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  1. I know right, love the micro species, even if these ones are more of a pain to rear. 😅 Thanks, I hope so too!
  2. Well my adults are still alive and have been going to town laying oothecae, and I already found hatchlings in their deli cup the other day! Don't have any pics of the nymphs yet since they are just under a mm long and great climbers, but I did get some pictures of the oothecae last week:
  3. One of my male nymphs has matured now, and man this species does not disaspoint! The females and many of the other males look to be much further behind in terms of development, so this one will likely be sent back to @Cariblatta lutea next week to mate with some of his females. Here are some pics of the handsome devil:
  4. Huh, well I've never really seen any myself, so I wouldn't know, thanks for the tip! Sounds rather unpleasant lol!
  5. He might not be able to mate anymore, TBH I've never seen a male with prolapsed genitalia mate before, at least not without retracting his genitalia back in before (which only happens occasionally, if you are lucky).
  6. Cherios and maybe corn flakes would be fine, but I wouldn't feed them the frosted flakes, cornpops or coco crispies, too much artificial sugar and additives that might be harmful to them.
  7. Huh, that actually looks like exactly what you have. Must be feeding on other insects in the tub, so probably neutral or actually beneficial to have in there (other than them possibly biting you out of defense if grabbed or squished).
  8. I've got three adult males and an adult female now! The males are much more yellowish than I expected, only a very faint green, but they also have two reddish brown stripes going down the first half of their tegmina, kinda neat. The females on the other hand lack any such markings and are definitely more green, but still very pale, with an almost silvery sheen to them. Here are some pictures, first of a male: And now here is a female: Wish me luck in breeding these beauties and getting them established in US Blatticulture!
  9. Huh, good to know, guess they need good airflow! Hope your remaining individuals do well for you and breed, fingers crossed!
  10. @Cariblatta lutea sent me some oothecae of these last year, which I hatched out and reared to adulthood, and they are now breeding and producing oothecae of their own! The males of this rare "Dark Form" have very dark wings, almost all the normal tan coloration is gone and has been replaced by black/dark brown, making them almost look like a male Polyphaga. The females of this strain also have pretty reddish abdomens, whereas the females from the normal form of this species are usually entirely black. Here are some pictures of the oothecae and young nymphs from last year: And here are some pictures of my adults:
  11. Periplaneta americana are pretty dang easy, just keep them humid, warm, and give them plenty of hides and surface area. They can be prone to eating their ooths if they don't have enough moisture or protein, but if both those conditions are met they are pretty easy to breed.
  12. Sounds like a mismolt resulting in a hemolymph filled cyst, can be a common defect in dubias, I'd feed her off and remove her from the gene pool. Shouldn't bother your beardy at all.
  13. Welcome to the forum, happy to see you here! Hope you are able to expand your collection and eventually move to a house and get that insectory going!
  14. If it were a hybrid between regularis and petiveriana/bernhardti, then I don't think the spots would be plain white like that personally. As for a petiveriana x bernhardti cross, that's very unlikely as well, bernhardti are the dominant domino roach in the hobby, I only know of one person in Hong Kong who has a recent import of what may be "real petiveriana", but even then they might actually be defranceschii. So yours are very unlikely to be hybrids, this seems more like some random genetic mutation, maybe a chimera of some sort.
  15. Huh, odd, doesn't appear to be a gynandromorph after all, looks rather normal ventrally. I don't know what the cause of this mutation is, pretty weird!
  16. I think it could possibly be a gynandromorph... But would need to see a ventral shot to be sure.
  17. Very pretty! I wish you luck in your selective breeding, would be interesting to see if any morphs could be isolated with consistent line breeding.
  18. Yeah, but common names mean nothing lol, P.nivea is found in many countries, not just Cuba, so it is uncertain where the original hobby stock comes from.
  19. They have not yet been introduced to FL, so they are not legal to send there, no. There are black P.surinamensis locales in FL interestingly enough though.
  20. Very cool setup! What's being housed in it?
  21. Found about a dozen babies in the enclosure the other day, after a gestation period of approximately 6 months. I've officially bred all three Panesthiinae species in my collection, yay!
  22. Thanks, I hope so too! And I am very much looking forward to taking pictures of the adults!
  23. Those do look like true bugs of some sort, (hence the bedbug-like look), but they are not bed bugs. Not sure what they are specifically, but based on the fact they are in a compost bin, probably predators of small invertebrates, (I don't think any true bugs are detritivores, they either drink plant sap or are predatory).
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