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  1. aoikirin

    Southern California Invertebrate Club Launching!

    I would love to hopefully I can!
  2. aoikirin

    Southern California Invertebrate Club Launching!

    I live in OC!
  3. I got all of the items. Super cute!
  4. I don't mean because of having a huge number of them in a small container with rotting dead. I mean more which species have a smell in general even with a clean enclosure. The only species I have where I've noticed an odor is my container of male Aeuluropoda Insignis a.k.a. flat horn hissers. Their enclosure has a strong smell. I won't say it's horrible, but it's definitely musty. I have females of the species in a different enclosure and I don't find they smell at all. Weird right.
  5. I noticed that the nymphs are especially squirrely and hide all the time! Not every roach species is like that. Aeuluropoda Insignis for example are out all the time and hardly ever hide, not even the babies.
  6. Omg they bite you ? Wow. They're hella fast so I can't imagine holding them. They're squirrelly and run all over. I think they are the only species I have that I can't hold for fear of dropping and losing them.. I'm happy to hear they have some longevity. You said they are sensitive to overcrowding...how crowded were they? How did you know that they were adversely affected by this? Is gestation the typical 2 to 3 months?
  7. I find this topic interesting, as I have occasionally found a dead roach in one of my enclosures who has been nibbled on. I generally find dead roaches intact, but when I don't it's usually an adult who has lived its life. I find two feeding patterns. The first tends to be that the presumably soft fleshy head has been consumed. The other pattern seems to be eating starting into the butt region. I find it interesting that dead ones tend to not be touched at all, but when they are it tends to be either their head or butt consumed but not both. Ever. I always provide oranges, carrots, water, powdered dubia food and dried cat food. Is it normal to see nibbling on the dead? I've never seen it in action. Live cannibalism would be considered in its own category and I assume is rare? I have only witnessed live cannibalism once on a male Chopardi adult who was near death and on his back. I don't know how he got that way but when I discovered him they had eaten into his bottom and the poor dear was still alive. That was horrifying and fortunately seems to be the exception. I say he was near death because he was slowing down as roaches do when they are near death and begin to hardly move or eat. I had noticed it earlier in the week as all my roaches are pets and are in glass enclosures.
  8. So I know this roach is extinct in the wild and was found in a single cave system in west Africa, that they grow to up to nearly two inches, that they are livebearers like hissers, but what else is out there about them? I had my first reach adulthood today and I'm thrilled. He is lovely. One thing I haven't seen anything about is their longevity. They take about 8 months to reach adulthood? But then do they die quickly afterwards like some species such as Dominos. I have Orin's roach book and have read the Simandoa section but I'm curious what other info even anecdotes you might have. Thanks.
  9. I've yet to have any species of roach bite me, but I only have about 15 to 20 different species, none from the genus Eurycotis for example.
  10. aoikirin

    My millipede chewed on my wrist!

    A saltwater what?
  11. aoikirin

    My millipede chewed on my wrist!

    That's very informative thank you !! The one in question. I looked it up and it's an andornatus ornatus? Is that a proper species ?
  12. I read somewhere that some species with the genus Blaberus can bite people is this true? Any idea why they would? Are there any other genera known for biting?
  13. I picked it up and it started eating me ! It didn't hurt but I could feel it. I let it nibble for a while and placed it back. Why would it do that ? It has carrots and millipede substrate. But I guess it needed some human flesh lol.
  14. It's kind of a hypothetical challenge lol. I'm responsible, as I don't allow hybridization or uncontrolled breeding.
  15. I ordered two of these and they came in the mail about a week ago. One is going strong but I found the other dead. They have dead leaves, carrots, a heater, kibbled cat biscuit, water crystals and a partridge in a pear tree. They are about an inch long. I'm feeling guilty of course for his death, but also would like to avoid a similar fate for the survivor. Any ideas? Act of God?