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About pannaking22

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    Arachnids, insects, roaches of course!, entomology, rearing and breeding a variety of invertebrates, birding, macrophotography, basketball

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  1. 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.
  2. Awesome, very nice looking Prionus!
  3. Appreciate the tag and plug for my blog, @Hisserdude! I'll get around to updating it at some point after I finish moving.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. Whoa, very neat! Good luck with them!
  11. The adults are insane, I got to see them in person at the Tinley Park NARBC show while I helped Kyle vend. I ended up getting three ooths and almost an adult pair, but Kyle wanted to keep them to continue bolstering his colony since they didn't sell. I have a ton of little nymphs running around now that I probably need to upgrade this weekend.
  12. Yeah I definitely need to get this species again at some point. My colony totally crashed and none of the ooths would hatch. I have a better setup idea though, so that should greatly help.
  13. Not sure how many of you pin roaches for a collection, but I've noticed a rather bizarre issue with a few of mine. After I get them pinned up and am letting them dry for a few days, I've had a few cases where the wings curl. I'd relax the specimen and try to press the wings down, but it would still happen. I don't think Barber's fluid will work here because that's more for relaxing joints, whereas the wings themselves are what are curling. Has anyone else had this issue before and if so, how did you go about fixing it? It's definitely not a consistent thing with mine. I'll pin up a set of one species and only have one roach out of 4 or 5 that wing curls. It has only happened with half a dozen or so specimens, but it'd be nice to have 0 doing that.
  14. Fair enough! I'd guess your 3 females probably are hybrids, but there's a small chance they could be pure line. I think it'd be really neat to get selectively bred giant oblongonota!
  15. I feed all of mine once a week. That includes protein and produce. My schedule is a little too hectic to feed more than once a week, so I've made it work by making sure everyone has leaves and wood to munch on if they need a snack. If I do a quick check and see mold I remove the food. Feeding once a week doesn't seem to hurt any of my colonies because they're all reproducing very readily and I haven't had any issues with growth.