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  1. pierre72

    Red runner extreme die off

    Sorry I don't know. The only kind I've kept in recent years are German and there were too many to monitor activity like that. Best of luck with your survivors.
  2. i've seen that Mantisfan and Hisserdude both keep losing members of a particular colony, especially Mantisfan from 280 down to 50.  I don't know if this is the right thing to do for them, but when I have dying bugs that I want to save I try to wash them down with a warm wet cloth.  In case they were sprayed I'm hoping it will get the insecticide off.  I also tried it on a German who I let freeze to death hoping I would warm her up, but not.  I know it sounds lame, but hoping I can be of help.  

  3. pierre72

    Red runner extreme die off

    Sorry to hear about this friend. Are there any left in the colony?
  4. pierre72

    housing germans

    Well thanks. Anyway, those sound self-made. But someone here on the forum new of some escape-proof containers that Walmart sells. Plastic I believe. Unfortunately, it was many months ago and don't remember who. Maybe at was Razias but he lives in France I'm pretty sure. Hopefully, the person will see this.
  5. pierre72

    housing germans

    A few months ago, someone on the forum mentioned some crates they have at Walmart that would be better for housing the roaches than tanks. Can anyone think of what these would be?
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    housing germans

    I have German. You think the holes would be tiny enough for the nymphs not to get through?
  7. They are really pretty especially the one on your finger. What's is meant by cultivating?
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    Do cockroaches have hunting behavior?

    Correct. That's one reason roaches are so appealing to me is that at least with the common species, they aren't bloodthirsty like spiders. Of course, I'm not a scientist. Just a sentimental insect/animal lover.
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    Do cockroaches have hunting behavior?

    As far as I can see, roaches aren't hunters. I believe as with rodents, roaches eat other insects when no other food is available or just when they encounter them randomly. They are primarily scavengers.
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    My dubias aren't breeding (help!)

    Can those 5 liter shoe boxes keep Germans in that you know?
  11. pierre72

    My dubias aren't breeding (help!)

    sorry to hear about your first colony. I've had that happen first with Madagascans. Couldn't get them to eat and had trouble keeping them warm. Then several times I tried keeping crickets and each time they all died even though I tried to give them a good amount of water plus provided soil for their eggs. Though insects can be the least demanding of pets, they can be the most tricky to care for since so little knowledge/help is available.
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    My dubias aren't breeding (help!)

    Congradulations! By the way, I've read somewhere that cucumber peel is a roach repellent. Do you peel it first before giving it to them?
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    somewhat different topic

    This topic is somewhat unrelated to roaches, but I have a real problem that I know you'll all understand. I have two pet mice who I was told were both girls. But they had two litters of babies. My vet obviously can't tell the difference or the second litter wouldn't have come. Anyway, I need to find good homes for several of them. Please no feeders!! They're to precious for that. Let's see. I have two gray and one brown up for adoption now. The second litter will be old enough in about 2 weeks. The second are really dazzeling with multicolors. So are any of you interested in having one as a pet? Or anyone else you know? Again, no feeders. Thank you.
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    somewhat different topic

    We will see. There is a local girl who took two of the older ones Sunday. I'll see how many she wants from the second litter once they're old enough. There's about 12 in the batch. Oh, and thanks for the offer.
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    somewhat different topic

    Thanks for the compliment and all Tom. I'm hoping people members who live in New York or surrounding states like Penn, Jersey, or NNew England will see this and be interested. Your information is helpful too. My sister was suggesting I ask the vet for a refund.
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    somewhat different topic

    That's true, but I've asked every person imaginable for over a month. Plus pet shops are pretty full of them and would probably use them for feeders or sell them to people who would. If I can find a humane, legal way to ship them would you want one?
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    somewhat different topic

    Well, I'm not sure but the pet shop I got them from gets them from Ohio somehow. I probably wouldn't charge. My pay is knowing they would be well cared for. How many would you want?
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    Feeding Germans

    I've been feeding my Germans tropical fish flakes. A pet shop boy recommended them for crickets that they had all the nutrition they need. Since crickets and roaches are similar, I've fed the flakes not only to the Germans but also to Discoid and they've both done well with them. This time, I picked up Gold fish flakes by mistake. They should have similar nutrients shouldn't they?
  19. Ive never heard of that species, sorry. But best of luck!
  20. pierre72

    Feeding Germans

    Any animal needs water. I give my roaches Fluker's Cricket Quencher gell. It doesn't dehydrate nearly as fast as when wetting cotton balls or whatever. Also safer for them than a water dish.
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    Feeding Germans

    thank you.
  22. I also prefer roaches way over bees for their gentle nature as you do. I love all species whether indigenous or exotic. Their color varieties and wavy antennae are another factor. Sounds like you really care about them and I'm impressed. I hope they live long for you as well.
  23. The one at the top is beautiful. Tiger Hisser correct? The 2nd and 3rd I'm sure are Madagascans. The fourth is cute with the orange, like a dog putting its paws up. The 5th and 6th are Deaths Head, right?
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    Air Tight Containers?

    Sounds like you didn't loose any of them, thank God. Do you think the mesh would keep my German nymphs in?
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    "Pretty" or "Cute" Cockroaches

    I think Discoid are really pretty, but almost all roaches are beautiful to me. Maybe try to get some of the really colorful kind. The Harlequin roach with yellow and black stripes. Green species like Cuban and Banana. There are blue species also but I'm not sure of the names. Our site leaders Orin and Zepher should be able to help. I've written some literature advocating for roaches. I stress what makes them pretty, their usually gentle nature, and potential uses they have. If you like, I'll mail to you so you can influence her with it.
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