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    Keeping inverts, including cockroaches! Also gardening, reading, playing Monster Hunter and watching My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Doctor Who.

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  1. Hisserdude

    Panchlora sp. "White"!

    Well the majority of people here in the US don't have permits for legally bringing in roaches, which is why I believe the packages with roaches in them being shipped from CA are being confiscated more regularly now... (though one of my friends also had his arachnids from you confiscated at the border too). As I understand it, the velvet worm ordeal was completely different in that it's not illegal to import them from other countries, as they are predatory and I do not believe laws have been made here regarding bans on that group of invertebrates, (considering they are so rarely kept). They also shipped them through an actual animal exporting service.
  2. Hisserdude

    Panchlora sp. "White"!

    Unfortunately according to a couple of my friends, it seems the US Customs are being a bit more "cautious" of boxes from CA...
  3. Hisserdude

    Portentosa or Oblongonota?

    My guess is hybrid, has atypical coloration for pure portentosa or pure oblongonota...
  4. Hisserdude

    Panchlora sp. "White"!

    Well I'm not in it for the money, I just like keeping interesting roaches and helping them become established in the hobby... Unfortunately my colony was sent to a friend when I took a break from the hobby, and they did not breed for him, so the species is essentially lost from US culture...
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    Mine is @invertebratedude, don't post there very often, but I am finding myself on there more and more lately...
  6. Hisserdude

    Hormetica strumosa

    No problem!
  7. Hisserdude

    Hormetica strumosa

    Actually if you go back and edit the first post in the thread, there should be an option to edit the title as well, I checked and I can still change the titles of threads I created years ago. As for the common name in the hobby, should that be changed to "Ecuadorian horned roach", instead of "Apolinari's horned roach"? I'm not sure if there are any other described Hormetica in Ecuador.
  8. Hisserdude

    Ventilation Questions

    Totally depends on the species, but seeing as your enclosures are fogging up quite a bit, I'd probably add at least a small amount of cross ventilation to the tubs...
  9. Hisserdude

    Gyna capucina (Pink Roach)

    Subadult female: So far so good, just rehoused my colony recently, so hopefully by the spring I'll have hundreds of the things!
  10. Hisserdude

    Bantua sp. "Namibia"

    Still no new litters, but things do appear to be moving in the right direction with the added ventilation, more females plumping up. Here's one of the males, there are still a couple in there that are alive and well:
  11. Hisserdude

    New hisser bloated and regurgitating food

    Yay, I'm glad to hear it!
  12. Hisserdude

    Bantua sp. "Namibia"

    Well I've gotten one small litter from one female, it appears I didn't provide enough ventilation for them to gestate properly, a common problem with Perisphaerinae... I've added MUCH more ventilation recently, so fingers crossed I get some normal, bigger litters soon! 😁 Anyways, here are some pics of the cuties, (who have since molted once):
  13. Hisserdude

    Enclosure for Panchlora nivea/Gyna lurida

    Most Gyna eat very little compared to other roaches, the exceptions are G.bisannulata and G.capucina, which eat MUCH more... Very nice picture, hope both those species do well for you! 😁
  14. Hisserdude

    Gyna centurio mite problem

    Best thing to do is keep the roaches as bit drier, (Gyna centurio can handle and may even prefer a semi-humid setup, so this isn't too hard), increase ventilation, and then lower the volume of grain based foods, fruits and veggies offered to the colony, (only offer as much as you think they'll eat in a couple days, and remove leftovers after 48 hours). Offering food in the driest parts of the enclosure and doing so in shallow food bowls (like old milk or juice caps) helps too. This should greatly reduce the numbers of grain mites to a nearly undetectable level over time.
  15. Hisserdude

    Gyna Centurio building a colony!

    Congratulations on the babies, I'd definitely decrease the moisture a bit, they don't like their substrate to be actually "wet", just humid... 😅 They do really like fruits BTW, (most Gyna do), so I'd be sure to offer some often.