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  1. Allpet Roaches

    Porcellio magnificus

    I have not witnessed cannibalism of living specimens and I have had hundreds of mid-size to adult specimens in one tiny shoebox. It is a rather touchy species on the humidity and ventilation and it took me some years to get a hang of it. Both solid and screen lid attempts proved extremely harmful over a long period but seemed to work okay the first half a year. I think it is as much the cage design as the level of care and you have to water a small amount every day or two depending on how fast the substrate dries (during certain times of year the humidity can be high and watering is not needed for weeks).
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    L. verrucosa coloration

    Sometimes the females look like they have glow organs but these are markings, not organs. A male without them is highly improbable but like big foot it can only be proven by its evidence.
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    Rhino roach died, please help

    They were pleco wafers, it didn't wipe out the whole colony but killed off 95% of "St. Lucia", "peach", and corcyraeum. The colonies did eventually recover. The pellets that caused molting deformities on flamelegs were half green/half brown cichlid algae food. They didn't cause the same problem with Narceus or giant blues but produced the same deformities and post-molt deaths on young AGBs.
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    Porcellio magnificus

    I like the big Porcellio the most. Many of the Cubaris are nice/neat but I don't understand how little differences in color on relatively small pills that don't look horribly different from Armadillidium (which are bigger and come in brighter colors) are selling for $40-50 for one tiny specimen. Good thing about Cubaris is so far they seem to all be very easy so in a few years it's hard do believe they all won't be down to $10 a dozen.
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    There are a lot of different opinions on care on the internet and most things can accept a wide range of parameters so it is tough to argue that one person's advice is really good or bad except that most people who give advice don't have any real experience because most old-timers burn out on the same questions over time. My answer is cuttlebone or chalk, but of course you can keep almost any species for decades without supplemental sources simply because standard food sources have more calcium content than the isopods require.
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    Ergaula: capucina or pilosa?

    I would guess capucina.
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    Gromphadorhina oblongonota

    Those look like a mix of Gromphadorhina portentosa and one of the "princisia," I don't see any G. oblongonota features. I think you can only destroy a pure stock by mixing other things in but usually people who have these hybrids bought them as something else.
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    Are sweetgum and magnolia pods safe for roaches?

    What's the point of them, decoration?
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    forum problems

    The entire forum was down for a little bit. Is it still not working?
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    Rhino roach died, please help

    I know you can feed roaches certain things that kill them. Try feeding slightly spoiled coconut to hissers. I remember feeding algae wafer fish food to some isopods that killed huge numbers. Certain fish pellets seem to make millipedes grow better and then they die while molting. These cases are rare and I usually would blame it on the food last, but I'll guess it was the fish flakes.
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    Keeping Panesthia...

    I know sometimes when colonies are doing good for a long time you can forget to give them the same level of care and they fade away.
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    thoughts on lack of roach "merch"

    American Cockroach Society Wear I'm surprised this still works, it hasn't been updated in nine years.
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    Porcellio magnificus

    Of course almost every new isopod is the "biggest" but this is the longest species according to species literature (documented at 3.2 cm body length). The male has long uropods and tends to be longer than the female.
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    help! Is hisser molting or pregnant?

    Successful molts take minutes, not hour or days.
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    Are lotus pods safe for roaches?

    Lotus pods will be fine unless they have pesticide on them.