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Hisserdude

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

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  1. More like I've been spamming FS ads everywhere all year long so I've had a lot of exposure, and Parcoblatta are one of the few roaches I've been consistently offering. 😂 Huh, well that's really good to know, glad they're doing well for you! And yeah that's been my dispause method for my micro darklings too, just keeping them on the floor in a dark, cool area seems to be enough to induce dispause. And then in the spring I bump up the temps, and they breed like mad.
  2. Yeah, me too! I wish Parcoblatta were more appreciated as pets/feeders, but oh well, I'm happy I was at least able to get these americana into the hands of the few people I knew who were really interested in them. I've sold a decent amount to random hobbyists too though, so they're not going completely ignored. Oh wow, I'm glad to hear that, thought those died on you a while ago! Glad they're doing well, I'd definitely recommend a winter dispause for them, I know my Conibius and Blapstinus breed best after being given a dispause at least, and they were both collected in the same area as the Apsena.
  3. Now, while these may LOOK like tiny, brown, unassuming roaches... Well, I mean, I guess they kinda are lol. 😂 BUT true roach enthusiasts will know that this species is rather uncommonly sighted, let alone kept in captivity, and is adventive in southern FL but has yet to spread to any other states. These are CB adults, I believe F1, maybe F2. Got them in a trade from Roachcrossing, and may actually be only one of two people currently keeping this species. I love the variability in color, the females are typically darker than the males, but there are lighter and darker individuals of both sexes. This species seems to prefer low humidity, and good airflow, with leaf litter being a favored hide choice. Just like C.texensis, C.parishi love gluing their oothecae onto plastic, and one of these females actually laid her ooth on the lid of their shipping deli cup... Which I've just had to toss into their enclosure, because I can not scrape it off the lid without risk of smashing it. 😅 They've been super prolific for me so far, with the nymphs having a pretty high survival rate, much much easier than C.texensis. Adult males: Adult female:
  4. I've had several females mature, along with plenty more males, fingers crossed I get some offspring soon! Here are some pictures of a mating pair:
  5. This cute species comes from temperate China, and has cute fuzzy nymphs that turn into brilliant metallic blue/green adults. This species may or may not require a dispause during the winter, this had yet to be determined. Other than this possible care need, their husbandry is quite similar to that of common hobby staples like Therea and Ergaula spp., both of which are closely related to Eucorydia. We are seeing more and more species from this genus pop up in culture, and I hope to see that number keep rising! Fingers crossed I can rear mine up successfully and breed them! Large nymphs:
  6. Got this species again, hopefully they'll do as well as they did for me last time! Nymph: Adult female:
  7. All but one of my nymphs have matured, and most are females! Fingers crossed for some offspring later next year! Large nymphs: Slightly teneral adults (the tips of their wings darkened up a little bit a few hours later but honestly they look much the same otherwise):
  8. Some more recent pics of the colony, which is still small, but steadily growing:
  9. Thanks to @Ty Randall for sending me a group of nymphs of this species! Looking forward to breeding them, I got to see Ty's culture last year before sending them off to him, so I do have pics of an adult and a large nymph to share as well taken from last year: My new nymphs: Adult from 2020: Large nymph from 2020:
  10. My favorite find was a group of Parcoblatta americana, since the Idaho strain had all but died out in culture, thankfully I was able to collect more, establish a culture, and distribute them in the hobby once more. A close second would have to be the Apsena sp. "Kuna" I collected the other day, same story with those, hopefully I can reestablish them in the hobby now that I know they likely just need a diapause to induce yearly breeding,
  11. Sorry for the delayed response. Looks like a partial prolapse, happens sometimes, especially in older female roaches. This is a very mild one though, and likely harmless. Nothing to do other than to leave her be.
  12. More adult pics. Also, I propose we change the common name of this species to "Pygmy Roly-poly Roach" rather than just "Roly-poly Roach", since there are now at least three species of Perisphaerus in US culture alone, and all species in the genus Perisphaerus roll into balls. What do you think @Allpet Roaches?
  13. We finally have more than one Perisphaerus in the US hobby, these ones entered culture thanks to @Martin, who has been breeding these cuties for a while now. They are quite similar to Perisphaerus pygmaeus, but with some key differences. Namely, both sexes of punctatus are broader in morphology than pygmaeus, and females have a glossier exoskeleton. Not only are female punctatus slightly bigger than pygmaeus females, but adult male punctatus are TWICE the size of male pygmaeus, and much more proportionate to female punctatus, (whereas the size disparity between male and female pygmaeus is much more noticable). Hopefully I can breed these successfully and get them established in the US hobby! Adult female punctatus: Adult male punctatus: Adult P.punctatus pair, note the similar length: Adult P.pygmaeus pair, note the more noticeable size disparity: Adult male punctatus (right) VS adult male pygmaeus (left): Adult female punctatus (bottom) VS adult female pygmaeus (top):
  14. One of many recent additions to my collection, Perisphaerus sp. "Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia". This roly poly roach is a metallic copper green color in person, it's hard to properly catch on camera, but I think the first few pics show it off decently. Under flash though they just look dark copper, (as you can see in the last two pictures). I just received some adult females and a few mixed nymphs last week, and one of the females gave birth already! Hopefully I can establish this species in the US hobby, it'll be the first metallic Perisphaerus to get established in culture here if so, and also the largest hobby Perisphaerus so far! This is one of my favorite roach genera ever, so stoked to be working with three different species now!
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