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    Arachnids, insects, roaches of course!, entomology, rearing and breeding a variety of invertebrates, birding, macrophotography

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  1. pannaking22

    Preserving dead specimens?

    Sorry for the delayed response, its been a while since I was on here! It's really only necessary for the larger/meatier roaches (hissers, probably a good idea with Blaberus if you can't get them to dry fast). You can cut a line ventrally on the abdomen and gently pull out all the innards, then stuff it with cotton, put a dab of glue on the cut area, and seal it again. Let the whole thing dry and you should be good to go! You could probably also do it laterally, though I don't know what kind of damage that would cause since you'd be tearing through the spiracles/support structures there. Resin note: we found that lubbers discolored over time unless they were gutted first. The discoloration was pretty bad, some specimens basically rotted away in the resin. If you gut them and give them a day or two to dry before putting them in the resin the colors stick much better.
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    Phortioeca phoraspoides

    Wow, what beauties!
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    Darkling Beetle Photo Thread

    Glad to see the thread revived, thanks Test Account!
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    Porcellio bolivari

    Sorry to hear that man Sounds like they really are a picky species. Even though it sucks it still provides some good info everyone can use in the future with this species.
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    Mites from outside, help!

    Those are indeed mites. Let the enclosure dry out a bit and that should knock the numbers back some. That or you can give each enclosure a good cleaning and basically start over. They're always going to be there, it's just trying to manage the numbers so they don't get out of control. You can also try ordering predatory mites and releasing those. Sometimes they just show up though, so it's your call whether you want to buy some or not. Pretty much anything to knock the mites back will be good. It'll give your springtails time to gain ground and hopefully keep them in check. Do you feed your isopods something grain based?
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    Gyna caffrorum set up ideas?

    They aren't super picky. Adults (especially males) are active at all times, though females tend to come out more after dark. They'll rest wherever they feel comfortable and treat everything as a climbing surface. Eventually you'll want that 5.5 gal when they start really producing lol. I don't know how many hundreds I have in mine anymore and this is after selling half my colony before moving a few months ago.
  7. Beautiful species and good luck with them!
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    cf. Alloniscus perconvexus - "COMMANDO ISOPOD"

    Nope, didn't purchase any. I actually just moved so I'm trying to settle in before picking up any new inverts. Still hoping to get this species at some point though.
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    Awesome, very nice looking Prionus!
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    The insect-site shortage

    Appreciate the tag and plug for my blog, @Hisserdude! I'll get around to updating it at some point after I finish moving.
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    Breedable millipedes?

    The European hobby has bred tons of different millipede species, but they have quite a bit more availability than we do here in the US. Orthoporus ornatus is one that I don't believe has been bred so far, but most other large US species have.
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    Viability of Half Produced Ooths

    Looks to be but I'll put it under the scope to check. Not so sure about the part still stuck inside her, so I'd guess that'll be the crucial point.
  13. Unfortunately one of the I. deropeltiformis females I found last week died with an ooth still being exuded. Does anyone think it would still be viable even though she didn't drop it like they normally do?
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    URGENT! Moving in less than 24 hours.

    I think even with the extra delay they should be fine. Roaches are pretty hardy shippers and since the temps up north are cooler now that'll work in your favor. I had USPS lose a box of live stock for about a week in early January and I think I only had one spider kick it. All the other spiders and the roaches were totally find once I put them near the fire to warm up. Of course it's summer now so temps and inverts are less forgiving, but I'd still be at least fairly confident, especially since you gave them plenty of ventilation and it sounds like they got a good packing job as well.
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    Is anyone keeping Megaloblatta?

    Nope. People not in the US have tried keeping them a handful of times, but getting them to drop ooths and getting said ooths to hatch is really difficult and I'm not sure if anyone has gotten ooths to hatch consistently (or at all). Be nice to get them in the US hobby though!