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Everything posted by Hisserdude

  1. Well I've bred Myrmecophilus without keeping them with ants, so I'm hoping I can do the same with the Myrmecoblatta, we'll see. I'm throwing everything I can at them diet wise.
  2. I'd maybe consider making the moist area a bit bigger, maybe to cover a third of the substrate. That's the only issue I can personally think of.
  3. They actually seem to be picky about what Camponotus they'll nest with, Alan only found them in C.floridanus nests. Even if I had a compatible species in my area though, I'm not really interested in keeping ants.
  4. Thanks, definitely a beautiful species, hopefully I can get a breeding culture established! (gonna take a while though, they grow and breed quite slowly).
  5. Got five of these diminutive cuties thanks to @Cariblatta lutea! 😁 They were found in FL, in Camponotus floridanus nests. No one's been able to breed these and rear the offspring up to adulthood before, here's hoping I'll have some luck with them!🀞These are Corydiids, very closely related to Compsodes BTW. Adult male: Adult female: Female and nymph: Subadult female: Subadult male:
  6. Got ten of these beauties to work with, hopefully I can get a colony established! 😁
  7. Unfortunately my colony has had a big crash, they were having some nymph die offs and adults weren't giving birth, which I tied to a big Oribatid mite outbreak in their enclosure, which had gotten quite bad, and the roaches didn't want to eat the food the mites were swarming. So, I sterilized the substrate and started offering all their food in bowls. A couple months later, I dug them up, and found that my colony had went from 80+ to 20... Turns out they can't find food in even shallow food bowls... πŸ™ƒ And leaf litter alone was not able to sustain this culture. So basically I'm left with a
  8. Some more pics I took before I shipped them out:
  9. True true lol, especially lats with how well they've established themselves in the SW US...
  10. Yeah but mealworms are as tough as nails, I kinda doubt roaches would handle eating styrofoam just as well... I could be wrong though. Certainly if they're being used as feeders, as the OP intends, you wouldn't want styrofoam in their systems...
  11. Arenivaga bolliana, our largest native sand roach. Nice find! Adult females are wingless, adult males have wings.
  12. That is normal for this genus I'd say, they are good climbers and seem to enjoy sweet foods. In my experience, P.pygmaeus really likes artificial pollen too.
  13. Only if you worked at a university or museum, there are no permits for legally importing roaches for pet purposes as far as I'm aware, and I've talked with reptile and arachnid importers on the subject.
  14. That would be nice indeed! 😁
  15. Lovely, nice to see this species making a bit of a comeback in the US hobby, considering they're all but extinct in EU culture!
  16. Oh thank you, glad you find my blog useful! 😁 Thanks for making this post, always nice to see new Perisphaerus in culture! Hope we see more species in culture here in the US one day!
  17. Very nice, pretty little species, looks rather similar to P.pygmaeus, (though likely not that species). Hope you're able to keep breeding them and establish them in the hobby, would love to see them in the US hobby one day! 😁
  18. Now in the US hobby! 😁 Unfortunately these individuals were not mine to keep, but I should be getting some next year when their new owners breed them! In any case, I was able to snag a few pictures of some nymphs while they were briefly in my possession, enjoy! Closely related to Lanxoblatta, and similar to them in care.
  19. Welcome to the forum Martin, nice collection you have there! 😁 I'm particularly interested in the Perisphaerus, any pictures of those? The Perisphaerinae is my favorite cockroach subfamily, and I always love seeing new species entering culture! Interested to see what cool new species you're able to catch where you live and travel!
  20. Yeah, at a pet store they're probably selling hybrids.
  21. Hard to tell from these pics, but all things considered they're hybrid portentosa. Where'd you get them?
  22. Hmm, she's either getting old and on her way out, or she may have been poisoned. Have you been washing your fruits/veggies well before feeding?
  23. They look like predatory mites to me actually, they eat other harmful mites and fungus gnats, seem to leave most isopods alone though, even tiny dwarf white mancae.
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