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    Just more hissers...

    Three weird pics for now. More to come Hamlet has a keyboard. Gertrude has a Chris (Christina MacKenzie from Gundam 0080 that is ) An old one... I think someone did this on America's Next Top Model. Laertes didn't seem to mind
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    Cat food question

    I've kept hissers for 7 years and have always fed them cat food (amongst other things) since we also have cats. They seem to like it (though not as much as carrots and veggies) and it hasn't seemed to harm them.
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    Things roaches in general won't eat:

    My hissers aren't too crazy about grapes for some reason. Never have been. It's weird since I hear other people's hissers love grapes and I make sure to halve them and everything. Same with bananas. They just sit around and attract gnats
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    Are they in captivity?

    Wow, what a pretty roach! Does anyone know anything about their size, lifespan, breeding habits, etc?
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    Ophelia-a felt hissy!

    Made this for the daughter/sister of two of my friends for Christmas. I plan to make another (a male) for the girl's brother. I named the plush "Ophelia" after one of my real female hissers. Of course, her future owner can name her whatever she wants! I added bows and eyelashes to give her character... and so she's not scary
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    Help! My Hisser Nymphs are dying!

    I've heard that, but it didn't seem to hurt them, at least not until a year after I put it in.
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    Help! My Hisser Nymphs are dying!

    I've been putting off on asking this here long enough. Last fall I started noticing small-medium sized nymphs dead under the pine bark I had in the unnamed tank. Then I started finding them in all other places, even after I took the bark out recently. Today I found a decent sized nymph dead in my other tank, along with even more dead ones in the unnamed tank. What's weird is I had the bark in for about a year before anything unusual started happening. And for the most part whatever's killing them has mainly killed small-medium nymphs in the unnamed tank (which is closer to the window). When I find them they are perfectly intact, sometimes they're even still a bit twitchy. Could it be some kind of toxic mold? Or nematodes? Maybe it's just a bit too chilly? I feel guilty I haven't asked here sooner. I've lost at least 50 nymphs so far and I feel like maybe it's something I might have done I need to pay more attention to them....
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    Help! My Hisser Nymphs are dying!

    Okay, I've been watering them a bit more than I used to and so far, I've only found one dead (on a day I was away too). I hope it was just humidity, seems like that was it so far.
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    Help! My Hisser Nymphs are dying!

    Hmmm, I mist at least once a day. Then again, winter is pretty dry. How many times should I mist them to keep them healthy? I am going to change the substrate soon too.
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    Selling excess feeders to local shops?

    Hmm, I wonder if you can also give feeders to local reptile shelters/rescues? My hissers aren't feeders, but I'm sure some of you all might be interested in doing a good deed.
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    Ophelia-a felt hissy!

    Made another one for drasar! Note the baby
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    Tis the season to carve pumpkins!

    Gave mine some pumpkin! They loved it! Ad for the nerd thing, I've been in love with an anime character for seven years. I dunno if it can get much worse than that.
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    Lucihormetica species

    Awww, these are adorable roaches! Very nice colors too!
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    Unexplained deaths

    I looked in my unnamed tank of hissers tonight and found a young female dead! This has happened to me once before, but that was at least 6 months ago. I know for a fact they were both young, because I got them as nymphs about a year ago. They were adults when they died, and had food and water available so I'm a bit worried now. Any idea what's happening? Or are occasional, unexplained deaths normal in fairly sizable colonies?
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    Picture Therea petiveriana

    Awww, this species is adorable! I wish I had room to get a few...
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    Cockroach Flashcard Idea

    I know I need something like this. I'm ashamed of how unfamiliar I am with most species' names.
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    An atrocity to all hobbyists...

    I seriously am about ready to cry after seeing that thread. Unfortunately, I don't know how much can be done legally given that she wasn't a "cute and furry" animal like a cat or dog (from what I've seen the law tends to turn a blind eye to things with no fur and legs, hence why atrocities such as Roundups are allowed to happen). As for the monsters that did this, all we can hope for is that they get their just deserts in the biggest way possible, be it from the Law or karma. Things like this only make me think even lower of our species.
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    Yet Another Protrusion Q

    If he's not in distress, don't worry about it I say. He's quite lovely otherwise, so I'd just let nature take it's course.
  19. Got home about 30 minutes ago, and when I looked at my "named" tank I saw Ophelia had an ootheca protruding! It looks healthy from what I've seen in pictures (nice light color, not slanted to one side, etc), but since this is the first time any of my hissers have reproduced I have some questions. First, how long will it be from the ootheca showing til the nymphs emerge? Second, any special care requirements for nymphs i.e. food, temperature, humidity, etc? Lastly, I have the window open at the moment. Should I shut it so it won't get drafty? Thanks, and I'm pretty stoked about this
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    My origami

    Well, I've posted it most other places so I might as well post it here too. Anyway, origami has been my hobby of choice since the 8th grade. I've designed some of my own models (Pokemon mostly), so I'll try to focuse on those. Something we all should recognize, my Simple Hissers! The Pokemon Mudkip. The Pokemon Chikorita. Pokemon Umbreon, Espeon, and three Eevees near a creek. Dratinis. And something I just came up with yesterday, Dragonair!
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    Making a cockroach

    That's really cool! Though not technically origami (more of a craft involving paint and tape). For a real origami roach, check out Robert Lang's Cockroach.
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    Welcome, and yet another gal here! I just have hissers myself, but I love them to death. However I do need to give some away...
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    My origami

    No, I haven't tried Porygon yet (color change and the shapes are an issue). But I did come up with another yesterday:
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    My origami

    Well, I have plenty of live hissers now, but I was selling the paper ones (amongst other origami creations) at Anime Weekened Atlanta. I think I had the Hissers in my 50 cents box
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    Just more hissers...

    More! A female I recently put in my "named" tank. Se doesn't have a name yet though. Hamlet with my Obitsu doll.