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  1. 2 points
    If i keep food in there for all, will they not bother one another? I'm considering removing the roaches 1 by 1 and separating the isopods
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    Yeah Panchlora are kinda finicky, so I feel like keeping a prolific isopod species in with them that will directly compete with them for food would be a bad idea in the long run...
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    Im not too experienced with Panchlora, but i do know that Powdery orange isopods are one of the fastest breeding isopods, so down the line the isopods may try to outcompete the roaches for food, or if the isopods are hungry enough, *may* try to eat a molting roach, as they're more protein hungry than roaches are in my experience, however they would rather eat a dead non-moving roach than a live one. If you have plenty of leaf litter in their enclosure, it shouldn't be too big of a problem.
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    I do have an update: species confirmed. I think. I know I have this one in there, alive and kicking. I haven't seen any of the others in awhile, though. This one was actually found loose! I think it escaped early on, before I had them in proper containment, and it seems to have been pretty happy to grow and develop outside the enclosure. Probably in my houseplants. I did NOT sex it while I had it out, since I know these have a stink defense and I didn't want to risk it doing that. I'm actually going to be making a post elsewhere of rehoming these. I have some chronic fatigue issues that are flaring up, so I'm trying to downsize my critter collection pretty far. I know I have this one in there, and I'd ship the whole enclosure's worth of dirt and leaves in case there's more in there. I can't make any guarantees about there being more than one. But if someone would like these, they're up for grabs. Just on the condition that, if there's multiple and they breed, I can call 'dibs' on a culture of them in a couple years. They really are a handsome roach, but I'm trying to downsize my bugs. Down to isopods (since they eat the dirt) and the domino roaches that mostly just eat leaves. Does anyone know where universities get these guys? I've found several academic papers from people at universities studying these, and they seem to be well-established as a live specimen to use for various things. They must come from somewhere. Maybe somebody could find the supplier and buy some for the hobby?
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    Hello dear like-minded people! I am very glad that there are so many of us — Blattodea lovers around the world. Thank you very much to the forum administration for hosting me here! I have been doing Blattodea for over 20 years. His main interests are the tribe Gromphadorhini, the family Corydiidae, and the subfamily Panesthiinae. In general, I love everyone Blattodea sensu lato
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    Of course almost every new isopod is the "biggest" but this is the longest species according to species literature (documented at 3.2 cm body length). The male has long uropods and tends to be longer than the female.
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    This is a female of the Polyphaga saussurei (Dohrn, 1888). I caught her during my expedition to the Kyzylkum desert, in southern Kazakhstan. They live in burrows of monitor lizards and other desert animals. That was at the end of August. Yesterday I noticed her ooteca, it is very pleasing, but there is a risk that nothing will be born from it.
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    Do you have any for sale ?
  9. 1 point
    Yes, she was already at the adult stage. Will hope!
  10. 1 point
    Its probably a good idea to seperate the roaches and isopods. Maybe consider adding springtails with the roaches? Springtails are very small and are great at controlling mold and grain mites!
  11. 1 point
    Yes, of course. It is hoped that this female mated with a male in the desert. It would be excellent
  12. 1 point
    Do you still have the New African specie ?
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    Definitely R.maderae, congrats! 😁 Thankfully it turns out there are one or two cultures of this species still in the US, so they're not extinct yet and will likely become more commonly available in the near future, (whether the interest in buying them will be there or not, time will tell). Sorry to hear about your chronic fatigue, I hope you're still able to partake in the hobby, just with fewer species. Wish I had the funds to nab this group, however I'd likely only keep them for a generation or two anyways, to help make sure enough people have them established in the US, then move on, so someone else would probably be a better candidate for you. Regardless of who gets them, hopefully they'll breed well for that person and we see this species established in the US hobby again.
