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About Tenevanica

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    Denver, CO
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    Insects, entomology, football.

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  1. Tenevanica

    What kind of roach should I keep?

    Any hisser is a good start. Blaberus craniifer are pretty too, but they tend to be a bit skittish. Keep that in mind if you intend on handling.
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    Myrmecoblatta sp.

    Seeing as how you love little roaches, that day won't be long from now.
  3. I've never had a problem with my lobsters, but it seems I'm the only person in the world who can say that!
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    Aspen Leaves?

    Wonderful! Thanks, as usual.
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    Aspen Leaves?

    I just learned that aspen is a hardwood, which is good because I've got it growing around me. Are aspen leaves safe to use for roaches? Is there anything I should be wary of? Thanks!
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    Huge Gyna caffrorum

    Yeah, that's the size difference between males and females. It blew me away actually.
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    Roach Crossing - Upcoming site updates?

    Speaking of new species, what species have hit the hobby recently? The only ones I know of are Panchlora sp. White and Dorylaea orini.
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    Roach Crossing - Upcoming site updates?

    That is quite sad. For as much as I love Kyle and his website, he isn't too great at timelines, is he?
  9. Kyle is now four months overdue for his spring 2016 site update. I've been looking forward to seeing what new roach species he's gonna have in store, and so I check back to the site often. The site is down at the moment though. Kyle is also supposedly on a collecting trip in Arizona at the moment, or so says his Facebook. I'm hoping that means the site update is coming soon! Maybe it'll update with the option to buy some of the things he collected in Arizona! I know it's odd I'm making a whole new post about an update to a dealer's site, but I'm growing restless! I want new roaches!
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    Telling gender on Therea spieces

    Therea sp. can have a male:female ratio of 10:1 sometimes. You can sex therea by looking at their antennae. Males have longer hairy antennae, (supposedly for detecting pheromones put of by the female) while females have short straight antennae. I don't know how to ventrally sex Polyphagids.
  11. Tenevanica

    Hola and Hi from Spain

    Welcome! May your colonies grow fast, and your feeders be fruitful!
  12. Tenevanica

    Domino Roach, Therea petiveriana

    I have a bunch of adults maturing in my colony! I'm up to 11 adults already, though only 1 is a female. It is very entertaining to watch an enclosure of adults scurrying around in a sex hungry search for a mate! That's why I took some footage on the fly tonight, and made this video: The quality is pretty craptastic, though I hope you enjoy it anyway! Bonus scavenger hunt: Can you find the irregularly patterned adult?
  13. I agree with the statement above. I'll use heat cable, but not heat tape.
  14. Tenevanica

    rearing german cockroach

    I keep lobsters as well, and they are a pest species. However, they are not capable of infesting houses. There has not been one case of lobsters infesting a house. They are more just pests in greenhouses.
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    rearing german cockroach

    For maximum production? 95 degrees, with frequent feedings of fruit. Also, B. germanica prefers a dry environment. Keep in mind that they live in our houses, which tend to be very dry indeed. You'll get great production at room temperature and feeding them dog food. These will breed under almost any condition.