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  1. WOW!!! Thank you very much for the tips!!! @Hisserdude Ohh... Yes, my personal experience it's been the same, I don't have any Megaloblatta or Nyctibora nimph yet... but several oothecae waiting and waiting . But the good news is I've got Muzoa sp. to hatch :-D So maybe they are not part of the subfamily curse haha... Is very sad to know Paratropes genus does :'( This is fantastic information... I will try it right now :-) Yes... you would not expect them to be predators! They seems to have very weak jaws, something for flower nectar and that stuff haha... I've tried offering raw meat at the beginning and they just ignore it, I've tried this because is really appreciated for my Megaloblatta longipenis. So let's do this...Thank you very much!! I hope the oothecae will hatch some day
  2. Hello there friends, I've started breeding these magnificent species. Paratropes phalerata is a diurnal cockroach that lives on live plants. In some literature has been cited as an important pollinator :-) I've been trying several ways to keep them... At the beginning I've tried to emulate an habitat with the same plants I usually find them on. But it's been a little tricky and not necessarily better in captive breeding. So at this moment I'm keeping most of the groups I have in small boxes, with good ventilation and moist substrate, and barks for them to perch on, just to keep looking for the best way to breed them (Different foods and that stuff)... They like sweet fruits like mango... ;-) I already got some oothecae, they stick them to... anywhere hahaha Sticky side: ;-) But this one on the plantae is really how they lay their oothecae in the wild: As I said before... barks seems to be just fine :-p Incubating eggs apart: Some other pics :-) This is a perfect display cockroach!!! is really funny to watch them walking around the boxes and kind of communicate each other by touching their antennae. They are visible and busy during most of the hours of light, but not like looking for an escape, rather just wandering around the barks and soil. Sometimes I watch them taking a determinate route and taking a bite of food in every lap Next step: A big planted terrarium for all of them, with dishes containing pollen, sweet fresh fruits and some other foods with high flour content ¿Has anyone of you breed these before? Your suggestions would be very grateful :-D
  3. Hahahaha!! Well, I will try to get all species of Periplaneta I can, but I'm specially crazy for those Periplaneta americana "White Eyes"...
  4. Hello friends, I wasn't sure about to start this thread, but maybe it could be useful for someone :-) I breed Red Runners using the same "cricket breeding model", and I've found that is a really organised way to breed this species. I guess it begins with the harvesting of oothecae. Every some weeks I carefully take the most oothecae as possible away to the colonies tanks. Sometimes I do this at the same time of cleaning session in the colony, so I can replace the dirty substrate (free of oothecae) after that. I use another bin with slightly moist substrate to put a layer of around one centimetre of Red Runner oothecae :-) At this point the growing tank should be ready for them to hatch and be free :-) I used to use crater pieces as ramps for them to get out of the incubator tupper by themselves; but mines use to be a little cowards and they takes their time to jump out of it. So I prefer to let the craters in and shake them out every some while They are a lot, and in some weeks it will be necessary to divide the colonies into different tanks, I use to change the dirty substrate at this point again, is really easy when you don't have to be careful of discarting any oothecae :-) And then they will have enough space to reach adulthood in a healthy way... I use to do another complete cleaning of the tank before they start laying new oothecae... it makes such the work less chaotic ;-) And at this point I make "the purge" ... that means to take away the excess of males to reach a sex ratio of (in appearance) around 1 male for every 5 females... I use them all for the current tarantula´s feeding session... I leave a satisfying video of some of them here... ...And well, from here the process start again... This way I keep my Red Runner colonies clean, separated by sizes and always ready to use! Bye!
  5. Hey friends, I've been breeding these since some time ago... Is the first Periplaneta species I've ever kept and I'm in love with them :-) The overpopulation in my colony works pretty well as occasional feeders... Ñom! She likes potatoes
  6. Yes... they are like tiny versions of Megaloblatta oothecae :-D Well... It's a pity, mine reproduce like crazy at temperatures of 25°C—31°C and a slightly moist substrate :-). Actually I... I use them as feeders I've started reproducing some other species of Lamproblatta, I have 6 species at the moment, including some big ones of the gorgonis group... I'll be uploading pictures as soon as possible :-D
  7. They have very interesting ootheca, the girls use to make a very good job covering them with substrate to let them just in the soil or attached to similar surfaces. Sometimes they are really invisible ....And, is not anybody breeding them in US? I mean, maybe not commercially but probably there are someone with a personal culture?
  8. Hello friends! sharing with you some pictures of my Lamproblatta albipalpus colony. I have to say that is one of the most prolific species I've ever kept :-) (Note: It's better to not incubate ooths over kitchen paper; they may mold and is not healthy )
  9. Nope, they don't bite the leaves :-) I've used bromelias in enclosures of some diurnal roaches as Euphyllodromia angustata and Paratropes phalerata as well, but I've finished it because they seems to be fine in barks. In the case of Capucinella, well, I think to use plants with wide soft leaves or something like that is completely necessary for them to be comfortable, otherwise they are going to look all the time for a way to escape from the enclosure :-)
  10. Hey! :-) These are bromelias... I've found the parental group in ferns of the genus Asplenium, but then I've had some troubles to get these ferns in a right size, so I used bromelias instead of in the enclosure and they seems to like it. :-D Well... I'm agree, maybe in some time they will be really popular :-)
  11. Hello friends, I'm sharing with you one of my favorite roaches in my collection :-) Capucinella delicatula
  12. Well... they have similar husbandry needs to any Zetoborinae that lives in dead wood and warm places (around 26°C—30°C). A lot of dead wood, specially with soft surfaces for them to feel camouflaged as flat roaches :-D. They don't need a really moist substrate (how it seems like in some of the pictures above), some slight humidity in the substrate and air is just fine :-)
  13. Hello there friends! I'll be adding pictures of some of my weird breeding... Let's start by introduce this amazing species Phortioeca phoraspoides
  14. Than you very much @BlattaAnglicana, This is an excellent observation
  15. Thank you for your answers @Redmont & @Hisserdude, and nothing to sorry about.... XD I mean... it is interesting ¿Have you seen the white stuff noodle-like in the base of the prolapse? ¿Are those the malpighian tubules? and... ¿You know why this prolapse could appear?