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hi! i'm grey, roach/general arthropod enthusiast for 3 years. currently have a large colony of G. portentosa with 800+ individuals. someday i'd like to keep A. tesselataB. craniiferL. verrucosa, D. punctata, and P. saussurei.

 

in addition to the roaches, i also have a few brown recluses (two adult females and some newborn slings), and might be getting a scorpion to fill the hissers' old tank.

one question: does anyone have care info on D. punctata? that's the species i'm most interested in atm and i can't find much about them online (besides the whole milk thing). thanks in advance!

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Welcome!

The "punctata" have actually been confirmed to indeed not be that species last year by taxonomist Dominic Evangelista, but rather Diploptera cf. minor. With that out of the way, they like good ventilation with a mostly dry enclosure and hot temps. 🙂

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Welcome to the forum! :) And yeah the D.punctata are now D. cf. minor, and like Joshua said they like things on the drier side, (but do like somewhat high air humidity I think). 

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14 hours ago, bugfruits said:

hi! i'm grey, roach/general arthropod enthusiast for 3 years. currently have a large colony of G. portentosa with 800+ individuals. someday i'd like to keep A. tesselataB. craniiferL. verrucosa, D. punctata, and P. saussurei.

 

in addition to the roaches, i also have a few brown recluses (two adult females and some newborn slings), and might be getting a scorpion to fill the hissers' old tank.

one question: does anyone have care info on D. punctata? that's the species i'm most interested in atm and i can't find much about them online (besides the whole milk thing). thanks in advance!

Welcome! D. punctata are similar to hissers in care but it's hard to get much production. You'd probably never see 800 at once no matter how much work you put into it. It is a unique species. The D. punctata I have originally came from Roth, but maybe somebody else has something very similar. 

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thanks for the info everyone! wasn't aware they were renamed.

yeah, i wasn't expecting to get a huge colony out of them, i know they have small litter sizes. i've got too many roach nymphs as it is :lol:

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4 hours ago, Allpet Roaches said:

The D.punctata I have originally came from Roth, but maybe somebody else has something very similar. 

Well apparently true punctata are noticeably larger than what we have in the hobby, and the ones in captivity do not closely match museum specimens of punctata. Either that, or the old EU Diploptera stock is actually a different species than the old US stock, but I doubt it. One breeder does have what he thinks might be true punctata though, they were imported somewhat recently... 

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