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  1. Put a shoe box on the floor. Place food and water in the box and leave the lid cracked. If she is in the area then she will take shelter there. Good luck!
  2. Yeah I would like to do a larger one sometime. The photo doesn't do it justice at all. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The clay I worked with was pretty difficult to mold so I kept things small. If you are interested I would gladly make you one. I could use the practice and you can watch roaches crawl through the orbits in person. LOL
  3. Thank you very much! I don't have it in front of me but I would say its probably about 3x1.5in. I made it from clay and several layers of paints and stain. I have made lots of things from clay before but this was my first skull. It started out as a lizard skull that i modeled off of some images of bearded dragon skulls that I found on google, however it kind of took on a life of its own. (No pun intended) I also made some cool shrooms that closely mimic bioluminescent mushrooms...glow and all.
  4. This is a skull I just made for my Vivarium. It took a lot of work but I liKe the idea behind it! Once I'm done with my Vivarium this boy Is going front and center where it will make a wonderful hiding spot for my little roaches to call home but it also makes a fun toung and cheek Statement...THE HUNTER IS NO LONGER THE HUNTER! So what do you all think?
  5. I think I would skip the house plants just because so many of them seem to be poisonous to other pets. As for your feeding schedule everyone has their own personal opinion on what to feed their roaches and how often to do it. I personally don't see anything wrong with what your doing. I give my roaches dry food once a week and fresh fruit and veggies whenever they are available.
  6. Just wanted to make sure. I will see what I can come up with and contact you ASAP.
  7. I think I'm going to use a (fake) reptile skull in my show tank. I love the irony of it!
  8. Are you looking for someone to write Orin? Or are you looking for links to previously published works?
  9. Have any of you used something other than the standard bark/wood hides for your roaches? Natural set ups are nice for display tanks but they can be a bit bland. I have been tossing around some ideas for something a little more original and whimsical. (I will try to post some pics when I'm done.) What are some of the creative things you have done in your roach enclosures? (If you can post pics that would be a plus!)
  10. I have a big bag of pine chips (the kind used in gardening for decorative mulch) and I was thinking about mixing it with coco fiber and use that as bedding for some of my roaches. Is it safe for roaches? Do you see any potential problems? In the past I have used it with mantises and havent seen any negative effects.
  11. I'm with you guys. I've been keeping roaches for just about a year now. I got my first (lobsters) as feeders for my mantises and scorpions but I found that watching the little guys interact was actually really enjoyable. Then I bumped into some adult hissers on eBay (6 for $8) and so I figured...what the heck. Ill give them a shot. Since then I added discoids to my collection. I reacted the same way you guys did when I opened my hissers and fot a long time after that I would jump when they hissed at me! LOL Im so thankful for all my buggy little friends. Over the last year I've had a lot of troubla with my health and family and they provide a wonderful distraction.
  12. I do keep some scorpions. They aren't "spidery" enough to bother me. I thought of trying to graduate to a "whip spider" and see how I do with that but I've heard they can be a little tricky to raise.
  13. I know this topic is ages old but I just had to toss my own two cents in here. The vaper Katie was speaking of is called ethylene gas. Its a chemical that is naturally emitted by most fruits as they ripen. Its also used by grocery stores to artificially accelerate the ripening of bannanas. Ethylene gas is poisonous to breath in concentrated quantities (at least to humans) so it is possible that placing fruit in a warm poorly vented container could poison organisms sensitive to ethylene. I can't say that this was what effected said nymphs but it IS a possibility. Just something to think about.
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