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  1. yeah I figured, but I guess the only way to find out is to wait and see.
  2. so, I have another post explaining what happened exactly to one of my male dubias, but long story short a while back when he had no access to any adult female dubias, he decided to mate with another male. my assumption is that their genitalia hooked together somehow in what was essentially a deadly game of wishbone. one survived, the other slowly deteriorated for about a week and passed. the survivor was left with parts of his genitalia sticking out (since the incident he has been able to pull some of it back in). he acts normally and lives a normal roach life, but a good question I have is: can he still reproduce with an adult female now that he has access to them
  3. my only wonder is if my dubia male that had this happen to him could still inseminate a female now that females are available to him.
  4. wow so this actually just happened to me with two male dubias a while ago. both had at least some of their genitalia just sticking out. one spent about a week gradually deteriorating and eventually passed. the other is still alive today but still has his genitalia partially out. (since the incident he has been able to pull some of it back in.) so i would say some survive, others do not. I would just give them time and if they act normal otherwise, I would see no need to euthanize them.
  5. I cant`t wait either! I really hope they all grow into healthy, thriving adults and produce even more little nymphs to start off a small colony. but I guess that`s really just every cockroach lover`s dream. but yeah, I always stress about the nymphs. if you don`t separate them in a very small enclosure, they are often so small that when they vanish you will never know if it`s for good or if they`re just smartly hiding well. lesson learned with my first group of hisser nymphs anyways.
  6. thanks! I have been doing pretty much all of these things as they just arrived two days ago. the only thing I don`t have a lot of is dead leaves but I have some as that is partially what their substrate consisted of in the container they arrived in. I think I just get a little too paranoid sometimes.
  7. so cape cod roaches FINALLY shipped my centurion nymphs. I currently house other species of roaches and beetles, but have not housed any of the Gyna species. I`m pretty sure I know what to do, but I paid nearly $50 (including shipping) for 5 nymphs and I want to have the best chance at success with raising a colony. especially since in my experience nymphs of pretty much all species tend to be much trickier than the adults. once they make it to full maturity you tend to relax a little, but until then there are just so many things that could go wrong. any and all help would be much appreciated!
  8. both are still alive, but one is in really rough shape. just lying on his back moving his limbs in slow or jerking movements. I know it looks like he was poisoned, but I never introduced anything new into the enclosure and none of the others are acting sick. please help.
  9. So, two of my adult male blaptica dubia seemed so be really close and touching each other last night. this lead to mating, but now one is acting completely fine, but seems to be experiencing some minor organ prolapse. the other, is acting very abnormal, such as standing on his hind legs and just standing there still, raising his arms up like a praying mantis. when I put my finger near him he starts waving his arms like mad. when I pick him up he beats his wings incessantly but has much difficulty walking at all. he also seems to be experiencing much more severe prolapse, with nearly all his internal genitalia pushed out, however, when I lightly touch it, he is able to pull it back in, where as the other cannot. I have them separated now, and I am sure there is not much that can be done, but any and all advice would be very helpful and very much appreciated. thank you.
  10. I think that offering a wide variety is a great idea and the best option.
  11. Thank you Roach Forum and all those that are in this wonderful little community of ours!
  12. Yeah, exactly what I was thinking
  13. I would probably still supplement them
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