dactylus

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    Minnesota, USA
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  1. Have you personally kept any of the 4 species that you mentioned above? I'm considering setting up a display tank for a large lubber species in 2018...
  2. Hello - The photo that you sent is not visible. Could you e-mail the photo to me? I sent you a PM. Thank you! David
  3. Thanks for your input. I abhor the use of Vaseline. Been there, done that, and I won't do it again. How do you attach Teflon tape to your enclosures? Thanks.
  4. ^ The cages that I'm envisioning would contain fast moving species that can climb or fly!! Emphasis on fast moving. Especially Panchlora species, Anallacta methanoides, Blattidae sp. “African Bullet”, etc... These are species that I would like to try keeping but that I haven't kept due to concerns over them escaping. As I said in my original post I would like to "...come up with a secure modification of some of my existing containers that would allow for a sliding or latched door into the container, with minimal danger of allowing the occupants to escape while I'm servicing the enclosure, then that is the route that I want to take. In addition to the clear door on the side of the enclosure I want to have total visibility of the area surrounding that door and the ability to close that door quickly if need be." Thanks
  5. Good morning, What I'm looking for is an inexpensive, escape proof (as it can be), small to medium sized clear container, with a latched or sliding door, strategically located, to provide easy access for feeding and maintenance of the occupants of the enclosure. Ideally I would like something similar to the case pictured in the link below that isn't cost prohibitive. https://www.webstaurantstore.com/cal-mil-3611-arched-sliding-door-vintage-bakery-display-case-with-wood-base-36-x-19-1-2-x-17-1-4/2113611.html?utm_source=facebook-pla&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=rc I already have one billion Sterilite and Rubbermaid containers from decades of working with spiders, snakes, geckos, roaches, scorpions, amblypygids, etc... If I could come up with a secure modification of some of my existing containers that would allow for a sliding or latched door into the container, with minimal danger of allowing the occupants to escape while I'm servicing the enclosure, then that is the route that I want to take. In addition to the clear door on the side of the enclosure I want to have total visibility of the area surrounding that door and the ability to close that door quickly if need be. Suggestions? David
  6. I offer Repashy Bug Burger to all of my roaches and all of my Isopods. They all seem to love it. I do NOT have a huge roach collection and I do not breed any of my roaches for feeders. The roaches are all pets for me. Given my relatively small numbers of roaches and the relatively small size of the isopods I mix a "large batch" of Bug Burger every week or two and store it in the refrigerator. It is a nutritious, convenient source of food for many of my inverts. I also offer dried, sterilized leaves and wood to all of the isopods and many of the roaches. The larger the container size that you purchase the cheaper it is: https://www.store.repashy.com/bug-burger-70.4-oz.-4.4-lb-2kg-jar-wholesale-clone.html
  7. Is anyone that is currently keeping Porcellio dilatatus working on isolating any "unusual color morphs" for this species? After searching this forum I see the mention of one white female Porcellio dilatatus from 2014 that unfortunatelusy never produced any babies. I'd be interested in learning of any other P. dilatatus morphs that might be out there. Thank you.
  8. Thanks for the great photos and species information!! The nymphs remind me of scale insects too. Very cool looking roaches!
  9. Good to hear. Thanks for the update!
  10. Good luck with these! Nice photos.
  11. Not veggies or herbs, but my isopods love Repashy Bug Burger & Morning Wood.
  12. Thanks for the heads up. I'll try PM'ing him on FB. I'm sure that Kyle is swamped and I can identify with that... David
  13. Good luck with this species!
  14. http://bugguide.net/node/view/1309931/bgimage http://bugguide.net/node/view/392570/bgimage
  15. Thanks for the info. For one thing it is nice that you heard from Kyle. I've sent him several e-mails in the last 6 months and I haven't heard a peep... OK, who's hoarding the Alloniscus perconvexus? I would love to try my hand with them.