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Wow! What roach is this? Very round, white edging, yellow stripes, wingless.

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This pic was on Pinterest without a name. It came up on Google when I was looking up "rough bark roach" to show someone photos of those. What is this cutie and where can I get some? 

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A Nyctiborinae species nymph, likely Nyctibora or Paratropes, but without rearing it to adulthood there's no way to be sure... Neither are being cultured in the hobby, and no one's ever gotten their oothecae to hatch... 

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Oh, that's too bad. The Paratropes roaches in particular are gorgeous. Imagine a bin where you flip over a piece of bark and there's 20 of those under it! LIke some kind of weird abstract painting.

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1 hour ago, Betta132 said:

Oh, that's too bad. The Paratropes roaches in particular are gorgeous. Imagine a bin where you flip over a piece of bark and there's 20 of those under it! LIke some kind of weird abstract painting.

Yeah, Paratropes are gorgeous, but they aren't the type of roach you'd find under bark... More like the type that'll fly out of the enclosure as soon as you open up the lid, they are aboreal after all! 😛

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6 hours ago, Betta132 said:

Ah, well then the abstract painting can be on your face! It's the hot new makeup trend; live and unrestrained roaches. 

Sounds like the best makeup trend ever lol, Now if only we could figure out how to hatch their ooths... 😅

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