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  1. Well that's good, glad to hear they like the food, hope they do well and breed for you soon. Perhaps they'll be more active when there's more of them.
  2. From personal experience, I just try to avoid spicy or otherwise "volatile" foods, (like onion or garlic). And while not dangerous per say, I've noticed my roaches never really seem to eat tomatoes or strawberries with any vigor, and they just end up a big moldy mess, so I'd stay away from those too.
  3. Welcome to the forum! Typically I'd say it takes two to three months for common hissers to gestate, if they're kept above 75F° that is. Keeping them cooler than that will either slow the gestation down or halt it entirely.
  4. Yeah I saw that, didn't think much of it though since those two species seemed quite different and I have yet to see anyone else report hybridization...
  5. Well first off, unless the soil is incredibly stable, I'd make it far more shallow, these roaches live in deep, almost cavernous burrows in stable soil in the wild, and thus never have to molt covered with substrate like "substrate swimming" burrowers do... If they have substrate covering them in captivity while they molt, this often leads to fatal mismolts, thus a lot of people recommend only using a CM or so of substrate for nymphs, basically making the enclosure mimic one of their burrow chambers. Secondly, these roaches aren't all that active normally, and given the fact their growth
  6. Eh might be a teeny bit edited, but the patterning scheme is what's important, I believe the Roachcrossing picture is more accurate in terms of what they look like in person color wise.
  7. Also, little disclaimer, while back in 2017 CCR's stock appeared to be pure, they've evidently since added new blood to their colony, (purposefully to help the colony breed better, or by accident, I'm not sure), as I know someone who bought from them very recently, and not only did the small nymphs they bought have a 100% survival rate, (kinda unusual, but not impossible for pure stock I suppose), but some matured to be a chocolate brown color, others lacked any yellow abdominal margins... So I'd say they're hybrids now.
  8. Well keep us posted, will be interesting to see what they turn into!
  9. Well Kyle's pure stock, (which he got directly from DoubleD's), never has the kinds of variations that we see in other stock, which leads me to believe most other stocks that have such variations were hybridized at some point or another. Variability can be a natural feature in wild hissers, but in captivity it's the first sign of hybridization, and not only that, but pure stocks have likely been inadvertently line bred for their colorations over multiple generations... So when there is variability in those stocks nowadays, it's almost certainly a sign of them being mixed with something else.
  10. Oh no not another hybridization epidemic, you know how many people are keeping isopod species of the same genera with each other right now? 😂 I was hoping it was impossible for them to hybridize...
  11. Exactly, so it's likely whoever sold them to you had them housed with something else at one point. As for Cody's weird black individual, he was also very careful about preventing hybridization, and that was one of the individuals that grew up from the nymphs he was sent, (those types of individuals never pop up in pure colonies). Peter Clausen's are also quite variable, definitely hybrids, and I think he said they're from your stock as well. Pure Princisia are supposed to always have the borders, it may be fainter on a few individuals, but every single individual has borders, without exception
  12. Yeah they definitely like things on the drier side for sure, I don't know why one of the nymphs would die, your setup sounds ideal and mortality rates are supposed to be quite low... There wouldn't happen to be a high amount of large springtails or any isopod species housed with them would there? (as those can stress them out).
  13. Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy it here!
  14. Hmm, how humid are you keeping them?
  15. More female pics, quite a few in the colony right now, hoping for some more litters to be born soon!
  16. Unfortunately after talking with Orin directly in PMs, it seems as though his Princisia aren't pure, (probably hybridized before he even got them). The coloration of his individuals varies and the occasional large, really dark individuals pop up, not at all characteristic of pure bred Princisia. Only vendor I know of selling pure stock in the US is Cape Cod roaches, theirs came from Roachcrossing's pure stock and has extremely consistent coloration that matches what the original pure Princisia "Big/Standard" stock looks like. We should phase out hybrid Princisia in the US in favor of pure stoc
  17. Also, be aware that most Princisia stocks in the US and Europe are hybrids, where did you get yours?
  18. All of those species can and will hybridize with each other, except the Elliptorhina javanica, those can possibly be housed safely with the larger Gromphadorhina or Princisia. However, seeing as even Gromphadorhina and Aeluropoda can hybridize, I'm hesitant to recommend housing ANY combination of Gromphadorhini species communally anymore...
  19. Where was it collected?
  20. Welcome to the forum, I hope you enjoy it here!
  21. They are very prolific for Deropeltis, this is true, but I don't know about 60-80 nymphs per ooth, more like 20 or so, but they lay lots of big oothecae consistently. However, to my knowledge they have never been in the US hobby, (there was an old stock mislabeled as erythrocephala kept in the US hobby apparently from 1997 to 2009, but the adults had black heads and were velvety, unlike the relatively smooth, red-headed adults of actual D.erythrocephala). Additionally, for whatever reason, they appear to be somewhat difficult to culture long term, they've entered and been lost from Europe
  22. Pollen or artificial pollen, as well as various fruits appear to be the best diet for these, they'll nibble on grain based protein but they are palynivores in the wild and thus do best when it's included in their captive diet. But as @Shinylarvitar97 noted, this species and Perisphaerinae as a whole have small appetites. Glad to hear yours are already more active!
  23. I mean humanity has been treating the earth rather poorly as of late, so we kinda had it coming... 😂
  24. OK. Well hopefully the new lamp will make them less shy, guess we'll find out!
  25. I'd definitely remove the lamp, as the bright light could be making them extra shy. These are normally day active roaches though, and they shouldn't be burrowing at all. What are you using for hides?
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