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Marco Sonnenscheisse

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  1. Hi! They indeed go very well! I cannot really remember where mine were from, did I got them from you? Greetings, Marco
  2. Hello! The depicted female is the most yellow I had till now, others were not this yellow or only in parts. From the Panchlora genus I only care for P.nivea. Most of the adults look like P.nivea has to look like. Yesterday I met a good friend of mine who shard my observation that in his P.nivea culture is 1:50 yellow amongst the green adults (similary like Gyna lurida). Nearly the same as Panchlora nivea looks a culture sold here since a few years as Panchlora sp. "Northern Costa Rica", but they are also green. Panchlora nivea we have in culture since some decades, so I hope mine are not crossbreeded. Separating single specimen is not much fun because some of the others get airborne, the two I separated unfortunately did not breed. Greetings, Marco
  3. I separated a first highly yellow female, unfortunately, I do not have a yellow male yet, but I hope there will be other yellows in the future. But offspring from this yellow female would be a first success, too. By the way, not every of my few yellow specimen is colored in such a bright yellow. Some only have yellow sprinkles or their green is a bit yellowish. Here a foto of the very yellow female:
  4. Hello! More important than their size is their ability to squeeze through really tight openings, so the lid of the box you keep the roaches inside should close absolute dense. Or in the case of a glas terrarium there can be gaps, mostly between the door glasses or between front window and upper glass. I had G.oblongonata in a big box with another big box above of it, usually there also had been one or two plants on top of the upper box. I had perpetual problems with little nymphs who made it over the vaseline stripe and then squeezed through lid and box. It is some years in the past that I cared for the big hisser species, but when I remember right the N1 had 9-10mm in body length. Greetings, Marco
  5. I have mine relative dry (50%) and in the winter at only 23°C and they still produced babies in a good amount. Best thing is to look early for someone who takes the roaches which get too many, in numbers for feeding purpose. Greetings, M
  6. Maybe I am in error, but I suspect to have a little part (circa 5%) yellow adults under my Panchlora nivea. Could that be or did I everytime see a freshly molten one? Greetings, M
  7. I wish you good luck with them. Have you got helpful hints how to breed them? Greetings, Marco
  8. I never had problems like this with Thrichorhina tomentosa. Sometimes they increase to really high number and a few times I was affraid that they could eventually dominate burrowing nymphs so I took out 90% of the little isopods.
  9. Hello! I prefer coconut fiber, too. Main reason: I can be 100% sure that it contains no toxic ingredients. A second reason is that I am living far away from the next woodland and do not have a car. One or two times a year I collect oak, beech and hazelnut leaves and twigs and some peaces of rotten wood, allways for the next year. Another good reason is that it is very fine. A real disadvantage of this coconut soil is this yellow fungus which occurs not seldom in humid climate. A handful of times I left this fungus inside the roaches box for any reason. I never had casualties resulting of this fungus and with the time my Trichorhina tomentosa, which I have in all humid containers, eliminated all of the fungus (I think it was because of the isopods, but there also may have been other reasons). So a panic complete replacement of the substrate everytime a yellow fungus is seen is not obligatory nessecary in my opinion. Some years ago I made good experience with grave compost for my deep digging species. But espacially when it is a rare or expensive roach species I am allways too afraid to use any soil for which I do not definitivly know that it does not contain for example ivy leavs or parts of toxic bark. I think when I would have an appropriate sylvan nearby I would search for a good place to get wood soil. Greetings, Marco
  10. Ok thank you I did not know, is this for certain? I ask because the new genus Pseudoglomeris instead of Corydidarum has been controversial discussed and not been accepted.
  11. Here an actual list of the cockroach species I have in culture: Aeluropoda insignis Archimandrita sp. "Panama, Cerro Chucanti" Balta notulata Blaberus craniifer "Black Wings" Blaptica dubia Decoralampra fulgencioi Dorylea orini Elliptorhina davidi Eurycotis decipiens Gyna caffrorum Gyna centurio Gyna lurida Hemithyrsocera palliata Hormetica sp. "Kolumbien" Lucihormetica grossei Macropanesthia rhinoceros Melanozosteria nitida (Thailand, Surat Thani, Khao Sok National Park) Morphna dotata Morphna maculata Nauphoeta cinerea Panchlora nivea Panesthia angustipennis angustipennis Panesthia angustipennis brevipennis Panesthia angustipennis cognata Paranauphoeta formosana Paratemnopteryx couloniana Phoetalia pallida Pseudoglomeris pygmaea Pseudoglomeris magnifica Pseudomops septentrionalis Simandoa conserfariam Symploce pallens Therea regularis Thorax porcellana
  12. The most stinking species I know: - Rhyparobia maderae, the goldies too. If their defensive secret gets onto human skin it leaves a also stinking spot for some days. - Eurycotis opaca - marcipan like, but only nice in little dose, in high dose it hardens breathing. - Eurycotis floridana - the "skunk roaches" trivial name recflects its programme - Syploce pallens - if the colony gets stressed it smells like hamster cage - Periplaneta americana has a strong odor, too, I agree Greetings, Marco
  13. Hello! One plan to get the number of roach species low is that I don´t collect f.e. all abailable Blaberus spp., one is enough (the lovely Black Wings) or instead of all availble hisser species only Aeluropoda insignis (they do not hiss that much, so I recently purchased Elliptorhina davidi ). I have no specialisation like I have for my tarantulas, my roach species are rare, good feeders or I simply like them for any reason. Greetings, Marco
  14. Hello! They are more sturdy than I thouht and relative fast breeders. I started with 10 in all sizes. Temperatures I have at 27-28°C and humidity high, 70-80% (rain forest climate). They are night active and hiding in the day. Food like all my other roaches - different sorts of fruits and vegetables, dry cat food with oat flakes. They like to eat hazelnut leaves and the bark of young twigs (a real personal tip, some species eat this more than everything else). Beech and oak is ok, too. I think they eat a lot compared to many other species. The young nymphs like to hide in the rolled, dry leaves. This reduces climbing and hiding in the slit between box and lid. They squeeze through real small openings and run over vaseline layers like they would not be there. Olive oil is better. Redundant to mention - all stages are glass climbers. Substrat only 2 or 3 cm, I take coco humus. A quarter to a half humid, the rest dry. If it gets too dry the young nymphs could die. And no, not the adults nor the nyphs do burrow. Sizes: N1 approximately 3mm Males maximum a bit less than 20mm Females maximum a bit more than 25mm I wish you a lot of fun and good results with the Thorax! Greetings, Marco
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