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About Gromphcrazy

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    Lawrence, KS
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    Entomology, gardening
  1. Gromphcrazy

    2015 Calendar?

    I'm interested but only have hissers now
  2. Gromphcrazy

    Halloween is coming up.....

    too many legs...sorry its the entomologist in mee!
  3. Gromphcrazy

    M/F ratio for Hissers

    I've always done 2 or 3 females to one male, probably when my colony is overcrowded now.
  4. I thought I was imagining a population increase after feeding romaine, now I'm glad to hear someone else has the same experience.
  5. Organic doesnt mean insecticide free, there are lots of insectcides which are "natural"- sulphur, rotenone, etc.
  6. Gromphcrazy

    My New Male G. portentosa

    Real or fake plants. If real what species?
  7. Organophosphates are being phased out here, but they're cheap and still used worldwide.
  8. Gromphcrazy

    Grom Portentosa Hisser, Is this a morph?

    beautiful roach!
  9. Being an entomologist it shouldn't surprise me that vegetables are having residual pesticides. And most of the produce imported from other countries is probably sprayed withcompounds not used in the U.S. I think Africa still use DDT for malaria control.
  10. I bought a head of romaine lettuce at the supermarket the other day, threw it in with the hissers and had 25 dead the next day. I googled and it seems romaine is high on the vegetables that have pesticide residules. This is the second occurance with romaine in 2 years. I've heard rinsing with water will not remove all contaminates.
  11. Gromphcrazy

    Things roaches in general won't eat:

    My hissers won't touch cucumber or raw potato
  12. Gromphcrazy


    Both...the current colony lives in my office and I also use them for giving insect talks
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    Hello everyone, my name is Greg in Lawrence, KS. Some days it seems the middle of nowhere. Currently working as the State Entomologist for Kansas Dept. of Agriculture. 1. Do you currently raise any roaches? G. portentosa 2. If so, how many? probaly 200-300 3. Do you culture roaches as pets or feeders? pets 4. If feeders, what kinds? 5. Are there any specific roach questions that you would like to ask the community? 6. How did you find our community? google search