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    Arboreal Roaches?

    I get on occasionally dang itπŸ˜‚ but yep like @All About Arthropods mentioned i have one of the last rhabdoblatta colonies in the states and shockingly i actually don't charge that much as i just want them in people's collections so next time I almost lose mine its not a full on panic mode.. But atm the epilamprids I'm working with are Opistaplatia orientalis-red and black roach-beautiful adults and relatively active at all life stages but mostly stick around in leaf litter Decoralampra fulgencioi-nymphs are excellent bark mimics and adults are shiny beetle mimics with rove like characteristics semi arboreal at all life stages Rhabdoblatta formosana-one of the most arboreal ones but also the fastest breeding and most sensitive to waste build up. Epilamprinae sp "borneo"-basically chunky rhabdoblatta that are just as arboreal as actual rhabdo but more impressive looking and slower breeders Epilampra maya-breed at a relatively slow rate if kept more towards room temp stunning looking shiny nymphs and panchlora-esque adults moderately sensitive to waste buildup but not as bad as rhabdoblatta And finally my favourite(and slowest breeding/rarest/most expensive) epilamprid-thorax porcellana or what ive nicknamed Vampire roaches-these guys look cool at every life stage with adults having neat pyramid shaped wings and nymphs blending in seamlessly with most organic display items also the most arboreal(in my experience tbey only breed well if kept like arboreal tropical mantids) but tbe coolest part? The newborn nymphs hide under the moms pyramid wings until their first molt feeding on the moms blood with a specialized pair of jaws they molt off after leaving moms back!
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    Arboreal Roaches?

    The chemical defenses of deropeltis won't stop assassins bugs ive fed mine roaches with significantly stronger defenses than deropeltis with no issue also you'll be hard pressed to find deropeltis in the states the only species we have left is paulinoi and almost noone is working with them atm and they need it incredibly dry to do well so most plants would die in those conditions. Your absolute best bet would be epilamprid species, like high dry air but moist sub, breed very very fast so no over consumption worries most are pretty and adults are often out and about and while nymphs can burrow they stay within the top half inch of the sub or under pieces of bark in my experience more than digging deep
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    Yellow Dubia Breeding Program

    Awesome glad to hear they will soon be made available! Please put me on the list as well to buy some when the colony is ready to have a few let goπŸ˜ƒ
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    Freshly molted Archimandrita tesselata

    Stanislas look up the panchlora sp "white" species hisserdude posted some photos about awhile ago?
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    Cubaris questions

    From what I've been told about the few Asian species I'm receiving is they like things wet, humid, and cool so they don't need much ventilation, and most of the Asian sp come from limestones caves/caverns so basically just mimic that environment and you're set, lots of well decayed wood and leaves with compost and a bunch of limestone essentially.
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    Cape Mountain Roach

    I know of 2 European who were able acquire them and both individuals lost their colonies almost immediately so not only are they a protected species they seem to also be quite difficult to keep?
  7. Any updates on this species were you ever able to get their ooths to hatch consistently?
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    How often do you feed?

    I do all maintenance once a week, feed, water, give fruits and veggies, hasn't slowed down a single one of my colonies. Most food is gone in a day or two, as long as they have access to some sort of moisture they are fine and in the wild they are t gonna be eating a lot of protein or even a lot of fruit for that matter every single day.
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    Silver collembola?

    Small silvers are an incredibly common species of springtail found in the US and in my opinion one of the best, they don't breed like mad like tropical pinks and don't bother smaller roach species much while still breeding better than the large whites species and handling much drier conditions than both species
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    Yellow Dubia Breeding Program

    How are these going now? I'd love to get some, didn't super enjoy keeping Dubia as feeders before but a super pretty "morph" of them would be nice to breed out as a more pet option of the species.
  11. Not sure if this will work but I gotta try



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    Panchlora sp. "White"!

    Hisserdude has had some improvements in his "white" colony but they still aren't a huge bustling colony and are still at a very precarious position in the us hobby, hopefully if the colony continues to do well and the new dietary changes he has made work out I'll be trading him one of my very rare species for some so we can start spreading this difficult but beautiful species within the hobby?
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    Chrysomelid larvae

    I really like the look of the larva and the beetles are pretty cool to, are they hard to breed?
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    Unwanted Halloween Hisser Babies...

    Oh yea that'll hold like 40-50 adults relatively easy as long as you give them a decent amount of bark etc to hide on
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    Unwanted Halloween Hisser Babies...

    How large is the enclosure you have them in? You can fit a surprising number of roaches in limited space. Otherwise you could seperate the female and sell the nymphs off once they have molted once or twice.