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  1. Dominos, orange domino, question marks... I know the rule is usually that species of the same genus MUST be kept separate to avoid interbreeding. Is hybridization possible within Therea?
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    Sage

    I don't understand that either:) but hey take it as a compliment that she wants to be closer to you. As to the sage and roaches I'm not sure at all. I use an electric air freshener in my room where I keep my roaches and they don't seem to have seen any I'll effects.
  3. I was hoping someone might have a shot of a swath of either or both of these species as nymphs of various instars because I'm curious to see how the coloration progressively comes in. I'm not looking for a perfect instar by instar kind of photo just a mixed group. The Javanica nymph photos I've seen are all either of newborns who look nearly solid black or of maybe 6th instar nymphs that are one molt away from adulthood and look almost like adults. I'm interested in the middle ground between those extremes. Thanks
  4. I use glass tanks to hold my roaches and display them but there are hard water stains from misting their enclosure that make watching them less enjoyable. I heard using lemon juice works but I have to say it's not very effective. I don't want to use soap because I don't want to hurt them. Basically I'm looking for a roach-safe windex / window glass cleaner that I'm sure doesn't exist.
  5. I've noticed sometimes that pregnant female hissers of all types sometimes sway back and forth rhythmically every eight to fifteen seconds. The movement is very slight but if you keep your head still and watch for it you'll see it. Has anyone else noticed this? Is it common knowledge ?
  6. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mwcXooGSHA64oe307NYVioaFPZMYjK_H/view?usp=drivesdk https://drive.google.com/file/d/1auP6r-4k74gH7mUe5JuWx84qUgOlHyXe/view?usp=drivesdk
  7. Ah ok I was really worried thanks! So I don't have to kill them ?
  8. I have noticed these little creatures on pieces of carrot in some of my enclosures. They seem wingless and I took pictures but this site doesn't accept them. What do they look like and how can I get rid of them? Are they dangerous for my roaches? They are pets for me and I don't want any preventable harm to come to them. Btw these are not white and are larger than the grain mites I've seen online.
  9. I have noticed these little creatures on pieces of carrot in some of my enclosures. They seem wingless and I took pictures but this site doesn't accept them. What do they look like and how can I get rid of them? Are they dangerous for my roaches? They are pets for me and I don't want any preventable harm to come to them.
  10. That is higher than what the poor dears are getting. It's midnight here in California, and though it doesn't get very cold here or snow where I live as it can in England, their thermometer I bought today states that the current temp is a measly 72 degrees Fahrenheit. 28 degrees Celsius is around 82 degrees Fahrenheit so they must be cold. I read that Javanicas need a temperature of 78-85 Fahrenheit which is about 26-29 Celsius.
  11. Thanks for the response. Could you estimate the enclosure temperature for your Halloweens?
  12. I have tried keeping Javanicas aka Halloweens a number of times but they seem to not flourish. As an example I got 15 nymphs in September and only 4 are alive now. A few haven't even reached adulthood. They have a heater and places to hide and get carrots and powdered roach food as well. I'm thinking they may just be more delicate ? Perhaps it's too cold for them in spite of the heater? I read that they needed 78 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. In your experience are certain species of hisser more or less hardy ? I have found Tigers and Regulars to be quite hardy. Oblongonota less so.
  13. I'm trying to figure out the etymology of some of the scientific names of species and genera. For example I looked up aeluro and apparently it means cat in Ancient Greek so Aeluropoda means cat footed or something similar. The flat horned hisser Aeluropoda Insignis means marked cat footed. LOL!!! I found the aeluro morpheme here: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ailur- I have really tried finding the etymology of Gromphadorhina but no luck. I know it's Greek but that's it. Does anyone know what it means? Ps Periplaneta for the pest roaches means around the the planet. Pretty apropos.
  14. aoikirin

    Gyna caffrorum

    Gyna is a genus? What do roaches of this type have in terms of longevity?
  15. Does anyone have tips for what to look for? I am familiar with how portentosa, grandidieri and oblongonota look so I'm well on my way toward looking for something that is a mix of them. I was just hoping for some clear tips. My understanding is that many hissers labeled portentosa a are actually hybrids of portentosa and grandidieri or of portentosa and oblongonota.
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