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  2. Eh might be a teeny bit edited, but the patterning scheme is what's important, I believe the Roachcrossing picture is more accurate in terms of what they look like in person color wise.
  3. Yeah, you did have that qualifier in there about "commonly traded stock" but they're still really nice. The adult M&F Princisia have the best overall disposition than the G. portentosa and Tigers I received. More active, inquisitive, better appetite, etc. I do think that photo from Poland (?) above looks a little enhanced. Those borders are very intense in color 🤔. Could you post a photo of the pure G. oblongonota I wanna see how they look next to the ones available at theinvertshop.com
  4. Also, little disclaimer, while back in 2017 CCR's stock appeared to be pure, they've evidently since added new blood to their colony, (purposefully to help the colony breed better, or by accident, I'm not sure), as I know someone who bought from them very recently, and not only did the small nymphs they bought have a 100% survival rate, (kinda unusual, but not impossible for pure stock I suppose), but some matured to be a chocolate brown color, others lacked any yellow abdominal margins... So I'd say they're hybrids now.
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  6. Hisserdude

    Armadillidium hybrids

    Well keep us posted, will be interesting to see what they turn into!
  7. Well Kyle's pure stock, (which he got directly from DoubleD's), never has the kinds of variations that we see in other stock, which leads me to believe most other stocks that have such variations were hybridized at some point or another. Variability can be a natural feature in wild hissers, but in captivity it's the first sign of hybridization, and not only that, but pure stocks have likely been inadvertently line bred for their colorations over multiple generations... So when there is variability in those stocks nowadays, it's almost certainly a sign of them being mixed with something else. I found someone who has individuals descended from Kyle's stock, who appears to have kept them pure this whole time, coloration appears consistent and they have been pretty finicky compared to his other hissers. I'll be getting some this week, hopefully they are indeed pure and I can measure the consistencies and any normal, subtle variations in pure stock of this species myself. If they are indeed pure I'd be happy to send you some later on when my colony is established, (free of charge), so you can compare to your current stock.
  8. Allpet Roaches

    Armadillidium hybrids

    I may be jumping the gun but the spots on some of the partly grown "klugii" look like short stripes (a line instead of a spot). They are only about 4 mm but I don't remember klugii babies looking like that before.
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  10. Hisserdude

    Armadillidium hybrids

    Oh no not another hybridization epidemic, you know how many people are keeping isopod species of the same genera with each other right now? 😂 I was hoping it was impossible for them to hybridize...
  11. Allpet Roaches

    Armadillidium hybrids

    Now I was thinking that the only Armadillidium I would feel confident keeping together because they seem so different is A. versicolor and A. klugii. There are some odd looking immatures in the enclosure that may prove that theory wrong.
  12. Exactly, so it's likely whoever sold them to you had them housed with something else at one point. As for Cody's weird black individual, he was also very careful about preventing hybridization, and that was one of the individuals that grew up from the nymphs he was sent, (those types of individuals never pop up in pure colonies). Peter Clausen's are also quite variable, definitely hybrids, and I think he said they're from your stock as well. Pure Princisia are supposed to always have the borders, it may be fainter on a few individuals, but every single individual has borders, without exception in pure stock. One of the easiest ways to tell pure stock from impure stock is by looking at how finicky they are, hybrid Princisia are very easy since they've been mixed with one of the easier to breed Gromphadorhina, whereas pure Princisia, (both the pure "Standard" line and the recently imported "Androhamana" strains) are quite finicky, with some young nymph die offs not being uncommon, and females giving birth sporadically to small broods. I believe this is why they've started fizzling out in the hobby, some people's colonies of pure stock don't do so well, and either die out, or they introduce new hybrid bloodlines to keep the colony going.
  13. One thing to remember is if you house adults together for even a few hours you have probably destroyed your lines. Also nymphs can get into the wrong cage and grow up so if something looks off feed it to something before it matures. However, the hybrids have inconsistent color and horn structure among individuals whereas the pure stocks only throw a black or odd specimen on occasion (1% or less). I'm surprised the male in that photo is offspring from this colony since they nearly always have the gold borders. I traded them from someone on this forum a long time ago as Princisia giant but I don't know what they housed them with. My list has explanations: Tiger hissers namesake color, original pure 1996 stockStandard hissers (Gramphodorhina portentosa 1972 pure stock) "Princisia giant" commonly traded stock, adults usually with gold marginsGromphadorhina oblongonota untainted stock
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  15. Jeb

