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  1. Allpet Roaches

    Hello from Georgia

    What species do you have?
  2. Allpet Roaches

    Hawai'ian cockroach stowaway

    Looks pretty neat, but you might have to wait till its an adult to figure it out.
  3. Allpet Roaches

    Blaberus giganteus as feeders

    They can do pretty well, just not enough to spare too many.
  4. Allpet Roaches

    Isopods slowly dying off

    What's the ventilation? Do you know what species you have?
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    Isopod Hobby

    I bought a copy of that book and there is NO mention of isopods, not a single word. I wish I hadn't bought it.
  6. The top do all look like craniifer and I don't know if you can tell on the little guys unless you compare a picture of both at that size.
  7. Allpet Roaches

    Isopod Hobby

    I believe the correct answer is located in posts 2 and 3.
  8. Allpet Roaches

    Isopod Hobby

    I think the oldest book with a few paragraphs I have is from 1989. I don't consider someone explaining how to keep isopods in a jar is even remotely evidence of an actual hobby, but I am interested in finding the oldest source I can.
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    Approved Common Names - American Cockroach Society

    That is disappointing, they look like they have the body structure for it.
  10. Allpet Roaches

    Approved Common Names - American Cockroach Society

    Thanks Hisserdude. Wouldn't Lanxoblatta be better off as bark mimic, rough bark doesn't do any justice to it's properties. Pseudoglomeris magnifica = Wouldn't Emerald pillbug roach be more descriptive? Is Thorax in the hobby? improcera means little I thing mega sounds like Megablocks or Megatron and giant is simpler. Comments ? Do you mean 115 for Paraplecta? I identified them to Paraplecta some years back but I forget which species.
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    Approved Common Names - American Cockroach Society

    144. Panchlora sp. "speckled" = Speckled Banana Cockroach The common name list will be open to additions and suggestions for updates. The number and common name generally will not change, but scientific name changes and new species or subspecies can be added as they become established in culture. Suggestions will be incorporated (or not), then deleted. LOOKING FOR UPDATES- post below
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    Isopod Hobby

    Can you provide the name of the book and the author, maybe include a quote from the text?
  13. Allpet Roaches

    Porcellio expansus

    Porcellio expansus has been the most sought after species for a while. They grow very large for a terrestrial isopod (many times the biggest most people see in their back yards) and older males have extremely long uropods. There are two different forms, one where the "skirt" (margin of the pronotum) is light orange and one where the skirt is yellow. Porcellio succinctus looks similar but the skirt is white.
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    Isopod Hobby

    The original post asked when the "isopod hobby" started, not when the first human kept a wild isopod as a pet. I imagine that could have been ten thousand years ago, give or take all of history. There may be centurions alive today who kept an isopod when they were five. I believe I understood the question of the original poster but maybe your answer is the one requested.
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    I Need Help/Advice, Dying Halloween Hissers

    The mites are slightly beneficial but you can remove them with some effort and patience.