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How do you know if Hisser is gravid?

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Other than obviously being fatter, how do you tell for sure if your females are holding? I have a few that I think may be holding and would like to separate them but Im not sure if they are just eating a lot.

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Sometimes they push the ootheca out from the abdomen a few centimetres to rotate it, although they don't tend to spent a long time like that, so you might be lucky to spot it, but being fatter is generally the symptom to look out for, as far as I know.

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Most of my mature female hissers are pregnant most of the time. The chances that they are pregnant is pretty good. :)

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I picked up another 6 at Repticon yesterday and there was one male and the rest females. I knew right off the bat one was about to bust.

Woke up this morning and went to remove the food and I found these. :lol:

So now I have two males and about 8 females. Hopefully thats a good ratio to start stimulating their reproducing.

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I picked up another 6 at Repticon yesterday and there was one male and the rest females. I knew right off the bat one was about to bust.

Woke up this morning and went to remove the food and I found these. :lol:

So now I have two males and about 8 females. Hopefully thats a good ratio to start stimulating their reproducing.

Sweet. Enjoy your awesome hissers.

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I second Mr. Crackertpants wishes above for you. It's always rewarding being a dad whether for humans, animals, or bugs. Have all 8 girls had babies? Have they all turned out healthy and thriving?

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Is it possible for a hissing cockroach to be mated before being put in a pet store as feeders( i saved one from petco and it is pretty fat)

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18 minutes ago, hymenopus said:

Is it possible for a hissing cockroach to be mated before being put in a pet store as feeders( i saved one from petco and it is pretty fat)

I have found with most roach as soon as they reach adulthood they will mate sometimes within 30 minutes. It has to be a full grown adult it can be tricky to tell since hissers come in a variety of sizes.

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Mine is around 45- 50 mm long, not sure how old since PetCo didn't tell me

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Ahh ok I think its likely not full grown yet the average adult size is 65mm

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How long should I wait for adulthood ?

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Depends on how warm you keep it but I would guess 2-3 months...that's just a guess though

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