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  1. 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.
  10. 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.
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    Are these things suitable for an enclosure?

    I'm sure they're fine as a small part of the diet.
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    Are these things suitable for an enclosure?

    And this is where I digress... walnuts contain copper and if eaten as the only food for long enough might be harmful in the same way too much iron can be harmful to humans.
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    Cubaris questions

    The C. murina stock were collected in Florida. They do fine at room temperature and with mostly closed containment (they don't require ventilation levels some species need).
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    Are these things suitable for an enclosure?

    I think as decoration they'd be relatively safe since your pets are unlikely to eat a naturally occuring seed/nut/pod that is harmful to them.
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    Chrysomelid larvae

    Chrysomelids are almost never kept. I've only seen larvae of a few different species a few times in my life. These are from the biggest species in my area (1/2"). This is a '"common" species but I'm not certain I've ever seen the larvae before except in photos. Last time I found some chrysomelid larvae was about ten years ago. They were on a small cottonwood or aspen tree and I went back to grab some the next day, but something had eaten them.
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    Are these bad?

    Did you figure out what these came from? Does seem like something leftover from a food item.
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    Powdery Blues vs. Zebras?

    They can coexist for years in the same culture container but the pruinosus tend to breed much faster.
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    Forum Downtime

    sorry to hear you had a collecting trip to remember.
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    Forum Downtime

    Thanks!
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