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Mysterious white powder

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Do anyone know what is on this cockroach? It feels like powder and do not stick on the exoskeleton. I have sprayed the roach with water to wash it off (it got washed off, but came back later). My other hissers do not have this powder.

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Could it be something in the substrate? What substrate are you using and what sort of hides are you giving them? 

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I use no substrate, and I use a root with hiding places. And only one has the powder.

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This substance only appears on hissers after they molt to adulthood and is perfectly normal. :) Some think it has something to do with desiccation prevention.  

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