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Arthroverts

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  1.  

    41 minutes ago, aoikirin said:

    Lol I love this topic 

     

    19 minutes ago, Axolotl said:

    Please join us in our nerdery. 😉

    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


  2. @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


  3. @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


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. SirUblaberus said:

    Well, if that works for you, go ahead, I guess. Just don't blame me if your the first one they pick to be traded...

    #roachworldproblems

    RunsRed said:

    I'm so quick, the keeper stopped coming to my cage to try and feed me to his horrible spiders, and he now goes to the Panchlora bin because he'd rather deal with them flying and burrowing then trying to catch me and my pals, and I'm so quick, the males can't catch me, and I'm so quick, I get the first spot at the food, and I'm so quick, I can get away from the rain quicker than anybody else, and I'm so quick...


  9. ...What would they say? Hello everyone! I got the idea to start this from a National Geographic Kids magazine, and on Arachnoboards there is already Fangbook for arachnids. So I thought, the roaches have got to have a social media platform too! We can all pretend to be a few roaches (or other insects) chatting on Insectgram.

    Example: MistaHissa said: Gettin' ready to molt out to adulthood, I'll let ya know when I finish, here I come world! How's it over there @HalliHallowHisser? #molt_to_adult

    And eventually I'll add a few more creatures. The rest of you can also add roaches and other Insects, and speak what you think they might say. Here are a few rules: Please, let us not have 50 people all doing the same kind of invertebrate, but do them as all different individuals of various species. Just two or three of the same kind for now. Please no profanity or adult talk, remember, your saying what you think the creature your representing would post on social media. Also, don't hijack someone else's critter, there are plenty to go around. Posting pictures is definitely recommended, such as a selfie (Of the critter your representing of course). Follow the temperament of your critters too, no super calm Pachlora sp. 😆.
    Thats all for now, hope you all like it.


    Thanks

    Arthroverts

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