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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.
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    Simandoa Conserfariam behaving weird

    The problem with hanging up near the lid is you can smash one on accident during routine care.
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    Rotting wood

    This depends on exactly what you're feeding it to. Many roaches will eat the most rotten parts but cannot eat anything that isn't well decayed.
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    Suggest me a species!

    I'm going to vote for glowspots.
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    Dying hisser. Is there anything else I can do?

    How long had she been an adult? Any reason to think she didn't die of old age?
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    Introducing myself

    Welcome aboard!!
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    Howdy yall!

    I suggest E. chopardi, they usually reproduce much quicker than javanica
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    Specific roach species that tend to smell?

    Some of the gyna colonies smell like sugary flowers.
  10. Thanks to a number of members we now have a pretty cool book on keeping pet cockroaches of the size (coffee table) and quality (hardcover and color pics) these fantastic pets deserve. https://www.amazon.com/Love-Cockroaches-Husbandry-Biology-Blattodea/dp/1616463368 Thanks!!
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    Spirostreptus sp. Hybridization Possibility?

    What is "green fairy tail"? I don't think you'd have much to worry about since the unidentified "Spirostreptus" often available are probably not that closely related and may simply be spirostreptids from a different genus.
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    Simandoa Conserfariam - please help me

    I would guess the females live about 18 months after reaching maturity and the males a little less.
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    Introducing new hissers to an existing colony

    If the males fight it wont matter how long they have to get used to each other first. Usually the fights are harmless.
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    Polyphaga saussurei nymphs moving synchronous

    That is a great species.
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    ID help needed

    Looks more like a discoid, fusca are more elongated.
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    Hey From NY!

    Welcome! Hopefully you can expand out that roach list!
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    Mysterious Blaberus Colosseus Nymph Death

    Sometimes one dies for no reason. If the other one dies then it is something about the current setup.
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    Articles for Invertebrates-Magazine requested

    Any invertebrate topic would probably be good though most articles are species accounts related to husbandry. Normal length is 1200-2000 words. The audience is adult invert enthusiasts. Scientific accounts are great but detailed anecdotes may be just as interesting. Additional photographs or charts are great but not required.
  19. Articles primarily on husbandry for various invertebrates are needed for future issues. Articles on tarantulas, centipedes, and scorpions are especially needed. Share your successes!! Unlike most journals there is no cost to publish and free copies or subscriptions are provided to authors who provide accepted articles. In addition to invertebrate husbandry, articles have included invertebrate biology, venoms, field collecting, enclosure design, etc.
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    Can all members of Therea interbreed?

    It might be a good experiment.
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    Roach Jelly/beatle Jelly for hissers

    It is a great supplementary food but probably would fail miserably if used as the only food. No worries about overfeeding it.
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    Articles for Invertebrates-Magazine requested

    Still looking for articles
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    What is "Therea bernhardti"?

    Both are currently valid species though if synonymized in the future petiveriana would be the only correct name. The difference for the description is the color of the hind wings.
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    Mulberry, grape, fig, hibiscus leaves?

    I use a mix of all sorts of hardwood tree leaves. Hibiscus flowers are decent food for various roaches.