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  1. However, the new description includes two different sized wings and wing length is something that varies within many species and is notoriously a poor indicator. If there is not a definitive specific feature a new description is invalid.
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    Little Kenyans

    I decided these would make a good Allpet Roaches' Roach for this IM issue and checked some of my literature (probably all available on the internet not just in abstract) and realized I'm pretty sure what species it is (of course it is not a Pycnoscelus). Yes, I am going to leave you hanging for now.
  3. There is no key and that description does not describe differences from T. petiveriana as is common for a normal new species description. It will be interesting to see how or if this problem is ever addressed.
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    ACS Publication 2 available now.

    Some copies of the first one got printed at the same time.
  5. 1. Dead specimens fade with age. 2. If you could make a new species out of a shade difference in the rear wings you'd have like 50 Arenivaga from the southwest (ha ha).
  6. It is not rare at all. I cropped another two out of that photo and I've seen maybe 50. I've been selecting for it. Some people may say I am both words but it is important you keep the language PG. I'm guessing you know now you were spelling the name wrong.
  7. It is a color form of T. petiveriana and its offspring can look normal. Just like yellow lurida and black hissers, an unusual color form within a colony does not become a new species. I did not think anyone would be confused by the name still petiveriana.If you look at the CSF photo link posted earlier from a specimen holding you will see T. petiveriana have black underwings so you're placing a lot of stock in the wrong feature. I think Peter would be happy to see you named a roach after him.
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    Hello from a newbie!

    Welcome! May your cockroach wishes and caviar dreams come true!
  9. Here's a new one: Therea still petiveriana
  10. Just because the spots are a little different doesn't make it a different type of cow (not necessarily anyway).
  11. I think we all have petiveriana. http://cockroach.speciesfile.org/Common/basic/ShowImage.aspx?TaxonNameID=1178148&ImageID=205983
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    What isopods are native to the U.S?

    Isopods are just one of many things we didn't have. http://www.dailymail...ommon-cold.html I do not condone the political science of the article, it was just a quick example of fauna changes. Research on introduced isopods shows they are harmless and if they weren't it would be way too late to do anything about it anyway.
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    Happy New Year's!

    This new year should bring something cool to the roach world.
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    anyone read A Guide to the Cockroaches of Australia?

    I was disappointed to see the book lists the old Kunkel roach site last updated in 1998 (which I don't think is online anymore) and doesn't mention the AR forum. This could only be a purposeful snub of Americans or the author has never been on the internet.
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    2 year old hisser colony

    I was impressed they got as big as G. lurida. Unfortunately, I thought they'd do better in a larger cage and I've been on the verge of losing them ever since (quite possibly unrelated).
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    2 year old hisser colony

    In the 90s we called them Gyna henrardi
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    2 year old hisser colony

    For more than a decade I kept my Gyna bisannulata in a deli-cup and thought it was just a really tiny species.
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    Greetings from Chicago...

    Welcome! That's an uncommon species to begin one's journey of blattodean fascination.
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    2 year old hisser colony

    Actually when a few dozen lobsters got into a hisser cage they ended up 30-40% bigger than those in the more crowded lobster cage. There were quite a few hissers but the cage had a lot more surface area (10 gallon glass vs. 5 gallon bucket).
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    2 year old hisser colony

    I currently have a 79.6 mm G. portentosa that was reared all by itself with a few millipedes in the cage next to the main colony (it is Perdue giant stock I picked up in 1996 so some have been very big over the years) but they rarely get anywhere near that big in the crowded colony. I am certain it would have been notably smaller in the colony but I wonder very much if it would have been one of my giants or one of my small males.
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    My roach collection!

    Nice to see your G. capucina are doing well! I've been worried that species will disappear.
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    anyone read A Guide to the Cockroaches of Australia?

    I just bought a copy and started reading it. You can read a bit of it online but it might be worth getting a hard copy. It might be the best roach book out there but only because the rest are very short or silly. However, keep in mind you can only find one or two nonpest species in the whole book unless you move to Australia. Remember it is only a guide to Australian roaches.
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    They'd have to be pretty hungry. I suggest sticking with fruit slices and dog food.
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    Unidentified malaysian Blattellidae

    So did you check if the males lack styles and if the hind wing has a narrow front field?
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    Anybody keeping bumpy hissers?

    If inbreeding were the cause we wouldn't have any hissers alive today. Anybody even keep this species presently?