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    Rhino roach housing

    For The Love Of Cockroaches is indispensable BTW. I don't think I would have gotten into the hobby without it.
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    Rhino roach housing

    That makes sense, I don't see a big difference in care in this case with 2 enclosures vs 1. With other animals where I've had immature males together that will become aggressive at maturity and it can be hard to know when they need to be separated. Aggression isn't always super obvious also, so it's hard to know when animals are stressed until there are symptoms (stunted growth, die off, etc.). The size discrepancy is pretty small overall, so I'll keep monitoring and adjusting as needed.
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    Dubia roach max humidity

    I don't think they are all that picky about humidity, but I would think higher humidity could lead to mold and other problems. 40-60 seems like a good range, I keep mine in a ventilated container (hole in side with mesh) with water crystals and they seem to do well.
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    Rhino roach housing

    I could be looking at outdated care info, or could just be overly cautious It doesn't sound like I need to worry too much, but considering the investment it pays to stay on the safe side.
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    Rhino roach housing

    That's kind of what I thought, my thinking is that it's easier to monitor them and I won't need to change anything as they mature. Otherwise all my eggs in are in one basket (almost literally) and I will need to watch for signs of male aggression to know when to separate them. I think right now I will plan to house the males and females separately for a short time to quarantine and then house them in pairs after that. It doesn't sound like there is any aggression except between mature males.
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    Rhino roach housing

    Hi all, I'm lucky enough to soon have two pairs of 1 year old rhino roaches. The two males I have are housed together since they are not sexually mature and are the same size. The two females I am getting are likely a bit smaller but are only a few months younger. Should I: A. House them separately, since they are solitary in the wild. B. House the males and females separately until they are mature? C. House the pairs separately? Not sure what works best and there isn't a lot of margin of error with only 4 individuals. Definitely thinking 2 enclosures minimum as insurance against issues in one enclosure or another.
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    Feeding rate and behavior of Aeluropoda insignis

    My Eublaberus (E. Posticus) are my best composters. T hey eat voraciously and very quickly, especially fruit and meat. Other than the defensive odor they produce I prefer them over my Dubia. Oddly enough they also seem easier to handle than my Dubia by my children. My inignis seemed to eat a lot slower but did seem to like fresh greens more than my other species.
  8. I doubt this is a problem others might have, but I thought it was worth asking. I just aquired some Polyphaga aegyptiaca and they are really neat. Like many I currently work from home and have a large desk which is the current home for the smaller insects in my collection, as I like to check on them throughout the day. However the P. aegyptiaca's enclosure makes a loud squeaking sound as the nymphs move about, which is a bit annoying. They are currently in a small ventilated food storage container with coco coir and hardwood leaves as a substrate. Any thoughts on how to muffle the sound? My only thoughts are to add more substrate (there's about 1" now) or move the container into a drawer.
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