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About pannaking22

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  1. Wow, what beauties!
  2. Glad to see the thread revived, thanks Test Account!
  3. Sorry to hear that man Sounds like they really are a picky species. Even though it sucks it still provides some good info everyone can use in the future with this species.
  4. Those are indeed mites. Let the enclosure dry out a bit and that should knock the numbers back some. That or you can give each enclosure a good cleaning and basically start over. They're always going to be there, it's just trying to manage the numbers so they don't get out of control. You can also try ordering predatory mites and releasing those. Sometimes they just show up though, so it's your call whether you want to buy some or not. Pretty much anything to knock the mites back will be good. It'll give your springtails time to gain ground and hopefully keep them in check. Do you feed your isopods something grain based?
  5. They aren't super picky. Adults (especially males) are active at all times, though females tend to come out more after dark. They'll rest wherever they feel comfortable and treat everything as a climbing surface. Eventually you'll want that 5.5 gal when they start really producing lol. I don't know how many hundreds I have in mine anymore and this is after selling half my colony before moving a few months ago.
  6. Beautiful species and good luck with them!
  7. Nope, didn't purchase any. I actually just moved so I'm trying to settle in before picking up any new inverts. Still hoping to get this species at some point though.
  8. Awesome, very nice looking Prionus!
  9. Appreciate the tag and plug for my blog, @Hisserdude! I'll get around to updating it at some point after I finish moving.
  10. The European hobby has bred tons of different millipede species, but they have quite a bit more availability than we do here in the US. Orthoporus ornatus is one that I don't believe has been bred so far, but most other large US species have.
  11. Looks to be but I'll put it under the scope to check. Not so sure about the part still stuck inside her, so I'd guess that'll be the crucial point.
  12. Unfortunately one of the I. deropeltiformis females I found last week died with an ooth still being exuded. Does anyone think it would still be viable even though she didn't drop it like they normally do?
  13. I think even with the extra delay they should be fine. Roaches are pretty hardy shippers and since the temps up north are cooler now that'll work in your favor. I had USPS lose a box of live stock for about a week in early January and I think I only had one spider kick it. All the other spiders and the roaches were totally find once I put them near the fire to warm up. Of course it's summer now so temps and inverts are less forgiving, but I'd still be at least fairly confident, especially since you gave them plenty of ventilation and it sounds like they got a good packing job as well.
  14. Nope. People not in the US have tried keeping them a handful of times, but getting them to drop ooths and getting said ooths to hatch is really difficult and I'm not sure if anyone has gotten ooths to hatch consistently (or at all). Be nice to get them in the US hobby though!
  15. I'll poke around a bit and see what I can find. Unfortunately there might not be a ton out there on him because most of his species descriptions are from quite a ways back, meaning the actual pubs might be near impossible to track down. Hopefully I can at least find the first name though.