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Hisserdude

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  1. Well I've bred Myrmecophilus without keeping them with ants, so I'm hoping I can do the same with the Myrmecoblatta, we'll see. I'm throwing everything I can at them diet wise.
  2. I'd maybe consider making the moist area a bit bigger, maybe to cover a third of the substrate. That's the only issue I can personally think of.
  3. They actually seem to be picky about what Camponotus they'll nest with, Alan only found them in C.floridanus nests. Even if I had a compatible species in my area though, I'm not really interested in keeping ants.
  4. Thanks, definitely a beautiful species, hopefully I can get a breeding culture established! (gonna take a while though, they grow and breed quite slowly).
  5. Got five of these diminutive cuties thanks to @Cariblatta lutea! 😁 They were found in FL, in Camponotus floridanus nests. No one's been able to breed these and rear the offspring up to adulthood before, here's hoping I'll have some luck with them!🀞These are Corydiids, very closely related to Compsodes BTW. Adult male: Adult female: Female and nymph: Subadult female: Subadult male:
  6. Got ten of these beauties to work with, hopefully I can get a colony established! 😁
  7. Unfortunately my colony has had a big crash, they were having some nymph die offs and adults weren't giving birth, which I tied to a big Oribatid mite outbreak in their enclosure, which had gotten quite bad, and the roaches didn't want to eat the food the mites were swarming. So, I sterilized the substrate and started offering all their food in bowls. A couple months later, I dug them up, and found that my colony had went from 80+ to 20... Turns out they can't find food in even shallow food bowls... πŸ™ƒ And leaf litter alone was not able to sustain this culture. So basically I'm left with a
  8. Some more pics I took before I shipped them out:
  9. True true lol, especially lats with how well they've established themselves in the SW US...
  10. Yeah but mealworms are as tough as nails, I kinda doubt roaches would handle eating styrofoam just as well... I could be wrong though. Certainly if they're being used as feeders, as the OP intends, you wouldn't want styrofoam in their systems...
  11. Arenivaga bolliana, our largest native sand roach. Nice find! Adult females are wingless, adult males have wings.
  12. That is normal for this genus I'd say, they are good climbers and seem to enjoy sweet foods. In my experience, P.pygmaeus really likes artificial pollen too.
  13. Only if you worked at a university or museum, there are no permits for legally importing roaches for pet purposes as far as I'm aware, and I've talked with reptile and arachnid importers on the subject.
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