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    Keeping, breeding, observing, documenting, and spreading appreciation for arthropods, gaming, watching and playing sports, and listening to a good tune.

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  1. My experience has been the same as @Hisserdude's, although I never tried grabbing them by the legs like @whowadat mentioned.
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    help with some darkling ID?

    @Hisserdude has before. You can read about some general Eleodes care with a tad of specialized information for E.armata towards the end right here.
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    New Roach Owner!

    Fingers crossed!
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    New Roach Owner!

    Welcome to the forum! For the gravid hisser, just make sure you're providing adequate heat (low to mid 80s is probably best), hides, and a fair amount of fruit and leave the rest up to her. I wouldn't personally be worried about the fact that she hasn't given birth yet. I haven't kept hissers in a while (so I don't exactly remember the length of their gestation period down to a tee), but the time she's taken so far doesn't sound abnormal.
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    Roaches Rule! Crickets Are A Gateway Bug!

    Welcome! 🙂 Very interesting; it'd certainly be neat to get a cockroach act out there!
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    All About Arthropods 1,000 Likes Giveaway!

    The giveaway is now over. Thank you to everyone who participated!
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    All About Arthropods 1,000 Likes Giveaway!

    Free arthropods, anyone? 😛 Head over to my Facebook page and participate in the 1,000 likes giveaway! *U.S residents only*
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    Hi there from indiana

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    Legs and Leaf Hats

    I could have worded that slightly better now that I think about it, but yes, that is exactly what I meant. 🙂 When I was more or less "starting up", I didn't really have the appropriate resources (in this case, feeders) on hand for keeping many predatory arthropods at all. I have since built up a large collection of isopods and decent colonies of a couple feeder roach species, which have made keeping predators much more realistic.
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    Legs and Leaf Hats

    I wouldn't say that my interest in them has really spiked that much of recent, but my feeder roach/isopod availability has. 😛
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    Happy Earth Day!

    Happy Earth Day!!! 🌎 Hopefully the earth soars when we are set free just like this Crane Fly did. 😁 ft. Noah Campos New Video
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    Phorid flies, peruvian and fusca bins??

    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.
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    Phorid flies, peruvian and fusca bins??

    No problem! I was saying that if you put out a dead roach, monitor it, and see if the flies mess with it, that should tell you which type of Phorid they are.
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    Platyarthrus hoffmannseggi Care?

    Mine do well in an 18 qt. container with good ventilation. Things are basically bone dry except for one corner of the enclosure that I keep a moist clump of sphagnum moss in. Besides that, they have a couple, large pieces of bark for hiding under. Their diet consists of dog food and carrot.
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    Legs and Leaf Hats

    WATCH ME WHIP, WATCH ME SPIDER. New blog post!