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Hisserdude

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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

    Herniated incubation bag

    That's good, hopefully you get some offspring from them soon!
  2. Hisserdude

    Mold on cork bark?

    Yeah, most people just find them in their enclosures one day lol! I'd definitely add them to your roach enclosures, as they don't stress them out at all, and help keep things a bit cleaner.
  3. Hisserdude

    Herniated incubation bag

    Well good luck, hopefully she recovers, do you have other females?
  4. Hisserdude

    Which species?

    Yeah, definitely doesn't hurt to add leaves, as they may need at least a small amount in their diets, but all of my Corydiids' favorite foods have been dog food/chick feed.
  5. Hisserdude

    Which species?

    Actually it appears that a protein based food like dog food is even more important to their diet than decaying leaves, and they certainly grow faster with it in their diet... Heck according to @Cariblatta lutea dead leaves may not even be neccesary in their diet! So I definitely wouldn't say you can chuck them in with some dead leaves and expect them to survive or grow well with little to no supplemental foods...
  6. Hisserdude

    Herniated incubation bag

    Looks like she's had a prolapse, one this bad is normally fatal, even if not she certainly won't reproduce again... Anything you could do would probably make it worse, honestly it might just be best to euthanize her...
  7. Hisserdude

    Anisolampra panfilovi

    Odd, but yeah just keep them very humid and warm, with lots of bark and leaf litter, feed them lots of fruits, and they will probably breed pretty well... Don't try to keep them in a "semi-aquatic" enclosure!
  8. Hisserdude

    Mold on cork bark?

    Not sure exactly where one would buy them, Kyle at Roachcrossing used to sell them... Most people end up getting small silver springtails in their enclosures at some point, (they usually come in with unsterlized media, or as hitchhikers in the mail with new inverts), they are pretty dang tiny, and thus don't bother roaches, but do help a bit with keeping mold growth down.
  9. Hisserdude

    Salutations from the 51st US State: Confusion

    Ah OK, yeah they don't really care about most average Blatticulturists keeping exotic roaches, especially since the majority of them don't pose much of a threat to agriculture or of becoming household pests, but since you're applying for permits on Phasmids and exotic scarabs, they're gonna be monitoring ALL your pet inverts pretty strictly... Still feel like they probably wouldn't bust your chops over most of the species that have been firmly established in the US hobby for years even without permits, like all the Blaberus species, Gromphadorhina, Eublaberus, Therea, Gyna, etc., but some of the newer stuff like Pseudoglomeris magnifica, Archiblatta hoeveni, Hemithyrsocera spp., etc. MIGHT draw some reprimands...
  10. Hisserdude

    What do you use for substrate?

    Yeah those could make a good addition to the substrate, the leaves especially, the wood may not be too helpful unless it's been rotted a bit.
  11. Hisserdude

    Mold on cork bark?

    Depends on the springtail species, if you could just get some small silver ones, that'd be great, those never bother ANY roaches...
  12. Hisserdude

    Mold on cork bark?

    Yeah this normally happens to sterilized media, give a few days to a week, it should disappear, especially if any springtails are already present in the enclosure.
  13. Hisserdude

    What do you use for substrate?

    I mainly use coconut fiber, but I'll mix in dead leaves, rotten wood, and some Zilla "Jungle Mix" from time to time for certain species.
  14. Hisserdude

    Help picking species to keep

    Pseudoglomeris magnifica (formerly Corydidarum) fit your criteria pretty well, as I don't think the males are especially flighty. They are diurnal, beautiful, relatively easy to care for, however they do require temps above 75F° to breed normally. The three Therea species also fit your needs pretty well, and are much more easily obtainable.
  15. Hisserdude

    Which species?

    Therea olegrandjeani is a nice beginner species, very cute and a nice step up in difficulty from hissers, (but not difficult by any means). Polyphaga saussurei is another favorite of mine, pretty simple to care for and cute, albeit a bit pricey.
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