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  1. 31 minutes ago, Hisserdude said:

    Yeah lol! Speaking of which, did your female ever create a brood sac?

    Haha cool, hope you are able to get some cool stuff from your buddy! :) I'm quite upset that Plectoptera picta hasn't made it into the hobby yet, like seriously, someone needs to go on an expedition just for those!

    Unfortunately, no........I'm really not sure why though since I think it was WC and I'm also pretty sure that I bred them successfully. :( 

    Thanks! He really, really wants those so I'm sure he'll try his best to find some! :) 

  2. Just now, Hisserdude said:

    Honestly, I'd go with P.horrida, these are pretty and all, but are a huge PIA to care for, as they are very fast and always try to bolt out of the enclosure. -_-

    Oh, that's not a major problem for me, I've dealt with it before. lol I'll see if I can get both since it's so hard to choose, but if it comes down to it, I'll go with horrida. Alan's pics have really just motivated me to acquire them along with the fact that I've been keeping an adult masked hunter and have grown quite fond of assassins. :) 

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  3. 6 minutes ago, Hisserdude said:

    It'll be in the "1.25 to " 1.75 range, which is nice, since I'd like to watch it grow up. :)

    Haha yeah I'm glad I did, the forums are great, and I like them better than Facebook, but FB is seriously good for business! :D

    Maybe, maybe not, really wanna try and save up for whatever Alan catches in FL! Hopefully nothing too tempting becomes available before then... 

    Awesome! I've just got myself some old adults. lol

    You can say that again, I've made every one of my sales on Facebook!

    Your mom just needs to change the paypal sign in, they you'll be good. :P JK I'm actually selling off some of my spider beetles to save up money for whatever a buddy of mine catches out there this Summer. :) 

  4. 4 minutes ago, Hisserdude said:

     

    Eh, it's not that much of a spoiler, it's a vinegaroon, been wanting one for a while, and I'm finally getting one! :D

    It's true, lots of people have been buying from me lately! Taking a break from shipping for a couple weeks though, hopefully I won't lose all my money by then lol!

    Nice, I knew it! lol How large will it be?

    And you didn't want to join Facebook. ;) I'll bet money on the fact that you'll find some invert to blow it on by then. :P 

  5. 27 minutes ago, Hisserdude said:

    Nice, you'll likely have tons of them in no time! (Or at least you'll have tons of the "Princisia", not sure how prolific the E.laevigata are though).

    I was offered some more E.laevigata for free if I wanted them since my friend's colony was overrun, they also seem to be pretty prolific. ;) 

  6. On ‎6‎/‎14‎/‎2017 at 6:01 PM, Hisserdude said:

    Hahahah.... Hissers are CRAZY reproductive once they get going, maybe a little slow growing as nymphs, but the females have big litters, and have them often, so once they get breeding you can very easily get overrun, especially since they are big and take up a lot of room.

    Goes to show you I've never bred them. :P I'm very glad to hear that though since my Gromphadorhina sp. "Princisia vanwaerebecki" and Elliptorhina laevigata are close to maturing! :) 

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  7. That would be aye ok for a six-day period, the water gel would be nice as well, but you could alternatively just mist a corner of the enclosure.

    Also, nope, hissers do just fine in a dry enclosure as long as they have a source of moisture regularly.

  8. 47 minutes ago, lbrit17 said:

    Sounds great! I just had an unrelated question....for all the breeders, what do you do with all the nymphs? 

    I haven't bred hissers, but it is usually a bit harder to get a colony up and going rather than getting overrun with nymphs, my lobsters haven't even outgrown their 20 quart container and I've had them for about a year now. lol Even if you just got loaded with nymphs, hissers can do still do well with a population of a few hundred individuals in a moderately sized enclosure given that there are plenty of hides.

  9. That diet is perfect, there will be no risk of potentially harming them unless you feed them unwashed greens and/or orange rind. Additionally, if you are ever thinking of offering any dead leaves, make sure that they're hardwood and sterilize them to be on the safe side. :) 

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  10. 1 minute ago, lbrit17 said:

    Oh, that's a big burden off me! Thank you so much!

    So the regular to temperature?

    And I'll look into them and see about the seal!

    No problem. :) Normal room temps work fine, they can be kept anywhere from 65-84 F.

    Cool, they seem to be the most useful for the money. :) 

  11. Welcome to the forum! :) 

    Since you aren't looking to breed them, heating won't matter.

    I'm not exactly sure how tightly those exo-terra tanks seal/close, but if there are any gaps at all, your hissers would probably be able to get out(at least without some kind of barrier like Vaseline applied around them). There aren't exactly showy, but I just use Sterilite containers for almost all of my species. The ones I like the most are the Sterilite gasket box containers since they have a water-tight seal meaning that I don't have to apply any barriers. lol

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  12. 2 minutes ago, Hisserdude said:

    Are you keeping them moist enough? Sometimes roaches cannibalize due to dehydration, or overcrowding. Other than those two, not sure why your Eupolyphaga are eating their ooths...

    I'm pretty sure I am; just a bit drier than Therea. I'll try providing them a little more moisture anyway to see if that helps. I was thinking about overcrowding too, but I only have 15 of them in a 6 or so quart bin so I pretty much ruled that out.

  13. 1 hour ago, hissterical said:

    My youngest hisser just molted--the first time one of my roaches has done so! I was terrified when I looked in the tank walking by. Not expecting a giant pulsing ghost roach to be sitting on top of the log in the middle of the day.

    Anyway, I was excited to get the old skin and pin it up, but he spun around and ate it in under five minutes, the whole thing except his old face. (I agree with him that that would be super creepy.)

    is this a sign that I need to add calcium or something to their options? I have an old cuttlebone around here somewhere, and also have egg shells regularly that I could throw in. Right now they get varied fruit/veg (heavy on carrots/apples/bananas with occasional other stuff), cat kibble, cricket cubes, and crushed up dog biscuits.

    Nah, that is normal for most roaches. I'm not sure about the reasoning behind it besides just acquiring some additional nutrition. The diet you are providing them is also fine. :) 

  14. 2 hours ago, lovebugfarm said:

    They ingest bioluminescent fungi that causes them to glow bugsincyberspace sells the fungi and some other places. I haven't seen or heard the results yet but it's promising.

    I thought the exact same thing, but those are actually just lights that he sells. lol

  15. First off, welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy it here! :D 

    To answer your questions, Therea do give off a faint defensive smell, but only when handled very roughly.

    I don't believe there are any sites out there that provide complete care info on specific species, but Roachcrossing.com provides basic info like substrate humidity, air humidity, temperature, etc. All Therea species enjoy a substrate of around 3 + inches with the top half being dry and the bottom half being moist. They feed mainly on dead hardwood leaves and require them in their diet, so you should also provide them with a layer of these on top of the substrate. Besides the leaves, they will also nibble on other foods occasionally such as fruits, veggies, and dog/cat/fish food and actually seem to require these as adults with individuals exhibiting wing-biting if not given enough protein. They can be kept anywhere from the high 60s to the low 80s. 

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  16. 1 hour ago, Hisserdude said:

    In Parcoblatta, yes, the male nymphs (or at least large male nymphs), have much larger thoracic segments because they have much longer wings as adults, the females' segments look more normal and proportionate to the rest of their body. :)

    Ah.......I need to brush up on my arthropod anatomy, I usually just refer to those as "wing buds". lol

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