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  1. Thanks for reading! šŸ˜„ Interesting, if they are the "Gold" strain, ask if there's any more specific locality information! All I know is these came from China, no more specific locality other than that.
  2. Very similar to Pseudoglomeris magnifica, but noticeably smaller and with several little differences that could make this an undescribed subspecies or something... Adult females:
  3. @Cariblatta lutea has kept this species before, and may be able to help you out. They may need a winter diapause, but I'm not sure...
  4. Very nice, glad they're breeding so well for you! šŸ˜
  5. Bit overdue on showing these off here, but thanks so much to @Peter Clausen for sending me a pair of this amazing, giant, iconic Blattodean!!! šŸ˜ I believe these are L4 nymphs. They're so dang cute! ā˜ŗ
  6. Yes, they're very beautiful! Well good news, they're also found in Yunnan, Fujian and Guizhou China. Thanks, will do!
  7. I've got a sexed pair of nymphs of these beauties, fingers crossed they breed for me! šŸ¤ž
  8. Yeah it'd get gross quick. Could just have a few of them in a tank at a time, but they are rather secretive so I don't know how cool of a display that'd be.
  9. Just got a starter culture of these beauties, hopefully I can breed them successfully! šŸ˜ Here are a few crappy pics of a small nymph, they are ever so hyper and difficult to photograph... šŸ˜‚
  10. That dark subadult matured into a dark adult male: They're doing fine still, hopefully I'll see some babies soon!
  11. I've got mine in a very well ventilated bin, with a thin layer of coconut fiber for the substrate, one third of the enclosure kept moist, the rest pretty dry. They like bark for hides, and females appreciate having rotten wood to bore into to make brooding chambers, though you can make artificial ones or just make sure there's some good bark piles in the humid area of the enclosure instead. They also like it pretty warm for breeding. Favorite foods would be bananas and artificial pollen, followed by apples and chick feed. I have a full caresheet here.
  12. Problem with Epilamprids and semi aquatic setups is they produce so much frass, and a lot of them don't like filth buildups even on normal substrate... But their waste would foul the water very quickly in captivity, which would be annoying to deal with, and they do best with flowing water BTW, as most semi-aquatic Epilamprids live by streams, not still bodies of water.
  13. Whoops, the morph name is LLE Mahogany, not LLC lol. See here: https://www.roachcrossing.com/for-sale/roach/all/common-hisser/ Probably the same exact mutation/morph as yours IMO.
  14. That is an interesting looking individual, is this from a pure portentosa colony? Looks kinda similar to the "LLC Mahogany" morph isolated from pure G.portentosa.
  15. Care is the same as for adults, though they may dry out a bit easier, also nymphs are fantastic escape artists, so make sure you have an airtight lid, and that there's no ventilation holes big enough for them to escape from.
  16. Yeah heat pads/cables do dry the substrate out pretty quickly, I'd put the moist area on the opposite end of the heat source.
  17. He might be a bit too far north for most Arenivaga spp, but he might have some native Parcoblatta, Pseudomops, or Ischnoptera in his area.
  18. Parcoblatta don't seem to irritate people with roach allergies, generally like things humid, and some are very prolific and easy to breed, like P.fulvescens. Would make great feeders for leopard geckos IMO.
  19. I believe they like it pretty humid, warm, and appreciate fruits and pollen/artificial pollen in their diet. Overcrowding/filth buildups may potentially lead to colony crashes, as with some other similar Ectobiids.
  20. Hisserdude


    You mean those big white bulbs on the feet? Those are it's tarsal pads, which help it grip smooth surfaces, like plastic.
  21. Hissers do definitely like it warmer, and most won't breed unless temps are at or above 75FĀ°, (approximately).
  22. I'm basing that assessment off of the description of a lectotype male of Gromphadorhina grandidieri, which describes the males as having black thoracic segments, and a purplish brown abdomen, which closely matches the individuals identified as grandidieri by George Beccaloni. See my comment on this topic: Unless that paper is dead wrong, and George Beccaloni (@Megaloblatta?) erroneously identified that live male pictured on the CSF as grandidieri, then it would seem that the tiger hissers in the hobby are not very similar to grandidieri at all. I'll ask around and see if I can't f
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