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Compsodes schwarzi (Schwarz's Hooded Cockroach)

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Just got some of these little roaches from @Cariblatta lutea, really hope they breed well for me! :D

Here are pictures of some presub-adult nymphs:

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2 hours ago, charzard said:

Very nice! I hope they do well for you!!

Thanks, me too! :)

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One of my nymphs has matured into a beautiful adult male! :D Really love the wing venation on this species, looks really primitive to me, like something from the fossil record!

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I got oothecae!! 

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And here's an adult female, (at least I'm pretty sure it's an adult):

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That's a neat little roach. Climbers?

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5 hours ago, Matttoadman said:

That's a neat little roach. Climbers?

Yeah, they are pretty cool! :) The adult males can climb, the females and nymphs can't though.

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So there is almost no info on these out there. Care to give a little info? They remind me of African termites.

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7 hours ago, Matttoadman said:

So there is almost no info on these out there. Care to give a little info? They remind me of African termites.

They usually live in or near ant nests in the wild, and live in some of the southern states. They are pretty easy to care for in captivity, they like things moist, with plenty of hides, and must have easy access to their food, (so don't keep them in a huge container or put their food in a bowl). They are incredibly TINY, especially the hatchling nymphs, (and I just found some in their enclosure BTW! :D) and the oothecae have a pretty fast development time, only a few weeks it seems.

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Here are some pictures of the hatchlings! :D

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These guys are still doing very well for me, here are some more pictures:

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15 hours ago, Test Account said:

Mmm, buttery :wub:

(as insect hobbyists, our purpose in life is to drool incoherently at pretty species)

"I Can't Believe it's Not Butter!", the new name for my Compsodes colony! :P

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57 minutes ago, BlattaAnglicana said:

Are the ones in the most recent photos the same ones / same generation as the hatchlings from a few photos above? or are they a later generation? 

These are the same generation as those hatchlings in the above post, they're all grown up now! (Or nearly so at least!). :)

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