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  1. Allpet Roaches

    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.
  4. Allpet Roaches

    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.
  5. Allpet Roaches

    Rhino roach housing

    There aren't a lot of copies but it seems like the ones there are have a uniquely positive impact on the hobby. Glad to hear it.
  6. Allpet Roaches

    Happy Earth Day!

    I didn't wish the earth happy birthday since it is trying to get rid of us.
  7. Allpet Roaches

    Rhino roach housing

    By time I meant it takes less time to feed, water, and clean one enclosure so if you have them separate and don't have the time you might kill one that way in a few years.
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    Rhino roach housing

    I kind of think care info is either true, false, or more complicated than that. I don't think husbandry parameter data can actually be outdated if it worked at one time. I think this one is more complicated. If you have the space and time I think keeping medium to large specimens separately most of the time is great since there is some aggression that may over years stress out and kill weaker animals, however you may keep them all together without any of them dying prematurely (or if one dies at 6 years instead of 8 or 9 instead of 7, how would you know?).
  9. Allpet Roaches

    Darkling Beetle Photo Thread

    I have not noticed cannibalism of healthy larvae within the same species even for the most aggressive one, Eleodes spinipes.
  10. Allpet Roaches

    Cholla (Cactus) Wood?

    It's may be hard to get them out of it without damaging some of them. I like cholla for certain roaches but I think they're more resistant to getting knocked out of cholla with a hard thump since they don't have such a crunchy shell.
  11. Freezing doesn't do much unless you live in the tropics where few creatures can survive a winter. You can dry substrate on a tray but this can take weeks or months to kill every pest. Isopod hunters can survive months unseen inside a silk tube in soil or among plant material. You could buy some substrate from a pet shop or a garden shop.
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    Importing roaches

    It seems highly unlikely you'd get pure blooded hissers from overseas since the only really old stocks from the 1960's are in the US. More importantly you cannot get permits to import them and if you import them without permits you risk fines and imprisonment. We're all about regulations in North America.
  13. Allpet Roaches

    Hi from Colorado

    Glad you're still enjoying your roaches.
  14. Allpet Roaches

    Going rate for Discoid feeders..

    There is no way to gauge price till you see if anyone wants to buy them. Usually culture starts are a dozen for 10 or 12 bucks but in quantity the price goes down drastically. I'm referring to medium nymphs, tiny nymphs might not be saleable. Large nymphs and adults would still be about the same price.
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    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).