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    Need help with rescued emperor scorpion!

    I don't suspect that it'll eat any time soon. Wait at least a week before you try again maybe longer. I don't have a good size reference in those photos to judge whether or not that is a mature specimen
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    Gyna centurio mite problem

    So I have an update that will hopefully help those of you who also encounter mite problems. The owner of the roaches, @mrcyriocosmus on Instagram, found a solution. He said he put them in a cup and covered them in table salt and then shook em around a good bit so the salt could scrape off the mites and dry them out and then used a strainer to separate them and afterwards they seem to be pretty clean. He's keeping them in quarantine still with a little salt and I believe he said he's going to give them a couple of salt treatments to make sure they"re cured. I'll see if I can upload a picture of the roaches beforehand so you guys can understand how bad they were.
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    Need help with rescued emperor scorpion!

    It's really nothing to worry about. It looks fairly chubby so I don't imagine it'll eat anytime soon. Those pectines look masculine to me so I'd say it's safe to say you have a male. Mine has gone months without eating. Granted she's a different species but it still applies to yours.
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    Gyna centurio mite problem

    Well hopefully they'll be easier to get rid of since, to my knowledge, there are no grain mites in my house. I'll have them quarantined to minimize risk of my other colonies getting infected.
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    Gyna centurio mite problem

    A friend of mine has been battling grain mites in his G centurio colony and today he messaged me seeing if I wanted to give it a shot since I'm a little more experienced with blattodea than he is. So the question is, what can I do to eradicate these mites? I don't have a whole lot of experience with mites so I came here for help. Also have a couple of questions. I understand the adults can climb smooth surfaces, would a petroleum jelly barrier prevent this? I know it works for my hissers and German roaches but I've heard some species can climb over it. Are they easy to breed? I've done a little digging around and it sounds like a typical roach setup would work and that they seem to like it on the dryer side. How about ventilation? Do they need high or low ventilation? Do they have any specific eating habits or is a typical roach diet fine? Any advice is appreciated.
  6. I learned about the solid black german roaches from roachcrossing.com and I've been intrigued since. I currently have a colony of normal B. germanica that actually need to be rehoused. But there isn't a whole lot of information about them. I kinda want some and will probably get some in the future. I was wondering if anyone could tell me more about them or had some pictures. I've only really seen one image of them and I would like to see some more. Are they worth keeping? I really enjoy my normal B. germanica so I think I would enjoy them.
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    Odd Therea petiveriana

    Oh! This is really interesting I have a colony of ten T. petiveriana nymphs right now and I want to try this now! Do you use a specific brand/type?
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    Odd Therea petiveriana

    Oh! This is really interesting I have a colony of ten T. petiveriana nymphs right now and I want to try this now! Do you use a specific brand/type?
  9. I have ten nymphs that were pretty colorful when I bought them but they have darkened to almost solid black. I read somewhere that different foods can impact their colors as nymphs. What is a good staple diet that would produce colorful hissers? I use mainly carrots, apples, oranges, and fish food as their current staple diet.
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    Ideas on how to collect P. americana from my school

    I do have wooded areas but all I seem to find is parcoblatta sp.
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    Ideas on how to collect P. americana from my school

    I do have wooded areas but all I seem to find is parcoblatta sp.
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    Ideas on how to collect P. americana from my school

    I realize it's really unlikely to get an opportunity to find them as they're nocturnal. What kind of things could I look for in my town to find them? Because that's my best bet unless I can bribe someone to let me search at night haha.
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    Ideas on how to collect P. americana from my school

    I realize it's really unlikely to get an opportunity to find them as they're nocturnal. What kind of things could I look for in my town to find them? Because that's my best bet unless I can bribe someone to let me search at night haha.
  14. So I really want some americana for my collection but I canno find them anywhere besides my school. I can't afford to buy them online right now so this is my only option. Well today I found proof of an americana population in my school in the form of a deceased adult. I wanted to collect the body but it was a crowded hallway and I was too nervous to let everyone see me pick up a dead cockroach 😕 My only idea as to how I'd actually collect them would be talking to my counselor who is aware of my strange obsession. She said she sees "waterbugs" in her office in the mornings and described what sounded just like americana and now I have no doubt. But I can't just ditch class to find roaches and I can't really stay after and look. So that's my problem. I carry a specimen jar at all times in case I come across a live specimen. I'm pretty much desperate for some americana. So does anyone have any other ideas? Like where to look? Or maybe other locations that I could find them. I live in a small town in western Kentucky if that helps any. What about other signs to look for to tell me where the main population is? They seem to be in the area near the cafeteria. My counselors office is right before the cafeteria. She actually said she'd try to catch one for me. The issue with that is I've only seen her once since she actually isn't my normal counselor who I haven't seen at all this year. I guess I'm gonna have to arrange another meeting with her specifically unless anyone has any ideas. I hvae been here for a couple of years now and never found an adult but the way that counselor talked it sounds like there is a big population here.
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