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  1. I was wondering if I could create humidity in my enclosure by filling a jar with water and poking some small holes in the lid. I know many ppl just use damp coir. The reason I do not want to do this if I can avoid it is because I have a millipede cage that I keep moist and it is a source of concern every summer. I get a crap-ton of small black flies with their wormlike maggots and grain mites and swarms of fruit flies (I swear I inhale thousands ). So I don't want another cage where these nuisances can spread. Also, if this idea is viable, will the roaches still breed with ambient humidity or do the ooth need to be in contact with a wet source? Thank you.
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    Latiblattella rehni "gray"

    Striking looking
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    55 gallon aquatic ideas.

    Do u use a small amount of salt in ur tank? When I bread them it seemed to kept them happier then plain freshwater.
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    Experimenting with Fruits and Vegetables

    I just tried apples with my Dubia, I cut all the skin off due to my pesticide residue fears, but they have devoted it. It was a small red delicious apple.
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    Paranauphoeta discoidalis

    Those are beautiful
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    Perisphaerus pygmaeus

    Lol you are making me jealous.
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    Arenivaga tonkawa

    I love the fuzzy look
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    Blaberus sp. "Venezuela"

    Neat looking. Hope they do well for you.
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    Experimenting with Fruits and Vegetables

    Lol fussy little kenyans
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    Liquid from grapevine beetle

    Are these eating the beetle jelly?
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    I have BABIES!

    Congratulations !! It's always exciting to find babies
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    Wild Pupa Hatch

    I found one of these once but only kept it for a night as I had no appropriate food for it. It was very active. Hope they do well for you.
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    Creating humidity

    I think I have decided to go with Gyna sp. their shape and colors really appeal to me. So I'm hoping that this method will work. I'm going to experiment a bit and see what works. Thank you for your responses.
  14. Hi, I'm from central pa and I currently own about 50 to 75 Blaptica dubia. Originally I obtained my roaches to feed to my tarantulas. I had one large adult female left and a bunch of very full T's so she became a semi pet lol. I bought about 15 more nymphs, didn't seem right to keep her alone and she gave birth to about 15 babies. My colony has been running for about 2.5 years. The more I watched them the more fascinated I became and the more I realized they have interesting behaviors. I'm now considering some different types of roaches to keep as pets. My hesitation comes from the fact that although my population is increasing, I really am not getting the amount of live offspring I should be (with them being feeders I was never concerned by this because I don't have enough T's to eat a highly successful colony) however, if I get some as pets I feel I would not be able to successfully keep them. I was following all the roach threads over on arachnoboards and thought it would be nice to join the community here. Thank you.
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    A nice molt...

    Very nice. What is that you are using to allow them to hang off of?
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    what isopods do you keep?

    I have a group of free roaming giant springtails. I originally put them in my A. avic cage. Then they all moved into my millipede cage. Then one day they were all gone and I eventually found them thriving under the water bowl in my turtle cage lol.
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    Another hello from Pennsylvania

    I do not have them heated. They run at 70F to 73F -- winter - summer. If that is the only problem then I'm confident I can keep other species. I've also been thinking that egg crates might be better than toilet paper rolls as they don't seem to be able to climb in the rolls as well as I thought they would. Yes they have constant access to oranges. The other problem I have noticed lately is a high number of dead 1" nymphs. They are all light in color making me think they died one or two days after molting. Thank you for the welcome hisses dude
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    I have 2 B. boehmei, 1 A. chalcodes, 1 L. parahybana, 3 G. porteri, 1 A. Seemani, 2 P. antinous, 1 N. tripepii, 1 G. pulchra, 1 G. pulchripes, and a 1 B. albopilosum.
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    Hello from Pennsylvania

    Hello to another Pennsylvanian. Great degree, insects are amazing.