, everyone will always be able to access all sections of the forum free of charge, but all members are encouraged to help us support this forum and the hobby through a yearly donation of $14. Unlike other forums this won't give you any additional benefits or privileges. It will only allow you to support the continuation of this forum and the hobby you love. And it will move you from the general "Member" group to the "Forum Supporter" group (in green text). It has been my pleasure to help Orin bring this forum into a modern software platform. In 2007 we painstakingly (mostly Orin) moved every single original post from the old guestbook style forum format to the new software set. He has done the bulk of all the moderating work for 16 years, has written the book we all love and originally cultivated nearly all of the most popular species that now grace our growing hobby. We appreciate sharing this hobby with all forum members, including all the businesses that sell roaches. Please consider showing your support through a yearly contribution of $14 payable via PayPal to peter "at" bugsincyberspace.com If you make the donation, please include your display name in the paypal payment "notes" section to ensure that your account will be moved to the Forum Supporter member group in green text. For other non-PayPal donation methods please send an email to that same email address, or a private message to me.
  8. Peter Clausen

    Becoming a Forum Supporter

    Thanks on behalf of all forum members to Redmont for becoming a Forum Supporter!
  9. Peter Clausen

    Becoming a Forum Supporter

    Thanks to Dactylus for becoming a new Forum Supporter!
  10. Peter Clausen

    Becoming a Forum Supporter

    Thanks Tleilaxu for becoming a new Forum Supporter!
  11. Peter Clausen

    Radio Interview

    Celebrate Earth Day with me on Empire State Reptiles Live (internet radio). I'll be on the show this Saturday at 3:30 PM, PST (6:30 PM, EST). I guess they're going to interview me about my experiences in the pet bug hobby and if people call in we'll take calls. Listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/esrlive/2017/04/22/empire-state-reptiles-live-with-peter-clausen
  12. Peter Clausen

    Radio Interview

    Thanks! I appreciate that. It was my first one, but I think after a few more times I could probably learn to enjoy it as much as I do emails and such.
  13. Peter Clausen

    Radio Interview

    They pushed the show back an hour due to Verizon working at the cables so the show goes on at 4:30 PM PST/7:30 PM EST.
  14. Peter Clausen

    Radio Interview

    How do you guys play Pokemon if you don't have a phone? I just got my Scizor the other day.
  15. Peter Clausen

    Becoming a Forum Supporter

    And thanks to our longterm and spammer "watchdog" member (he's always the first to let us know about spammers), Hisserdude for becoming a Roachforum Supporter!
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    Becoming a Forum Supporter

    Thanks to Axolotl for becoming a Forum Supporter!
  17. Peter Clausen

    Forum Update

    <p>The forum software is in dire need of an update again and will soon be updated. This will solve some of the spammer issues that ~plague the forum. A quick thanks to Hisserdude for always letting us know immediately when the spammers are posting. We are often able to delete the posts before most members see them. There will no doubt be many changes and even though they are updates in the sense of "progress" and "technological improvements", they are always a bit frustrating (like getting a new cell phone...until you get used to it). A few changes of note in the list below. I chose the following answers to the below: Display names kept, do not convert friends data, leave "solved" topics as-is User / Display Names Usernames and display names have been merged in IPS4. As the administrator, you may select which to keep during the upgrade process. Please note that this field will be the publicly displayed field for the user. Would you like to retain usernames or display names? Friends / Followers Instead of friends, IPS4 features followers. A member now has the ability to follow another member without that being automatically reciprocal. You have the option of converting friends to followers, but please beware that this option may result in undesired notifications based on new content from followed members and we do NOT recommend you opt to convert. Would you like to convert friends data? Question and Answer Forums Previous versions of the software allowed enabling of "Mark as Solved" on a per-forum basis. IPS4 enhances this functionality by allowing members to ask questions and rate their answers. Would you like to convert existing "solved" topics or leave them as-is?
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    Forum Update

    Yeah, I totally forgot to put the banner back up for a week. I got a little sidetracked finding the right shade of orange I guess. Was sort of trying to match the color on the cover of Orin's Allpet Roaches book.
  19. Peter Clausen

    Roach Crossing

    That all makes sense but how does he stay away from Roachforum for this long? He loves it here! Doesn't the saying go, "Home is where the Hisser is?" I have to check my email like every five minutes or I go insane.
  20. Peter Clausen

    Forum Update

    I fixed the signature area issue here on this forum. Thanks for catching that. Please note that we only allow 4 lines of text per signature area. There are some offenders in this very thread. The reason for this, you ask? It prevents excessive scrolling. For example, let's say somebody just threw in the word "thanks" and then had a signature line that was 12 lines long. That would take up most of the entire viewing window of my laptop. Admittedly, all the members of this forum are great and we never have issues with anybody and rules are loosely enforced.
  21. Peter Clausen

    Roach Crossing

    I've written to him 3 times in the past couple weeks, as well. I got an auto-reply that he was going to be at a reptile show or something 2 to 3 weeks ago but then he simply didn't reply to my last 2 emails after that. Still hoping to get a message back. Usually he's rather quick to respond, though usually he writes me first, I guess. It is encouraging to know I'm not the only one.
  22. Peter Clausen

    Forum Update

    The forum is back up and running. It will take a few days to iron out the details and changes. Thank you for your patience. Please use this section of the forum to ask any questions, criticize the changes, praise them, etc.
  23. Peter Clausen

    Forum Update

    The classifieds sections for Roachforum-future will mirror the classified's section of Roachforum-present.
  24. Peter Clausen

    Forum Update

    Roachforum, Mantidforum and Beetleforum all run on the same software platform but look different because they are different versions or run different "skins" (just templates for how a forum looks). What you see for this forum and Mantidforum are the default skins. It would be nice for them to look a little different, if only so we can all remember which forum we are actually on. Sometimes the bugs can blend together a bit.
  25. Peter Clausen

    Imports

    We don't condone on this forum the illegal importation of roaches. Please discontinue this discussion. I will delete this topic after everybody has had a few hours to review this message.
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