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  1. Over the next few days I'll be cutting down some maple, box elder, and mulberry saplings. I plan on saveing some of these to use in my roach bins since i think all are ok for them. I also need to cut back some blackberry canes, honeysuckle, and roses are all of these ok to feed to roaches?

     


  2. On 4/26/2017 at 0:35 PM, stanislas said:

    You could go for a slow growing species from the Corydiinae subfamily. For example an Arenivaga, Eupolyphaga or Polyphaga species?  They are easy and handsome (in my biased opinion). 
    Their reproduction is rather slow, so it will certainly take a while before you start thinking of them as a 'feeder'. On the other hand, once you do get there, I'm not sure if all recipients on the other side of the feeder business can palate these roaches. Perhaps it's better to sell them by that time. 

    I do like the looks of the Arenivaga

     

    On 4/26/2017 at 0:42 PM, pannaking22 said:

    Gyna lurida or G. caffrorum are great pet roaches that can be used as feeders when their populations get too large. Adults should be about the right size for those herps too. Panchlora is a good genus of pet/feeder roaches too, though they may be too small unless you get Panchlora sp. "giant". Corydiids make for super easy pets and I agree stanislas that they're quite handsome, but you'd be much better off selling the nymphs once you have a good sized colony (that will be well down the road because they are slow growing/reproducing). Members of that family go for a pretty good price nowadays, whereas the more common blaberids Gyna and Panchlora are quite cheap and grow quickly. 

    G. lurida yellow or G. caffrorum are a likely possibility.

     

    23 hours ago, Hisserdude said:

    If you get Corydidarum pygmaea you'll never have to worry about their population getting too large, they take forever to grow and reproduce, so cultures take a long time to start up. Additionally, whenever you do find yourself with a bunch of them, you can always sell them off, they are highly desirable and go for a high price! ;)

    These look neat.

    Thanks for the replies I'll have to read up on all of these to see if I'm confident in trying them.


  3. Now that its warmed up I'm trying to decide what to get next. Currently I have G. portentosa, B. dubia, E. posticus, B. sp. Venezuela, and B. cf. chacoensis. I'm planing on getting S. lateralis to use as feeders for my tarantulas and scorpions and would like to get a couple other species to keep as pets. The only real requirement is they need to be able to be used as feeders for population control. I also have a bearded dragon, a leopard gecko and 2 crested geckos.


  4. I keep my G. portentosa pretty dry and as for heat. I use 1 of those oil filled electic radiator type heater in the room i keep my roaches, tarantulas and scorpions and shoot for 80 degrees. My temps range from about 77 to 82 in that room and in the summer i have the ac blocked in that room so i get highs between 80 - 85 and night time lowes never got below 75 last summer. Like Hisserdude already said if you only have a few they just don't eat a lot.

     

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  5. I'm planning on starting a few colonies of Blaberus, and the room i'll be keeping them in stays at 75f to 80f. I'm planning on B. Atropos. I was also thinking of getting B. Discoidalis but while looking them up I saw B. sp Venezuela and B. cf Chacoensis and I like the look of both of these more than the Discoids. My question is do all these grow and breed at about the same rate or do any of them grow or breed faster/slower than the rest. Also i like the look of E. Posticus but keep seeing everyone take about there strong defensive odor. Just how bad is it. Is it as bad as cricket, worse, not as bad?

    Thanks for any info


  6. I'm new to this forum and had a question I hope someone can help me with some information. Besides S. Lateralis what other roach nymphs would be equivalent is size to newborn crickets. Adult size could be same as adult crickets or even larger. The main requirement for me is non burrowing, non flying, since they would be for young scorpions and tarantula slings climbers would be ok. thanks for any info you can give

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