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  1. Hi everybody, I was wondering if anyone else experienced things like Pavlov's dogs with their roaches. I started using some chicken feed (no chemicals) for my roaches. That stuff stinks I'm telling you! Anyway the roaches love it and come running like a mad dog when I feed it to them. At first I thought it was the smell that made them come running. A few times I sprayed their enclosure (with water) and it makes the same sound as when I spill the chicken feed. Well they came running for that too! I feed them alot of things and they are by no means deprived of food and drink. But whats with the stampeed? I mean they all come charging at once. They don't act like that even when I give them oranges. Is it the sound? What are your thoughts on this?

  2. Ok Thanks. I guess I have phorid flies. I just read a bunch of info on them and they are supposed to keep fire ants at bay. Since I don't have fire ants they are going to feast on my roaches. Should I dipose of my colonies, or will they still be ok? I'm using them to feed lizzards.

  3. I've got what I thought were fruit flies. They showed up after getting a watermelon. The flies are pestering my Dubias and also my super worms. They are getting unbearable. The dubias have been changed to a brand new container with new bedding and roach flats. It seems like I have had quite a few roaches die recently and have an awful smell! I do red up everyday so there are no dead ones left in there very long. Now I caught a fly buzzing me and I smashed it....ewww.. it smelled terrible! Maybe I'm over sensitive but maybe it's a clue and someone will know exactly what it is. Are my colonies destroyed?

  4. I don't know the answer to your question but wanted to add a story to yours. My dad was in the Navy and when I was 8 years old we moved from California to Washington state on the USS Kittyhawk. I think we were on the Kittyhawk for 4 days but not sure. After the first day I became extremely seasick. I remember my dad doing drills and how important everyone looked. That evening my dad got me out to go eat. I was so sick! And on top of that seeing so many roaches crawling all over everywhere kinda made the nausea worse. I don't remember a whole lot about the trip but I sure remember those roaches! I also remember having to drive our van down 2 skinny planks over the water to get it off the ship. Thats the kinda stuff nightmares are made of.

  5. Oh No! I have 2 buildings out back full of "stuff". While rummaging through I was startled by this rather large bug as it turns out it is an American roach. I found many oothecae in one particular box that was full of fabric and sewing patterns. So my thought was momma roach thought my patterns would make great baby food. Hmm. I have never seen this type of roach before in my life. A bit intimidating. I will not be going back into that building without a flashlight again!

  6. You are never going to guess what the cat dragged in, literally. Yep, she doesn't look like she feels too good, a bit skinnier too. I didn't put her back with the others but put her alone. She wouldn't get off my finger no matter what. I wonder if she was traumatized and saw I was trying to help her. I don't really think this but it's fun to think about it. She has sowed her wild oats and is ready to come home.

  7. I don't know anything about this stuff. Severus did you say your last male roach was a dubia? I have so many males that I'm worried about my colony, you may have some of my males if you want them.

  8. I have a female Dubia with a fairly large protrusion coming from her vent, at least I think it's the vent. I'm positive it's not a nymph, and it's much larger than a nymph would be, different color too. It looks like a big blob of marshmallow. I havent given any marshmallows ever so I know it's not that. I have seperated her but I wonder what's wrong and how to help. I tried once before to post picture on here but failed. Anybody know what this could be?

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