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  1. I've been hearing rumors lately that a new species of Therea is coming to the US hobby. It is rumored to be Therea bernhardti, and is apparently already (rarely) available in Europe. There's also this image that I have seen (I didn't find the image, that credit goes to HisserDude!) of a mystery Therea sp: http://www.karaczany...um.pl/therea-sp I've also seen a few dealers list "black underwing domino cockroaches" as T. bernhardti. What do you guys think of these rumors? Is the USA getting a new roach, or is this all wishful thinking and hot air?
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    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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    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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    Myrmecoblatta sp.

    Seeing as how you love little roaches, that day won't be long from now.
  5. 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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    Huge Gyna caffrorum

    Yeah, that's the size difference between males and females. It blew me away actually.
  8. 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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    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?
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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.
  12. Heating has always been an issue for me, and I want to find a way to maximize the breeding capacity of my rearing room. So, I'm looking to acquire a list of species that have been confirmed to breed at normal room temperature. (low 60s to high 70s Fahrenheit) Notice I said I wanted confirmed cases; that is cases that you personally can confirm. Looking at the species stats on roachcrossing does not count as a confirmed case! (Though, if Kyle wants to hop on over here and add his, that's fine.) For me the only species that I can confirm breeding at room temperature is Nauphoeta cinerea. However, Periplaneta australasiae may have breed for me, but I'm still not sure. Thanks for any contributions!
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    Hola and Hi from Spain

    Welcome! May your colonies grow fast, and your feeders be fruitful!
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    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?
  15. I agree with the statement above. I'll use heat cable, but not heat tape.
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    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.
  18. Mine don't have a huge wattage. It's heating 6 16 quart shoe boxes to about 85 degrees.
  19. 72-80 in the summer. 65-70 in the winter. I had heat lamps and pads in everything before, but now that my collection is growing it's not possible to directly heat everything anymore.
  20. First, in a scientific name, the Genus name is capitalized, while the species name is lower case. Also, the name should be italicized. Ex: Blaptica dubia, Eublaberus posticus. So, as for your question, IME E. posticus breeds much faster than dubias. However, E. posticus needs to have a moist substrate in order to thrive. Otherwise, you'll likely to have a few nymphs munched, and some wings chewed on. E. posticus is cannibalistic and semi-predatory, but a moist substrate and good amounts of protein will all but eliminate any cannibalism or wing biting.
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    Mold Growing on Hisser?

    I noticed that there's this weird yellow substance on the side of one of my hisser nymphs. Is this a mold? Should I be concerned? Can I remove it in any way? I know the pic is terrible, but it shows what's going on well enough.
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    Defensive odors of blaberus

    This is quite strange, as I've never noticed a defensive smell associated with any of my Blaberus sp. or my E. posticus. Perhaps I'm just not sensitive to smells?
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    Entomophagy Discussion & Experimentation

    I've eaten A. vulgare raw before. They have a more vegetable taste. I think they taste like celery personally. As for roaches, may I recommend this recipe: https://entomologytoday.org/2016/03/17/video-on-how-to-make-delicious-cockroach-tapioca/ They use Nauphoeta cinerea in that recipe. Lobsters are soft, and they breed quickly. They could be quite appetizing.
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    Mold Growing on Hisser?

    Here's a better pic: That first picture was probably the worst photo I've taken in my life, lol. The hisser has been isoloated, and it doesn't look like it's spread to any of the others.
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    Dorylaea orini

    Speaking of Kyle, does anyone know when he's updating the site with the new species? I've been looking forward to that for a while, but it's a month and a half late now...