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  1. platymeris

    Hello from Washington state.

    Welcome, and cute pigs!
  2. platymeris

    Byrsotria rothi

  3. What initially looked like a dead roach on the enclosure floor turned out to be a nicely intact moult. Here are the pics of a moult left by a penultimate Blaptica dubia male, before becoming a full-fledged mature male:
  4. platymeris

    Byrsotria rothi

    Nice, thanks for sharing! it's interesting that they look quite different, especially the males.
  5. platymeris

    Byrsotria rothi

    Looking forward to it
  6. platymeris

    Byrsotria rothi

    Nice, thanks for sharing! Would you be able to post a comparison pic of the two color forms?
  7. It's an interesting question, I've been wondering about it as well. In some Phasmid (stick insect) species there is evidence that inbreeding by hobbyists has led to stock with reduced vigour eg Extatosoma tiaratum. I don't know if the same has been seen in roaches. Then again, when one considers that captive chinchillas today were supposedly derived from just 12 animals..
  8. platymeris

    Panchlora sp vs nivea

    Thanks! Would appreciate any other advice that anyone has to offer!
  9. platymeris

    Panchlora sp vs nivea

    Hi Blattodea313, thanks for the useful information! Would you say that the Panchlora sp 'giant' take longer to mature and/or breed?
  10. platymeris

    Panchlora sp vs nivea

    Sorry silly mistake, I forgot to add 'giant'! Do Panchlora sp. 'giant' and Panchlora nivea differ much in their maturation and breeding time? There are some threads on lifespan etc, but can't seem to find much information otherwise.
  11. Hi, how long does each species take to mature (am guessing the sp takes slightly longer)? And are there any specific differences with regard to their care/breeding? Would appreciate any information. Thanks!
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  13. platymeris

    Yeah! I was accepted! and Hello from MN

    Welcome to the forum!
  14. platymeris

    Hello from NC!

    Hi Tiff! Thanks what other pets do you have?
  15. platymeris

    Choice of feeder roach

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions! I did consider the Blaberidae sp. 'Kenya' but they may be a little small. They are cute, though! The Blaberus spp are all interesting but might get a little too big for what I'm looking for. As for the O. duesta, was thinking of getting a small colony so the absolute numbers produced wont be so large..