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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  4. Not really. My experience is only with Eublaberus spp "ivory", Blaptica dubia and Aeluropoda insignis.
  5. 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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