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  1. No, because I don't think he ever took people's money without delivering the goods... He just preemptively said he was going to bring in these species before he actually tried bringing them in, and apparently somewhere along the line those plans fell apart.
  2. I don't even think @Redmont is in the hobby anymore, nor did he ever import those roaches...
  3. Nope, they are currently nonexistent in culture... But I wouldn't be surprised if we see them in the hobby one day soon.
  4. Cockroaches are resilient and all, but their resistance to nuclear radiation is a bit exaggerated I think... If any animal group could be considered the "chosen ones", it's gotta be Tardigrades, those things can survive the vacuum of space and are quite radiation resistant.
  5. Yup, but adults Panesthiinae will tear their wings up a little while after maturing, in the wild they develop wings so they can fly to new rotten logs and colonize them, after that the wings just get in the way of their tunneling, so they rub and scrape their wings against their tunnels until they are torn down to jagged nubs. Like a more primitive version of what termite and ant alates do.
  6. I'd say the Venom americana as well, just because it's a double morph that looks pretty dang awesome. But the blue Pseudoglomeris magnifica morph is a beaut for sure...
  7. But then... How do you explain @JohnFrost's yellow dubia? And the fact that, over years and years of isolating only the brightest individuals, he was able to get them THAT light colored, compared to what they had used to be? I assume he fed them the same as his normal dubias... It's simple genetics, and has been done in many other species, I don't see how anyone could say it's impossible to do with dubias, isolate a true color morph without it being linked to diet. I've just never noticed any difference between feeding dog food, cat food and unmedicated chick feed, whatsoever, to this
  8. Some say it's heat related, others say crowding, diet, inbreeding, humidity levels, etc., who really knows at this point. Thanks, fingers crossed I get at least couple decent broods from this female!
  9. One of them molted to L5, hooray! 😁 Some pics while it was still teneral: Now fully darkened:
  10. A female has matured finally, so I can get to breeding these now! 😁
  11. Sadly, one of my females died in the subadult stage, seems to have been one of those random deaths commonly reported in this species... But, turns out my male I pictured in the last post actually is an adult, (and his pronotum darkened up a bit), and my other female has matured as well, so hopefully I can still breed this finicky species!
  12. I actually disagree somewhat on this... While diet probably does change the coloration of dubia (when fed to them as nymphs of course, final adult coloration can not be changed after their last molt), there definitely appear to be strains that have been line bred for lighter and lighter coloration, have you seen this thread here? Follow it all the way to the end, it took him years but the results have been awesome! Line breeding for coloration is definitely a thing, but people seldom do it with roaches because of the time and effort involved, whereas in the isopod hobby people like to i
  13. I've got adults now, fingers crossed they breed well for me! 😁 Adult female: Years of working with finicky Ectobiids have trained me for this moment LOL, hopefully these will do just as well for me as my H.palliata are, (the hides of my palliata enclosure are becoming covered in dozens of the tiny black dots that are the hatchlings of that species).
  14. From what I hear, they aren't particularly picky about humidity, I'd just keep half the enclosure dry, half humid, to be safe and give them a choice. As for substrate, again they're supposedly not picky, I'd say half an inch of coconut fiber/sphagnum peat with eggcrates on top would suffice.
  15. Well, the OP is in Russia... But hopefully one day they'll make it to the US! 😄
  16. Pure "fusca" should do fine in such a set up, so I'm not sure what's up with yours, perhaps they're also hybrids, just really crappy ones... (though rampant buffalo beetle populations aren't good for any roach species). Substrate might help improve reproduction though, or at least boost the survival rates of younger nymphs. Roachcrossing's just started taking orders and getting back to people consistently again, so you should be good to make an order from him at this time. You should ask about his fusca as well, his are definitely pure and supposedly pretty prolific.
  17. Yeah sounds like you used to have hybrids, but pure fusca are supposed to be just as hardy and a great feeder species (way too prolific for a typical pet species), so IDK... Who'd you get the "fusca" from in the past? And what was the name of the eBay seller you got your current stock from? Yeah, definitely best to label those as hybrids, just so people know. Anyone using them for feeders won't care, it's really just the pet hobby that does. 😅 Oh no problem, happy to help!
  18. You got unlucky, Blaberus are one of those genera with lots of hybrids floating around, makes everything more complicated. 😂 Same with hissers. verrucosa are a lot more surface active and also more prolific than subcincta, so they're probably a lot more tolerant of crowding too.
  19. Sorry, click on the THIS in bold in my comment, it's a link. 😅
  20. I've heard these are being cultured in Europe, such a nice species! 😍 Another hisser that will hopefully make it to the US hobby in time, hopefully they aren't too difficult to culture! Best of luck breeding them! 😁
  21. They might need more substrate, I'd personally recommend substrate at least 2-3 inches deep. I've not heard that subcincta like it crowded either, (but I've also not heard of them being especially sensitive to overcrowding). This is what pure fusca should look like, most fusca hybrids have the "jack-o-lantern" faces on their pronotums I think, as well as darker wings, as they've been most frequently hybridized with black wing craniifer, (technically "fusca" isn't a valid species and most likely a form of craniifer, so hybrids between black wing craniifer and those aren't necessarily tr
  22. Hmm, perhaps you got mostly males? Or sickly stock? There's a lot of hybrid "fusca" out there, so it's possible either the first stock you had was a virile hybrid stock and you're now working with pure stock that's a little more finicky, OR you had pure stock originally but now have crappy weak bred hybrids...
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