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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

    Anybody know these species?

    Looks like a Supella longipalpa nymph to me.
  2. Hisserdude

    Grain free dog food for roaches?

    Well arguably the grain is the most important part in dog food for the roaches, seeing as there are studies citing the uric acid from high protein cat foods can cause health problems in certain roaches, (not that the average hobbyist typically comes across such problems though), and I've been using unmedicated chick feed as a replacement for dog food for a while now with no issues, (all it is is just grains, no meat). Rat chow should actually be perfect for them, and honestly grain free dog food will likely attract just as many mites. The problem isn't the food, it's likely just the amount you are feeding them, if there are regular leftovers, I'd suggest feeding them smaller amounts, and place food in bowls if you can, as that can help prevent grain mite explosions. You can also try keeping the feeding areas drier than the rest of the enclosure, and adding springtails to the setup to compete with the mites.
  3. Hisserdude

    A Cryptocercus Question for the Experts

    Coconut fiber has pretty much no nutritional value, and I doubt Cryptocercus would eat it. Additionally I'm pretty sure others have tried Kyle's cellulose powder method, and the Cryptocercus still died... Also I'm pretty sure Kyle's Cryptocercus died off as well, but I can't be sure, after all he's basically dropped out of the hobby. I'd probably stick with the rotten wood, honestly I think these things need whole logs to bore into, undisturbed by us humans... They are very, very finicky little things, and require steady, cool temperatures to prevent overheating of their gut bacteria. I also personally think they may require a diapause during the winter, don't think anyone's ever given theirs one.
  4. Hisserdude

    hello from kansas!

    Well apparently true punctata are noticeably larger than what we have in the hobby, and the ones in captivity do not closely match museum specimens of punctata. Either that, or the old EU Diploptera stock is actually a different species than the old US stock, but I doubt it. One breeder does have what he thinks might be true punctata though, they were imported somewhat recently...
  5. Hisserdude

    hello from kansas!

    Welcome to the forum! And yeah the D.punctata are now D. cf. minor, and like Joshua said they like things on the drier side, (but do like somewhat high air humidity I think).
  6. Hisserdude

    Bantua sp. "Namibia"

    Here's one of my super plump and probably gravid females, fingers crossed I get babies from her soon!
  7. Hisserdude

    Gyna capucina (Pink Roach)

    Just found an adult female in the enclosure last night, she's pretty dark, but very pretty nonetheless!
  8. Hisserdude

    Nymph ID

    Yeah sadly it just looks like a fuliginosa nymph with atypical coloration, doesn't make it any less pretty though!
  9. Hisserdude

    Live Reptiles, Amphibians, mammals, Birds and Inverts

    This isn't the right section for this kind of post, the classifieds section would be better...
  10. Hisserdude

    Nymph ID

    @Auz Nah this is a Blattid nymph, pretty sure it's just a dark Periplaneta fuliginosa nymph, they are pretty common in Georgia.
  11. Hisserdude

    Hawai'ian cockroach stowaway

    Exactly LOL! 😂
  12. Hisserdude

    Nymph ID

    Where was it found? Country, state, etc.?
  13. Hisserdude

    Hawai'ian cockroach stowaway

    No problem, realistically even brownboxers are seldom punished in this sub-hobby, our government doesn't seem overly concerned about exotic cockroaches, (and rightfully so). Not that I'm endorsing that in any way, I'm just saying, we're low on the list of priorities for them, they are more worried about beetles, phasmids, orthopterans, etc.
  14. Hisserdude

    Hawai'ian cockroach stowaway

    Don't know about skulls, but knowingly bringing those roaches in would probably have been illegal. But seeing as it was an accident it's fine, at least if brought to court I don't think the USDA or APHIS could really punish or fine someone for bringing them in unawares... This is a circumtropical greenhouse pest we're talking about here after all.
  15. Hisserdude

    Bantua sp. "Namibia"

    Thanks, I certainly think so!