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Hisserdude

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    Idaho, USA.
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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. I admit, it would be cool to create an "orange question mark" hybrid, or something along those lines, only if it were done well though and we didn't end up with unlabeled hybrids in the hobby like we did with Blaberus and Gromphadorhina...
  2. Congrats, they are very cute!
  3. In theory it's possible, but I am unaware of anyone who actually interbred these species. That's not to say it can't be done, but I don't think anyone's really made the mistake of keeping two Therea together in the same enclosure, (at least not in conditions needed to breed), and no one seems to really want to.
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    Sage

    My mom is also into that stuff, so long as she doesn't sage the enclosures themselves and you keep them under the bed or something while she does it, they should be fine. My mom saged our room plenty of times, my bugs were in the closest with the door wide open, didn't ever affect them at all.
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    Goodbye for now...

    Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement, I really appreciate it! I regret to inform you all though that I have gotten rid of my collection and am leaving the hobby completely now. I tried just cutting my collection size down, but it appears I burnt myself out, I've lost my passion for keeping live invertebrates completely. I still love invertebrates, but I'd rather just look at pictures or observe them in their natural habitat than raise them myself. Maybe I'll get back into the hobby a few years down the line, who knows, but for now I think it's best if I take some time away from the hobby completely. Thank you everyone for all the help, kind words, and of course roaches you've provided me with over the years, this forum and everyone on it will always hold a special place in my heart! Goodbye, and keep on roaching! -Tristan
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    Rhino roach died, please help

    Nah, many breeders feed their Macropanesthia a staple diet of dog food, supplemented by the dead leaves, too much protein isn't the issue here. It would have to be one heck of a mold to affect them, most of the grey or white mold growth on food and on enclosure decor isn't harmful to them, unless they are tiny and get tangled up in the strands. If anything moldy leaves and such would add some nutrients to their diet, not kill them. Do you wash your produce and leaves well before offering them to your Macropanesthia? Because there's always a chance of poisoning them via pesticides through unwashed fruits and dead leaves.
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    Rhino roach died, please help

    Hmm, temps seem to be good, I know anything above 82F° has been reported as fatal for this species. Soil seems a bit deep, but they died on the surface so that rules out death by mismolts under loose substrate... Does the cork bark provide them adequate cover? You say you only occasionally feed them protein based foods like fish food? I'd personally up that to a couple times a week, feed them like you would any other roach, just in smaller amounts and make sure they always have leaf litter available as well. Really not sure why those two died so suddenly, nothing in your husbandry sounds particularly harmful. I'd shrug the first death off as a fluke, but two deaths within such a short period of time is definitely not normal for this species... It's quite a head scratcher for sure. The substrate didn't dry out or anything did it?
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    Goodbye for now...

    Thanks man, hopefully I will!
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    Rhino roach died, please help

    How warm are you keeping them? Are they dying up on the surface of the substrate or are they buried when you find them? A full setup description would be helpful.
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    Goodbye for now...

    That is true, and with a collection as big as mine was, it felt like there was always at least one species undergoing a crisis of some sort, so it never felt like I had a real break from troubleshooting. Thanks man, I'll be back I'm sure, so see you around!
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    Goodbye for now...

    Thanks, glad I was able to be of help to you! ☺️ Sorry to hear that, it is quite an awful condition. ? I'm hoping cutting my collection down to 10 species at most will really help me out, I've already gotten rid of most of my invertebrates now and I do feel a lot better already. Haha thanks man, will do! ? (I'm watching season 8 myself, it's been a really good one already IMO! ?). Exactly, I've been getting more excited about buying new species and saying I have them, than I have about actually keeping them. ? Now that I only have a few species left I'm already starting to appreciate them each way more. ?
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    Goodbye for now...

    Thanks man, I hope so too! Yes, this is exactly what happened to me I think, I'm really hoping once I cut my collection down my love for my bugs will be restored, and that I'll appreciate each species more. Thanks, I hope so too! I'm glad I was able to help you in some way, I wish you all the best with your hissers and stick insects! Thanks, hopefully I won't be gone for too long, I'll be back one day!
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    Goodbye for now...

    Hey guys, it's been a little while since I posted here, I have some somber news to share. I have been dealing with some severe anxiety and depression issues for the past few months, and I kinda broke down a couple weeks ago. This hobby has unfortunately been causing me a lot more stress than happiness lately, possibly because I have too many species. It's also taken up almost all of my available time, and has prevented me from participating in any of my other hobbies or spending quality time with my family. So, after some soul-searching, I have decided to all but leave the hobby. I have gotten rid of almost all my invertebrates, and only plan to keep half a dozen species for now, (might even get rid of those though, time will tell). I will also be very minimally active here on the forums, so this is probably the last you will hear of me for a while. I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who's helped me along the way by supplying me with invertebrates, giving me husbandry info and advice, and those who just gave encouraging words. I will forever be grateful to all of you, and this forum in particular will always hold a very special place in my heart! Sincerely, -Tristan
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    Pseudoglomeris (Corydidarum) magnifica

    I hope so too, they are so beautiful! Glad to hear it, hopefully they will continue to do well in your care!
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    Breeding isopods for size?

    Haha I wish, unfortunately the oxygen levels on this planet are way too low to support terrestrial invertebrates that large.
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