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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    We'e got a collecting trip together, more information in the Google Group. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    If Roaches Used Social Media...

    SirUblaberus said: By golly, when are they going to patch that human in the software?!? Here they are commenting on our discussions, like they even know what were talking about!? Even Fangbook, home of the horrible arachnid conversations, has been able to boot off their hackers, and fix the bugs...I mean humans, in their software! *beep boop beep* ....Hello, is this Roach Security? #roachworldproblems
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    Feeding question

    I guess it really depends on the species. Some require veggies and fruits, and others, like Therea, can survive and thrive on chicken feed only. Hope this helps, Arthroverts
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    Arboreal Roaches?

    @Betta132, the only problem with the Banana roaches is that they burrow, at least the nymphs do, and thus would uproot my plants. @Shinylarvitar97, I am strongly considering Deropeltis based on what you said. They have strong chemical defenses from what I hear, so I don't think the assassins would prey too much on them. The gap alongside the door is about 1/16" (I will measure and get a conclusive answer), so are Little Kenyans/Bananas/Hissers that small as nymphs? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Arboreal Roaches?

    @Shinylarvitar97 I figured with the assassins, which is why I want something that reproduces quickly, like the Little Kenyans or Eublaberus. The cage has very tiny ventilation holes (about the size of a metal pin head, not the plastic pin heads) on the front, but they are mostly obscured by the moss. It also has the standard Zoo Med screen ventilation for the top lid. The problem with Therea, besides what you already said, is that they are so active they would become instant targets for the assassins. Coupled with their short longevity/slow breeding process, I can see them dying out pretty quick. I want something that you can see pretty regularly but also reproduces at such a rate that if 5-6 become meals every two weeks the colony wouldn't die out. Maybe a Deropeltis sp.? Or a Gyna sp.? Do they burrow much? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Arboreal Roaches?

    Here is what I am thinking of doing for this tank (a 12" by 12" by 18" tall Zoo Med front opening glass cage). Currently has a Pachira, Lemon Plant, and a Spider Plant growing in 3-4 inches of Reptisoil, with a drainage layer of clay balls; a large piece of cork is angled at the back against the glass. A thick layer of sphagnum moss covers the substrate with some rotting oak and Pachira leaves topping it off. I want to do 4-6 Pystalla horrida and get a small colony established, along with some Blaberidae sp. "Little Kenyans", along with the arboreal roach species (maybe a hisser species?) and some sort of isopod species. Maybe even a beetle than can take a high moisture level. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Arboreal Roaches?

    Hello all, I am looking for an active, easy-to-keep (and breed), terrestrial if not arboreal roach species to keep in a new multi species vivarium I am setting up. Any suggestions? I'd love to keep Eublaberus sp. or Panchlora sp. in the enclosure, but they burrow so much I think they might destroy the plant's roots. Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Porcellio expansus

    So, do they need a corner of the enclosure moist and the rest dry or do they like the entire enclosure moist with good ventilation? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    5 new roach species in the US hobby!

    @Redmont, any updates? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    If Roaches Used Social Media...

    Panch-Laura said: Hey! @RunsRed, is that why Bob and Bill and Joey and Pam and Rosy and Martha disappeared?!? #downwithlateralis!
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    Hawai'ian cockroach stowaway

    That is awesome! I hope you can successfully raise and eventually breed this species! Thanks for sharing in your tired state! Arthroverts
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    Blaberus giganteus care?

    Thanks! Just to get this straight: A moderately deep substrate with rotting wood and leaves for the nymphs to burrow in with large pieces of angled bark for the nymphs to molt to adulthood; they will eat most vegetable and fruit matter, with some dog/cat/fish food thrown in for protein, correct? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Blaberus giganteus care?

    Thanks for the help @The Mantis Menagerie and @Shinylarvitar97! Does the bark have to be at an angle for when the nymphs molt to maturity, or can they molt successfully on a flat piece of cork? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    Blaberus giganteus care?

    Did you give them bark or anything to molt from? More specifically, can you keep them with Eublaberus sp. "Ivory"? Thanks, Arthroverts
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    New Invertebrate Club in Southern California!

    The meeting is over, and wow! Joe Rossi provided us with some awesome information and showed us some beautiful Ts, Chanda hosted and gave us a tour of her invertebrate room, and we got to meet 3 new members! All around an awesome meeting, thanks again to Chanda and Joe Rossi for helping to make it happen! I traded for a 5i Phidippus adumbratus with Sloth (one of the new members from Arachnoboards), and picked up some Blaberus giganteus from Chanda. Thank you both! We also discussed the new logo, which I will be sharing soon, and we handed out some calendars, which I will also share. Many thanks to everyone who helped make this meeting happen! Thanks, Arthroverts