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bigtoach

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  1. they look fuzzy, super cool. I really like the white one as well.
  2. Completely awesome! Really great shots u got.
  3. That's a cool rotten wood setup. I really like how cavernous it looks.
  4. Shaped like a wooden coffin, I like it.
  5. I really like the first couple pics of the nymphs. The black is so pure!
  6. Just curious, What makes u think your a. Metallica is a hybrid? Usually the toes are more white and not quite as pink as say an a. Avicularia.
  7. The set of loupes I have range from 3x - 10x still using the macro setting. I'll have to post a thread when I get some time.
  8. ya the gasket seal bins are nice, quite a bit more pricey but worth no escapes.
  9. looks kinda plain jane at first glance, but then the wings BANG! lots of color jumps in your face. I really like the long whispy antenna also. great pics. in the past i raised a huge group of extatosoma tiaratum from ova, they were bread with males so i had males in culture also. I was making biweekly trips to the local park to harvest enough eucalptyus to satisfy them. but here in the USA phasmids are a big no no anymore, a while back a few ppl got their doors knocked on by Dept of Agriculture, if im not mistaken someone on this forum got a visit.
  10. No matter what size the enclosure is they should breed just fine, as long as they are not super overcrowded. To get high numbers of nymphs just make sure all their conditions are satisfied : food, water,heat,ventilation,humidity. Other than that they just need to be left alone to fo what roaches do. Breed!!! Like roaches. The standard would be a medium sized plastic tub. I would not get too large of an enclosure because of convienance issues like space and heating requirements.
  11. A trick i have used in the past with my el-cheepo digi cam, for super super clear macro shots i use a loupe style magnifying glass simply held over the lens. it seems to make the shots much more forgiving using a handheld digi cam.
  12. if your breeder bin has hundreds of adults it would be way too time consuming to count each male and female, a quick survey is all that's needed. i wouldn't spent too much time worrying about the exact specific number of males to females in each bin. just pull a a few egg flats and see what you come up with. if there is a huge disproportion, add what you are lacking.
  13. I don't think u will get any nymphs from the aborted ooths. I don't know of anyone that has had much luck, usually they turn yellow and dry out quickly. Also I was under the assumption that all roaches were the sexed the same way, by the last abdominal segment. Large/wide being female and small/pointed being male.
  14. are u using any screen? how are u containing them?
  15. i am interested in this species also. i like the thought of a big chunky feeder for my pixie frogs and tarantulas. as compaired to orange heads what is a better feeder. I have heard distanti has more spurs than posticus...
  16. so i went today and there was dubia after dubia at every feeder table. Took my little brother whose "last name is Rocha" and he didnt like cockroaches, go figure! I did find the dominos priced at 2 bucks per nymph, thought about it for a bit but didnt pull the trigger. the vendor with the dominos also had Madagascar hissers, tiger hissers, flat-horn hissers, and b. fusca. I ended up with a colony of 80 mixed b. fusca including an adult pair with a incredibly gravid looking female. for 12 bucks... SCORE!!!
  17. i have used the liquid Teflon in the past for hissers it works really well.the thing i liked about it was it was not messy like vaseline. i believe the brand i had was 'bug barrier' or 'bug stop'. just paint a 2 or 3 inch perimeter on the rim and it lasts for months as long as its not rubbed off with your arm or hand while doing tank maintenance.
  18. just wanted to see if any of you roachers are gonna be at the show. the past few years there is always a couple roach vendors, mostly feeders but a few exotic species as well.
  19. real nice photos. i really like how that oblongata looks so glossy.
  20. i just got an adult pair of E. javanica. I was also looking for some info on what numbers of nymphs i can expect? any tips for breeding or special care requirements would be great too.
  21. no experience personally. but it mite help to contact the local ranger station for the areas in question. its worth a try i think
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