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    AAA's Roachy Horde

    Good morning everyone. ­čśŤ I've decided to start up a photo thread on my cockroach collection in its entirety here after finally learning how to easily share pictures thanks to the one and only, @Hisserdude. I'll go ahead and get things rolling with the current crowning jewel of my collection, my smallish nymph pair of Rhinoceros Roaches, Macropanesthia rhinoceros. Macropanesthia rhinoceros Smallish Male Nymph Smallish female nymph Smallish nymph pair
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    AAA's Roachy Horde

    Parcoblatta notha Adult female Adult female carrying ootheca Adult male Large nymph Small nymphs
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    All About Arthropods 250 Likes Giveaway!

    Hey everyone! My blog's Facebook page just reached 250 likes and to celebrate, I am holding a giveaway for a prize of two sexed pairs of Eurycotis lixa nymphs. If anyone's interested, you can head on down here and enter. Good luck!
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    All About Arthropods 250 Likes Giveaway!

    Thanks to all who played!
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    AAA's Roachy Horde

    Eurycotis lixa Adult Adult male Adult female Adult pair Mixed-sized nymphs Freshly-molted nymph Ootheca
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    AAA's Roachy Horde

    Archimandrita tesselata Adult female Adult male (a little pronotum coloration still to come) Freshly-molted adult female Abnormally-black adult male (a little pronotum coloration still to come) Medium-large nymphs Small nymphs
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    AAA's Roachy Horde

    Pycnoscelus striatus Adult female Mixed-size nymphs
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    AAA's Swarm

    This photo thread won't be nearly as prolific as the one by the same name on the mantidforum since roaches are about 75% of what I keep at the moment, but nonetheless, it should be a fun, little place. Let's begin with my most miniscule and possibly most otherworldly beetle species, your favorite pest, Mezium affine. Mezium affine Adults
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    AAA's Swarm

    Asbolus verrucosus Adult female Adult female playing dead Two adult pairs
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    Suggestions for odd/unique inverts to breed?

    The larvae of most easily bred darkling beetles are about the same size as mealworms, so right around the smallest of the stuff you're offering. The spider beetles would definitely be too small for large chameleons though; they're only about 3 mm in length.
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    Suggestions for odd/unique inverts to breed?

    Darkling beetles and spider beetles might be good options. There are a bunch of neat darkling beetle species that are easy to keep and breed (mostly the smaller ones). Although the adults can't really be used as feeders due to the very hard exoskeletons and defensive chemicals they have a lot of the time, the larvae certainly can. Spider beetles such as Mezium affine are very odd, quirky, little guys and both the adults and larvae should be able to be used as feeders. The larvae are very small and you'd probably need sort of a sifting contraption to collect them out of the enclosure, but the adults are easily collected. I will mention that only about 1/4 of the adults' abdomens are filled with meat though, so I don't how nutritious they would be and they also like to play dead, which might take some getting used to for whatever insectivore they're getting fed to.
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    AAA's Roachy Horde

    Lucihormetica grossei Adult male Adult female Adult pair Sub-adult male nymph (adult male previously pictured) Pre-sub-adult female nymph (adult female previously pictured) Sub-adult male nymph and pre-sub-adult female nymph (adult pair previously pictured) Small-medium-sized nymphs
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    AAA's Roachy Horde

    I almost thought you were trying to be funny at first, but I guess not. LOL Thanks!
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    AAA's Roachy Horde

    Luckily they know one thing outside of Thai - 2019. ­čśŤ
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    AAA's Roachy Horde

    Kick-off the new year with some Thai earth-spawn! ­čśŤ Pycnoscelus sp. "Thailand" Mixed-size nymphs Recently-molted adult female Adult female
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    Cockroaches that bite people within Blaberus?

    Consider yourself lucky; I found out early that roaches will nip as E.lixa was only the 3rd species I kept. LOL Nonetheless, they still definitely make up for their nippiness with their large size, impressive coloration, and interesting behavior.
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    My millipede chewed on my wrist!

    Sounds like it might be Orthoporus ornatus?
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    Cockroaches that bite people within Blaberus?

    Almost all species will bite/nibble, but mostly only when some smell of food is on your hands during maintenance. I find that the biggest and smaller species' bites hurt the most, but any nip can pack a punch if they get your arm/back of your hand. lol One species that seems to like biting whether it smells food on you or not is Eurycotis lixa. This roach will literally bite me about 75% of the time I hold it. LOL
  19. Surely no one will ever known every miniscule shard of information about any roach (or organism in general), but as far as things that the hobby concerns, you'll definitely get there. If there's one neat thing about hybrids, it is the color variation; I bet you'll see some beautiful looks thrown around.
  20. No prob! I would say she's pretty much certainly mixed with G.oblongonota as they're the second most common hisser species in the hobby and she does show similar dark red coloration.
  21. Unfortunately she is a Gromphadorhina hybrid; they can vary much in color from individual to individual. The male features much more of the classic MHC coloration, but he is still almost surely a hybrid as well since he wasn't gotten from one of the couple select sources for pure G.portentosa such as Kyle Kandilian of Roachcrossing.
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    what is this part called?

    Dang, sorry to hear about your health. Anyway, the part of the anatomy you're talking about is the pronotum.
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    How hot is too hot?

    That is even on the highest side for roaches, but I know a few hobbyists who keep their collections at about those temps and things go fine, so you should indeed be good now.
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    How hot is too hot?

    100 F is definitely too hot; when things got around that temp in my invert room, things started dropping like flies. I'm not sure exactly what species you keep, but 75 can be a tad too low to get some things breeding. Maybe you can get two small heating pads?
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    Cape Mountain Roach

    Exactly! In some pics they look like a more matte version of Elliptorhina javanica. No problem!
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