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  1. Allpet Roaches

    forum problems

    Maybe they're hoping you'll write them a PM and they'll get an e-mail so they don't need to check in unless someone posts on their ad. 99.9% of customers send a PM and the ones that post on the ad historically don't come through. If you sent them a PM then I have no answer for you.
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    sp. cubaris

    I started with some normal duckies and a lot of them are blonde but you can't always tell because they are pale until they get big and can look blonde when young even if they aren't.
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    Princisia vanwaerbeki "Big"

    Big was the name of the stock a decade before DoubleD acquired some of them. It was used on some European sites to differentiate them from the other "princisia" lines and I don't think it was a marketing ploy because they all showed up on EU lists around 2000. I still had the black and portentosa look princisia until about five years ago when I finally fed them to some assassins. They were never a fraction as big as a big big was. I lost the big maybe 2006 since they were finicky.
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    Princisia vanwaerbeki "Big"

    The black specimen did not look like a small nymph in that photo. I'm surprised it's the same one here. One thing to consider when you say pure princisia (standard especially) is there were at least 4 different stocks of very different looking "princisia" around 2000 including a smaller solid black and portentosa colored lines. These were all collected from different locales and were all pure at the time. The standard was the one that looked like portentosa except for the pronotum scoop. From your second pictures and comments I'm guessing you're talking about the line called "princisia big"? That is what it was traded as twenty years ago.
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    Princisia vanwaerbeki "Big"

    Sorry but a solid black specimen doesn't seem at all right unless these are the so called "black princisia".
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    Armadillidium hybrids

    If you saw some of these you'd be 100% sure.
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    Armadillidium hybrids

    I put a photo of mate guarding between the two species in the Isopod Zoology book but I thought it was all just in fun at that time.
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    Armadillidium hybrids

    I may be jumping the gun but the spots on some of the partly grown "klugii" look like short stripes (a line instead of a spot). They are only about 4 mm but I don't remember klugii babies looking like that before.
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    Armadillidium hybrids

    Now I was thinking that the only Armadillidium I would feel confident keeping together because they seem so different is A. versicolor and A. klugii. There are some odd looking immatures in the enclosure that may prove that theory wrong.
  11. One thing to remember is if you house adults together for even a few hours you have probably destroyed your lines. Also nymphs can get into the wrong cage and grow up so if something looks off feed it to something before it matures. However, the hybrids have inconsistent color and horn structure among individuals whereas the pure stocks only throw a black or odd specimen on occasion (1% or less). I'm surprised the male in that photo is offspring from this colony since they nearly always have the gold borders. I traded them from someone on this forum a long time ago as Princisia giant but I don't know what they housed them with. My list has explanations: Tiger hissers namesake color, original pure 1996 stockStandard hissers (Gramphodorhina portentosa 1972 pure stock) "Princisia giant" commonly traded stock, adults usually with gold marginsGromphadorhina oblongonota untainted stock
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    Little Sea Isopod by the ocean?

    No, that's even sillier.
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    What's the species?

    Also, I can guarantee both specimens in your photo are females.
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    What's the species?

    It's a cosmopolitan species often traded as dwarf striped; genus Nagurus.
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    Little Sea Isopod by the ocean?

    I think murina means mouse but somebody found the originals in Florida (almost everything there is not too far from the ocean) and originally confused the species name with marina.