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  1. 2 points
    You could split the colonies by gender like I do, though be aware that the larger males will fight and can actually injure each other so you may need to further separate out some males. Otherwise, I would follow @hisserdude's advice.
  2. 2 points
    Happy Earth Day!!! 🌎 Hopefully the earth soars when we are set free just like this Crane Fly did. 😁 ft. Noah Campos New Video
  3. 2 points
    For The Love Of Cockroaches is indispensable BTW. I don't think I would have gotten into the hobby without it.
  4. 1 point
    I've recently obtained pure strains of these MHC species (G. portentosa, G. grandidieri white tiger, P. vanwaerebeki) and plan to obtain (G. oblongonota, E. javanica). My question is: Which of these species can safely be housed together without there being any possibility of hybridization OR harm to adults or nymphs? I already read that the Princisia Giants will hybridize but what about the others?
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    Free arthropods, anyone? 😛 Head over to my Facebook page and participate in the 1,000 likes giveaway! *U.S residents only*
  6. 1 point
    What' the species of this isopod? Image: https://imgur.com/a/15seBod
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    Unfortunately after talking with Orin directly in PMs, it seems as though his Princisia aren't pure, (probably hybridized before he even got them). The coloration of his individuals varies and the occasional large, really dark individuals pop up, not at all characteristic of pure bred Princisia. Only vendor I know of selling pure stock in the US is Cape Cod roaches, theirs came from Roachcrossing's pure stock and has extremely consistent coloration that matches what the original pure Princisia "Big/Standard" stock looks like. We should phase out hybrid Princisia in the US in favor of pure stock, even though pure stock is far more finicky than hybrid stock, (another good way to tell if stock is pure). This is what pure Princisia adults should look like, with little to no variation among adults: All adults should have consistent, thin yellowish abdominal borders, and no thick abdominal striping. The thoracic segments have large red spots on them. This is a male from a colony started with individuals from Orin's stock, note the very atypical dark coloration, no abdominal bordering and very small red spots on the thoracic pads. The horn structure is also rather weak for Princisia.
  8. 1 point
    Hi there everyone, i live in indiana and i've been caring for/breeding hissers/dubias for a coupe moths now, i love the roach hobby! if anyone ever wants to trade roaches just let me know(not sure if that's allowed, please correct me if it's not) nice to meet you all and keep on roaching!
  9. 1 point
    Also, be aware that most Princisia stocks in the US and Europe are hybrids, where did you get yours?
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    All of those species can and will hybridize with each other, except the Elliptorhina javanica, those can possibly be housed safely with the larger Gromphadorhina or Princisia. However, seeing as even Gromphadorhina and Aeluropoda can hybridize, I'm hesitant to recommend housing ANY combination of Gromphadorhini species communally anymore...
  11. 1 point
    I mean humanity has been treating the earth rather poorly as of late, so we kinda had it coming... 😂
  12. 1 point
    I feed mine synthetic pollen and Apple. They seem to eat less than other species, in my experience at least. They've grown well for me on that diet, and mine tend to be active in the. Very early morning or I'll spot a few at night, but they mainly hang out huddled up under the wood pieces.
  13. 1 point
    There aren't a lot of copies but it seems like the ones there are have a uniquely positive impact on the hobby. Glad to hear it.
  14. 1 point
    I didn't wish the earth happy birthday since it is trying to get rid of us.
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    I kind of think care info is either true, false, or more complicated than that. I don't think husbandry parameter data can actually be outdated if it worked at one time. I think this one is more complicated. If you have the space and time I think keeping medium to large specimens separately most of the time is great since there is some aggression that may over years stress out and kill weaker animals, however you may keep them all together without any of them dying prematurely (or if one dies at 6 years instead of 8 or 9 instead of 7, how would you know?).
  16. 1 point
    Piece of wood and barks. I should receive the ceramic lamp today or tomorrow, I'll tell you if they're less shy.
  17. 1 point
    I have not noticed cannibalism of healthy larvae within the same species even for the most aggressive one, Eleodes spinipes.
  18. 1 point
    Ah, I am beginning to understand. The interest has always been there, but the ability has not. Thanks, Arthroverts
  19. 1 point
    Think he means to say that he's always been interested in scorpions, but now he's actually got the feeders needed to keep them, so now he's actually getting more scorps because he can.
  20. 1 point
    I'm a lil' late to the show, but Happy Earth Day! May Creation be renewed in these times. Thanks, Arthroverts
  21. 1 point
    Some people pour boiling water into the substrate. You can also bake it . . . I believe 2 hours at 250 degrees, but be sure the substrate your baking is moist or it will burn, and set off all your fire alarms. Whatever you choose to do, be careful with boiling water and with baking flammable stuff. Good Luck!
  22. 1 point
    I had not thought they would. If you've observed them going after average foods, I guess they would though. Sorry I can't offer any other advice.
  23. 1 point
    Please report vulgarity and trolling. Circumventing filters by posting links to overly vulgar language or pornographic sites will result in a permanent and immediate ban. Please don't let it go unnoticed and unreported.
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    Probably of interest: Cockroaches Their biology, distribution and control World Health Organization, 1999 (May be freely viewed, abstracted, reproduced and translated) link to document Excerpt: P 20. Polyphaga saussurei Biology, life cycle and ecology It has been reported that under the conditions which prevail in the range of this species 3.5-4 years may be required to complete its life cycle. While this may seem rather long, it must be remembered that this is a large insect and the weather conditions in that region can be rather harsh. This species is adapted to live in loamy or clay soils. Because of this fact, it thrives in housing with clay floors and walls. It is reported to be capable of parthenogenesis and is an important domiciliary species in south-central Asia (Bey-Bienko 1950).
  25. 0 points
    I once had phorids ride in with dubias from the pet store (tarantula food) and they killed off a half-dozen roach colonies. They even got into the ootheca.
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