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About Urko2013

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    Cornwall, England
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    Pacman frog, Hissers, gardening, carnivorous plants
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    Bedding for Hissing roaches???

    I dont use any substrate, if you have a colony 100+ (varying ages) , it would make cleaning out a nightmare.
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    2 year old hisser colony

    Ill take one or two babies and put them in their own enclosure and see what size they grow to.
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    2 year old hisser colony

    Cheers all for input. Good points made by all. Am i right then that they wont hiss much because i see them (feeding cleaning) each day etc. Could i just ask here also, ive noticed several females with the ootheca partly hanging out of them, is this normal behaviour? http://www.roachforu...p?showtopic=474 Ahh found my answer above, well detailed post , cheers.
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    Protein supplement

    Cheers for that info, im switching from a dry dog food based feed to a good rabbit food mix (16% protein)with some butter nut squash now and again.
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    Things roaches in general won't eat:

    Isnt a good dry rabbit food mix better than dry dog food if the protein % is the same ?
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    My roach collection!

    Nice roaches. http://www.roachcolony.com/ Good company ive bought off in the UK.
  7. Ive had my hisser colony for about 2 years now and they are in a large RUB with vents 85 F and they breed well, however ive noticed since i had the original few i started with 2 years ago, most of the roaches end up as smaller adults the past few months, especially the males, the females still grow to a good size. Also im finding quite a few dead each day (while the main colony seem very healthy, they are not overcrowded) and the dead can be of varying age. They dont hiss that much but i guess thats because they are seen every day. Any thoughts on the above please. Also am i right in saying the protein they need doesnt have to be animal based ?
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    Inflated hisser females

    Thankfully i havent had that many (one or two over a year) and it seems to be adult females. Each time i thought they were expanding to have babies but each time they have bloated/inflated then died shortly after. Ive cut them open when dead as i thought they may have been pregnant but each time they have non inside. Is there a disease that can happen now and again where the hisser "inflates" ? Any thoughts please ? My colony is about 200+ and all the rest are in great health i just get this happening occassionally.
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    Anyone having problems with fresh fruit

    Cant find delete
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    Roaches for the Expo

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    Hisser loose droppings

    I started feeding dry dog food and carrots, blimey they go for carrots like wolves on a piece of meat
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    Hissers- Weird White Crust

    Not seen anything like that on mine.
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    Hissers Know Keeper

    Many thanks for that link, i was sure i wasnt just imagining them getting tame. Mine very rarely hiss too.
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    Hissers Know Keeper

    Good point, im the only one who handles them Maybe i've watched this film too much lol
  15. This might sound crazy but i think cockroaches are more intelligent that a lot of people might realise. I've only kept my colony (mainly as pets except odd ones for Pacman frog now and again) just under 2 years and i can take any of them out on my hands and they will sit there quite peaceful, its like they can recognise you. Anyone else noticed similar ?