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  1. Certainly, I was completely caught off guard by my Periplaneta americana colony, their general activity level, and the fact they got used to being active during daytime made them fun to watch, I liked them more than the scorpion I never saw lol. I imagine a small red runner colony would be just as amusing, give the roaches bridges to crossed and make the hiding places in such a way that they can crawl in and out of them. It's really fun to watch them just moving through them.
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    Pycnoscelus surinamensis colony.

    I have no idea, well I used said person's kitchen strainer to attempt to salvage the ooth. Not as much as I had hoped, but I hope they are viable. Either way I have them on moist paper towels and have removed all the substrate, in case I need to ship them. I can only hope they hatch in three months time.
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    Pycnoscelus surinamensis colony.

    I'm so furious right now, an inconsiderate room mate moved my colonies outside and the americana got hit with direct sunlight and it appears all of them are dead. I have them in a cool location in hopes they may revive but I'm not hopeful. Not to mention some of these americana were huge and irreplaceable. I don't know if the ooth will be viable after this, but I've been severely setback in my efforts to breed a giant strain. And the location I'm at is devoid of wild stock. These were my three largest and positively dwarfed some of the wild adults I've seen. Not to mention these guys were cocky, and always hanging out. The Suriname roaches are dead as well. The Australian roaches seem to be fine, though I'm going to have to look through to make sure there are no casualties there.
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    Periplaneta sp. appreciation thread.

    Oops, anyways how about a "hurricane" of Australian roaches?
  5. Due to the exceedingly small, stingy, and inconveniently small, did I also mention, small, size limit, and storage space, I can no longer post any pictures, which is unfortunate, especially since picture threads are more fun than text. (And I have baby roaches on the way... @Peter Clausen @Allpet Roaches This really needs to be addressed in some way, especially for mobile users, such as myself...
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    Periplaneta sp. appreciation thread.

    Damn I may have to hit you up for some of those once things settle down. Don't you dare lose that strain.
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    smell of the feeder roaches

    If your roaches are smelling then it's likely because your feeding to much and not removing dead ones promptly. Also never mist egg crate, when it's wet it stinks something fierce.
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    Periplaneta sp. appreciation thread.

    I finally got Periplaneta australasiae nymphs. After three months. Only six or so...
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    Hormetica strumosa

    No it won't. There is blue panchlora waiting, taunting.
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    Deropeltis sp. "Jinka"

    I love the males.
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    Deropeltis sp. "Jinka"

    That is rather cool looking.
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    Containing German cockroaches?

    I know they use Teflon to contain fire ants, also petroleum jelly and vegetable oils make good short term barriers. I apply the oils with a cloth to prevent runs. You can also try mixing talcom powder and rubbing alcohol for another barrier, though you will have to experiment to find the best ratio. Pics and videos of the colonies would be appreciated by the way. Not many keep Blattella species. @natebugman
  13. Oh god pay special attention to the Periplaneta, they deserve the time to shine. As for the chewers, perhaps sealing the vents from the outside of the cage maybe more effective, I've read several recommendations to seal both sides of vents to prevent this from happening.
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    Pycnoscelus surinamensis colony.

    Just as an update, the one female roach that was caught with malformed wings was also a virgin female. No ooth were produced by her until the very first male matured, now she is laying ooth and may get a chance to pass on her genes.
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    Periplaneta sp. appreciation thread.

    Thank God another likes this genus. A diapause period should not be difficult to give for ooths or a small number of colonies, placing them in a fridge or a cool basement for the winter. You may have issue in tropical regions, but it may be worth a shot. You probably could setup a wine cooler and keep a small to medium sized colony easily, and given the "hype" of Periplaneta japonica being snow and cold tolerant, I can well believe that they need a winter dormancy.
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    Hisser colony

    Hissers should work for the geckos assuming they are tokay sized, turtles like Hissers too.
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    Best pet cockroach for me?

    Blaberus species work well...
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    Red Runners on the loose

    I'm still puzzled by the fact a non climbing roach some how climbed out of an enclosure.... I still don't think they are truly red runners....
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    Red Runners on the loose

    Where are you located country and climate wise, red runners cannot infest a home unless your in the tropics, I'm guessing your finding Periplaneta species, which do infest homes on occasion, preventing access to food and water sources will drive them out. Also red runners cannot climb either, so I think you don't have true "red runners" either. @Hisserdude
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    Ant keeping 101

    Ants Canada is great for getting information, and products for ant keeping.
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    How to /not/ breed dubias?

    No fruit or veggies, only dog food and lower temperature will do it.
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    Viability of Half Produced Ooths

    It's unlikely it will be viable at all, but there's no harm in trying, from my research I'm under the impression that if an ooth is compromised in any way, it's basically a loss.
  23. @Hisserdude @Cariblatta lutea As the title says I'm moving very shortly, I'm going to bring the roaches with me, my question, is mixing all three species in a container going to work, I'm planning on overnight shipping. I know it's not professional but I'm short on time and containers. Prompt replies are appreciated. Also will using paper towels work, I lack egg crate. Hopefully I can document this....