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    Grammostola porteri
    Cyriopagopus minax
    Brachypelma albopilosum
    Phormictopus cancerides
    Heterometrus longimanus
    Avicularia avicularia
    Aphonopelma Seemani
    Periplaneta australasiae
    Periplaneta fuliginosa
    Blatta orientalis
    Hemiblabera tenebricosa
    and a few reptiles...

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  1. Josexotics

    Narceus gordanus Care

    Temps 75-76 F; moist substrate; I do believe there were a couple scars; one seemed letharigic when the seller packaged them. I just went back and replaced the dead ones, these ones are younger and livelier.
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    Narceus gordanus Care

    Does anyone know how to care for these? I purchased three from a local expo, however two passed later in the day. One continues to thrive so I don't think my setup/care is the cause of their deaths, however I still want to make sure I take care of them right. I'm getting the dead ones replaced and want to avoid this predicament again. If anyone has nay theories on why they died please let me know!
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    Fungus Gnats

    Does anyone know how to get rid of fungus gnats? Especially without harming my roaches. They have thrived in all my arachnid and blattid enclosures and it's extremely annoying?!
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    Worms came out of dead roach?

    Sometimes substrates(Ex. Timberline Top Soil) harbor nematodes that consume decaying organic matter, such as leaves, boluses, and dead animals. It may be possibly that your roaches are not are not infected by a parasitic nematode, rather soil nematodes that happen to facilitate the decomposition of dead roaches. I haven't heard about any problems regarding the presence of these soil nematodes, and personally witness them in some of my containers, however in small populations. I would suggest drying out your substrate since these organisms rely heavily on moisture.
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    Hi , I wanted to use some organic compost for my isopod and roach enclosures. The Miracle Gro, "Nature's Good compost" which has no fertilizer but has microorganisms which makes sense but are they safe for my inverts? What are your thoughts? Thanks
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    Periplaneta spp.

    Well the P. Americana spp. are the only Periplaneta species left for me since japonica isn't in Florida :/
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    Periplaneta spp.

    I've already spotted some oothecae
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    Periplaneta spp.

    In addition.... (P. fuliginosa eating fish flakes and rabbit pellets)
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    Periplaneta spp.

    Some pics of Periplaneta australasiae and fuliginosa eating some apple! funny how they avoid the skin.
  10. Hi! Has anyone tried using kritter keepers or even the Exo Terra Breeding Box for periplaneta species? I just think roaches look more natural in setups like these.
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    Dermestid beetles

    They sure know how to clean up a mess. Frankly I think they're more adaptive in enclosures than isopods so far.
  12. Has anyone tried bringing insects from other countries? Say your on a vacation and wanted to bring back some insects that aren't common in your area back home. What are some regulations on the Airport or permits needed?
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    How best to learn to identify roaches

    Think about a cockroach genus. each roach in the genus are the same for the most part, but each species of that genus all hold a unique personality or unique physicality, that differentiates them from each other. Memorize those differences and you can tell a species apart from others
  14. Has anyone had a problem with dermestid beetles in their colonies? A few snuck in the substrate of my enclosures and I don't want them eating ootheca or molting roaches.
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    Blaberus Enclosures

    Hey! I just wanted you all to post pictures of your Blaberus colonies! who doesn't love Blaberus roaches ?