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Hisserdude last won the day on July 21

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    Keeping inverts, especially cockroaches! Also gardening, reading, playing video games, watching pop culture shows, etc.

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  1. Yeah I always just use the dry stuff and never bother mixing it up, the roaches take it just fine.
  2. My buddy @Bmaines96 sent me some, along with some other goodies last November.
  3. Very cool! Would love to have a sexually reproducing strain of this species in US culture! If only to see a giant male saussurei in person...
  4. Huh? UCR Ivory? No such thing lol. There are two death's head strains in the US, "Orin" stock (stock that Orin McMonigle made available in the hobby), and the "UCR" stock (stands for University of California, Riverside). This looks like a freshly molted UCR, the white will darken a bit more over time. Apparently the "Orin" stock has "higher contrast in its colors and a very distinct pronotum marking, but is smaller and more skittish than the University of California, Riverside cultivar". The UCR strain is characterized by "its larger size, overall darker coloration, and less distinct pronotum markings", and by not being that skittish and better for handling. Somehow I think you got UCR death's heads (Blaberus craniifer) and Ivory roaches (Eublaberus sp. "Ivory) mixed up, there are no "UCR" Eublaberus.
  5. Very interesting, can't tell much from the photo but it would be very interesting to see what they look like when mature. If they really are Elliptorhina and Gromphadorhina hybrids then it is likely the genetic issues keeping them from thriving. I will say though that young hissers need more humidity than large nymphs and adults do, and that cage looks awfully dry. If there is no moist areas in the enclosure that could also be causing the deaths.
  6. I use the powder Bee Pro sells and just spoon them a little bit of it each feeding, usually in a food bowl of some sort.
  7. As far as I know, Eucorydia dasytoides (which is what these actually are, used to be E.a.dasytoides but they were elevated to their own species) is no longer in culture anywhere in the US, though several Asian and European breeders culture them.
  8. Happy belated birthday, what a crazy milestone!
  9. That surprises me TBH, have yet to see any Blattella here in ID, I just found my first pest species ever this year, (Blatta orientalis), after living in ID for nearly 10 years!
  10. I currently keep Ancaudellia hamifera, Panesthia angustipennis cognata, and Salganea taiwanensis taiwanensis. The Ancaudellia have already bred for me, I hope the other two species will soon!
  11. @Gromphadorhini Very nice, I currently keep Perisphaerus pygmaeus (they were moved back to Perisphaerus in 2018, and the rest of the "Corydidarum" spp. are now in Pseudoglomeris though the cockroach species file has yet to update the site accordingly), and Bantua sp. "Namibia". I had the Chinese "Gold" form of Pseudoglomeris magnifica once, though they came to me infested with entomophagous mold, and I briefly had a small amount of Pseudoglomeris tarsalis that I was holding onto for a friend, would really like to get some for myself one day. Eventually I'd like to have every Perisphaerinae in culture... But I suppose that will have to wait.
  12. Don't know if you still have these, but of all the roaches listed on roachcrossing's site, these are the one species I disagree with his care advice on the most... For the majority of people besides Kyle, these do best when kept quite humid, and minimally to moderately ventilated. He recommends keeping them dry, but everyone I ever sold them to who followed that advice ended up with a bunch of dead nymphs in a short amount of time. Whereas if you keep them humid, they'll breed like pests, in which case the trouble is preventing overpopulation crashes, not in getting them to survive to adulthood. I do have a full caresheet for this species here if you are interested.
  13. Normally convulsing like that means pesticide/chemical poisoning, very excessive heat, or weird genetic issues... Like them being: Do you have any pictures of them? Yours would be the first documented Gromphadorhina X Elliptorhina hybrids that I know of (I wouldn't be surprised that they could hybridize though), and if they really are that mix, it could be possible that the die offs are due to that specific cross not being a very viable one. Which would actually be a nice change of pace compared to the many other hybrid crosses that are SUPER virile and end up outcompeting pure stock in the hobby. BTW, I personally wouldn't sell hybrids, but if you do then do be sure to label them as hybrids very clearly, because we are having a HUGE issue in the hobby right now with hybrids being sold as pure stock, which in turn makes pure stock a lot less common. This is bad because hybrids rarely retain a lot of the unique features of every different hisser species, so we are losing diversity in the hobby by losing pure stock hissers.
  14. @Kaiko Man are these are funny, would love to see more for more species! ๐Ÿ˜‚
  15. This vendor is good for Hemithyrsocera and should ship to Ireland: http://www.schaben-spinnen.de/Content/shop.php?cat=11&start=60
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