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    Thank you all for the warm welcome
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    I can provide a +1 for gasket tubs; they're perfect for these.
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    Hey everyone i haven’t had time to draw just for me recently, so I was wondering if anyone here would be interested in some art requests. I would love to get more practice drawing bugs, so if you have a favorite species or a beloved pet, please share photos of them here. Hopefully during this upcoming spring break, I will have just enough time to sketch them all out. Examples of my work here: https://www.deviantart.com/shon2
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    No problem, hope you're able to rehydrate her and get her healthy again, good luck!
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    The problem with Spanish Porcellio is that since lots of them are so picky about their humidity, how humid you keep them really depends on what your ambient humidity levels are... And those are different for everyone and change with the seasons.
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    Thank you for the help! She is extremely dehydrated and looks quite a bit different than my other hisser, so you’re absolutely right, I think she’s a hybrid of some sort. We’ll see how this goes
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    Hmmm....sounds like they are a lot more pain in the butt to keep than I anticipated. Quite glad I got rid of them now cause I'm using that space for Porcellio expansus, which are doing much better.
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    I have not witnessed cannibalism of living specimens and I have had hundreds of mid-size to adult specimens in one tiny shoebox. It is a rather touchy species on the humidity and ventilation and it took me some years to get a hang of it. Both solid and screen lid attempts proved extremely harmful over a long period but seemed to work okay the first half a year. I think it is as much the cage design as the level of care and you have to water a small amount every day or two depending on how fast the substrate dries (during certain times of year the humidity can be high and watering is not needed for weeks).
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    Just know that it's almost certainly a Gromphadorhina hybrid, and definitely starving and dehydrated, all those pre-packaged hissers are... With some babying, if it isn't too far gone it should recover nicely, and probably won't harm your dubias. Shouldn't have any diseases or parasites being a CB individual, just dehydration and malnutrition...
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    Hello there , looking forward to meeting everybody. Currently I keep 4 species of cockroach which are Blaptica Dubia, Blaberus fusca, Elliptorhina chopardi and Aeluropoda insignis. Currently I only use my dubia Roaches as feeders. I also keep some isopods and tarantulas. Hopefully i can get more cockroach species in the near future, and learn everything I can about cockroaches in general.
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    Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy it here!
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    Try a gasket tub, those are good and what I'm currently using for my Gyna capucina.
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    Does anyone keep different species together? When I first got interested in roaches I had dreams of beautifully outfitted "ecosystemed" tanks with 2 or 3 different species living together. I only have 4 species and haven't bothered to put any of them together. Not sure I want to at this juncture - just wondering if anyone else has and what their experience has been. . .
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    Here are some notes I made from cohabiting species: G. portentosa + B. dubia = Worked out OK. Hisser proof tanks will also hold dubia well. Adult male dubia and male hissers fight, so not good as adults. G. portentosa +B. dubia + E, posticus = Same as above, but adult orange heads like to eat freshly molted hissers B.discoidalis + B. dubia = OK, but nearly impossible to sort babies. I only did this with nymphs and removed adults as they emerged.
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    It is difficult, but it can be done. The idea of a beautiful, natural tank with several colorful roach species running around is very appealing, but in reality the species that can best cohabitate are usually the drabber ones. The best "schematic" for a multi-species enclosure would probably include one large Blaberid, some sort of hardy Blattid (Eurycotis floridana or Periplaneta sp. come to mind), maybe an equally sturdy Polyphagid (I can really only suggest Ergaula sp. here), and then some other mix-match of smaller roaches (Pycnoscelus sp. and Blaberidae sp. "Kenya" maybe). It would have to be carefully monitored to keep the numbers down to appropriate levels so that one species doesn't end up dominating another. This could be done manually or by the addition of an active predator (Platymeris sp. being the best candidate here due to ease of care and breeding likelihood).
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