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    Rhinoceros babies early

    That's a difficult one to answer. Males were taken out a few months back so they wouldn't eat the babies but how does one ascertain the mating time to determine the exact gestation? I'd say normal gestation on these is six to nine months. I don't take them for babies any more.
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    id needed beetle larvae

    I will guess Osmoderma
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    Adult Hissers Molting?

    That looks like the common bloating bacterial infection. I don't see any sign of a new exoskeleton.
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    Adult Hissers Molting?

    Any scientific documentation on this or just internet rumors?
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    Adult Hissers Molting?

    Adults molting due to "genetic issues" sounds like science fiction, just because somebody says it doesn't make it true. I hope your animals do better but if we blame husbandry issues on science fiction it makes it hard to find the real answers. Your roaches' problems likely relate to moisture, ventilation, temperature, or food.
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    eaten wings on my dubia

    Sometimes they just seem to get a taste for it.
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    Need some cockroach photos

    Can you send it in a PM?
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    Need some cockroach photos

    Sounds great. What country are your cognata from?
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    Need some cockroach photos

    Paratropes would be nice. I have some P. nigra nymphs too but mine are months away from becoming adults.
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    Need some cockroach photos

    No, I don't think they look much different from other Byrsotria nymphs?
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    Need some cockroach photos

    Yes. A number of these are things I thought I had pictures of (and might on some file somewhere) but others like Paratropes and E. pacifica I've never seen in person.
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    Need some cockroach photos

    Can you put them in a private message? I would only like one or two photos of each species and generally something around 500k to 1MB (you can open most 7MB photos in paint and hit the save button and they shrink dramatically in space but look exactly the same. This is because the extra pixels you lose are smaller than print or monitor resolution and add nothing to the clarity or focus of the image). I'm looking for adults mostly, something that shows how the animal looks but possibly among plants or sand or something natural looking (I have too many photos with paper towel, plastic or glass containers, fingers, etc.). I am looking to borrow the photo for the text (you retain all rights and copyright) and your name would go in the photo description as copyright holder. I do not expect this text to sell as many copies as the original handbook once did, which was still minuscule in print terms. If I'm lucky maybe a hundred copies in the first year. It's a labor of love but I think it will be very neat.
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    Need some cockroach photos

    I'm looking for adult photos or nymphs and adults. Some of these I only have really old, low quality photos or only nymphs.
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    New cockroach book

    Thanks. The reason I thought it would be better is someone could buy one and wait six months to buy the next if they didn't have the money or just get one since they wouldn't need to have both. Two hardcovers with different covers might look nicer on the shelf (sort of like the way one of the beetle breeding books was split up). It will probably just be one though.
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    Where to get dead exotic roaches

    I didn't see much on ebay (a few fossils, common lucite blocks, and one neat Rhabdoblatta from Malaysia). Did you find something better? I would like to buy a Megaloblatta specimen. I saw some in lucite 20 years ago but have no idea where to get them now.
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    Liquid from grapevine beetle

    If it is coming out of the rear it's fine.
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    Blacklight- Safe for Cockroaches?

    It would be neat to do with Lucihormetica or certain Blaberus that fluoresce weakly (only hisser eyes glow under black light and very deep green). I don't think it would hurt the roaches but hissers don't fluoresce so it would seem to be a pointless and silly display of invisible animals and glowing plastic plants.
  18. Both are unsubstantiated, but very old, rumors.
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    ACS Publication 2 available now.

    American Cockroach Society Special Publication 2 Anthology by cockroach enthusiasts including Flower cockroach reproduction, Blaptica dubia, Archimandrita, Therea as feeders, symbiotic mites, Extinct Cave Cockroaches and bat guano, and an Australian book review. Authors: Emanuelsen, McMonigle, Nielsen, Olsen, and Zha. $7.99 plus $1.49 shipping and handling. $4.00 shipping outside of US. US Dollars only.
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    Beetle nymphs or parasite?

    I have not seen a living Geotrupidae, earth boring beetle. How big was he?
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    Sex ratios needed to maintain a colony

    I'll yank almost every male if I have something to feed them to.
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    Can Therea hybridize?

    i would be surprised (mildly) if the different Therea did not breed readily together.
  23. I've never kept this species and was curious if there was anything unique about their husbandry. Also, looking for a few good pics.
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    Corydidarum pygmaea survival rates?

    The males live a month and mature faster so you'd have to buy a baby male and half grown female. You'd be far better off ordering an adult female and hoping she has babies (they are fertile a good year after mating). They usually have a good survival rate for an experienced keeper.
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    I'm going to move this over to the introductions section, hopefully you can all find it.