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  1. Longhorn1234

    Rotting wood

    How should rotting wood feel to the touch? I've read on other forums that good rotting wood should be white to pale yellow and easily crumble. I found a log that meet those requirements but it also feels "spongy" and soft. Is that normal or should it be hard to the touch but still crumble?
  2. Longhorn1234

    Hello from Indy

    Welcome! What species do you keep?
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    Suggest me a species!

    These are based on species I keep, but my favorites are Eublaberus sp. "Ivory" and Blaberus craniifer (which you already have) for non-climbing species. Climbing species I like Panchlora nivea and Gina centurio. Although p. nivea adults are escape artists, but nothing that a gasket bin can't fix.
  4. Any update on the half and half guy?
  5. How do people who sell surinam roaches sort through and count them?
  6. If I remember correctly, the scientific name was changed and is now Pseudoglomeris magnifica
  7. I keep my colony in a balcony closet year round. In the winter, the temperatures normally get as low as 40 in there and my colony is still alive. I honestly feel like there are more roaches than 3 months ago, so they might have reproduced even in the cold temperatures, but it does seem at a slower rate than in the hot summer months.
  8. Females also have wings, but I believe males have longer wings
  9. That's awesome, you should definitely try to breed them and see how it turns out. Ahh lucky you, nothing like going to collect stuff in the woods. Hope you find something cool!
  10. I also always find surinam roaches with isopods. I'm still trying to catch some pseudomops septentrionalis or panchlora nivea. Do you mind posting a picture of the orange isopods you found? I love orange everything haha
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    How big are your Armadillidium vulgare?

    Besides armadillidium vulgare, we do have porcellio laevis and I believe it's Porcellionides floria (very similar to powder blues but not the same). To be honest, I am not sure if they are floria or pruinosus. I was mostly wondering if I could find armadillidium nasatum here in Austin. Thanks for that website, I'll definitely check it out!
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    How big are your Armadillidium vulgare?

    Have you only found vulgare in Texas? I'm wondering what other armadillidium could be found in here
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    How big are your Armadillidium vulgare?

    That's very interesting. I'm going to try to replicate that. I'm also in Texas and have seen some vulgares in the wild that are around 2cm long, but they're uncommon. I'll just have to go outside and pick some up
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    Introducing myself

    I have been a member of this forum for a while now but never introduce myself. I have been keeping roaches and isopods for about a year now. I started keeping roaches as feeders but then I fell in love and now I keep them as pets. Anyway, just wanted to say it's great being part of this amazing forum and I hope I can keep learning from all of the experts out there!
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    Rhino roaches

    How many instars do rhino roaches go through before reaching adulthood?
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    Rhino roaches

    Thanks hisserdude!
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    Suggestions for odd/unique inverts to breed?

    I second grasshoppers or katydids. I think they are cool looking and can be used as feeders, and as you know chams love them. Mantids would be another cool option but do seem to require more work and space.
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    Ideas on how to collect P. americana from my school

    Do you have any wooded areas around where you live? You can try looking in the leaf litter for tiny nymphs
  19. Freshly molted A. Tesselata with its molt next to it.
  20. I have been trying to make my enclosures look more natural, so I was thinking of adding "decorations." Do you know if the following items could be problematic to roaches if ingested or just by being in the enclosure? Acorns Magnolia pods Mesquite pods Pecan pods Mexican buckeye pods Pine cones I have seen other stuff for sale on websites like Ram's head and Rabbit ears but I rather just pick them up myself and those are some of the things I have available around here. Thanks!
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    Are these things suitable for an enclosure?

    This is also the first time I've heard of nuts being harmful. I always see people on another forum using nuts as part of their gutload (fed to roaches) and doesn't seem to be a problem. As for the acorns I read on some articles that you need to leach the tannins off the acorns, as too much tannins can be harmful. But again, how much is too much? Also, the article was talking about acorns as human food. No scientific journal or article though.
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    Are these things suitable for an enclosure?

    Thank you for your response. I'm going to test some of these things with a small group and see what happens
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    Are these things suitable for an enclosure?

    Thanks for that info. I also read that Mexican buckeye has poisonous seeds and mildly poisonous pods. Acorns have a lot of tannins which apparently is also harmful.
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    How often do you feed?

    I only have 8 colonies and feed 3 times a week