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  1. I'm unsure what exact external features differentiate the two, but could be! Sure thing. ๐Ÿ‘
  2. Just remembered that P.floria also should occur over there as well, but whatever you have, the orange uropods are still unusual. Good luck on isolating the genetics!
  3. I'm not aware of any other Porcellionides species in that area, so you definitely should have a morph on your hands!
  4. Don't test me. ๐Ÿคช
  5. This I can not deny. Oof. ๐Ÿ™ƒ
  6. Welcome back! Hopefully you get nice and settled in here soon and return to breeding a few roach species again. ๐Ÿ™‚
  7. Oh, I keep it on a stand about 4 feet away from the shelves, so things only ever reach the mid to high 80s in the center of the beam. Of the 3 racks on the shelf, it heats the center one thoroughly and then about 1/3 of the others. I usually keep my stuff that only requires room temps for breeding on the top and bottom shelves because of this.
  8. These are definitely lateralis (specifically adult females pictured). As for the odd behaviors you describe - are you sure the walls of your enclosure are free of any residue? If there's any texture at all, I wouldn't be surprised that they could scale it. On the topic of burrowing - when do you see them do it?
  9. I use one large brooder lamp with a 250 watt heat bulb for each of my shelves.
  10. My experience has been the same as @Hisserdude's, although I never tried grabbing them by the legs like @whowadat mentioned.
  11. @Hisserdude has before. You can read about some general Eleodes care with a tad of specialized information for E.armata towards the end right here.
  12. Welcome to the forum! For the gravid hisser, just make sure you're providing adequate heat (low to mid 80s is probably best), hides, and a fair amount of fruit and leave the rest up to her. I wouldn't personally be worried about the fact that she hasn't given birth yet. I haven't kept hissers in a while (so I don't exactly remember the length of their gestation period down to a tee), but the time she's taken so far doesn't sound abnormal.
  13. Welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚ Very interesting; it'd certainly be neat to get a cockroach act out there!
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  16. I could have worded that slightly better now that I think about it, but yes, that is exactly what I meant. ๐Ÿ™‚ When I was more or less "starting up", I didn't really have the appropriate resources (in this case, feeders) on hand for keeping many predatory arthropods at all. I have since built up a large collection of isopods and decent colonies of a couple feeder roach species, which have made keeping predators much more realistic.
  17. I wouldn't say that my interest in them has really spiked that much of recent, but my feeder roach/isopod availability has. ๐Ÿ˜›
  18. Happy Earth Day!!! ๐ŸŒŽ Hopefully the earth soars when we are set free just like this Crane Fly did. ๐Ÿ˜ ft. Noah Campos New Video
  19. I had not thought they would. If you've observed them going after average foods, I guess they would though. Sorry I can't offer any other advice.
  20. No problem! I was saying that if you put out a dead roach, monitor it, and see if the flies mess with it, that should tell you which type of Phorid they are.
  21. Mine do well in an 18 qt. container with good ventilation. Things are basically bone dry except for one corner of the enclosure that I keep a moist clump of sphagnum moss in. Besides that, they have a couple, large pieces of bark for hiding under. Their diet consists of dog food and carrot.
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