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    How are these going now? I'd love to get some, didn't super enjoy keeping Dubia as feeders before but a super pretty "morph" of them would be nice to breed out as a more pet option of the species.
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    I would support a fundraising drive. I'm on here so often... I hate the idea that one or two people may be footing the bill for the whole thing. Maybe a t-shirt sale with a roach forum logo? I'm a graphic designer by trade and would be happy to help design something.
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    Only hissers within the same genus can crossbreed. For example - G.oblongonota with G.grandidieri, E.laevigata with E.chopardi, etc. There is an exception with P.vanwaerebecki (which should be reclassified as a Gromphadorhina sp.) being able to crossbreed with Gromphadorhina spp., but that is all.
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    It might not be hot news, but I thought I'd share a new cockroach that I started breeding. Even when it comes to mainstream species, I always prefer to work with wildtypes (meaning strains that originated from known, wild populations) because I feel there is often too much mixing and hybridizing in the arthropod hobby, leading to weaker captive populations. Nymphs of this roach were collected in a small Honduran cave as an unidentified "Blaberus sp.". It appears to be a variety of Blaberus giganteus, with wide black banding and a darker color tone. Adults begin as white individuals but very quickly turn orange. The funny thing is that I never planned to keep B. giganteus. I avoided them due to their bad reputation - low tolerance for crowding and cannibalism. But this strain seems to be ok with it, I still have all the original adults sharing the space with hundreds of nymphs, and while their wings are no longer intact (well, they use them for courtship after all), they are still kicking. They seem to be very hardy.
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    I like the fact people are trying to keep and maintain pure wild strains. Keep us posted.
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    Cockroaches are white following each molt and it can take a few hours for normal coloration to return.
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