Jump to content
wizentrop

Hormetica apolinari

Recommended Posts

I agree they look awesome, I don't know if you've bean following my thread on a few new species of roaches I'm getting in the hobby @wizentrop but I'd be willing to trade some for these guys, but I think your in Canada right? I need to update the thread with pics once I get a few species in.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Redmont I am not into trading these days, but regardless - I am not a fan of people offering species before obtaining them and establishing colonies. In any case, I saw your list and nothing stands out for me there, sorry.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Manzanillo roach? They remind me of green olives with pimento. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finally I could take the photos I wanted to show you why I like Hormetica so much. They are truly massive, as seen here compared to an adult male Lucihormetica grossei.

Hormetica-vs-Lucihormetica-1.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Holy cow, they are massive! :o Can't wait for mine to get that big! 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

These are gorgeous! Just curious how they're doing in the hobby now that this thread is a year and a half old?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Auz said:

These are gorgeous! Just curious how they're doing in the hobby now that this thread is a year and a half old?

I believe almost everyone who got them from Gil has bred them successfully, but seeing as they are such slow breeders and growers, it'll be a while until they are readily available here. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, Hisserdude said:

I believe almost everyone who got them from Gil has bred them successfully, but seeing as they are such slow breeders and growers, it'll be a while until they are readily available here. 

Ah, okay. I couldn't find much info on them so I wasn't sure about how long they'd take to reach maturity, breed, etc. Looking forward to them being available again :) 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Auz said:

Ah, okay. I couldn't find much info on them so I wasn't sure about how long they'd take to reach maturity, breed, etc. Looking forward to them being available again :) 

Yeah, they are very slow breeding, and I think they take around a year to mature... Definitely one of the prettiest roaches to enter the US hobby in the past few years, really hope they become more widespread in the hobby soon... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, Hisserdude said:

Yeah, they are very slow breeding, and I think they take around a year to mature... Definitely one of the prettiest roaches to enter the US hobby in the past few years, really hope they become more widespread in the hobby soon... 

You and me both! Their coloring and horns are just so unique. I hope more general info/pics of them come out. I'm bummed they're not in For The Love of Cockroaches 😢 haha

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Auz said:

You and me both! Their coloring and horns are just so unique. I hope more general info/pics of them come out. I'm bummed they're not in For The Love of Cockroaches 😢 haha

Exactly! And alas, they weren't even in the hobby when FTLOC came out LOL! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, Hisserdude said:

Exactly! And alas, they weren't even in the hobby when FTLOC came out LOL! 

hahah yeah! maybe one day FTLOC can get a second edition :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/7/2019 at 12:23 AM, Auz said:

hahah yeah! maybe one day FTLOC can get a second edition :lol:

Who knows, there's been three editions of "For the Love of Rhinoceros and Stag Beetles! 😄

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×