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  1. The family has no say on whether I can keep them or not, I don't live at home and I'm and adult lol. I'm just trying to make people realize that these guys are totally harmless and not gross, usually if an animal is pretty.. people are less creeped out by them.
  2. Hi everyone. I picked up a couple of pairs of hissers just recently, these little guys are pretty much just ex-to-be-feeder bugs. Left in a tiny plastic bowl with a piece of dried out 'food' that these poor guys were trying to eat. When I got them home, I gave them bananas immediately, and some dog food (which, I'm realizing that was probably too much). I have a five and a half gallon tank with coir, some rocks, a hide house from a ex-houseplant pot and some moss. I mist them daily, as the top is metal mesh and I have a fan blowing air about the room. All of them are missing pieces, mostly antenna but one little guy is missing quite a bit of its foot. Very timid, seems pretty depressed/off and is not interested in hanging out with the four other hissers in the group. I'm holding it right now and its literally pressing its head against my fingers and firmly attached to my palm. I had one hisser that was producing white frass and I suspect its the one I'm holding right now.. I had read that is due to too much protein in the diet? And that it can cause gout-like symptoms. I've pulled all dog food and I've only made leafy greens available for now. Is there anything I can do for this guy assuming he'll be alright? I haven't seen any white frass for the last couple days, just some exos from the isopods, but that's not to say it hasn't been hidden in the coir. Thanks!
  3. I don't think I've ever seen such a beautiful roach. I'd be able to challenge my family with those guys for sure, they're not quite so taken with Hissers just yet (even though they're really pretty too).. but these guys are just too pretty to say no to. Next roach is definitely going to be these guys.
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