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  1. I had a phroid outbreak in my blaberus bin. I changed out the substrate, let it dry out, flypaper, vinagar traps, and extra springtails. Nothing was working, they were starting to spread into my other bins and gecko tanks. As a last resort I added buffalo beetles(lesser mealworm) they helped but did not solve it. I noticed my oriantalis bin has a Vaseline barrier, there were flys stuck to it. I slathered vaseline all over the top and sides of the blaberus bin and within a few days they were all gone. IMO a vaseline barrier is the best offense for a fly problem
  2. I have a few multi species bins. They all seem to thrive, and it saves space. Surinams and red runners is one of my favorites, lots and lots of roaches in that bin... Death heads and beetle mimics, peppereds and dominos, banana and chromes, hustlers and kenyans, widehorns and halloweens. The only issues you run into is if the nymphs look similar it can be hard to separate them if needed. Separating the species in general is a hassle but not much more then a thorough deep cleaning.
  3. I have them in a 16 quart ziploc gasket bin with 1-2 inches ABG substrate and some cork and eggcrate. I keep half of th substrate wet and a heat pad under the dry side. They like to burrow but they often scurry across the surface, and they hide under cork and egg flats. The adult males can climb. They're so tiny they can live with other roaches just fine. My 16 quart bin has hustler roaches, little kenyans, dwarf purple isopods, and buffalo beatles in it and they are all thriving.
  4. I keep morning geckos, they are a little smaller then Eurydactylodes. I feed mainly fruit flys, then once they're bigger little kenyan roaches. They also get some rice flour beatle larva, lesser mealworms but fruit flys are easier. They also get small some red runner and surinam nymphs, but again the little kenyans are easier. When I say easier, I mean to grab a few the right size out of the cultures. Ive also seen an adult mourning gecko going to town on springtails, so put some of them in there too.
  5. Wow thanks for sharing, The nymphs look awesome!
  6. I do the same, its a lot more time consuming, but the results are worth it.
  7. The crates will last a lot longer if you put them vertical. Freeze it to kill any roaches or ooth you missed, so they don't establish anywhere unwanted.
  8. I would have a second bin ready and you just transfer over the egg crates. Then pick out any left over roaches and ootheca, and freeze the dirty substrate before chucking it. Are your eggcrates set up vertical, because most of the frass should fall to the floor. I keep mine on moist cocofiber with springtails.
  9. I give fresh veggies/fruit once or twice a week and remove it when I see mold. Dry food I try to keep available at all times. Like you said with high humidity enclosures thats not possible, so they get a small amount once or twice a week.
  10. Thanks @Hisserdude @Cariblatta lutea I'll be sure to update the forum with how they do and if the ooth hatch.
  11. The ones I'm afraid could possibly establish in my house. I keep in a sterilite gasket bin, no ventilation I just make sure to open it everyday.
  12. WOW congrats,and best of luck with it. So angry I had to work today. What vendor had them?
  13. I thought it was displayed below my name/avatar. Westchester, New York, USA, Earth.
  14. Went out collecting today and caught some roaches! Was not easy, about one in every 10 rocks I flipped had one under it and they are so tiny and quick to get away. I got 4 large, 5 small, and two ootheca. They don't seem to be able to climb plastic. I'm guessing there some sort of Parcoblatta or Blatta orientalis. Any info you could provide will help. My questions are, do you know what species they are? Are the larger ones nymphs or adults? Do the ootheca look viable and how do I get them to hatch? Thanks
  15. Went out again today, got a couple Armadillidium vulgare, not sure what the ones with the yellow are.
  16. Good eye! I don't even see that one in the photo but when sorting them I noticed it.
  17. Went out and did some collecting today, did really well! I think the small ones are Philoscia muscorum and the large ones Oniscus asellus but I'm no expert. What do you think?
  18. Looks really good, looks like they are going to thrive in there!
  19. Neither did I! I give eggshells to my isopods, I read they need calcium. I'll start giving egg shells to my roaches too.
  20. How long did it take the ootheca to hatch? Mine matured and have been dropping ooth like crazy!
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