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Shon2

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About Shon2

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  • Birthday 12/02/1998

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    The Taco Bell on cherry ave
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    Art - drawing, crocheting, folding origami, pixel art, some digital sculpting and modeling

    Animal interests - invertebrates, fish, reptiles, I used to volunteer regularly at the Aquarium of the Pacific, but now I just visit when I have time

    Reading - I used to read a lot of books, but now I mostly stick to current events/ articles, and comics

    Other hobbies - furry, anime/ manga, character design, Godzilla

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  1. Thank you for the help! She is extremely dehydrated and looks quite a bit different than my other hisser, so you’re absolutely right, I think she’s a hybrid of some sort. We’ll see how this goes
  2. Today I went to Petco with my gf to pick up some supplies for our new adopted rats, and I happened to go through the reptile section / see the feeders, and I “saved” (stole) the only living hisser in the whole aisle. I just wanted to ask if there’s any health issues I should expect coming from Petco’s stock, and communicable diseases, or other concerns I should have before I introduce her to my colony. I use dubias as feeders for my leopard gecko, and I don’t want them to catch anything from this new roach, as I’ll eventually be housing them together as long as I can see that she’s not being aggressive. According to the packaging, my new roach has been without food or water since February 13th, and today is April 4th. She was extremely thirsty, and her “buddy” appeared to have been dead for a long time. I’ve done my fair share of taxidermy before, he looked like he had been dead for over a month. I’m worried I’m in over my head, and that she’s gonna be beyond saving. I’ve scoured this forum for information, but I would still greatly appreciate any tips you can offer! (I will try and post some pics soon)
  3. I don’t know of this will help, it my girlfriend vapes in the same room I keep my roaches, much to my surprise, and although it was unsettling at first, there have been no negative results as far as we can tell so far. It’s been about 6 months since I first found out she was vaping in their room. My roaches are still eating, breeding, and acting all around as they should. I would prefer she doesn’t do it around them, but sometimes she forgets and it happens. I’m sure an air freshener is chemically very different from a vape, but it acts in a similar fashion, spreading scented liquids around via the air. Just don’t overdo it if you do attempt anything, and keep up with the research. I would really like to know this for myself too. Tl/dr; Because air fresheners are usually antibacterial, I would assume it’s not safe, however nicotine / all the other crap that’s in a vape probably aren’t great choices either, and our roaches are seemingly fine with that. It’s your call.
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    Rhino roach cannibalism ?

    I agree with the above user. It’s not uncommon for smaller or weaker nymphs to get eaten, but I have never heard of an adult being eaten by a litter/ other adult. Hopefully he is just hiding and will return to the surface soon. Many other people have individuals in their colony that like to scare them too, haha.
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    Art requests!

    Hey everyone i haven’t had time to draw just for me recently, so I was wondering if anyone here would be interested in some art requests. I would love to get more practice drawing bugs, so if you have a favorite species or a beloved pet, please share photos of them here. Hopefully during this upcoming spring break, I will have just enough time to sketch them all out. Examples of my work here: https://www.deviantart.com/shon2
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    Thank you for accepting me into the forum.

    Can't wait to see what you post! Your work sounds very interesting and I'm happy to see another person who cares deeply about the environment. Although, that's not really hard to find here!
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    Cockroach live drawings

    Thank you so so much for this! I really appreciate it 😆 I would love to do some actual scientific illustrations, whenever I can get the time to sit down and draw for something outside of class, I'd love to do studies based off your work/ with similar intentions. Can you share your work here? I'd love to see it, but no big deal if you can't upload em.
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    Cockroach live drawings

    I love these! Your work is great, it looks very accurate to the cuties in the photos
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    Cockroach live drawings

    What is it about the legs that gives you trouble? :0 And what medium do you work in? I'm sure your art still looks pretty roachy, even if you see details that aren't completely accurate. The legs on my sketches aren't perfect either! :'D
  10. Got the opportunity to draw some of my roaches for a school assignment These are just sketches, but I would love to do some nicely rendered art of them soon. I would love to see more art of bugs while I'm here! If any of y'all wanna share your art here, please do
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    cheap wood/cork?

    Looking for leftovers from fish stores might work! The driftwood sold there is comparable to cork, and typically doesn't mold as easily. It's not cheap, but it lasts longer and may be worth your time. I'd rather spend $10 on something that'll last a year than $5 on something that'll only last a month.
  12. Adorable profile picture! :D

    Do you remember who the artist is? 

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    AAA's Roachy Horde

    Absolutely beautiful collection you've got! How was your one poor roach shipped by usps? :'D I would hope they respect the "live animal" labels plastered across crates and such, but I know how some facilities can be >:[
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    Bantua sp. "Namibia"

    I guess my phrasing did push out a bit more anthropomorphism that I meant it to! 😂 At any rate, your collection is amazing. Also, sorry if I'm asking a lot of beginner questions (here or elsewhere), you just seem so knowledgeable and I'd rather ask than wonder.
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    Bantua sp. "Namibia"

    Haha, I meant exactly what I said! Some of the roaches I've helped care for at the Aquarium / the ones I keep myself seem to have little personalities... They come up for food and greet your hands when you lower them into the enclosure. Some will even groom your or eat from your hand instead of just grabbing the food and running. That being said... I don't have much experience with roaches as a whole and I wasn't sure if there were other species that acted like this, or if ours were just oddballs that are too used to people's interactions! 😂 Whatever the case, your new species is lovely and maybe they'll learn to calm down for you / any other visitors that might come take a peek.
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