Posted 04 September 2007 - 02:10 PM
I have two adult males and two adult females. They just don't seem to eat much, very picky. They ate eating rose leaves, apples and lettice but barely nible. There are feces on the ground so I know they are eating, but hardly at all !! Not like my G. portentosa anyway.
Posted 05 September 2007 - 01:51 AM
I have two adult males and two adult females. They just don't seem to eat much, very picky. They ate eating rose leaves, apples and lettice but barely nible. There are feeces on the ground so I know they are eatting, but hardly at all !! Not like my G. Portentose anyway.
What is the enclosure like? Size, substrate, climbing objects, etc.
Posted 05 September 2007 - 02:52 AM
Any help would be usefull. Not active at all but seem healthy.
Posted 05 September 2007 - 01:36 PM
Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:47 PM
They are very nocturnal (no bright light). No need to grind up anything to feed them. Mine eat just about any vegetable or green salad leaves and sticks of fish food with some occasional fruit.
Posted 06 September 2007 - 03:49 PM
Posted 07 September 2007 - 04:01 AM
Posted 07 September 2007 - 04:02 AM
Great that they are eating!
When you have more they will eat as many handfuls of food as G.portentosa if not more. Mine are hungry hippos...
Posted 07 September 2007 - 04:10 AM
I would not say bigger. Just different. More long and less oval and different colors, more red with black and white as opposed to the G.portentosa amber and nut brown colors with black added. Let's compare two males of same approximate age and average color for thier species:
Here is G. oblongata:
and here is G. portentosa:
Just keep in mind that (in my opinion) G.portentosa may be the most variable species of hisser when it comes to coloration, but they are rarely ever as 'red' as an oblongata.
Posted 07 September 2007 - 06:12 AM
Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:54 PM
"Prominent" being a relative term.... G. grandidieri maybe more so than G.portentosa. There are a few that when the males are big and old they have pretty big horns, but nothing that sticks out like some beetles' prominences. Though it would be VERY cool if they did stick out an inch or so!
Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:25 PM
Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:29 PM
Gromphadorhina oblongonota (Wide Horn Madagascar Hissing Roach) males are just massive. They have a thickness and length that is very impressive.
Not all of my males are this way but some are almost as long as my Blaberus giganteus males (Giant Cave Roach) but very heavy. They are the heaviest roaches I have. I would imagine that they are second in weight to all of the hobby roaches accept for the rhinos. This is just my experience.
Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:14 AM
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