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    Bantua sp. "Namibia"

    At least five babies were born a few days ago, (the 10th to be exact), apparently smaller brood sizes of half a dozen are normal for the females' first litters, their subsequent litters are normally in the 10-15 range, (this based off data collected from four other breeders of this species). Fingers crossed more litters are on their way! šŸ¤žšŸ˜
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    Bantua sp. "Namibia"

    Finally got some of these beauties, one of the first to keep them in the US, fingers crossed they'll breed for me! Here are some pictures of a couple nymphs!
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    Help!

    Hisser adults can live for two to three years, but the longest lived ones are individuals that are not breeding and have plenty of space. Overcrowded, breeding adults are lucky to live half as long.
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    Happy New Year!

    True, but I think in terms of species that have seen long term success in captivity, we're catching up. Yeah there's certainly good people in both those hobbies, it's just hard to find them at times among the throngs of greedy vendors, stubborn groupies and jerks that "popularity" of a hobby and it's more prominent members can bring with it... šŸ˜…
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    Bantua sp. "Namibia"

    The offspring from that first, small litter have started maturing, took them only about 3 months and a week... Here's one of the new adult females:
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    Happy New Year!

    Yeah, I don't know quite how it exploded in the way that it did, but boy did that community become greedy and toxic fast, (like the T hobby). More good blatticulturists would always be nice, if we could get the hobby as big here as it is in Europe, that'd be fine by me... Anyways, something tells me 2020 is gonna be a good year for the hobby in terms of new additions! šŸ˜‰
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    Happy New Year!

    I retract my belated Happy New Year's wishes for you... šŸ˜‚ Species, yes, people, meeeeh... A couple more keepers here and there wouldn't hurt, don't love what happened to the isopod community when it's members started numbering in the several hundreds... now thousands...
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    Darkling Beetle Photo Thread

    Yeah that's a possibility too, all depends on what species you have basically... šŸ˜…
  9. This thread is for pictures of Tenebrionids, aka darkling beetles. Feel free to post pics of your ones as well! Eusattus muricatus: These guys are really cool, I am keeping them in a medium sized container filled with sand and coconut fiber, and they are eating dead leaves, dog food, and carrots. They are laying eggs, which are way bigger than any darkling beetles I have ever seen, so it's only a matter of time before I see any larva! They also do this coo thing where they bang their bodies up and down really fast on dead leaves or rocks and make a vibrating sound, like the "tok tokkies" darkling beetles of Africa. I assume they do it to attract mates.
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    Happy New Year!

    A bit late, but Happy New Year to you all as well!
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    Darkling Beetle Photo Thread

    Yeah I've done that a couple times, kinda annoying but thankfully not a huge problem, especially since Eleodes found in the same ranges as each other generally can't hybridize... šŸ˜… Just gonna have a big batch of mystery larvae until they start maturing... šŸ˜‚ Basically sounds like my typical Eleodes setups, they really aren't that demanding, some species like more or less sand in their substrate than others, but other than that pretty easy. Got any pics of yours? If you haven't gotten an ID already I can try and help! šŸ˜
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    green banana roaches

    Nah, day/night cycles really don't seem to be a necessity for most roaches, possible exceptions include Polyzosteria, Megazosteria, and other genera in the Polyzosteriinae subfamily... But that's about it.
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    Virgin Red runner observation.

    Yeah in my experience roaches certainly live longer when they aren't breeding, both males and females...
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    What would you find?

    Pilema sp. females and nymphs in their burrows, hands down, my most wanted invertebrate... šŸ˜
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    What would you find?

    In terms of species that I could find under things, I'd have to say either "Quadrihormetica" onorei, Melyroidea magnifica, or some Zuluia...
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    Iā€™m back

    Yeah pretty much my mentality TBH, and right now Blattodea seem to be pretty low on their list of priorities, (thanks isopod hobby! šŸ˜). Nice, that's awesome, roaches really do make great feeders for a wide array of animals! šŸ˜„ Photos either need to be really small to upload here directly, or posted somewhere else online, where you can copy the photo URL and paste it here...
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    Iā€™m back

    Well to be fair it's been technically illegal to keep the majority of exotic roaches in the hobby since before @Matttoadman entered the hobby, so it's not necessarily a new development, just more people know about it now... I saw SpaceX and was like "wait a minute... šŸ¤”"... šŸ˜‚
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    Iā€™m back

    Yikes, that's a bummer...
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    Iā€™m back

    Corydidarum is now a synonym of Pseudoglomeris, (but C.pygmaea are now Perisphaerus pygmaeus), Pseudoglomeris magnifica are firmly established in the hobby worldwide, Archiblatta hoeveni have made a comeback in culture, but very few people are breeding them successfully, @Bmaines96 is like the new Roachcrossing now, (but he's way more active on Facebook than here), and I'm back in the hobby after taking a bit of a break...
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    Iā€™m back

    EDIT: Only now do I realize much of what's in your comment are jokes... šŸ˜‚
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    Strange Deformation on Hisser Nymph?

    Yeah inbreeding roaches has almost NEVER been an actual problem, unless people don't cull off their deformities, even then some of those aren't even genetic and thus can't be passed on. Many of the species in the hobby now were originally started from only one or two wild pairs for example, including some of our oldest stocks...
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    Bantua sp. "Namibia"

    My first clutch of six nymphs are all growing very well, they are all half grown already!!! Here's some pics of them:
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    L. verrucosa stuck in shed

    Sorry to hear that, mismolts like this can happen occasionally even if care is optimal, just an unfortunate part of the hobby... šŸ˜• I hope you other individuals make it to adulthood successfully!
  24. Congrats on the mating! The deformation could be just a random genetic fluke, or the enclosure could have been a tad too dry, she may have been disturbed or jostled around while molting, not enough nutrition, etc., it can be hard to pinpoint the cause of such deformities sometimes... In any case it shouldn't affect her health at all, and she should be good to breed too!
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    Red runner extreme die off

    @mantisfan101 I'd say there was probably something very wrong with them on arrival, perhaps due to them being crammed in such a small container... I'd set them up on an inch or so of coconut fiber kept pretty humid, with lots and lots of eggcrates to hide in, and a LOT of heat and ventilation, (that heat lamp should be fine), if any of them survive what is probably just severe shipping stress, then they should do well in such a setup.
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