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  1. Shinylarvitar97

    Which species?

    I recommend simandoa as well, bit more work, but definitely worth keeping. Same as betta said with tesselata and craniifer, very nice large species. Also recommend therea species, or domino and question mark roaches. Also like Auz recommended glowspots are a fun species to keep. I enjoy watching them during feedings!
  2. Shinylarvitar97

    Need help with Simandoa Conserfariam

    Yeah i can confirm they really appreciate apples. Also for sure like you said the first clutch took my females forever and now I did notice they've been having more nymphs. They also seem to grow at a nice rate.
  3. Shinylarvitar97

    Simandoa Conserfariam leaf litter

    Magnolia leaves will work fine as a leaf litter. I have oak in my enclosure, but that's just what i have available. As for food they don't seem to be too picky. I feed mine a mixture of fruit/vegetables like apples, bananas, orange, and carrots. They seem to favor apples, but that's what i feed mainly anyway. They also really like fish flakes I offer every few feedings. They usually take what they can get.
  4. I keep Lanxoblatta rudis and I keep mine in a gasket container with smooth pieces of beech wood. They really need a flat as possible surface it seems to be happy. I haven't tried but I heard from Gil Wizen (who I got mine from) that they stress out when there is a lack of smooth vertical bark surfaces to hide under. I keep mine at about 83-86°F. I don't gauge humidity, but it's fairly high. I don't have much ventilation for them either. They seem to be fine with it being hot and stuffy. They can tolerate lower temps and humidity as well, but not without risks. As for food I offer them fish flakes and apple pieces. I'm sure they're nibbling on the wood I have in the enclosure as well, they seem to eat the bark along with lichen I hear, but haven't tried. They have reproduced for me a few times and the nymphs seem to be growing well so it looks like whatever I'm doing is working currently. The gap may be an issue you may need to rig. They are fairly thin so I could see them getting through very small gaps. They aren't day active, but move a lot after dark/early morning. They mainly stay on the bark at all times, but they will climb the sides of the enclosure if they run out of room/or are active at night. Not an expert on these guys, but sharing what has worked so far for me. As for the pillbug roaches I don't currently keep them, but I know a few who do. Including Bmaines96 on the forum I believe.
  5. You're correct it was changed, those are indeed Pseudoglomeris magnifica. Very beautiful species. If you're in the US they're pretty high in price. Only one I know who is selling them currently is Brandon Maines, or Bmaines96 here on roach forum. Others keep them, but not sure if anyone has breeding colonies at the moment
  6. Shinylarvitar97

    Suggest me a species!

    I second glowspots. Especially adults stick around up top. Not sure how well they breed at lower temps though.
  7. Shinylarvitar97

    Not new to the forum, but new to posting! Hello

    Yeah redmont he does, got mine from him recently. Very late but I stumbled upon this post while browsing haha! Thanks and yeah I'm getting out of hand with these roaches, but don't plan to stop soon! and I do enjoy it here hisserdude. I learn a lot from the forum and other users.
  8. Hello everyone as the title states I've browsed this forum a lot, but don't really post much so I thought I should introduce myself. My names Alberto but people usually call me Jr. I'm 20 and love raising, watching, and feeding roaches to my reptiles (if you couldn't tell)! I currently have 29 species of roaches and have a few different species of clean up crews (buffalo beetles, springtails). I'm still fresh to the hobby, about 2 years or so, but what once started as a means to feed my pets has become a passion! A lot of my inspiration for collecting more roach species come from Kyle over at roach crossing, peter from Bugs in cyberspace, and another member of the roach forum by the name of Axolotl (if I'm assuming correctly) who I have done multiple trades with. I'm also branching out into other inverts such as isopods, assassin bugs, millipedes, and possibly tarantulas too, though I really don't have any of the listed species. My next quest is to find Horrid king assassin bugs! Really cool species. I will be attending a close by expo soon and will be searching there! Well that's enough for now I've dragged it on a bit, I'm sure I'll get to learn more people on the forum as well who will help me grow my knowledge and collection of roaches/inverts!