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  1. Dang, sorry to hear about your health. Anyway, the part of the anatomy you're talking about is the pronotum.
  2. That is even on the highest side for roaches, but I know a few hobbyists who keep their collections at about those temps and things go fine, so you should indeed be good now.
  3. 100 F is definitely too hot; when things got around that temp in my invert room, things started dropping like flies. I'm not sure exactly what species you keep, but 75 can be a tad too low to get some things breeding. Maybe you can get two small heating pads?
  4. Exactly! In some pics they look like a more matte version of Elliptorhina javanica. No problem!
  5. Yeah, I only learned through a discussion is a roach group on Facebook. Apparently it is a "natural heritage" species in Africa and only found within a national park, so there are many walls around it from entering captive culture. lol Even so, I believe a few people overseas were trying to culture it a year or so back, but I don't think they ever got far. If they ever were to become established in culture, they'd surely contend for prettiest roach in the worldwide hobby, I can tell you that much.
  6. A.fusca is supposed to be a protected species in its native range and so unfortunately it doesn't look like it'll be in the hobby for a long while.
  7. Blog post #100!!! A star-studded post on a long, drawn-out trade in honor of arriving at our destination after setting out on the long, drawn-out road to this number!
  8. I would ideally feed 2-3 times a week, but I have only been able to feed once a week lately.
  9. Blog post #99. While you're waiting for the 100th post, take a gander at this. ?
  10. A history of and tribute to my first ever roach.
  11. Only hissers within the same genus can crossbreed. For example - G.oblongonota with G.grandidieri, E.laevigata with E.chopardi, etc. There is an exception with P.vanwaerebecki (which should be reclassified as a Gromphadorhina sp.) being able to crossbreed with Gromphadorhina spp., but that is all.
  12. Just found out how to include links into posts after the forum updates, so here's my newest roach blog post! Enjoy.
  13. Very nice! Do you have a picture or a description? I may be able to help with the I.D. Dang, I hope they're ok too!? Wow, really? What was the prey item and what was the darkling species? Awesome! I'm actually trying to get some Romalea eggs to hatch right now. I bet that those eggs would like a nice cool down to at least the 60 or so degrees for a couple months to induce hatching. It's just a guess, but I'm going to guess that people don't like visiting your house much. ?
  14. Ah, ok. lol I personally am fine with spiders anywhere, but the invert room. I have seen them set up shop in my both my little garbage can and a few actual enclosures. I also can't have them in every corner of the room because if something valuable gets loose (the case a good portion of the time), I can't have it get eaten by some random spiders. ? Unfortunately my house only has a hobbit door. LOL That's a neat project; I certainly saw a little variation when they used to run rampant in the yard of my previous house. Same here; I'll be testing out to see if E.arcanum like some sand mixed
  15. He is technically still breeding these, although it is unlikely that there'll be a response from him here anytime soon since he doesn't browse the forums much at the moment.
  16. Yea, it's easy to love their very interesting habits and behaviors for sure. Not to mention that there's a handful of species that are quite impressive in appearance. Do you like......just pick them off of your bed, counters, and from out of your clothes and drop them in a breeding container? ? Interesting experiment and I'd be curious to know the results; I'm pretty certain that they're like isopods though and don't require the cool period that they'd normally experience in the wild. Very nice! Doru taeniatum would be on my wish list if they couldn't climb and fly so well. lol
  17. Very nice to hear more people are getting into earwigs! They're really an underappreciated and undercultured group, but I bet that has something to do with there only being like 10 species in the U.S and only a couple of those being particularly impressive. They're so awesome aren't they? I was breeding them for about a year before temps got too hot in the invert room and they all baked to death. Very excited as I have received an even larger species, Anisolabis maritima, recently and will be getting the Euborellia back again next week! Culturing methods for O.fasciatus have been around
  18. Welcome! No worries, I was simply a lurker for a while there too. lol It is indeed large enough for a single roach and even the smallest size would do. You would need to add some Vaseline or another barrier around the top though to keep it from escaping if it's small enough to fit through and/or it's a WC adult female that could be pregnant and have young. You would also probably need to mist every day or so since American roaches should never have their substrate dry out, especially in habitats with high ventilation such as these. The "Care Guides" section on Roachcrossing.com conta
  19. No problem! Pretty fortunate if you ask me; if they were crossable, I'm almost certain the hobby would be ran rampant with hybrids as it is with certain genera of cockroaches.
  20. At least with species already in culture, this has not been observed. It seems like sort of a common practice for people to house different species together, so if it was possible, people would have surely found out by now.
  21. I'm on a mission to try and breed a number of flower and darkling beetles currently and things aren't going as well as I had hoped (some of my darklings got a harmful fungal infection someway or another), but if I'm successful, there will be many beetles more easily accessible on the market. Have you heard that Goliathus goliatus, Goliathus regius, and Goliathus cacicus are now legal to own and ship in the U.S? There is a report of a new and easy method for breeding Asoblus verrucosus, but I need to see if it works with my own eyes. A couple species of pill millipedes are starting to be bred i
  22. Just looks like an adult male Blaptica dubia to me. Hopefully they aren't all dubia! ?
  23. Not sure if they're grandidieri or not, but they definitely do seem to be a black morph of something. lol Regardless, I completely agree that this is an unreliable seller and he has in fact been ousted from many invert Facebook groups for his bad reputation.
  24. Nope, red runners won't infest your house. The average human home is a good deal too dry for them and they'll desiccate shortly after escaping. Just as an extra means of insurance, I've accidently had at least few dozen escape months ago and my house has ceased to have been taken over. ?
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