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  1. We can hope! He seems to be honing in on his business much more recently and has been responding to people's emails in a timely matter for the last couple weeks. In fact, I was in contact with him just today.
  2. The giveaway has now come to a close. Thanks to all who played!
  3. Sure thing! I don't, but @Bmaines96 might be able to hook you up with both of those. 🙂
  4. Sorry, that part of your previous response went completely over my head. lol It shouldn't matter; only thing is that the moist side will dry out faster with the heat mat, so just make sure it never gets too dry. 🙂
  5. I would likely choose one of the small silver varieties, like this one here. But it doesn't matter all that much; many species should do. Some small silver springtails got into a bunch of my cultures somehow through materials I collected from outside (even though I sterilize everything) and they seem to be doing a good job, so that's really the only reason why I'd recommend them. lol I'm not sure if they're the exact same species I linked to.
  6. Culling is just removing individuals from the colony. I would definitely recommend springtails. Many species would do well with them, but I'd personally recommend against Sinella curviseta (Tropical Pink Springtail). They are extremely prolific and do a great job as a clean-up crew, but I've personally found them to be extremely annoying over time. They'll end up covering much of the total surface in your enclosure and are more conspicuous than many other springtail species because of how large they are.
  7. It could work for a while, but one species would eventually outcompete the other unless specimens were culled regularly.
  8. Welcome! You can find some great info about that species right here. Happy roach-keeping!
  9. Hey everyone! After my Facebook page's 250 likes giveaway, I set the next goal at 500 likes. With a recent show of support, that number was blown out of the water! 😁 So, as promised, here's the current giveaway, which can be found at the top of the page on the pinned post. Good Luck! 🙂
  10. Very sorry for the loss; I know it can be heart-breaking. Best of luck with the others going forward.
  11. Unfortunately, I think it's a goner if it's stuck so deeply into its old exoskeleton. 😥
  12. 100%! I love posting to my blog, but Instagram is so much quicker and it's so much more of an interactive experience.
  13. This dusty thread is getting new life. 😛 Mine is @allaboutarthropods. Posting things from roaches to beetles to isopods almost daily!
  14. I honestly would always recommend springtails as a clean-up crew as opposed to isopods since they're more inconspicuous most of the time and there's no risk of them chowing down on your roaches like there is with isopods. But if you were to use them as a clean-up crew, I recommend staying away from at least Porcellio spp. (more likely to much on the roaches) and Porcellionides spp. (way too prolific). You can indeed just throw them in without any extra care besides maybe tossing in a tad of extra food each feeding. Roaches will clean-up their own enclosures to some degree by partially-
  15. Exactly! The flashy stuff is good for luring people into the hobby, but once they've been hooked, it's easier to feel the fascination for nearly all species.
  16. @Bmaines96 should have some flexivitta, but if not, you can also scroll the ad section on here. They're not extremely rare, so they pop up in lists from time to time Yeah, Kyle's either online or he isn't......unfortunately he's been just about completely offline for months now.
  17. Welcome! As @Hisserdude stated, there's no such thing as too many questions; if you ever have any, ask away! Interesting to see Parcoblatta on your list so soon; they're all rather small and not "the most stunning of the stunning". I admit, I didn't really want to keep anything from the genus when I just broke in, but my eyes have been cleared and I can see the beauty and worthwhileness of keeping them now. Glad you've realized this already!
  18. I wish! The tenebrionids there are a big target for me.
  19. Welcome! Almost all adult roaches are equipped with wings (including the ones you mentioned), but not all can really use them. I recommend Peppered roaches as @The Mantis Menagerie suggested; they're large, considerably docile, and adult males can only flutter downwards slightly, no true flying ability. Polyphaga spp. are also really great; P.saussurei is the most docile roach I've ever encountered and also get's quite large!
  20. I know of only 3 people that have them, including myself. The others being @Bmaines96 and @Cariblatta lutea. I have not gotten my female to drop any babies yet, but I know they have; hopefully their colonies are still doing well.
  21. Porcellio scaber "White Out" Large individuals Medium-sized individuals Small individual Mixed-size individuals
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