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Skyvie last won the day on June 18 2017

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  1. Yes, awesome, I'll reiterate what Centipede Uncivil said 'cause all us Georgians have got to stick together! Welcome! I, too, found crickets unsatisfactory for many reasons and thus started the roach "madness" I'm in, ha ha. Good luck with your new colony, though I'm sure they'll grow quite fast!
  2. Welcome, hope things go well for you and your collection!
  3. I keep egg crate pieces, too, but I also have a bunch of toilet paper rolls in there. I'll grab one of the rolls and shake it into a container. I'll feed my insectivores from the roaches in that container (tongs usually).
  4. Hey, welcome! Yes, very addictive like tarantulas, yet I've found that I enjoy my roaches so much more. Hope you also find pleasure in the "madness!"
  5. Oh, man, those are my craziest roaches! They're active just about all the time and do a lot of crazy stuff. Tons of personality for sure!
  6. Ok, so for the reptile gout and other uric acid buildup concerns article, this is the link. Don't know if that's the one you were thinking of...
  7. Great news! It's always exciting when your colony starts growing! Sometimes, you wonder if they'll ever reproduce, but then you discover done babies one day. Dubias are great because they're easy to keep and can fulfill a lot of tasks, like feeders and pets. They're tough as nails and don't ask for much (no special needs). Keep up the good work!
  8. Awesome write-up! I'll be doing some containers like this soon, so it really helps!
  9. Yeah, your roaches really aren't going to eat moldy food. Some mold poses health risks for them, too. It's best to give only as much as they'll eat in a day or so. That way, they'll eat it before it "goes off."
  10. Yep...pet dirt. They'll stay buried nearly all the time so make sure they've got plenty of substrate. I've tried doing the whole "feeding dish" thing, but they keep sucking them underneath the surface so I usually put food on one of the dried leaves on the surface and let them do their thing
  11. Good luck and let me know how things turn out with them... definitely near the top of my list currently!
  12. Hello there! Hope things work out for you and your bugs. It's funny how roaches and isopods are similar interests (usually). I think most people like isopods (not as much creepiness as other bugs). It's neat that you've got some interesting isopods near you. Bug hunt! I think that the more people get interested in their environment, the more they see things to be interested in. Welcome!
  13. Welcome! Dubias are one of my favorites... Just a nice all around (all purpose) roach. Do you have specific roaches you'd like to get eventually? It's easy to get a long wishlist and a large collection!
  14. Ah yes, them's some sexy legs! Yessir! They kind of remind me of a blacker, "sexier" Eurycotis. Enlarging your colony, or your first time keeping? Congrats!
  15. Yep, the Gynas are really interesting (adults & juvies). Congrats, keep us updated!
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