    P. magnifica

    Nope, as I froze the whole substrate before. I'll wait a bit, maybe I expect a more active species and they are just living their discrete life....
  16. Hisserdude

    P. magnifica

    Yeah they definitely like things on the drier side for sure, I don't know why one of the nymphs would die, your setup sounds ideal and mortality rates are supposed to be quite low... There wouldn't happen to be a high amount of large springtails or any isopod species housed with them would there? (as those can stress them out).
  17. Hisserdude

    Roaches Rule! Crickets Are A Gateway Bug!

    Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy it here!
  18. Is it worth it to separate Dubia mini nymphs to boost colony growth? Are there any other benefits to this?
  19. Jeb

    P. magnifica

    I spray water twice a day with rain water, and keep it humid in some part of the terrarium and dry in other part. They seem to prefer the dry part. In can see some of them through the glass, they stay in the substrate most of the time and don't really move. I saw some eating a bit. But yep, I don't think they are really active or anything and finding a young one dead is not a good sign
  20. All About Arthropods

    Roaches Rule! Crickets Are A Gateway Bug!

    Welcome! 🙂 Very interesting; it'd certainly be neat to get a cockroach act out there!
  21. Hisserdude

    P. magnifica

    Hmm, how humid are you keeping them?
  22. She must have birthed half a dozen or so, the big lady went around and scooped up desert after the main course.
  23. @Beaker41 What a gorgeous girl! I'm curious... Did the nymphs survive? How many did she birth during the ordeal?
  24. Jeb

    P. magnifica

    Well... This is not a success so far. I found a young one dead yesterday. I've done a really nice terrarium with an old piece of wood, moss, barks, but they really don't move a lot. Do you think I should better put them in an opaque box ?
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    Cockroach live drawings

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  27. Allpet Roaches

    Little Sea Isopod by the ocean?

    No, that's even sillier.
  28. I started with one female as a pet and she was preggo. 18 months later and you can imagine how many I have. They all grew up together and I separated the males from females about 6 months ago but I noticed the some of the males are starting to fight. It was the first time I ever observed the behavior. They were fighting over apples, which I don't overly feed. I'm not sure if it was a food fight or if they were being pissy in general. I'm going to thin them out by gifting some to my friends that have larger reptiles. Since I sell them as part of my feeder/breeder business I need to find a better setup for them without taking up a ton of room. They are currently in 10 gallon tanks with aspen shavings, egg crate and wooden hides. Suggestions welcome.
  29. I grew up in Southern California where you could lift rocks and find isopods. You could also walk into the bathroom at midnight and find the cockroaches dancing on the toilet singing "We. Are. Family!" My former military life brought me to Alaska 20 years ago and my boring day job is in local government in the area of finance/risk management. Three years ago I rescued a bearded dragon, bought two more fancy morphs and then started breeding my own feeders because the little boogers were eating me out of house and home. It's difficult and expensive to get live feeders in Alaska, especially in the winter months. My reptile friends started asking if they could buy feeders from me and eventually my adult daughter and I formed Alaska Bug Dealers and we have been doing "bug deals" in parking lots since 2018. I think I missed my calling because I absolutely love playing with bugs and I'm addicted to buying new species. We currently rear dubia, orangehead, red runner, hissers, silkworms, hornworms, mealworms, superworms, springtails and just started working with 13 species of isopods. On the side I produce theatre shows specializing in burlesque, cirque and cabaret. I also dance and sing. I'm currently working on a cockroach act. Between all the glitters and critters my husband is ready to vacate the premises. Ps. It's Peter March's fault that I'm here.
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