Psydeus565

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About Psydeus565

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    Roaches, Isopods, anything science related - Biology through Quantum Physics

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  1. Welcome fellow Californian!
  2. I have my suspicions, but I need a couple more eyes on this, hopefully the pictures are enough. I know that the last segment shape is the main identifying feature from what I gathered on the web. I'm between laevis and dialatus. Also, if you could jot down your reasoning it would greatly help me on future collection runs. Thank you! Pic 1 Pic 2 Pic 3
  3. It's just the two of them and most roaches love to squeeze into tight areas in most cases. I will say that my tiger hissers have no qualms about being out in the open though... With a couple pieces of bark, I see no issues. You'll likely want to breed them in the future though, so plan accordingly
  4. Just two males? Go for the smaller one. I don't think you'll have any issues with escapes either. Just make sure they have a couple different pieces of bark to claim as their own.
  5. I have mine in an Exoterra. It had the Mayan foam background until I replaced it with cork bark. The foam was getting damaged in all of the territorial disputes and is not too durable for climbers. For the Exoterra cage, you will need to fill several gaps with silicon or rubber or else there will be several babies escaping. The front doors are secure though, no worries there.
  6. Antennae are no big deal. Plenty of mine have lost parts of their antennae for various reasons and go on just fine. Just gives you a feature to pick that one out by and name it.
  7. Hey folks, I'm still having issues figuring out what things to feed these guys on as regular basis, particularly what types of leaves may be good. I've found one particular type of leaf they love, but it's a bit out of the way to collect. I know that there's dog food, fish flakes, and veggies that can be fed, but I'd like to know the types of tree leaves you've had success with? The one leaf they eat right now is Mulberry by the way. I know oak is good, but we have none in my area. Would Sycamore be good? Jacaranda? Citrus? Pepper Tree? Pear? Or if it's easier, just list plants to stay away from due to toxicity or otherwise?
  8. Depends on the dog food sometimes, my hissers would not touch Kibbles n' Bits and Ol' Roy brands. Those two foods are likely not very good for dogs as well since the roaches wont even touch them.
  9. If they have more generations and if their hissing patterns were to change significantly then there would be no hybridization events. I remember a study where scientists plugged their hissing holes and no mating occurred for these individuals. With the simplification of gene sequencing in this age, we could look at the number of genetic differences between the two and get an estimate for their past separation. Anyhow, fun stuff.
  10. I teach Biology at the high school level and rather than type out a huge chunk of text, I'll link this video I use each year to explain the process of reproductive isolation and speciation: Enjoy! As far as Madagascar goes, perhaps this will make it slightly easier to look for the signs of natural phenomena that may have happened during your research.
  11. It's still up, I'm guessing they disliked your audio?
  12. I'd recommend a spray foam like Great Stuff (http://www.homedepot.com/p/GREAT-STUFF-16-oz-Big-Gap-Filler-Insulating-Foam-Sealant-248314/100029171) and then covering it with some grout or perhaps stucco or drywall mud. It will stay lighter than actual rock and fill in all the gaps. I found a step-by-step on instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-fake-rock-cavebasking-spot-for-a-reptile-c/?ALLSTEPS
  13. I've got the "Spanish Orange" on the way.
  14. I have G. grandidieri and A. insignis, both easy and attractive. I've had them for around 5-7 years.
  15. Usually hissers are among the easiest to care for, but I am a tad bit biased... Welcome!