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  1. Earlier this week, I was presented with 7 middle aged nymphs Therea nuptialis (Gerstaecker, 1861). This species is very rare in culture, and for me, collecting Corydiinae, this is a very desirable acquisition. I hope that after the nymphs enter the imago, I will be able to get a sufficient number of ootheca and consolidate the species in my culture.
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  2. Technically they did. people get around it by saying things like: "I have such-and-such. PM me" As long as there isn't a price in the post or the words selling or buying, they can get away with it.
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  3. Just to inform that Invertebrate Dude has helped tremendously to get an ID on these roaches. Thank you! Based on the location, male to female size similarities, female ventral abdomen with short yellow hairs, also matching the description from the Perisphaerinae Revision Paper, he pointed out that he thought it is Perisphaerus punctatus. Now onto to get these established in the hobby. My colony is doing very well, and now I need to think about scaling up the enclosure. I like this setup a lot, its very practical and functions very well but it
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  4. Hello everyone, FlamingSwampert here! I just wanted to introduce myself. You may/may not know me from the Arachnoboards forum, or from many other places. I am getting into the roach hobby, so I decided to join this forum! I plan on getting many more species once it becomes warmer, but currently I only have Dubia Roaches. Other than roaches, I have a Painted Agama named Rocky, and a plethora of isopods, beetles, millipedes, and fish. I have also kept stag beetles and mantises, but all of my individuals sadly died. I love all roaches (and animals), but my favorite spec
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  5. Thanks! I already know that this is one of my favorite forums! I'm super hyped to roach-out with everyone!
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  6. December 2020 Invertebrates Magazine Issue This issue we begin with a relative freshman to Pachnoda culture introduced to us by Hes of Sklipkan arthropod magazine fame (sklipkan means spider, or more specifically tarantula, in the Czech Republic). Next, we look at culturing a pretty, little, Nearctic tortoise beetle, 2020’s imports of camel-spiders out of Egypt, and a contender for the largest of the terrestrial isopods, Titan A. E. (After Entomology as crustaceans have taken over the bug hobby). We review three decades of experiences keeping the heaviest non-colonial invertebrates on ear
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  7. Hi Rosenkrieger thank you very much for letting me know phew that’s really good to know that all is good with her thank you for putting my mind a rest I’ll make a note of what you have told me for future reference please stay safe and well warmest regards from Karen
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  8. Thank you!! I definitely will ! The world needs more Perisphaerinae!
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  9. Wow, super cool! Hope you can get them established and distributed!
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  10. Yeah, what @RosenKrieger said, people are getting around it by talking in code lol. Also, FB still lets some invert business pages post ads.
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  11. So nice to have another Perisphaerus in culture, I hope yours continue to do well for you! πŸ˜„
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  12. Hello everyone! I am a new insect-owner from Minnesota, USA. I was surprised on my last birthday with some Madagascar hissing cockroaches! I love insects and hope that these guys might be the first of many insects I own. My dream is to have a bunch of terrariums someday with all sorts of six-legged inhabitants - and it's possible I might have many more roaches on my hands at some point soon as I've got one male and three females. Was planning to stick to just females, but it was hard to tell their sex when I got them as they are sold as feeder insects in little containers with labels all
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  13. Super cool! I wish this species was in culture, so best of luck in getting them established! Their wings are pointer than other Therea sp. in the hobby, and their blotches look awesome (at least the photos on Google look nice)! Keep us updated!
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  14. OMG, I was JUST thinking about this species last night, hoping they'd be in culture one day! What a coincidence! Hope they breed well for you, and that they find their way into US culture soon!
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  15. Wow, congratulations! That is a very attractive looking species. I hope they do well for you, we need more specimens in culture. Thanks, Arthroverts
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  16. That's awesome! Best of luck with establishing your culture!
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  17. Here are my latest photos of this wonderful species. They were still terribly bold and courageous, but they did allow me more time to take better photos this time.
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  18. This is currently the smallest roach species in culture, with adults maxing out at around 4 mm. They can be quite prolific, and females pump out oothecae like crazy, (though they only contain around three eggs each). Here are some pictures of adult females: Here's one carrying an ootheca: Close up of an ootheca: And some first instars! 😁
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  19. Nice to see there doing good for you.
