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Daniel Patón

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  • Birthday 04/18/1964

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    Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
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    Zen, Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, Roaches, Ecology, Computers, Linux, BSD, Walking in the nature

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  1. Dear Colleagues: I have recently acquired some rather large 80x60x42 cm (31.5x23.6x16.5 ") stackable plastic boxes. I had intended to move my Eublaberus spp "Ivory" there but have found that there is condensation. I do not want to open new holes because I do not want to leak or weaken the walls, since four boxes are stacked in each column. When I bought the boxes I was thinking of placing 15 cm of substrate for the nymphs and vertical egg cups or bark for adults, but the condensation is probably forcing me to change species. Someone suggest me some species with these requirements: -
  2. For some time I have been putting away the Eublaberus "ivory" nymphs in plastic boxes with a deep substrate. My idea is to give them more protein and isolate them from the adults to see if they grow faster. I found them at the bottom of the box which was about 20 cm deep. I don't know if that will help.
  3. My ivory cockroaches are breeding like crazy. They have a small heating plate of about 20x20 cm and nothing else. I have put egg cups and cork on top and about 15 cm of substrate (leaf litter and humus). I am literally flooded with nymphs. Hundreds of them in one month produced by 500 adults. When I sieve the substrate I move them to other containers and they grow fast with dog food and vegetables. I think this species is the best, but I have only tried Aeluropoda, Pycnoscelus and Dubia.
  4. Hi. I have kept for a while Aeluropoda insignis, Eublaberus "ivory" and Blaptica dubia together. In the end I have left the three species Eublaberus alone. I don't see that in terms of composting I would contribute anything by mixing them. There were also isopods and mealworms in small numbers. I have acquired Pycnoscelus surinamensis recently, but I have doubts whether Pycnoscelus nigra would not have been better. In any case it seems to me that the best are the Eublaberus. They reproduce better than any other species. I have hundreds of nymphs.... Here I show you my design...
  5. Dear forum: I would like to comment on an observation I made with my Aeluropoda. When I put fresh vegetables on them they take a long time to eat. If I put partially poached vegetables into them after they have been stored for a few days in a plastic container, they eat them immediately. Since I want to use them to degrade household waste, this is of some importance. What strikes me is that with other species this difference is not so marked. For example, with my Blaptica, which does not seem to like paper or fibrous foods. My Eublaberus eat anything fastly. This leads me to consider the
  6. Not really. My experience is only with Eublaberus spp "ivory", Blaptica dubia and Aeluropoda insignis.
  7. Dear colleagues: My name is Daniel Patón and I am a professor of Ecology at the University of Extremadura (Spain). I teach two subjects Environmental Biotechnology and Experimental Techniques in Ecology. My specialization is the analysis of environmental data. I am interested in invertebrate composites such as isopods, worms, mealworms, soldier flies and of course cockroaches. We touch on these topics in my classes, but I have a lot to learn. I can bring knowledge of applied statistics and interdisciplinary training. 1. Do you currently raise any roaches? I currently care for th
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