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    Keeping, breeding, observing, writing about, and photographing arthropods, watching and playing sports, and listening to a good tune.

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    New to roach keeping!

    Exactly! The flashy stuff is good for luring people into the hobby, but once they've been hooked, it's easier to feel the fascination for nearly all species.
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    Beetle lover turned roach fan!

    @Bmaines96 should have some flexivitta, but if not, you can also scroll the ad section on here. They're not extremely rare, so they pop up in lists from time to time Yeah, Kyle's either online or he isn't......unfortunately he's been just about completely offline for months now.
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    New to roach keeping!

    Welcome! As @Hisserdude stated, there's no such thing as too many questions; if you ever have any, ask away! Interesting to see Parcoblatta on your list so soon; they're all rather small and not "the most stunning of the stunning". I admit, I didn't really want to keep anything from the genus when I just broke in, but my eyes have been cleared and I can see the beauty and worthwhileness of keeping them now. Glad you've realized this already!
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    Arizona Inverts

    Excited to see 'em!
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    Arizona Inverts

    I wish! The tenebrionids there are a big target for me.
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    Beetle lover turned roach fan!

    Welcome! Almost all adult roaches are equipped with wings (including the ones you mentioned), but not all can really use them. I recommend Peppered roaches as @The Mantis Menagerie suggested; they're large, considerably docile, and adult males can only flutter downwards slightly, no true flying ability. Polyphaga spp. are also really great; P.saussurei is the most docile roach I've ever encountered and also get's quite large!
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    Hormetica apolinari

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    Hormetica apolinari

    I know of only 3 people that have them, including myself. The others being @Bmaines96 and @Cariblatta lutea. I have not gotten my female to drop any babies yet, but I know they have; hopefully their colonies are still doing well.
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    AAA's Swarm

    Porcellio scaber "White Out" Large individuals Medium-sized individuals Small individual Mixed-size individuals
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    AAA's Swarm

    Porcellio sp. "Spiky - Canary"
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    AAA's Roachy Horde

    Thank you! When my shipment of that species entered transit, it stayed there for around 2 weeks for some reason before finally being delivered to my house. It was one of the few really bad experiences I've had with USPS, but even though they were Ectobiids (which are typically much more fragile than other roaches), they all arrived alive.
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    Where to find these species-

    Supella will be a pest inside of houses, Cryptocercus will be inside of rather large, rotten logs, and I believe I.derepeltiformis should inhabit the same niches as Parcoblatta. I'm not exactly sure on the Ectobius though.
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    Arboreal Roaches?

    He isn't on here a ton, so I'll just answer for him. Within the U.S, no epilamprids are that commonly available, but you can find Opisthoplatia orientalis, Epilampra maya, and Rhabdoblatta formosana available at times; some new species may be available soon as well. @Bmaines96 may very well have the last R.formosana colony in the U.S right now and I believe he has all 3 epilamprids I mentioned available right now at very reasonable prices.
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    Nauphoeta cinerea as feeders

    They're a very easy species. They bred well for me at a range of temperatures, but heat of course speeds reproduction up. They shouldn't be without moisture for too long, but can take some dryness. A substrate can help with retaining moisture and if at least a corner of the enclosure is kept moist at all times, they should do just fine. The diet you mentioned would work great for them.
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    AAA's Swarm

    Armadillidium peraccae Large individuals Smaller individuals Mixed-size individuals