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    Peppered roach and giant cave roach deaths

    pesticide poisoning via fruits?
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    Anyone keep giant bananas?

    Not sure if the two species can make hybrids, but do err on the side of caution
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    Anyone keep giant bananas?

    Giant Panchlora males are indeed smaller than females, according to Orin (user Allpet Roaches). In Invertebrates for Exhibition, Orin writes that the giant species is twice as large as nivea; giant females = 27mm, giant males = 18mm
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    Anyone keep giant bananas?

    The normal banana is Panchlora nivea; the giant is a completely different species (currently unidentified; bug taxonomy is quite messy) All winged insects are adults and cannot grow (mayflies are a major exception; they have a strange winged subadult too) I suspect the seller was sloppy and mixed in some normal bananas with the giants
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    Panchlora sp. "White"!

    @Axolotl Hisserdude quit the hobby =(
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    Breeding Behavior in All Male Colony

    A few comments male-male mating is a normal behavior for many insects; see research on Google Scholar I had a pair of Cotinis mutabilis last summer and they would repeatedly take turns trying to inseminate each other male Cotinis are also obsessed with inseminating my fingers, and I have seen Dynastes doing this on a finger too
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    Capturing/collecting roaches

    According to Bugguide, P. nivea is the only wild US species. The giant Panchlora is not nivea, but an unknown species.
  8. Wizentrop sells Lanxoblatta rudis, a close relative. I doubt Phortioeca is entering the US anytime soon; I have not heard any reports of it in Europe either (Europeans have at least one other close relative of it in captivity though)
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    Help me identify these nymphs please !

    @Xenoblatta: Hisserdude has left bug-world for now http://www.roachforum.com/topic/7714-goodbye-for-now/
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    Pesticide removal

    I have finally (sigh) captured a roll of window screen! Bad news: it was contaminated with plant-derived "eco-friendly" insecticide (the "ecofriendly" ones are arguably worse than the others)! After several rounds of frantic soaping, the nauseating smell of aromatic plant oils is still there. Any ideas, roachworld? Thanks in advance
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    Revenge is ours

    Many thanks to @Hisserdude, @All About Arthropods, @stanislas, and countless others for making this possible
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    Revenge is ours

    We are now open
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    Help! Mysterious hisser deaths

    Are they overheating? Roachcrossing.com care guides say that heaters which stick to the underside of the cage may be harmful There are also anecdotes of reptiles and fish being scorched by such heaters Good luck saving the survivors! I detect no other suspicious culprits
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    Dubia roach blisters?

    In beetles, deformity during molts can be caused by improper living conditions. I have seen an adult Zophobas emerge with a "water-balloon" wing very similar to the blisters Are there vegetables and fruits? You may also wish to consult roachcrossing.com Care Guides to diagnose the issue; the fellow is a seasoned expert Good luck
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