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  1. ambystoma

    My cockroach tattoo

    The legs match the style well... I look forward to seeing the final product!
  2. ambystoma

    Trying to science. Flat-horns!

    Looking for some information on how to sex medium/large nymphs. Anyone have some tips?
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    Tiger Beetles!

    Haha, sorry about the location bit. I live in New York.
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    Tiger Beetles!

    Sorry for the quality, still getting used to my camera. As far as the location goes I'll take a picture of that when I get a chance. It's an old abandoned quarry. They were found on sand/clay substrate next to a fairly wet area.
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    Tiger Beetles!

    Just caught a bunch of an unknown species. I have a few questions for ya. How often do you feed them, and what kind of substrate do you keep them on? Humidity levels?
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    List of Species in Hobby

    Does anyone have any Diploptera punctata anymore? See you mentioned that they are in the hobby, but haven't seen them offered in a while.
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    List of Species in Hobby

    I wish there were more species to find in my area, but central NY is seriously lacking in roaches haha.
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    List of Species in Hobby

    Haha, definitely a pretty good start here. Cariblatta, that's quite a few species. Might say I'm a bit envious of that collection. I'm thinking my next species will be Lucihormetica... they look pretty awesome.
  9. Just wondering whether or not there's a comprehensive list out there for roach species in the hobby? I know that a similar list has been compiled, with breeding records, for mantids. It would certainly be interesting to see how many and what species are out there.
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    Look what I found!

    Apparently Archimandrita tesselata are very widespread down there. The first three were found in a very dry forest, where the college property is located, and a fourth was in an area not too far from a cloud forest (very damp). Both had a ton of different roach species, but again I was a bum with my camera. The most sightings happened on a night I left my camera on the bus and the driver had gone to bed already. Super bummed about that.
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    Look what I found!

    So I thought I had at least a few more, but it looks like only two nymphs. I have a ton of pictures of other inverts though. I may be applying for an undergrad research grant and returning during the wet season. If that's the case I'll be 100% sure to take a ton more roach photos.
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    Look what I found!

    I was pretty excited to see them in the wild! Unfortunately most of the other shots I have are of nymphs. I really dropped the ball in one area we were staying. At least three sizable species all over, but no camera. There were also a ton of very small adults in the leaf litter. They were smaller than 1st instar dubia nymphs. I'll see what I have an upload them.... prepare for disappointment.
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    Look what I found!

    That's my best guess. Looks pretty similar to the few I have. We collected some samples that are in the process of being exported, so we'll know within the next few.... months?
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    Look what I found!

    This past week I traveled to Costa Rica for a bioblitz on some property my college owns.This was one of about four adults seen. Pretty sure I saw some nymphs running around though. We did some traveling and there were a ton more roaches, but I didn't have my camera for a lot of it. I'll post a few of those I did manage to get photos of soon!