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  1. Are you located in Florida? If not, I have something that breeds just as fast as them available - Pycnoscelus sp. "Thailand".
  2. From what I've seen, it's likely more important to other Corydiids as well and my P.saussurei have basically survived and reproduced solely on it since my leaves seem to have not been at an appropriate level of decay.
  3. The various Blaberus spp. are a good choice and Eublaberus is also a nice fit. Arizona Sand Roaches should be kept with a dry substrate of coconut fiber with only one or two corners of the enclosure kept moist. They should have high ventilation and should be offered dead leaves and dog/cat food for feeding.
  4. Parcoblatta notha Adult female Adult female carrying ootheca Adult male Large nymph Small nymphs
  5. Hey everyone! My blog's Facebook page just reached 250 likes and to celebrate, I am holding a giveaway for a prize of two sexed pairs of Eurycotis lixa nymphs. If anyone's interested, you can head on down here and enter. Good luck!
  6. Eurycotis lixa Adult Adult male Adult female Adult pair Mixed-sized nymphs Freshly-molted nymph Ootheca
  7. Archimandrita tesselata Adult female Adult male (a little pronotum coloration still to come) Freshly-molted adult female Abnormally-black adult male (a little pronotum coloration still to come) Medium-large nymphs Small nymphs
  8. Asbolus verrucosus Adult female Adult female playing dead Two adult pairs
  9. The larvae of most easily bred darkling beetles are about the same size as mealworms, so right around the smallest of the stuff you're offering. The spider beetles would definitely be too small for large chameleons though; they're only about 3 mm in length.
  10. Darkling beetles and spider beetles might be good options. There are a bunch of neat darkling beetle species that are easy to keep and breed (mostly the smaller ones). Although the adults can't really be used as feeders due to the very hard exoskeletons and defensive chemicals they have a lot of the time, the larvae certainly can. Spider beetles such as Mezium affine are very odd, quirky, little guys and both the adults and larvae should be able to be used as feeders. The larvae are very small and you'd probably need sort of a sifting contraption to collect them out of the enclosu
  11. Lucihormetica grossei Adult male Adult female Adult pair Sub-adult male nymph (adult male previously pictured) Pre-sub-adult female nymph (adult female previously pictured) Sub-adult male nymph and pre-sub-adult female nymph (adult pair previously pictured) Small-medium-sized nymphs
  12. I almost thought you were trying to be funny at first, but I guess not. LOL Thanks!
  13. This photo thread won't be nearly as prolific as the one by the same name on the mantidforum since roaches are about 75% of what I keep at the moment, but nonetheless, it should be a fun, little place. Let's begin with my most miniscule and possibly most otherworldly beetle species, your favorite pest, Mezium affine. Mezium affine Adults
  14. Kick-off the new year with some Thai earth-spawn! ­čśŤ Pycnoscelus sp. "Thailand" Mixed-size nymphs Recently-molted adult female Adult female
  15. Good morning everyone. ­čśŤ I've decided to start up a photo thread on my cockroach collection in its entirety here after finally learning how to easily share pictures thanks to the one and only, @Hisserdude. I'll go ahead and get things rolling with the current crowning jewel of my collection, my smallish nymph pair of Rhinoceros Roaches, Macropanesthia rhinoceros. Macropanesthia rhinoceros Smallish female Nymph Smallish male nymph Smallish nymph pair
  16. Consider yourself lucky; I found out early that roaches will nip as E.lixa was only the 3rd species I kept. LOL Nonetheless, they still definitely make up for their nippiness with their large size, impressive coloration, and interesting behavior.
  17. Almost all species will bite/nibble, but mostly only when some smell of food is on your hands during maintenance. I find that the biggest and smaller species' bites hurt the most, but any nip can pack a punch if they get your arm/back of your hand. lol One species that seems to like biting whether it smells food on you or not is Eurycotis lixa. This roach will literally bite me about 75% of the time I hold it. LOL
  18. Surely no one will ever known every miniscule shard of information about any roach (or organism in general), but as far as things that the hobby concerns, you'll definitely get there. If there's one neat thing about hybrids, it is the color variation; I bet you'll see some beautiful looks thrown around.
  19. No prob! I would say she's pretty much certainly mixed with G.oblongonota as they're the second most common hisser species in the hobby and she does show similar dark red coloration.
  20. Unfortunately she is a Gromphadorhina hybrid; they can vary much in color from individual to individual. The male features much more of the classic MHC coloration, but he is still almost surely a hybrid as well since he wasn't gotten from one of the couple select sources for pure G.portentosa such as Kyle Kandilian of Roachcrossing.
  21. Dang, sorry to hear about your health. Anyway, the part of the anatomy you're talking about is the pronotum.
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