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Rivallo

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About Rivallo

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    Dallas, TX
  • Interests
    Roaches, Isopods, insects in general
  1. Rivallo

    good substrate? experience needed!

    That looks good. It's mostly sphagnum moss and orchid bark it looks like, with a little charcoal mixed in. I mix my own bedding by volume mostly. It's taken a little while to dial in but it's pretty much just 1/4 sphagnum moss, 1/2 med coco fiber chunks, and 1/8 peat moss, 1/8 leaf matter all mixed together. Keep practicing it's worth it when you get it right. I put a good 3 inches in the bottom of the tub and then add leaves and it keeps the moisture in pretty good. My tropical roaches love this stuff.
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    Oxyhaloa deusta

    Anyone else keep red head roaches (Oxyhaloa deusta)? I’m having issues with escapees. I have an insecta-slip barrier in my tubs, but the are getting out and invading my other colonies. They aren’t that hard to sort out since I mostly keep non climbing feeders. If anyone has tips for enclosures and barriers I would appreciate the help. They are and awesome little species just becoming a pain. I currently have them in a 27 gal plastic storage tote. I was thinking about modifying a barrel and applying insecta-slip so they fall back in when they try and get out. Anyway...thanks for your help!
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