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  20. Nice! Small roaches (under 1 inch, with exceptions) aren't as appealing for me to keep as pets (harder to handle), but it's great to see that other people keep them. The 1st instars really look like termites (makes sense because they are related...)!
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  21. My male molted, into what I believe is a subadult... Either that or a small adult, I'm not sure TBH, do Elliptorhina adult males get the really fuzzy antennae like other hisser genera do? Also, note the loss of most of the abdominal tubercles, this is normal in male davidi, females usually stay bumpy even in adulthood though.
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  22. Some pictures of my female carrying her fifth ootheca: And a couple pictures of a different ooth, one that she didn't completely cover in chewed up substrate like normal because I spooked her while she was trying to do so:
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  23. The P Metallica has always been one of my favorite tarantulas. A couple months ago, I fulfilled my dream of owning one, and yesterday I was able to get one tattooed on me. I've been wanting this tat for years and it turned out pretty good.
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  24. Nice, came out great! 😁
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  25. Yeah. It's so strange how some speices are distantly related, yet look so similar.
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  26. Wow... how big is he? From the pictures he looks massive!
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  27. I spread around as many as I could to the top breeders in the USA. Waiting on nymphs now before spreading any more around
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  28. Where did you get these from? I would really like to get my hands on some myself! Any updates?
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  29. A neat Panesthiinae species that's been in the US once or twice before, they never seem to stick around long though. Hopefully I'll have decent luck with mine! πŸ€žπŸ˜… Adult female: Nymph:
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  30. Good luck. Looking forward to updates.
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  31. A small Panesthiinae species, but a nice reddish color as adults. Hopefully my small group does well for me! 😁 Adults: Nymphs:
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  32. I've never heard of these before! Good luck with them!
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  33. Well thank you both for taking the time to answer my questions. I think I'll start baking everything I use from here on it. I wonder if this could be why i lost a few colonies in the past. Though some that i lost i didn't see any evidence of fungi, but nothing else was out of place.
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  34. Noted. I don't use stuff from outside too often, so I'll stick to using the oven most likely
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  35. I just get whatever I'm sterilizing nice and wet, throw in in the microwave and nuke it for a few minutes, until it's all steaming hot through and through. Most other people boil or bake in the oven, which while it may take longer is probably a better, more thorough way of going about sterilizing your medium... It really depends on where you live I guess, I know some people have been using unsterilized materials from their yards and local parks and whatnot for years with little issue, but others (like myself) haven't had that same luck... All it takes is one leaf with spores of that harm
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  36. Sounds like Trichoderma spp. mold. MOST Trichoderma are harmless to roaches and feed on other molds or only on dead roaches, however I HAVE had one or two species of aggressive, protein hungry Trichoderma invade my collection via unsterilized materials before, and it's decimated some of my cultures... They attack the insects from within and slowly consume them, with individuals dying and usually spontaneously sprouting mold from within, out of cracks between segments and leg joints, mouthparts, etc... It essentially acts like a true entomophagous fungus, and thus I now sterilize EVERYTHIN
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  37. If you're not seeing it on any living roaches, then I'd say it's just mold growing on dead roaches opportunistically.
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  38. Hello, I have been railing about this for the last year....stop feeding poultry feed, medicated, unmedicated, organic, non-gmo....all of it. Poultry feeder manufacturers add a synthetic chemical known as DL Methionine which replicates the natural "methionine" found in the DNA of most if not all of God's creatures. Natural methionine is a needed amino acid protein....known as a "limiting" AAP because it limits the other AAPs found in nature's genetics. Imagine a wooden bucket made up of slats if you will, methionine is the shortest slat of the buck "limiting" its ability to hold water. If
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  39. Eucorydia dasytoides (and many other Eucorydia), Panchlora sp. "Costa Rica Yellow", Pseudoglomeris beybeinkoi, Paranauphoeta spp., ... Some of the more colorful species in culture that come to mind.
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  40. No love for the nearly purple iridescence of Paranauphoeta formosana?
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  41. My favorite species that I've kept for aesthetic reasons are Neostylopyga rhombifolia and Archimandrita tesselata
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  42. Gyna centurio (pinks), eucorydia yasumatsui (blues and greens) and Hemithyrsocera vittata (yellows and reds) for me
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