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  1. Hisserdude

    Salutations from the 51st US State: Confusion

    Where exactly do you live? Technically most roaches in the continental US shouldn't be legal to keep, but since they are kept by so many people, with many species having been bred for years and years, the USDA doesn't bother enforcing said laws anywhere except FL. You generally won't encounter trouble with keeping roaches in the US unless you go looking for it, and I don't know of anyone who's had the USDA knock on their door to confiscate their roaches, (whereas phasmids, exotic Orthopterans and exotic beetles are MUCH more strictly regulated).
  2. Yeah, none of the Pseudoglomeris (formerly Corydidarum) can curl up into balls, Perisphaerus is now the only roach genus that can.
  3. Actually looking back, we weren't quite able to reach a verdict on Gil's thread as to the preffered name for Lanxoblatta rudis, but later when I created a photo thread for the species the conversation was reignited, which is when we reached the conclusion to call them the "rough bark roach".
  4. Well we all generally agreed on Gil's thread on this species that rough bark roach should be the name, as "rudis" translates to rough or coarse in Latin. Well they don't curl up at all, so I'd save the "Pillbug" moniker for Perisphaerus species, not Pseudoglomeris. Emerald or Magnificent Emerald roach would work better. Thorax is being bred by several people in Europe, and at least one of my US buddies has them, (but he'll likely need a new group later this year). They are kinda finicky like Rhabdoblatta formosana, but they are about as established in the hobby as they are, if not more so... Perhaps that should be the name for improcera then, it hardly does the appearance justice, and there are several little Eurycotis, but if that's literally what improcera means, that's what we should go with! Well the only person I've seen give grossei a common name was Kyle, and he used Mega glowspot. Not as cheesy as his other common names, so I'd just use that since more people are familiar with that name ATM... Yup, the little Kenyans have been tentatively I'd as P.minutissima, that's apparently the Paraplecta species they match the best according to Dominic Evangelista.
  5. And for common names, Hormetica apolinari (Apolinar's horned roach) Lanxoblatta rudis (Rough bark roach) Pseudoglomeris magnifica (Magnificent emerald roach?) Thorax porcellana (Vampire roach?) Eurycotis improcera (Ornate scrub roach?) Compsodes schwarzi (Schwarz's hooded roach) Latiblattella rehni (Rhen's palm roach) Lucihormetica grossei (Mega glowspot roach)
  6. Just some scientific name changes: Eucorydia aenea dasytoides is now considered it's own species, (so the proper name is E.dasytoides) Euthlastoblatta gemma was changed to Aglaopteryx gemma Both Cariblatta lutea and minima are their own species now Corydidarum pygmaea is now Perisphaerus pygmaeus Paraplecta sp. "Kenya" has been tentatively ID'd as Paraplecta minutissima, tentative ID confirmed by taxonomist Dominic Evangelista. Also, apparently the "Symploce macroptera" in the hobby are actually S.incuriosa according to Dominic Evangelista. And numbers 87 and 138 are both Latiblattella lucifrons BTW, and it appears you've given two different common names...
  7. Hisserdude

    Need help with Simandoa Conserfariam

    Well I think they sell pretty well, so it shouldn't be too much of a problem controlling their numbers, you could always keep them unheated for a while to slow down reproduction, or use them as occasional feeders...
  8. Sounds like the best makeup trend ever lol, Now if only we could figure out how to hatch their ooths... 😅
  9. Hisserdude

    Need help with Simandoa Conserfariam

    Yup, pretty long gestation period, but after that first one they give birth more frequently, and to a LOT of nymphs! (About three dozen nymphs per litter).
  10. Hisserdude

    Need help with Simandoa Conserfariam

    According to "For The Love Of Cockroaches", this is normal, males will sometimes die off before the females give birth, roughly four to five months after maturing. I'd offer a wider variety of fruits though, just in case, as Orin mentions that makes up like 90% of their diet in captivity, they like fruits way more than veggies, kibble, etc. I have a feeling they'll especially like apples, probably better for them since it's less acidic than citrus fruits...
  11. Yeah, Paratropes are gorgeous, but they aren't the type of roach you'd find under bark... More like the type that'll fly out of the enclosure as soon as you open up the lid, they are aboreal after all! 😛
  12. A Nyctiborinae species nymph, likely Nyctibora or Paratropes, but without rearing it to adulthood there's no way to be sure... Neither are being cultured in the hobby, and no one's ever gotten their oothecae to hatch...
  13. Nah, neither seem to be capable of parthenogenesis, but all female roaches seem to be capable of retaining sperm, in fact many only need to mate once in their life... Yeah it'd take a while for those species to outcompete each other, so I'd just keep all the nymphs together, and pull out adults as they mature and put them in their proper enclosures...
  14. Hisserdude

    Does anyone keep blattella germanica "auburn black"?

    Most people's cultures died out, the black germanica are actually pretty sensitive, definitely couldn't infest a normal human home and are very sensitive to lapses in care... I think @Bmaines96 either has a colony or will be getting a starter culture very soon, can't remember...
  15. Hisserdude

    Hisser death, turned white almost like mold?

    In my experience springtails don't usually eat that type of mold, and I'd just remove mold spots and clumps as you find them, but I wouldn't worry about completely replacing the substrate. And it's quite possible the isopods could be stressing them out, I'd almost never recommend housing isopods with roaches for that reason... Honestly I'd just get a strainer of some sort and sift through the substrate, removing as many Gyna as you could and then freezing the rest of the substrate... The isopods are almost certainly stressing them out, Gyna as a whole can be pretty sensitive to disturbances such as a big, thriving population of isopods competing with them for food.
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