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  1. That's what I thought, which is why I was asking to make sure. So I will not use them. Thanks @Hisserdude!
  2. I might try that if I keep having problems. Thanks for the suggestion! What about Styrofoam egg containers? can those be used for roach housing? or will they eat the styrofoam?
  3. Greetings, The cardboard egg crates in my roach containers keep becoming wet and nasty due to humidity when the air conditioner in the room is off. It is cooler which is why it is off...but humidity is still kinda high. So I am wondering is there anything else I can use besides cardboard egg crates as a housing option for my roaches? They are Red Runner roaches being used as feeders. What else do people use for this? Are there any options besides cardboard egg crates?
  4. I have had a stable red runner (Turkistan roach) roach colony for a couple of years. Everything was fine. But randomly the other day the colony suddenly had massive deaths. I don't know why they are dying! There is no mold as far as I can tell. They were fine one day and then literally the next there were dozens of bodies all over. It is like they are just dying for no reason all stages of the roaches. The only thing I can think of is maybe I put a bad apple in there, other then that nothing has changed or could possibly cause this that I can think of. Has this happened to anyone eve
  5. How long does it take red runner ootheca to hatch normally? I know it probably depends on temperatures and humidity right? But how long would it take them to hatch with temperatures in 65-69 degrees? And also what is the maximum time I would expect an ootheca to hatch or still be viable? Like how long should I wait until the ootheca can be regarded as not going to hatch or non viable?
  6. Yep thanks, Well more babies have arrived! another female had babies last night, I found her in a tube with a bunch of babies. The first batch of babies I think has started molting! I think I saw a 2nd instar or two last night. Lots of little mouths to feed now!?
  7. It finally happened!! My Madagascar Hissing cockroach finally had babies successfully! I have been waiting forever for babies. The largest female was looking rather plump for the past few weeks or so. And then I looked in my cage last night and saw a bunch of babies! There are probably around 25-35 nymphs and they are all so cute! I am super excited they finally had babies.
  8. When I crush the little round things its like you are popping an egg. Also when I squished one, clear liquid came out, (I used a dissecting microscope to see this since they are so small). Also to me, it seems the larger round things dry out and open, and then inside is another small oval thing like an egg? I observed this under the microscope. So it is a mystery as to what these things are, or if they are harmful or not at all. But there doesn't appear to be anything living in the 'eggs' if that is what they are. Its just kinda freaky, I know they aren't normal. But looking on the intern
  9. Yes, of course, they get fish pellets and dog food as protein. I was just mentioning the fruits and vegetables only that's all.
  10. Yes, I feed them apple, carrots, and potato. So they get plenty of fruits. I even feed them orange on occasion. Maybe the next ootheca she carries will be good. Hoping!
  11. What kind of habitat would be good for them? as in what kind of cage, that is secure enough to not let them escape? What kind of bug barrier would work? Would a large plastic critter keeper type cage be sufficient? with egg crates and substrate?
  12. The dog food I have been feeding them is made of duck and potato. Do you think they could be some kind of mold or fungi things? I looked at some on the bottom of their cage, and it appears that the little white things are popping? or opening? and then around some of them there is this very thin white fuzzy stuff, almost like it exploded? Or maybe they are tiny parasitic worms? and I can see the remains of an empty shell but the contents are gone. Very very strange I must say. But I am worried for my hissers especially if it is a worm. Or they could be air bubbles which are popping and bec
  13. Ok so I did what you suggested, removed the 3 extra males, and gave the cage heat. But last night I found another aborted egg case. And this time, there was a single baby madagascar hisser that hatched out of it. But the little guy has messed up legs. I also could tell that a few of the other eggs were about to hatch. Why did a single nymph hatch out? And any suggestions as to why she is still aborting her eggs? Also why aren't any of the other females having babies? Does only the most dominant female have eggs?
  14. Yeah, it is strange. But here is a picture of their frass. The circled section is the most clear and you can see the oval things I was talking about.
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