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    Chrysomelid larvae

    Wow! Both the chrysomelids and the other beetles are crazy looking! Thanks for sharing. Arthroverts
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    Blue death-feigning beetles - max humidity?

    From my experience they like the high humidity, in fact, I have only found them once in the wild, and that was after it had just rained. I have not found them in any place where it is dry, and the larva appear to enjoy high humidity as well. Take that with a grain of salt however, for from what I have heard, they also require a mostly dry substrate (for the adults). I am not really sure, but as long as they have periods of dryness, I think they should be fine. Can some more experienced beetle keepers weigh in on this? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Narceus gordanus Care

    Scarred and lethargic millipedes are usually not a safe bet to purchase, you want lively specimens with no apparent damage or scarring. They might not have been fed well or had been dropped, resulting in death later on. Anyway, good luck with your new specimens! Arthroverts
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    Narceus gordanus Care

    Their care is pretty much identical to most other millipedes, although they like cooler temperatures than some of the tropical species. They are spirobolids as well, meaning quality rotting wood in quantity is necessary to keep them healthy. What temperature were you keeping them at, and did the substrate dry out? Was there obvious cracks or scars in their exoskeletons? Were they lethargic when you first got them? If you can answer these questions it will be easier to determine the cause of death. Hope this helps, Arthroverts
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    Sweet chunks for Cockroaches :-P

    Wow, thats pretty cool. Are the croquette's real crumbly, or do they hold up reasonably well? Thanks, Arthroverts
  6. Awesome! That so cool looking! I like the contrast between the species coloration. Do you ever keep more than two species together? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Parcoblatta americana care?

    Thanks @Randomjoe, I have set up a cage similar to what you described, with oak leaves from where I found them. Unfortunately, the male died, and the female ate most of his abdomen. I am not sure if it was cannibalism or not. By the way, how often do they need water, based on what you know about P. divisa? Thanks for all your help! Arthroverts
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    Parcoblatta americana care?

    The male is winged, and their both the maximum size for this species from what I can see. I will try and upload some good pictures here soon. Thanks
  9. Hello all, I just caught a male-female pair of mature (looks like their mature anyway) Parcoblatta americana, and since I would like to breed this species, does anybody know about their general care? Housing? Feeding? Breeding? Looking forward to learning from the community! Thanks in advance, Arthroverts
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    Arthroverts Joins...

    Hello all, 1. Do you currently raise any roaches? Therea petiveriana, hopefully Eublaberus posticutis, and Parcoblatta americana 2. If so, how many? 10-12 Therea petiveriana, Eublaberus posticutis 8-10, 2 Parcoblatta americana. 3. Do you culture roaches as pets or feeders? 4. If feeders, what kinds? Only Eublaberus posticutis as feeders, the others to breed and sell for pets. 5. Are there any specific roach questions that you would like to ask the community? Only one now. I just collected the 2 Parcoblatta americana, and I was wondering if anyone knows the care for these guys? Appropriate setup? Thanks in advance. 6. How did you find our community? I believe through Arachnoboards, or some blog. By the way, I also run the blog http://arthroverts.org/, and pictures of my collection are added there relatively frequently, so fell free to check it out! Thanks all, Arthroverts