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  1. I have used oak, cottonwood, and mulberry. All have worked well and the list you compiled looks good to me.
  2. Welcome, I think I remember you from the venom list. That enclosure looks very nice. Your peppereds should be pretty happy in that as long as there is enough hides.
  3. IMO 2. E. chopardi (I have had some good size E. javanica males) 4. G. grandidieri (tiger hisser)
  4. I also turn into a snot factory, or used to. When the peat moss that I use for substrate got dry it created a dust when I disturbed it. That dust became airborne and that is what caused me to sneeze like crazy. Now I wear a dust mask and I also mist the substrate before I go poking around in a bin. The problem has been solved for me.
  5. My hisser colony is also a hybrid of portentosa/oblongonatas. I acquired four oblongonatas from a person who got them from Roach freak 101 back in the day but I was unable to positively identify them and tossed them in with my portentosa colony. They are def. a hybrid now.
  6. This would be very interesting to prove. I am not saying you are wrong. How sure are you that you females were virgins. Just curious.
  7. My eighteen cultures of roaches are much easier to keep and enjoyable in my experience than when I used to keep fish. I think your guess on the sexes is right. I have yet to cough up the dough for these guys but enjoy yours. Welcome!!
  8. My B. rothi def. look different than those B. fumigata. I am hoping they are pure and not a hybrid. I have heard that this remains to be seen.
  9. Very nice. I need to get off my arse and find some Arenivaga here in New Mexico. I know we got em.
  10. I couldn't find the game fish pellets. I will let you all know how the koi fish pellets work out.
  11. I have always used a low cost dog food for my roaches source of protein. They eat it just fine with no problems. I decided to change their diet a bit and bought some koi fish pellets. I put them in two colonies to try them out. Anyone else use these.
  12. I have heard of pam and other cooking oils used by other people. I have always used vaseline in the eight + years of my keeping roaches. I have in the past lost a few hissers and lobsters but that was no big deal because I have so many of both and they cant survive outside of my laundry room for long due to the dryness during the summer and winter here. I did have some hissers that I quarantined due to mites and they survived a month with no food and water out in my should during 100+ degree during the summer. That was quite a shock.
  13. That makes sense Kyle. The room is getting down to 75dgs. at night. I will wipe off the old vaseline and replace it with a new thin coat. Thanks, I guess I better do this with all my other climbing species.
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