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    My Panesthia angustipennis angustipennis males are very noisy! Once in a while one of them comes to the surface and starts making noise by hammerings with its abdomen on a piece of wood. The wood and the enclosure kind of resonates and enhances the noise. I manages to make an audio recording with my audio recorder (see attachement). There is a lot of bass to hear (it's a decent recorder), and it gives a good idea what I have to endure here I', pretty sure this is a way to attract females. My question: has anyone observed a similar thing? 20200308_Panesthia angustipennis angustipennis.mp3
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    I regularly observed this in all species of this genus that I had, including Panesthia a. angustipennis. Indeed, this is a demonstration of the sexual behavior of males and it is typical for the genus Panesthia, and it is possible that for the entire subfamily.
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    Those look like a mix of Gromphadorhina portentosa and one of the "princisia," I don't see any G. oblongonota features. I think you can only destroy a pure stock by mixing other things in but usually people who have these hybrids bought them as something else.
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    Yes, unfortunately, the problem of hybridization is very acute. It is necessary to strictly label cultures and by all means prevent hybridization.
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    obviously, this is a joke...hopefully im not the only dork who thinks its funny lol. reminded me of catdog, instead its....roachroach?
  19. 1 point
    I have a cup full of old molts. It scares me every single time I find one, thinking I lost one.
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    I have both in my Therea petiveriana (bioactive) terrarium, and haven't noticed any ill effects. They make for great decor, but I don't think they're eating them or hiding in them. C. schwarzi might use them as hides, though my schwarzi colony loved cork bark as a edible hide.
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    Of all the Blattodea, I am most interested in the species of the Gromphadorhini tribe (probably noticeable in my nickname ). Naturally, I strive to collect all kinds of this group of cockroaches. In any case, those that are in laboratory culture. For a long time I’ve been looking for Leozehntnera maxima (van Herrewege, 1973), but unfortunately for some reason they are nowhere to be found. I wonder if someone in the laboratory culture has them and can they be bought?
  22. 1 point
    I have G. grandidieri from Jörg Bernhardt, they currently go with him like G. portentosa 'Black', and before, they sold him like G. grandidieri. Now the validity of the taxon is being called into question and many believe that it is just a black morph of G. portentosa. However, the description of the lectotype and paralectotype states that G. rgandidieri are completely black cockroaches. The genitals of males G. grandidieri, G. oblongonota, G. picea, G. portentosa and Princisia vanwaerebeki are identical, I prepared the preparations and compared them. It may well be that these are generally all subspecies of the same species.
  23. 1 point
    I currently have few species. It used to be over thirty. Now I am closely involved in the tribe Gromphadorhini. Here is what I have at the moment: BLATTODEA BRUNNER VON WATTENWYL, 1882 Aeluropoda insignis Butler, 1882 Archimandrita tessellata Rehn, 1903 Elliptorhina chopardi (Lefeuvre, 1966) Elliptorhina javanica (Hanitsch, 1930) Gromphadorhina grandidieri Kirby, 1904 Gyna caffrorum (Stål, 1856) Nauphoeta cinerea (Olivier, 1789) Polyphaga aegyptiaca (Linnaeus, 1758) Polyphaga saussurei (Dohrn, 1888) Princisia vanwaerebeki van Herrewege, 1973 Shelfordella lateralis (Walker, 1868) Therea bernhardti fritzsche, 2009 Also, I have Diplopoda living: DIPLOPODA DE BLAINVILLE, 1844 Anadenobolus monilicornis (Porat, 1876) Archispirostreptus gigas (Peters, 1855) Epibolus pulchripes (Gerstäcker, 1873) Telodeinopus aoutii (Demange, 1971) Tonkinbolus caudulanus (Karsch, 1881) Salpidobolus sp. Irian jaya Spirobolida sp. Thailand Spirobolus walkeri Pocock, 1895 Xenobolus carnifex (Fabricius, 1775) and Scorpiones: SCORPIONES C. L. KOCH, 1837 Androctonus crassicauda (Olivier, 1807) Mesobuthus gorelovi Fet, Kovařík, Gantenbein, Kaiser, Stewart et Graham, 2018 Orthochirus scrobiculosus (Grube, 1873) but it is already offtopic
  24. 1 point
    Adults will eat very tiny babies under some conditions but a big one getting eaten is unheard of.
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    What does "rank" mean on our profiles? Just curious