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  1. 57 minutes ago, that_bug_girl said:

    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.

    I do the same thing; I overthink and over analyze everything when it’s comes to cockroaches but it sounds like you’ve got it made and have nothing to worry about :). I wish you’re new babies the best and can’t wait for an update when they’ve reached adulthood! 

  2. Hey there!

    The things to keep in mind with most gyna species is temperature and humidity in my experience. Gyna centurio need to be kept at a minimum in the upper seventies range but will thrive and grow faster in the low eighties (80-82 would be optimal). A nice deep substrate that would hold moisture is needed for nymphs to burrow and relieve stress. Keep in mind to not flood the substrate as good ventilation is also needed (don’t want a swamp in there that would prove to be disastrous), mist the substrate one to two times a day thoroughly as needed. A good, deep coconut fiber bedding with dead hardwood leaves or lots of hides will do nicely. Make sure to not pack the bedding in as good aeration will be needed, always think no swamp, no swamp in your head as stated above hahah. Finally gyna LOVE Fruit and provide a roach protein source (I like fish flakes for my roach species) and I think you’ll be Golden 😊

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  3. 1 hour ago, All About Arthropods said:

    Welcome, Kody! 🙂 That's crazy lucky about the apartment manager. Hopefully you can get that house soon enough though and really expand! 

    P.S: I had to look up the species, but those Megascolia procer are seriously some of the most impressive wasps I've seen. 😮

    Thanks for the warm welcome 😊 and they’re great aren’t they! Indonesia is definitely a place I’d want to visit someday; the insects are phenomenal there especially the wasps! 

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  4. Hello all at roach forum! 

    my name is Kody and I have been interested in entomology my whole life, especially cockroaches. I am currently living in Northern California and am raising G. Portentosa(hybrid) and H. Palliata as pets. I’m lucky my apartment manger is an invert lover as well and she let me keep those two thank goodness but I am currently saving for a house with plans to build an insectary.

    I do have a decent sized collection of mounted specimens (mostly Lepidoptera and Coleoptera) but let me tell you my megascolia procer adult pair is the crown jewel of the collection :)! Anyways I’m very excited to be here and look forward to being apart of this great community. Thank you again hisserdude and Peter C. For your aid in helping me become a member so quickly it is much appreciated. 

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