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  1. 37 minutes ago, Shon2 said:

    Absolutely beautiful collection you've got! How was your one poor roach shipped by usps? :'D I would hope they respect the "live animal" labels plastered across crates and such, but I know how some facilities can be >:[

    Thank you! When my shipment of that species entered transit, it stayed there for around 2 weeks for some reason before finally being delivered to my house. It was one of the few really bad experiences I've had with USPS, but even though they were Ectobiids (which are typically much more fragile than other roaches), they all arrived alive. :) 

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  2. 8 hours ago, Arthroverts said:

    Thanks @Bmaines96! can you give me some examples of commonly available epilamprid species? I can very little about them online. It appears that Rhadoblatta is an epilamprid species, but they aren't available in the US it seems, and if they were they'd be out of my price range, ha ha.




    He isn't on here a ton, so I'll just answer for him. Within the U.S, no epilamprids are that commonly available, but you can find Opisthoplatia orientalis, Epilampra maya, and Rhabdoblatta formosana available at times; some new species may be available soon as well. @Bmaines96 may very well have the last R.formosana colony in the U.S right now and I believe he has all 3 epilamprids I mentioned available right now at very reasonable prices. ;) 

  3. They're a very easy species. They bred well for me at a range of temperatures, but heat of course speeds reproduction up. They shouldn't be without moisture for too long, but can take some dryness. A substrate can help with retaining moisture and if at least a corner of the enclosure is kept moist at all times, they should do just fine. The diet you mentioned would work great for them. :) 

  4. Welcome!

    The "punctata" have actually been confirmed to indeed not be that species last year by taxonomist Dominic Evangelista, but rather Diploptera cf. minor. With that out of the way, they like good ventilation with a mostly dry enclosure and hot temps. 🙂

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  5. Porcellio scaber "Piebald"










    Medium-sized to large individuals (note the amount/placement of piebalding can change during the lifetime and individuals usually have to be 1/3 grown before they show any)


    Pregnant female (note the marsupium on her stomach)

  6. 11 minutes ago, Hisserdude said:

    Aww man, sorry to hear about that, but hopefully the allergies to your roaches will go away now that you've got no hissers! :) I'm sure they're in good hands with Brandon. 

    I can only hope! Maintenance time has already gotten very noticeably less itchy, sneezy, and 200% more enjoyable, so things are definitely looking up. :) The only other potential problem ones I think I have are Blaberus, but I'm still reluctant to give most of those up (especially the B.colosseus "Peru" I just got a few months ago lol). 

    Oh, I'm certain of it. :) 

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  7. How's it going everyone? 🙂 

    Long time no post! School has finally swept past me once again for this year and so my focus can now shift back to the roaches (as if it wasn't already somewhat lol). I plan to get the photoshoots going soon so I can get some more pictures slapped up here and build up this thread. However, one development in my collection that there's no need waiting to supply pictures for is that I'm now officially hisserless! 😮 The allergies were just getting too bad for me and I wasn't doing particularly great with the species I had, so I just decided to sell them all off to a trusted breeder ( @Bmaines96). Even though this is technically supposed to be a thread representing my current collection,  I say why not share some pictures here of some absolutely gorgeous roaches I may never own again. 🙂

    Here it goes:

    Elliptorhina laevigata




    Adult male(s)





    Freshly-molted adult male









    Adult females




    Large nymph(s)


    Gromphadorhina grandidieri






    Adult male




    Adult female




    Larger nymph



    Small nymphs


    Individuals attempting to hide


    Gromphadorhina grandidieri/Elliptorhina laevigata



    Adult male comparison (G.grandidieri left, E.laevigata right)


    Adult male comparison (E.laevigata left, G.grandidieri right)

    Besides these two hisser species, I also had Gromphadorhina oblongonota, but unfortunately didn't manage to get pictures of them before shipping them away. Anyways, I hope you guys enjoyed what I did have to show and be sure to stay tuned for more pictures from my drastically-enlarged collection!

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