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  1. 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.
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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.
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    Halloween hisser care?

    I give mine about an inch of coco coir as I've noticed they don't really use it, a decent amount of stacked up bark, and I spray it down each week and let it mostly dry out in between.
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    How many roaches per bin?

    Easiest way I look at it is for burrowing species that aren't super sensitive to overcrowding(so every burrowing species you listed except the centurio) when the substrate is about 50% roaches to 50% actual substrate it's time to upgrade, for terrestrial species I mostly just go with when they look cramped, which is obviously subjective but basically if to you it looks like they are sorta just piling all over eachother it's time to give them more room. For winged species another good indicator of not enough space isn't if you start noticing wings are being bitten a lot more often.
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    Hey everybody!

    Hi there I've been a long time lurker of the forums but recently became more interested in actively participating in this hobby i currently own around 100+ species of roaches ranging from your run of the mill feeders to species rarely kept and even more rarely seen! my goal here is to get these rare species into peoples hands so we don't run the risk of losing any species from the us hobby as well as supplying my own base of knowledge collected over rearing so many of these neat little Arthropods 🙂 soon I'll be posting a for sale list with a few neat species on there and I commonly have things posted on the us invert auction Facebook page so be sure to stay tuned for those!
  13. That looks much more like a springtails that a mite, normal clean up crew that's occasionally pops up randomly so you should be all good?
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    Hemiblabera tenebricosa care tips

    How often do you offer protein based food @Axolotl? With my colonies I offer it around the clock and that plus the extra heat sort of "power feeds" them into growing faster I also keep my roach room pitch black other than the few hours a week I'm working in there so they are very undisturbed and can eat more often and exert less energy to running away. But I've noticed with some colonies/species they just tend to grow slower than others and who knows exactly why lol.
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    Hemiblabera tenebricosa care tips

    Yes they smell down right wretched, kind of a sour vinegar like stank that lingers for quite some time. With burrowing roaches they also give you a "warning" that conditions in the substrate are non favorable as you'll open the bin to find every single one on the surface trying to get away from said foul substrate.