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Everything posted by FlamingSwampert

  1. That's great! More people need to keep these, especially considering that they are extinct in the wild.
  2. Probably Blaberus sp. There are so many to choose from and they make great feeders & pets.
  3. My dubias used to hide all of their protein pellets in one spot. They never hid there themselves during the day, they just created a stash of pellets lol...
  4. I would probably go 1:3 or 1:4, but the more roaches the better in the beginning.
  5. 1. Hi, nice to meet you! 2. Personally I would recommend a True Blaberus craniifer or some type of hisser. I personally am a fan of big roaches, as it's super cool to watch them and be able to hold them if you desire. A true Blaberus craniifer has black wings and a prontum with a skull-shaped marking. For some reason they are often confused with other Blaberus sp. Hissers are also cool, but always try to go non-hybrid, as they are much better and worth the effort. 3. The best book is "For the love of cockroaches". It's super helpful. I hope I could help!
  6. My dubias don't seem to mind cucumbers, I've never heard of a dislike of the skins before... This rumor is probably from one of those fake "life hack" channels lol
  7. I got dubias from the same brand... they are super slow growing and they were kept with no hides or food. The hissers are terribly hybridised, only 1 or 2 inches instead of 3. It's so sad...
  8. Wow, quite the haul! Use a substrate such as cocopeat/ecoearth, and I also agree to get the roach book. Make sure to use cork bark as hides. Enjoy!
  9. It's an internet phrase used to pay respects to someone/something that has died/is dying. Lol sorry for the confusion. S. conserfariam is probably my third favorite species, after B. gitanteus and A. insignis.
  10. Hello, I was wondering how people ranked up on this forum (ex eggcase, subadult, ect). Does it have to do with time, content, or reputation? Thanks
  11. I will get a zoo med creatures heat mat, but I can't use it with their current container. It is a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3 (inches) container. It is circular, and so the heat mat cannot be attached to the side (you can't put it on the bottom, bc the roaches will dig down and cook themselves). Is the size of the enclosure too small(since they haven't outgrown it I figured it still is big enough, but maybe they need to be in a bigger enclosure to grow)? And other than heat (it will reach high 70s soon inside), could anything else be causing the growth problems? Edit: I have sourced a larger container and today I moved them in. The largest roach is about 2/3 inch. Most have been putting on weight well. I'm hoping that the larger space and more hides will allow them to grow larger.
  12. Sounds great! Good luck with the p. horrida as well! Lowering the heater temp might slow them, but idk...
  13. Malformations can be caused by overpopulation, molting stresses, and inbreeding (weaker genes makes the roach weaker, so the exoskeleton can be more easily damadged). You should probably add more vertical surfaces to provide more molting space, and try to lower the population. Adding more genetically distinct dubias could also help.
  14. I received 24 Blaptica dubia nymphs during the November of 2020. I heard that it may take 5-8 months for them to mature, but they are still around 1/2 inch. They are kept a bit colder than recommended because the heat mat will only fit on their final, larger tank. I feed them an assortment of veggies and fish food pellets. They have a 1 inch deep substrait (zoo med's creatures substrate mixed with some ground-up leaves) and 2 bark hides (bark from a tree in my backyard, one peice is curved and has space underneath to hide, they love it), as well as a twig and a mesh climbing structure. They are active at night and readily gobble up their food. Is this just the speed that they normally grow, or am I doing something wrong?
  15. I believe Peter got his culture from one of the discoverers of the species, and he confirmed that the cave was destroyed/thoroughly ruined.
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