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  1. JavaJavanica

    Hawai'ian cockroach stowaway

    I totally agree! I definitely do not condone brownboxing ANY critters... but folks with accidental hitchhikers shouldn't be hauled off to the gallows.
  2. JavaJavanica

    Hawai'ian cockroach stowaway

    Thank you for the information! I've always wondered about these cool accidental hitchhikers and if they are legal to keep... like folks who get spiders in their produce lol Realistically, I know it is highly unlikely anyone is going to come for a hobbyist in this type of situation, but I like to explore all the aspects of it.
  3. JavaJavanica

    Hawai'ian cockroach stowaway

    Oooh this is so cool! Skulls AND new roaches?! You're so lucky! I am really curious, though, if bringing back skulls is legal? And though the live roaches were accidental, would it be legal to knowingly bring those in? I'm not trying to get anyone in trouble... I just ask too many questions for my own good LOL Also, a tip for in the future if you want to see what hitchhikers are on/in bones you collect... Get one of those little bathroom stands that are like a grate on legs and put it in a bucket with a grease barrier. Put the skull/bone on that. Underneath it, put a small sampling of food sources... fruit, veggies, a little meat even. It should draw out anything hiding! And a lot of things (like pedes) cannot climb plastic, so once they drop down for the food they cannot get back up to the bone! Please do keep us updated on these guys!
  4. JavaJavanica

    Bantua sp. "Namibia"

    These are gorgeous!!
  5. From what I can see, your enclosure looks really barren. Mine are on/in/under the bark almost constantly and the entire enclosure is also cluttered with oak leaves... the only ones I see out and about now are the two adults!
  6. JavaJavanica

    Howdy yall!

    Thank you for the suggestion! javanica are my most "pet" species... I adore them. But it would be nice to have more hissers, and ones that reproduce quicker! I don't know about their nutritional value, but I have multiple species for several reasons... the first one being that I have a lot of tarantulas ranging in size from less than .25" to 8". Different roach species offer different sizes in nymph and adult stages. I also try to not pull too many roaches at a time from a single colony because I tend to overtax them (which is what happened to my Surinams... I had 3 egg sacs at once and fed off too many nymphs I think).
  7. JavaJavanica

    Howdy yall!

    Yup, all my current species are feeders! Though I feed sparingly from the hissers.
  8. JavaJavanica

    Howdy yall!

    Hey Danish! My colony of Surinams isn't doing so hot either at the moment... I overfed from it when I had slings (baby tarantulas). Oops! I have had feeder species for a few years and have only recently decided I really want to expand into more display species!
  9. JavaJavanica

    Howdy yall!

    I figured it was about time I make friends with other roach-admiring folk 🙂 I have roaches as feeders and pets. My currently kept species are G. portensa mutts, E. javanica, B. dubia, P. septentrionalis, P. nigra, P. sp Thailand, P. surinamensis, and some wild collected nymphs that are S. lateralis, Periplaneta americana, or a mixture of both! I am looking forward to adding more species to my collection this year!