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  1. I haven't found any either, besides those couple times they found me. 😂 Yeah, I 10/10 would not recommend.
  2. Not sure about @Mwewe's species, but at least some of them do also provide.....exploratory bites. 😅 They're not TERRIBLE, but shocking enough to where I've involuntarily jumped on the 1 or 2 occasions where I was bitten and hastily went back inside my house to contemplate why the bug gods had forsaken me so. 😢🤣
  3. They can indeed climb smooth surfaces once they are sizeable nymphs and adults, so you'll either want to house them in a secure container, use a slippery barrier, or, if you wish, both. I keep mine in one of the enclosures that @Blatta mentioned - a Sterilite Gasket Box. Specifically this size: Sterilite 20 Quart 1932 Clear Gasket Box with Blue Aquarium Latches & Gasket - Walmart.com
  4. Hey there! The main thing to focus on for American Roaches is making sure their enclosure doesn't get too dry. Desiccation seems to be their number one killer in captivity. Other than that, you'll want to make sure that you're keeping them in a secure container (like a Sterilite Gasket Container or something similar) since adults and larger nymphs can climb well. Hides can be provided in the form of bark, egg crates, etc. They aren't picky about food; the average roach diet of dog/cat/fish food, fruits, and vegetables works fine for them. Temps should ideally be kept within the low 70s to mid 80s, but they can handle a few degrees less or more.
  5. Welcome, Kody! 🙂 That's crazy lucky about the apartment manager. Hopefully you can get that house soon enough though and really expand! P.S: I had to look up the species, but those Megascolia procer are seriously some of the most impressive wasps I've seen. 😮
  6. Nice assortment of inverts you have there. Welcome to the forum! 🙂
  7. Glad to have you back! God speed with acquiring some neat species again. 🙂
  8. Billions of Cicadas are about to swarm the United States in their largest numbers since 2004. Will they be arriving in a town near you? Check out my brand new YouTube video to learn about the impending emergence of Brood X. 🙂
  9. To all the moms out there, big and small, Happy Mother's Day! Here's a proud mother Wolf Spider (Tigrosa helluo) with her babies. 😊❤️
  10. I was very surprised when I noticed my Eurycotis lixa scratching their backs on objects in their enclosure, similar to cats. 😅 I might have observed the same behavior with other species too, but that's what pops to the top of my head. I was also quite bewildered when my Blaberus species hissed at me for the first time, without having read about the behavior prior.
  11. Happy Earth Day! 🌎 Today we celebrate the extraordinary planet we call home. The one unlike any other in existence! In an endless expanse of space and time, you, me, and every life form we've grown to know can be found nowhere else, but here. That's why it's of utmost importance to protect this treasure with all of our being. We must rekindle that curiosity that fueled us as kids, and let it burn bright yet again. We must preserve the life that we have left; not just what we find attractive or cute, but every denizen of the one living planet. The closer you look, the more you'll realize all that is at stake. Life may not always be big and boisterous, but it is beautiful and worth saving. In the famous words of the Lorax - "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
  12. No problem! Very nice - I could only dream to see Arenivaga in the wild, let alone in my own back yard. 😆
  13. @Hisserdude wrote a great care sheet on Arenivaga spp. care. 🙂 Invertebrate Dude Caresheets: Arenivaga spp. (idcaresheets.blogspot.com)
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