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  1. Thanks Keith. Seems I was a bit optimistic
  2. I took a video of my feeder dubia a few minutes ago. I am interested to know how many you'd say are in the colony. The tub is a 27 gallon 26" x 18" x 19". My guess would be 1200. The reason why I would like to get an estimate is because I want to put up a fair price when I go to sell them. I want to focus more on the other species I have and I no longer have bearded dragons to feed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SCi4KTOBvc "'>Dubia Colony Seems like youtube may have a problem right now, I can't view any of the videos. Looks like it is just a firefox issue on my computer. IE works.
  3. 1. Leachianus Gecko 2. Crested Gecko 3. Elliptorhina javanica 4. Therea olegrandjeani 5. Blaberus colosseus 6. Archimandrita tesselata 7. Three Toed Box Turtle 8. Dumeril's Boa 9. Brazilian Rainbow Boa 10.Bearded Dragons
  4. That is a great looking (AND BIG) glass home for your roaches. I like it!
  5. Wow! This is a neat story. You took such good care of Midnight. Thanks for sharing Keith.
  6. Ticul


    I've had bunches of grain mites too. I used to clean the cages and wipe them up all the time. This last time they exploded I was on my way out the door for a couple days, so I separated them from the other roaches and when I got back they were nowhere to be found. I don't think they harm anything.
  7. Thank You Landy and vfox! I'm going to use it as a small portion of my dry food mix. Keith, I imagine if they'll eat apple pollen it would be good for them. I hope they eat the kind I found.
  8. I managed to get a hold of 3 lbs bee pollen from a guy in my local saltwater club who raises bees. He said he would be able to put the bees in specific places if the roaches would benefit from one type of pollen over the next. The pollen he had from last summer is mostly from citrus with some almond, alfalfa, and wildflowers. I live in a large agricultural area in central California so almost any flowering plant is available. Does someone have intel on this? Much obliged, Brent
  9. A 30 gallon display! Yes pictures please
  10. I read this "Macropanesthia rhinoceros is named for the blunt, horn-like processes projecting from the surface of the pronotum in males (Froggatt, 1906). Individuals of M. rhinoceros are most often observed above ground when they have “fallen on to their backs and are unable to right themselves” (Day, 1950). It is unknown if these are all males, and the result of nocturnal battles. The allometry of male combat weaponry has not been examined in cockroaches." (page 3 of Cockroaches-Ecology, Behavior, and Natural History, underlining added)
  11. I've found heating pads at Walgreens that can be switched to continuous "on". The ones I've found like that have all been more expensive than the others that stay on for 2 hours.
  12. Hey Mac! I've read your journal, good stuff. We went to the local zoo last week and saw some Blaberus giganteus. The called me over in a panic to make sure I did not miss them. They really are supportive to a degree (as long as they don't have to touch or take care of them). Boy I was surprised to see how big the giganteus are as adults. Huge! I've gotten these guys to eat banana, butternut squash, and fish food so far. I'm keeping them in about a half inch of oven baked organic potting soil with an inch of oven baked dead oak leaves with some small twigs and bark. One of them had been nibbled on when freshly molted before I got it and I am just glad that it is doing good so far. I accidentally dropped the other one on hardwood floor when I first picked it up because I was expecting it to be sticky like my other roaches. It ran right off my hand and my heart stopped! Glad that one is doing good too!
  13. Thanks for the reply! They are supposed to be around 1.5 years old. My family just laughs at me about this stuff.
  14. Pretty new with roaches but I sure am enjoying it. Started out with some dubia a year or so ago as feeders for our bearded dragons. Just got a couple M. rhinoceros in today from DoubleD. They are unlike any other roach I have- they don't stick to me. I just wanted to post a couple pictures of the underside. They are not the best photos but the little things wouldn't stop moving! It's sort of nerve-wrecking to spend so much on a couple creatures that don't seem to be well known as far as husbandry, but I feel more in control than I do sometimes with my saltwater set up. Sometimes coral will just die off and it's really frustrating. I'm starting to get more interest in insects. Would love to try some giant millipedes or large katydids in the future. Lots of fun to have here for sure! My guess: the first is a female and the second a male.
  15. I hope somebody can help. I'd hate to see something happen that could have been prevented How many of these guys do you have?
  16. Wow! Never realized they had hairs on the antennae!
  17. Much appreciated vfox. I see the advantages to raising them first to larger numbers as you suggested in separate containers- it would be nice to have more than "0" growth... -Brent
  18. Hi Y'all Thanks for taking the time to think about my question and for any advice offered. I really want to house the roaches in the topic description together as a display. I would put them in an acrylic tank 5'x18"x18"T. I find each of these roaches visually appealing but I do not know about how they would do together. I plan on starting off with 20 small nymph individuals of each of the four types together and just let them grow and multiply in the large (75 gallon) tank. I wanted to run it past this group before purchasing and making solid plans.
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