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Rebecca77

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  1. Greetings, My 1.5 year old rhino appears to be halfway through a molt and I fear that they are stuck. Everything progressed well for about 30 minutes, yet now they have been in the same spot for a couple of hours and barely moving. Humidity is good, so I'm not sure what could have caused this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Thanks for the video! Indeed, I've modified the substrate to be more shallow (thanks to advice from Hisserdude) as I had way too much in there when I first started. One of my roaches has a dent on his back, which has been a bit unnerving. He's behaving normally, so I'm trying not do stress over it too much. I'm trying not to be a helicopter mom 🤣
  3. Thank you for the suggestion! It's been hard to come by reliable information and I am super paranoid about doing the wrong thing with these little guys.
  4. I'll be needing to change the substrate for my macros soon. Do you have any suggestions for organic potting soil? I'm having a horrible time finding a brand that doesn't have pesticides or Perlite. Thanks in advance!
  5. I have two rhino nymphs that are 7-8 months old. I'm not sure of their sex. They went from being very inactive to exploring their enclosure on a daily basis since I cut their substrate down a couple of weeks ago. Their newest odd behavior is sitting with in a corner, one standing on top of the other. I was wondering if anyone has seen this before. From what I understand they are way too young to mate, and if it's a dominance thing, I should probably separate them. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  6. I hope you don't mind me jumping in on this thread. What method do you use to keep your substrate from drying out? I've got two rhino nymphs in a potting soil/coir/sand mix. I'm currently misting one half of their enclosure whenever the substrate looks dried out. Since I don't always know where they are, I'm hesitant to move their substrate around too frequently. They seem content, but I'm always open to new or better ways of doing things. I'd love to hear what works for you
  7. Update! I pared down the substrate last night and both roaches took a tour of their enclosure. One has been burrowed all night from what I can tell while the other has been exploring, eating, and burrowing in various locations. The most interesting thing is that both roaches are typically very shy and hide when they see me. The more active roach doesn't seem to mind me at all anymore and even crawled onto my hand when I was modifying their enclosure. They appear to have grown some since I saw them last. Such fascinating creatures!
  8. Thanks for your response! I did see some posts on here regarding molting issues in captivity, so I really appreciate you addressing that point.
  9. Hello, I have two Macropanesthia rhinoceros nymphs that are approximately seven months old. Over the past couple of months, it would appear that they are becoming less active. I seldom see them at night and their leaves are not being disturbed on the surface. Previously, they would take bites out of their leaves or transport small pieces underground. I am able to view them by peering through the glass underneath their enclosure and they are alive, but not coming to the surface to eat. Has anyone else experienced this? Their enclosure is a ten gallon fish tank with 4" of substrate (organic potting soil, sand, coir mix). I water the center portion to give them options for dampness. They are third generation raised on oak leaves. They are indoors and the temperature is in the low '70s. There is very little information available on these little guys and I'm hoping to give them long, healthy lives!
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