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  1. Hello everyone, 

    Just wanted to check in. Its been awhile since I've been on here. Lots of changes happened. I moved to new state, new career, etc. I'm slowly starting to get my life around once again. Hopefully I can start breeding roaches once more. I miss having my roach colonies that I had to rehome due to relocating.  Hope all is well with everyone. 

    Have a good Day. 

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  2. 1 hour ago, Hisserdude said:

    Very nice, had my male mature the other day, these guys are so beautiful in person! :D Hope yours do well for you!

    Thanks i hope so to. I have lots of these guys. I'll be selling or trading some of the nymphs off at some point they are really tiny right now, when there a bit bigger I'll be shipping them out. I like them but I only need a few. I agree they are pretty. The males are easier to handle not as mobile like the females.

  3. 15 minutes ago, Skyvie said:

    I've been thinking about some chopardis or javanicas recently - are they pretty much your favorite hisser then? You pretty much have most of the species in interested in right now, lol!

    You don't like dubias as pets or feeders or both? They aren't ideal for my Tarantulas because of the playing dead and burrowing. I gave that up long ago.

    Chopardis are cute, fun little things. Javanicas are my top favorite hisser due to there colorations and feisty temperament.  insignis and tigers are tied for second. 

    I don't like dubias as either pet or feeders that's why I traded them for orange heads instead. My turtle and frogs wouldn't eat them and they just didn't spark my overall interest as a pet roach. So I stoped getting them. I only have maybe 10 left. Once they are gone I'm not purchasing anymore. Green Banana roaches are a new favorite for my frogs. Unfortunately They are a bit too small for my turtle. 

  4. 1 minute ago, Skyvie said:

    Wow, if most of these are new acquisitions, it's like Christmas for you! Congratulations! :D I think the centurion is my favorite Gyna (well, tied with the capucina). You have a very nice collection. So... which ones are your favorite overall? (I know it's like picking favorite children!)

    lol it's hard.. I do like my javanicas (they were the first roach species that I kept as pets) since then I've expanded a bit...  I have almost every type of hisser available. My craniifers are at the top of my non-hissing list along with the centurion. I can tell you one roach I don't like...dubia. I must admit I don't much care for this species (However I do want some gold ones). I'm partial to the orange heads but those are feeders. Ivory heads are new so far I'm enjoying them. I'm on the lookout for some adult giant cave roaches and colossal roaches (Going to take a bit of searching.) so yeah.. it's hard to pick so I enjoy them all.. with exception on one species so far. I really like crickets also... (off topic)

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  5. 3 hours ago, Skyvie said:

    Both are very pretty! I especially like how the E. posticus nymphs are that deep red color. It really sets them apart. (Now I've got to get some:D)

    Have you had both of these species before? I think Eublaberus is very versatile...Pets/feeders/composters/etcall in the same place! 

     These guys are new,  well the Ivory Heads are, I use Orange Heads I use for feeders.The Ivory heads for now are pets. Until I get a colony established. I really enjoy hissing roaches all types. Javanicas, Chopardi, and Insignis are my favorites for hissers, Death Heads and Giant Caves are my non-hisser favorites. The banana roaches are fun also. Though the last of my Giant Caves killed over. So Ill be looking for a breeding pair of them soon enough. The Ivory Adult Is beautiful, love the white and black markings. Hopefully they reproduce well. I purchased both of these from inverts unlimited. All arrived alive and in good condition.

  6. http://xenopus.com/ has normal ones. I keep mine in my fish tank. My males are about 31/2-4 inches I've always hand fed mine I've never had an issue with them trying to eat any of my fish.  (Even when my fish were smaller.) I've had them for 4 years.  Eventually I'd like to get more of them and have a tank all there own which would be nice.

  7. Yeah mine got out do to error on my part. I did a partial water change and filled the tank too full. Well lesson learned wont happen again. Im happy i found him though because... A) I like my frog too much, I would have felt terrible if he had died. B.) I could only imagine what i would have had to listen to if my bf was sitting on the couch playing his video game and a frog wandered across the floor in front of him. Never would have heard the end of it or he'd want me to get rid of them. <_< Probably would have ended our relationship then and there... because I'm not getting rid of my frogs, I like them too much. :D

  8. Here is one of my frogs. This one is named the wanderer. He is my escape artist out of the bunch. Came home the other day from work and noticed my filter lid floating in the tank. Decided to count frogs and sure enough one was missing. Went upstairs to wake someone up to help search for him. Came down the stairs and guess who I found hopping up the stairs.  Thankful he was not injured and I found him (he found me) I'm not sure how he survived the 4foot drop from tank, plus wondering dry for idk how long and did not get eaten by cats or the dog. Anywho it's all good. Need to get him a few gal pals one day. Ok what's my story for the day. Since then I fixed the tank to help prevent escaped. So with luck it won't happen again. Anyone else raise these guys?


  9. 1 hour ago, Hisserdude said:

    Unfortunately it is completely illegal to import from overseas even if it's a species we already have in culture, I'm not condoning the act or anything, just letting you know you probably shouldn't announce it publicly...

    The mods here don't like people talking about committing illegal acts related to the hobby, in fear that the government shuts the forum down or something. 

    Cool, nice species! I'm getting centurio this week as well! (Also from another country, just Canada though. :P).

    lol cool beans but... now I'm intrigued and have to read importation laws again lol. 

  10. 33 minutes ago, Hisserdude said:

    I think sometimes he does, yes. :) Shipping ain't cheap though, just saying.

    Nice, which species? Anything that isn't in the US yet? BTW, don't think you are allowed to announce publicly that you've imported from another country here...

    Oh ok didn't know that.. is there a reason why we're not allowed to announce imports?  Its not like I'm buying anything illegal we have  same species for sale in us.  (Just Curious)

    No new species just some vanwaerebeki hissers, javanicas, caffrorum and centurion.

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  11. Though about getting some predatory mites for enclosures. I don't have lots of mites only some in 1 tank but don't want a population explosion or spread to other colonies. Anyone uses these and what species is recommended? 

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