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  1. I do think any Therea species would look awesome in there, willing you have many adults in there at once, just unfortunate they don't live long once mature, which may leave the enclosure looking empty for a while. Also maybe some Lucihormetica or Hormetica like you said would be nice. I find my adult Lucihormetica verrucosa like to hang out on the surface on top of bark and such, but I do have a good amount of adults in one enclosure, and it might just be they are a bit crowded. Other than that maybe some large Blaberus species like Blaberus giganteus or even Archimandrita species
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  3. Seeing as my username on all the invertebrate forums is "Hisserdude", and it's an issue I'm passionate about, I thought I'd create a reference of what the PURE hobby Gromphadorhini are supposed to look like, since we are facing a mislabeling epidemic that threatens to inadvertently eradicate pure hisser stocks from the hobby over time, making lines less and less unique and different from each other. All coloration norms mentioned here are for adults, unless otherwise specified. Hisser nymphs of even pure stock can vary wildly in coloration, and thu
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  4. Oh my... this is my first time keeping Therea and today I checked their enclosure and found all of this! And I’m still finding more!!! Amazing little creatures.
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  5. @Hisserdude Yeah - eventually I do want to find a nice balance to house roaches with some other inverts, but I think it'll need to be bigger than the 5g. Now I just need to decide where I am gonna put them. I lost 2/3 of my Halloween hissers (one escaped, the other died suddenly), so I think I'm going to move my remaining female into a smaller enclosure and put these guys in her 19g bin. But she might be gravid and the smaller container I have has fairly big ventilation holes so I'm worried if she does pop out some babies they'll escape lol
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  6. Yeah I'd definitely keep them separate, the roaches would probably crowd the tank too much for the isopods and pedes, and also prefer warmer temps for breeding than most millipedes like.
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  7. @Shinylarvitar97 @Hisserdude Thank you for responding! I'll definitely take you up on that offer, Shinylarvitar, if I think of any more questions! The breeder said that he keeps these guys in low ventilation with a lot of moisture - I was initially actually going to put these guys in with my millipedes / isopods, but decided not to (it felt like it would be too crowded with the roaches, and I was worried they'd go after baby/molting isopods/pedes).
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  8. I kept mine in a gallon container, with limited ventilation and high humidity, and they bred like pests... 😂 Very tolerant of a wide variety of conditions apparently.
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  9. Hi, with African bullet roaches I tend to keep mine on 1" of dry coconut fiber substrate with 1/3-1/4 of the enclosure moist and some moss in a corner or 2. They enjoy mainly hiding under cork pieces or the leaf litter i provide for them. They seem to be fairly tolerant to drying out, but their ootheca seem to need a bit of moisture to hatch of course. Which is why I mist them weekly. This allows them to drink a bit and for the ootheca to hatch well. For heat I have kept them from room temp and up in the mid 80's. They seem to do fine at cooler temps, but they are most productive at aroun
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  10. Thank u very much! But i have last question, i didnt write it in the original post, How about pseudoglomeris tarsalis? Is it the same as Pseudoglomeris magnifica?
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  11. Thanks for the video! Indeed, I've modified the substrate to be more shallow (thanks to advice from Hisserdude) as I had way too much in there when I first started. One of my roaches has a dent on his back, which has been a bit unnerving. He's behaving normally, so I'm trying not do stress over it too much. I'm trying not to be a helicopter mom 🤣
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  12. I've not found them to be particularly delicate, although the cost definitely makes you more careful. They really aren't all that picky about substrate unless you make it deep enough for them to construct tunnels, which doesn't seem to be necessary and can actually be risky if the mixture is incorrect. @Peter Clausen posted a good video recently that might help
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  13. Thanks for the info and help,I’ll keep an eye on them and if nothing changes I’ll look into getting some beneficial mites for them
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  14. That's what I'm suspecting. Hoping they'll lay eggs this winter
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  15. You can just use plain coconut fiber for them TBH, or coco fiber mixed with a little sand.
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  16. So far none have died in my care but there's no sign of babies
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  17. Sorry for the break in posting meetings, been busy. The September meeting will be the 19th, from 10:00-11:30 AM, on Skype. Meeting link available to those interested in attending. Thanks, Arthroverts
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  18. Yeah, supposedly Beetleforum is fixed now too. Just circling back around to all this. Thanks for confirming. I really appreciate that!
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  19. I'd increase ventilation while they're recovering, I've never had this issue personally, may have been due to the specific type of food you were using?
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  20. So far no problems like beetle forum had for me!
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  21. Don't test me. 🤪
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  22. Got the opportunity to draw some of my roaches for a school assignment These are just sketches, but I would love to do some nicely rendered art of them soon. I would love to see more art of bugs while I'm here! If any of y'all wanna share your art here, please do
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  23. Was wondering what you all use in your substrate mix, mainly regarding species like: P Nivea Pycnoscelus surinamensis Archimandrita tesselata Blaberus giganteus Gyna centurio/lurida/caffrorum Hissers Etc... I was using orchid bark, but was told it could be harmful, any thoughts? I've also heard adding charcoal can help keep the substrate fresh... Is this true? Right now I plan to use coco coir, oak litter, possibly charcoal?, and sphagnum moss. Also using cork bark for hiding/climbing. Anything else I should add? Anything I should
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  24. Hello! I want to show you some of my more uncommon [here in Europe] roach species. My foto size reduction is slightly better than in my last topic and I will further try to improve this. Melanozosteria nitida BRUNNER VON WATTENWYL 1865 (from Khai Sok in Thailand) Only under lights more redish than black, but look at the defensive secretion on their last abdominal segments. They are incredible fast runners. Thorax porcellana SAUSSURE 1862 (from India and Sri Lanka) Beautyful species from the Epilamprinae subfamily. Most fascinating ar
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  25. Also, some general FAQ's that I found interesting. http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/kunkel/cockroach_faq.html A few questions I enjoyed: 6.Why do cockroaches die on their backs? 7.Do cockroaches bite? 12.Are cockroaches really clean? 39.How do Cockroaches Digest and what organs do they use to do so? 56.How fast are cockroaches? 68.Color cockroaches most attracted to? 79.Can female-only set of hissing cockroaches give birth 7 months after purchase?
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  26. There's a big discussion going about this on FB... Even if Kyle renews the website, he is essentially done for in Blatticulture, his once immaculate reputation is now in tatters, he has not been fit to run a business, or even care for his animals adequately in the past few years. He's neglected many of his species to death, including some colonies that were the last of their kind in the US. Sad, but true. The quality of animals he's been sending out as of late has gotten worse and worse as well. I for one am done with hoping for a "glorious return" from Roachcrossing, those days are good
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