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  1. Hello ALl, I am trying to find out if these particular species, need the adults to grow to adulthood? Panesthia angustipennis spadica Panesthia angustipennis yayeyamensis I want to know if the can make it on their own just with rotten wood or they still need the adults to replenish the bacteria that process the wood in their guts. I heard that some US wood roaches need the adults to replenish the bacteria specially after they molt as they molt their stomach linner containg the bacteria that breaks down the wood. I hope I made myself clear. francisco
  2. I would guess female too, but it is to small to tell for sure. Those pics of the ventral and pronotum areas will really help. good luck. francisco PS let me know if you would like tot rade your roach for something else in case it is your only one.
  3. Hello All, Mine get oak leafmulch and Eucalytus leaf (dried brown ones) and they don't have any smell. francisco
  4. That is perhaps Panesthia australis. Nice roach. good luck regards francisco
  5. HEllo, Peter there is an enthomologist in Santa Barbara that has a Tinema specie named after her, it is the only tinema that happens in the Santa Barbara area. Orin, I hope you could get more bugs name after you, great job, you are a true example of dedication in the hobby.
  6. Hello All, Well, M rhinocerous has been my dreamed roach until a few years back when I was able to get several youngs, that took a lot of my savings. My experience with the rhinos has been good, not too bad. I agree with Graham about some unexplained deads. I started with 5, 3 year old nymphs and 15, 1 year old nymphs, as a home I used a 20 gallon terrarium, with about 5-6 inches of substrate. Substrate Sand mixed with organic potting soil and wood/leaf mulch (50/50 mixed) at a ratio of 40-30-30% I keep the substrate humid, just enough so the sand could stay firm, as the Rhino
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