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About All About Arthropods

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    Hissing Cockroach
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    Collecting and culturing a variety of arthropods, creating posts on my blog, photographing my arthropods, watching(basketball and baseball) and playing sports(baseball, basketball, and Frisbee).

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    Beware of fake hisser ads on eBay!

    Not sure if they're grandidieri or not, but they definitely do seem to be a black morph of something. lol Regardless, I completely agree that this is an unreliable seller and he has in fact been ousted from many invert Facebook groups for his bad reputation.
  2. Nope, red runners won't infest your house. The average human home is a good deal too dry for them and they'll desiccate shortly after escaping. Just as an extra means of insurance, I've accidently had at least few dozen escape months ago and my house has ceased to have been taken over. 😛
  3. Very, very true; there are some that mimic mites, have bright colors, robust, spiky, or porous-looking bodies, and even Amblypygi-esque raptorial arms! I have a feeling that people just tend to ignore everything that isn't of much use as a cleaner or feeder and isn't huge and flashy unfortunately. I've always been interested in these less noticed inverts though and hope to bring many new types of them into culture such as pseudoscorpions, unique springtails, earwigs, darkling beetles, and harvestman as they're definitely worthy of their place in the hobby as well. Thank you!
  4. I thought the exact same when I first saw them; I immediately took a screenshot and labeled it "CRAZY HARVESTMAN"! 😛 Interestingly, I've actually seen people refer to them as the Halloween harvestman. lol Well first I have to manage to get my hands on some, but then we can see. 😛
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    Which roach species have the fastest life cycle?

    Schultesia lampyridiformis have a very quick lifespan, according to "For the Love of Cockroaches" seldom living for more than 6 months and also giving birth about once every forty five days.
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    Hey everybody!

    Welcome man, was wondering if you'd ever make a formal introduction post. 😛 Awesome goals; I haven't come across many hobbyists as dedicated as you are and I would certainly say that the future of the many rare species you own rest in excellent hands! 😃
  7. Very nice, I love tropical harvestman! 😃 Although there's little chance of any of them entering the hobby soon, there is a very pretty native species that I'll hopefully be able to try my hand at breeding this year, Dalquestia formosa. https://bugguide.net/node/view/450463
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    A. tesselata nymphs

    Yep, I've observed this occurance in Parcoblatta pennsylvanica and I bet the same could be true for some other winged roaches as well. Hmm, just slightly on the cooler side then. Exactly how dark is your adult? I kept mine a bit colder than that (at the time the warmest things got were around 70 F I believe) and my adults were nearly solid black so I assume yours might be a bit lighter in color? Now that I'm keeping mine on the warmer side, I'm not seeing any black or even mostly black adults.
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    A. tesselata nymphs

    Congrats! They're so impressive, right? Darker wing coloration seems to be directly related to nymphs maturing in colder temps, if you were wondering. ?
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    Favorite species?

    Out of the species I have kept, I'd say that out of everything, I have a particular fondness for Eurycotis spp. They have the very odd combination of a large size combined with the "Classic" roach body style and often present dazzling coloration. Out of the Eurycotis that I've kept, I'd sat that Eurycotis opaca "Jaruco" is probably my favorite followed closely by E.decipiens. Although some other things that I keep are more interesting/cooler in general such as Lanxoblatta rudis and Dorylae orini, but they don't reach the top of my list because of they're highly increased difficulty of rearing/reproducing. There are some notable species that leave behind the difficulty while still bringing the intrigue though such as Gyna centurio and Polyphaga saussurei. The P.saussurei are excellent for handling, display impeccable longevity living 5+ years (although slow growth plays into this with nymphs taking around 2 years to mature) and also grow to the largest size of any Corydiid in the U.S hobby. The G.centurio show both red and white coloration at adulthood (very rare colors among species bred in captivity) and are among the calmest of the Gyna, usually staying below the substrate and rarely resorting to flight.
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    Hyporhicnoda sp. "Panama"

    Blaberus replacement!
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    Knowledge with a Hint of Arthropods

    What, what's this? A new post??? YES, THE UNBELIEVABLE HAS HAPPENED! Check it out to get an overview of pretty much the invertebrate hobby's only magazine (created by our very own @Allpet Roaches) and a special announcement concerning a free giveaway! http://allaboutarthropods.blogspot.com/2018/04/knowledge-with-hint-of-arthropods.html
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    Odd Therea petiveriana

    Ah, but remember @Cariblatta lutea's dog food method that can get nymphs of at least T.olegrandjeani to adulthood in 6 months?
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    Lanxoblatta rudis (Rough Bark Roach)

    Oh @Hisserdude, how you've changed. Pre-roachist Hisserdude - "I love most roaches, the only ones I am not interested in are some of the feeders, just because I need bigger cages for those, and a few species that I don't think are going to do well in my collection."
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    Lanxoblatta rudis (Rough Bark Roach)

    Yeah, I paid about $25 for mine, but I've seen cheaper. Probably wouldn't have even bought one myself if I didn't have a huge 250 watt heat bulb warming everything, which could easily scorch the inverts if arranged slightly too close. lol