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  1. so how do you know he was able to fly on the bed.maybe he fell from the ceiling or was able to climb up from a sheet or blanket maybe even the frame itself our bins are large air holes in them 8x4in never had any fly out.when sorting they will flutter and glide but never and flight up.
  2. this is a small colony we had 20-30 nymphs all med size or smaller then we traded for the 6 nymphs and 2.2 adults they are in a 56qt bin so they have a alot of room right now later on when the smaller nymphs are ready they will be moved into a large bin either 45gal or 54 gal this colony wont get to big only want 30-50 adults the rest will be sold off as pets
  3. they need alot of dead wood to eat to stay alive or atleast that was my understanding of it and the winged platform I would think would be for the wings but it was all connected in the thing I was reading but either way they still have the die off dont think anyone knows exactly why
  4. yes unfortunately this species has alot of adult die off im well prepared for it but some say its because they eat a ton of dead wood and need height to climb and flutter their wings im sure out of the 8 nymphs 2-4 will perish after the adult molt but we can only do our best
  5. these nymphs look all about to molt and the adults are giants lol found one of the nymphs molting this morning very impressive http://tinypic.com/r/2vt9n4x/5 http://tinypic.com/r/a0zzgk/5 http://tinypic.com/r/dgnjt4/5 http://tinypic.com/r/6drho4/5 http://tinypic.com/r/ku7x5/5
  6. the problem with charts is your always going to have in-between sizes your best bet is to count out 100-500 and average them if they are similar size once you get into mixed groups it becomes very hard we sell a ton of B.Dubia every Sunday I hand count 500 to get our weight for that weeks shipments
  7. the adult males I find above the leaf litter/substrate the females Ill see everynow and then above the nymphs I only see when doing cleanings digging around in the tubs our tub is set up with cork bark and branches but all laying on the ground or making little cave like set ups as if they have fallen ontop of each other
  8. andy the bug guy but he doesnt breed he buys most of his stuff wholesale we will be offering small amounts of pet species once our colonies grow out some.we have 13 species but only 4 for sale. our deathshead,and discoid colonies will be available soon. but things like glow spots,harliquin,giant cave,ivory,and peppered still need about a year
  9. we vend alot of local shows but dont bring much mainly feeder species shows we vend are local to the NYC area and Manchester NH there have been very few people that are interested in Roaches at these shows for other then feeding at the White plains expo two other venders have more then one species of roach user name keith lives about 20 mins away
  10. that was a mini ramble lol my cousin/business partner tells me to shut up like 5 times day for the green cuban roach I was asking if it was that species I do believe there is a larger banana roach strain Oh and I just purchased a new mister 2gal flomaster at homedepot less then $20 if anyone is in need thing works great atleast untill we get the misting system in place
  11. for our reptiles we always been feed using a 56qt bin. they cant climb the sides ,but it you cant use this method.you can put packing tape around the top or even just on the silicon sealant they wont or atleast shouldnt be able to get over that.for screen cages I have no answer lol
  12. the harliquin are too small,fast,and good climbers I love them as my pest but not for everyone Panchlora Nivea=green cuban? those are fliers and not that large he has trouble with seeing small objects Discoids would be a good size and they are decent to handle all Blaberus would be good for size but sometimes they can be harder to handle my Craniifers are almost impossible to handle,but not to many problems with Giganteus or Discoids just they hide most of the time they like to hide most of the time but my favorite species that I want to handle more Is L.subcincta but even they might be too small L.Verrucosa gets bigger but Ive never owned the species sorry for rambling lol long work day
  13. I love my giant peppered roaches they are one of the larger roaches in the hobby and very easy to handle they dont try ,run,jump or scatter around they just kinda chill out
  14. http://www.roachforum.com/index.php?showtopic=3256&hl=florida heres a list I came across on this forum im sure there's more invasive species by now just not documented I would think any that are not on that list would be Illegal
  15. you have to check with local state laws. I dont think its all roaches that are illegal to ship to Florida think its just species like B.Dubia because they can cause infestations in Florida. they have over 50 different species found in Florida both naturally and invasive
  16. I dont know about the same price as the rhino .that thing lives forever ,but I can see people paying $10 each. I would depending on how long they live and how fast they breed . if they are closer to L,Subcincta in life span and breeding no question I would pay $8-$10 each. if they breed like most Blaberus I wouldnt pay more then $3-$4 each
  17. We have 12 going on 13 different species just wanted to see what everyone else uses as there staple diets for these roaches 1. Blatta/Shelfordella Laterlis 2.B.Craniifer 3.B.Discoidalis 4.B.Giganteus 5.E.Sp Ivory 6.E.Posticus 7.G.Portentosa 8.L.Subcincta 9.N.Rhonbifolia 10.A.Tesselata 11.B.Dubia 12.E.Floridana 13 E.Decipiens all of the Roaches get the chow we use its a grain based chow,oranges,carrots laterlis,dubia,hissers are on egg crates they only get the things listed above the other species get the above listed stuff but are housed on two mulch mixes,mixed with leaf litter (oak mostly),and eco earth.they have cuts of a fallen tree,and cork bark just wondering if theres anything else that will help boost them like lettuces,fruits,veggies,ect we dont use any products like baby food or other heavy liquid products to avoid mold build up,and constant maintenance thanks mike
  18. wow amazing post #47 Polyzosteria Mitchelli looks like a locust,or along those lines not a Roach species. Is it really a roach species? also does anyone have any info on how to get some of these species like Polyzosteria Mitchelli,Gyna Caffrorum,or Pseudompos Species from post #21 I would very much like to add those to my collection thanks
  19. we have used both E.posticus and E.sp ivory as feeders the biggest problem with them is the defensive odor more so with E.posticus we feed bearded dragons and jacksons chams if your looking for great feeders most of the Blaberus Roaches are great
  20. I spoke to the guy yesterday at another show we were vending (this time is was the owner of the roaches) we went over the ID of the roaches and he said he would make it right with that being said I understand the value of these guys and im going to sweeten things up a bit were looking to do a few trades and hes a good guy so im going to hook him up with some nice mantises I have incubating and a few various nymphs from species he doesnt have yet neostylopyga rhombifolia.blaberus giganteus and blaberus discoidlis
  21. http://www.theroachhut.co.uk/#!__shop/macropanesthia the Roach hut has a small colony of them Ive seen a few youtube videos of people who have them but only seen them offered for sale once of twice (not a whole lot of looking into it) amazing species the largest roach in the world weight and bulk wise too bad a little out of reach for you everyday collector
  22. http://www.roachcrossing.com/ just endless amounts of roach species he has all of those listed but im not 100% on the green cuban
  23. thats exactly what I told the guy when he was selling them to me they were $3-$5 each I did ask if he was sure they were zebras he said his friend knew what he was doing and they were what was listed either way really cant complain just the skunk species is not one I was planning on owning still will be fun to raise them up and start the colony
  24. looking at the nymphs and florida skunk roaches they look very similar and he did have them on the table also so its possible they are skunk roaches I didnt really look too well and compare them at the table but they are very small and black with a little red tint just like skunks bodies look similar but ive never seen a zebra nymph lol
  25. the guy had florida skunk roaches on the table also im not familiar with either species but Ive noticed the nymphs look similar to the skunk roaches
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