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Landy Tomiln

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About Landy Tomiln

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    Eggcase
  • Birthday 09/01/1993

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Interests
    Agricultural Economics Major. Entomology Minor. Apiarist. Lab assistant at the insectary. Mother of L. subcincta, B.craniifer, and D. paulinoi roachildren.
  1. Landy Tomiln

    Would 200+ Dermestid Beetles Fit in a 5.5gal Tank?

    How about 500+? That was my first inclination as I've ordered all my insects from Peter. He's been very accommodating and I appreciate his degree of communication. I contacted him about the larder beetles that bugsincyberspace is currently selling, but he said, "I don't think they are as ravenous as some other dermestids possibly on the market. You might explore around for the ones you're probably really looking for." I found pretty good deal for what I'm getting on ebay from hobby taxidermists.
  2. I'm going into Taxidermy and I'm starting my first ravenous colony of taxidermist grade dermestid beetles this summer. The adult Dermestid Beetle gets to be almost 1/3 of an inch long. Would 200+ Dermestid Beetles fit in a 5.5gal tank?
  3. Landy Tomiln

    Enclosure Inspiration?

    That substrate sounds phenomenal. I just have coconut fiber down there right now. But I know they would enjoy a higher variety of organic matter.
  4. Penny Joe shed the other day. He's so plump and orange.

  5. Landy Tomiln

    Enclosure Inspiration?

    I love the branch idea. Fun and arboreal.
  6. The smallest of my D. Paulinoi died of handling stupidity today. I'm sorry roach world.

  7. I'm thinking about a mantis... I want a pet that can fly :)

  8. Landy Tomiln

    Enclosure Inspiration?

    Absolutely stunning! Is it like a desk ornament?
  9. Landy Tomiln

    Potential Danger?

    I'm trying to get a feel for the magnitude of foreign species of cockroaches' potential to invade an ecosystem. If a roach owner were to set their captive bred, supposed tropical species free into the wilderness of Colorado, what is the level of potential danger? What would happen?
  10. Landy Tomiln

    Styrofoam Egg Cartons?

    That sounds agreeable. I just needed a second opinion. Thank you!
  11. I obtained a job at the Insectary :)

  12. All my roaches arrived in the mail!

  13. Landy Tomiln

    How Big Do These Species Get?

    The larger container is a half gallon bigger. It looks like I could manage to keep the L. subcincta in one of the smaller containers, but adding more substrate. And the D. paulinoi would fit in the other container of the same size. And if B. craniifer are getting to be as big as 60mm, perhaps they should go into the larger container?
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    Styrofoam Egg Cartons?

    I just purchased 7, 18-count styrofoam egg cartons to use in my roach enclosures, thinking they were pulp. But when the bid ended and after I paid, I realized the miscommunication. And there's no returning something as measly as an egg carton. Would including a styrofoam egg carton in a cockroach enclosure compromise the health of my babies?
  15. How big do these species get? I have three enclosures, two smaller and one larger. The amount of roaches per species is listed next to each. L. subcincta (2) B. craniifer (2) D. paulinoi (4) The obvious arrangement would be to keep the four ornate velvets in the bigger container. More roaches = more space, right? But I'm also considering keeping the glow spots in the bigger container, including more substrate for them to burrow around in. But only if the ornate velvet adults are approx. less than 1" in their sexually mature state, where four roaches of this size could remain cozy in a close-fitting space What do you think?
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