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  1. 3 hours ago, Cariblatta lutea said:

    He had some tragic events this year so it'll take some time for him to get back into business. 

    Still waiting on the details to get the smuggling operation underway. :P I don't want to move money to PayPal unless I'm gonna use it. :P


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  2. On 2/7/2018 at 11:49 AM, Test Account said:

    Now, if a large zoo dares to call roaches "immortal" and "gross" when the insects involved are harmless hissers, I'd be a bit mad. Even the "pest" roach (no insect is truly a pest) Periplaneta americana is pretty pathetic at home invasion. I think this is also the case with all the other house-dwelling species that are not Blattella germanica.

    I believe @Tleilaxu has actually managed to find and rescue a dying P. australasiae that was starving and dehydrated in his house.




    I checked the website carefully for any signs of anti-roach bias, and they didn't use any insulting words to describe their hissers; this is good. The one complaint I have is that they failed to say anything particularly positive about the roaches either, and seemed to passively allow whatever false beliefs the visitors hold about roaches to continue uncontradicted.




    PS: I would love a plush hisser, though I'm hoping it wasn't anthropomorphized. :wub:

    I've found several Periplaneta species in the house while I was down in Florida, most were on the verge of dying due to dehydration and starvation. Some were to far gone to save. A majority of the ones I caught were outside.

    Blattella is a lot more hardy.

  3. 13 hours ago, vfox said:

    Up north here in Pennsylvania there is commonly only 4 pest species, Periplaneta americana, Blatta orientalis, Blattella germanica and Supella longipalpa. The only one that really lives in homes beyond the odd damp basement or boiler room is Blattella germanica. So other than keeping them there is little concern of infestation. I've kept most of the known Periplaneta species over the part 6 or 7 years and never once felt concerned. I wish I started with them like 10 years ago when I first started keeping roaches. Lol. 

    Exactly, they aren't as robust as the hype portrays them. I've never seen them up north.

    I doubt the Australian roaches could even survive long term outside their cages in more northern states, unless there were mitigating circumstances, like a greenhouse or many potted plants for example...

    @All About Insects You will be fine, unless you deliberately try to assist them outside their cages lol.

  4. On 1/10/2018 at 6:51 PM, Xenoblatta said:

    Hey friends,

    I've been breeding these since some time ago... Is the first Periplaneta species I've ever kept and I'm in love with them :-)

    The overpopulation in my colony works pretty well as occasional feeders... 












    Ñom! She likes potatoes :wub:







    You have amazing taste in roaches, too bad @Hisserdude is so uncultured. :P

    Any other Periplaneta species planned? Periplaneta americana, are a good choice if you want a bolder roach species. And of course there are other less common ones.

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  5. On 1/6/2018 at 7:29 PM, Marlon said:

    Interesting, and nice display!  I've noticed  Periplaneta americana doing that going crazy state at night right before a storm, I assumed with the dip in barometric pressure.  Their parties were so loud they often woke me up.  Ever notice a similar correlation?  

    I've never noticed any change in activities due to weather changes, but I've always caught the most either before or a few hours after a rainstorm. But Periplaneta species are some of my favorite roaches.