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    Rhino roaches

    According to Orin's "For The Love Of Cockroaches", they molt a total of nine times.
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    New roach owner saying hello

    Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy it here!
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    Dying hisser. Is there anything else I can do?

    So sorry to hear that, occasionally individuals in a colony will just die off for no reason at all, just flukes. It's also possible she could have been poisoned by pesticides or bad food, but then that would have likely affected the rest of your hissers as well... Whatever the cause of death was, it looks like you did all that you could, and I'm sorry for your loss, may she rest in peace.
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    Invertebrate Dude Caresheets

    Just FYI, I've created a new blog dedicated to caresheets, specifically for invertebrates that I've successfully bred myself. This includes a few of the more obscure invertebrates out there, and of course, plenty of cockroaches! Stay tuned for new caresheets posted periodically! Invertebrate Dude Caresheets
  5. I totally agree, I have no problems with hybrids so long as people label them as such, it's only a problem when people start selling hybrids as pure stock...
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    Pseudoglomeris (Corydidarum) magnifica

    They're already here, and doing quite well for several breeders.
  7. It basically comes down to coloration, most "purebred" stocks have pretty consistent and easily recognizable coloration, whereas hybrids are a lot more variable, and most fade to dark brown or black after a few generations. That's why I highly advise against keeping different Gromphadorhina together, as even hybrids of the prettiest species end up looking rather dark after a few generations... But whatever, so long as hybrids are labeled and such and not sold as pure-breds, that's fine by me. Yours are quite pretty, hope they do well for you!
  8. I don't know of any purebred hisser stocks that are black like that, besides possibly the G.grandidieri "Black" stock being bred in the US. Looks like yours are a mix of portentosa and oblogonata based on the overall dark coloration and white spots.
  9. Those are definitely hybrids, no pure MHC stock currently in captivity looks like that male, (unless your pet shop is importing hissers directly from Madagascar).
  10. Periplaneta americana colonies always have a certain, "roachy" smell to them, can be pretty strong in larger colonies.
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    Malaysian roach ID

    I realize this is an incredibly old thread, but for the record this looks like true Hemithyrsocera histrio, or something close, definitely that genus though.
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    Phasmids kept bioactively???

    No problem, happy to help!
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    Phasmids kept bioactively???

    Well good luck man, hopefully those giant Panchlora will start exploding for you soon! Perhaps just try offering less leaf litter, I don't think Panchlora nymphs absolutely need it, but most isopods breed much less without them.
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    Cincinnati Zoo first to breed BDFB

    And uhhhhhh I think @Allpet Roaches did it first LOL... Albeit in smaller numbers.
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    Cincinnati Zoo first to breed BDFB

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    Phasmids kept bioactively???

    Well hopefully that's the case, maybe come Spring they'll start growing and breeding faster for you! I'd just be sure to keep the isopod population in your Panchlora cage relatively small, as not only are they not needed in a Panchlora enclosure, but over time they may cause some harm to them.
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    I found this in the bin

    Good luck, hopefully that'll work well to kill the stuff!
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    What’s new in the invert world?

    Definitely Tenebrio obscurus, the adults have a more matte coloration, and the adults male's front legs are truly impressive, (well, in some individuals). The larvae are also typically dark, but oddly enough I've seen lighter colored larvae pop up in my old colony that looked like those of T.molitor, and I've seen really dark larvae pop up in my T.molitor colony that looked like obscurus! Oddly enough this was not a result of cross contamination, just rare color variation that had no effect on the resulting adults, which looked rather normal for both species. I'm pretty sure hybridization between these two is impossible, as both are common grain pests across the world and certainly have had their ranges overlap by now, yet there have been no reported hybrids or anything like that. Kind of the same situation as Armadillidium vulgare and nasatum, if you will.
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    I found this in the bin

    Yeah ironically isopods won't eat this stuff, pretty sure it's slightly poisonous, so while they probably won't die from it they surely won't eat it. Freezing might not kill all the spores, sticking moist substrate in the microwave for 2-3 minutes should kill everything though.
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    Phasmids kept bioactively???

    Hmm, those Panchlora should be pretty fast growing and breeding, they typically only breed slowly when stressed out IME... Panchlora is a very fragile genus, and I'd never recommend any cleaner crews for them besides springtails. Gyna lurida take a while to build up in numbers in my experience, despite having huge litters, and E.javanica can both be picky about breeding conditions, and be slow breeding even in a good setup, so I don't think the isopods are the main contributors to their slow colony growth, (depends on just how many are in there though, what species of isopod, etc...).
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    Phasmids kept bioactively???

    Good idea, and technically you could just move all the roaches to an isopod free enclosure, if you wanted them gone completely. You might just have some slow breeding roaches though, many live bearers are!
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    Phasmids kept bioactively???

    Could be that the isopods are competing with your roaches for food, causing slower growth and breeding, possibly eating ooths, etc., could also just be that you are working with slow growing roaches though. I'd keep an eye on those colonies, and closely monitor the isopod to roach ratio...
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    Perisphaerinae Revision Song

    Hah thanks, I really appreciate the compliments! Yeah I thought it'd be an interesting way to teach people about the revision, let's see if it works. πŸ˜› Lol I've actually had a couple requests for new songs, one about molting individuals vs albinos, and one about the history of the Perisphaerinae taxonomy! πŸ˜‚ I was really planning on this being a one-off sort of deal, but who knows, maybe I'll write more songs in the future! (now if only I could write my own music...) Thanks again for the kind words!
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    Perisphaerinae Revision Song

    Yeah... I wrote a song lol! πŸ˜› It's a comedic song about the Perisphaerinae revision that came out this year, directed towards people who still use the old names, (even when many of them have been informed of the changes). Watch it here Just to be clear, I'm not actually trying to insult or hate on anyone for using the old names, just trying to inform people in a (hopefully) funny way.
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    Phasmids kept bioactively???

    Yeah, springtails are definitely the safest, everything else can be pretty iffy. Isopods will stress out and outcompete some roach species, so definitely keep an eye on any roach colonies with isopods in them too!