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  1. http://tinypic.com/r/33l1p5i/4 http://tinypic.com/r/25rphsm/4 http://tinypic.com/r/20r5hco/4 http://tinypic.com/r/2hec4dx/4 http://tinypic.com/r/wunjok/4 these are the pics of the largest nymph in the group thank you guys in advance for your help
  2. we have a small colony of these guys (2.3 adults mixed small nymphs unknown amount) I 100% agree these guys are great very easy to handle and over all impressive size
  3. http://tinypic.com/r/25rphsm/4 http://tinypic.com/r/20r5hco/4 http://tinypic.com/r/2hec4dx/4 http://tinypic.com/r/wunjok/4 http://tinypic.com/r/33l1p5i/4 these are the pics of the largest of the about 20 nymphs Im not familiar with the species so it is possible they are not zebras but for $10 ill gamble every time lol im going to see if I can get them identified from someone who keeps the species
  4. at the white plains reptile expo on 4/21 we were vending wile I was looking around for possible things too pick up I stumbled across a random table and the guy had like 12 cups of small roaches lobster,florida skunk,madgascar hissers,and zebra roaches Zebras are a species on the list I would like to own so I asked how much were the pods (each cup had 10+ small nymphs) the guy replied let me check my friend left me the list he does some digging and tells me they are $5 per cup I look at him with a very surprised look on my face knowing these guys are a little higher end and have a good $2+ each price tag I then told him that they are worth more and told him a basic retail price that ive seen he replied well thats what my friend is asking so there all yours I dont think ive ever reached in my pocket that fast to pay for something lol sometimes we get lucky I guess im just happy I was able to leave the table happy with my new roaches and a clean conscience that I told him the the truth just got a really great deal now up to 12 species took sometime but got all the ones I really wanted lol
  5. it does sound like a humidity or food issue the food your feeding them can they actually eat it alot of times with hard dog food they cant really eat enough Dubia dont need alot of humidity but if they dont have it ive noticed in larger groups they will fight alot more causing more damage
  6. just started using organic mulch mixed the dark and light woods,from there adding in eco earth and a few types of moss for decoration broke up cork bark,and found a tree that was chopped down and used some of that.in the process of making leaf litter for our dubia and laterils we just use egg crates never had a problem with those species. found with orangeheads,deathshead,and peppered the wings would get damaged and its alot harder to keep the humidity high with egg crates just took a bunch of videos today I would upload them but no idea how too.
  7. for the turks we use the clear 56qt sterlite bins they cant climb unless theres texture (packing tape works wonders,vaseline not at all lol) we learned this the hard way also lol Orangeheads are alot of fun non climbing species but they are very strong.im sure you have noticed this already if you picked them up. of all the roach species like 10 are considered pests and its that small percentage that really sticks in peoples heads IMO from keeping a ton of different reptiles, and mammals. roaches are the easiest and cleanest
  8. dont they use teflon for pipes to help waterproof them and keep them tighter little white plastic rolls
  9. Shelfordella Laterlis can only climb if the surface isnt smooth we have ours in 3 56qt sterlite bins with no problems. for them you can use packing tape vaseline doesnt stop them (or atleast didnt stop ours lol) most other climbers the vaseline will stop (every now and then you get one that can climb usually a smaller nymph) we havnt tried the teflon tape we only keep two species that climb and the vaseline works fine (2-3inch thin layer,and keep clean)
  10. we have only had this small colony for about a month or two 7 adults 100 mixed nymphs yesterday changing them back to tubs I can across a fresh molted adult http://tinypic.com/r/28jwl6p/6 very excited cant wait for this colony to grow
  11. we actually just purchased a bunch of Ivory nymphs from Herpetologyfrk to grow into a colony with plans of donating some to the research we have other plans for them also but part would be donated
  12. thank you I wouldnt mind giving them a shot I have some really nice males to pair them with (we are very selective with the males we put in the breeder bins) cant wait to see the pics ill have to post picks when they get here but we just ordered some L. subcincta and Eublaberus sp(ivory) from Nick Boehme he gave us a good deal to get them started
  13. thats funny that they are biting you. the colony I have is very bold (im sure its the same for everyones). they always climb onto my hand ,dont run and hide when I open the bins they are totally ravenous. when it comes to food they eat everything in site, and swarm. ive also noticed they like to pull the food away and hide it .always thought that was kinda funny a little roach trying to pull away a piece of dog chow. Keith if you wanna try bug burger and are going to be at the long island reptile expo ill bring a sample for you our table is right in the front when you walk in.
  14. http://tinypic.com/r/209kco1/6 XL grow out bin (54 gal gray bin) http://tinypic.com/r/5osbk5/6 some males and females sorting from the bin http://tinypic.com/r/22mgw5/6 Orangehead set up completeish lol http://tinypic.com/r/2zdnb5c/6 panorama view of the racks we have another 15 pounds of Dubia coming in this week and 5000 more turks so the empty spaces will be filled shortly
  15. Im using the tanks because those are more my pets and I like to show them off with the small colonies they dont mind they have 1-2 inches to dig and a ton of cork bark to hide for the larger colonies we have 55gal bins (gray) or 56qt bins (clear) both are full with egg crates the 55gal tank wasnt finished we added a 30 inch cork log that now houses 100 orangehead adults and all the nymphs we have sooooooooo many supplies you can see the stack of egg crates we get that every month and use most of it lol have about 700 various deli cups 8-16-32 ounce cups and we just got in 500 more vented poly lids use about 15-20 pounds of chow a month,5 gallons of crystals,and big bag of bug burger,25 pounds of carrots,75-100 oranges 85% of that is for the Dubia colony let me see if I can find the updated pics
  16. http://tinypic.com/r/flwns7/6 http://tinypic.com/r/b63sis/6 http://tinypic.com/r/sls2lh/6 http://tinypic.com/r/n6uatx/6 the 1st two on the tank racks im starting for a few smaller colonies substrate is mix of cocohusk,moss,leaf litter with cork bark and some plants (no pesticides used to grow them lol) the last two are the tub rack we moved out a few species for the tanks but still have turks,dubia,and hissers on the rack all small 56qt bins have 10 egg crates the larger 54gal bins hold 20 egg crates its still a work in progress need to expand the rack down 40 more inches and up 30 more inches its all heated useing flexwatt Orangeheads are in the large 55gal tank (only one with out a label)
  17. best bet it to sort out the adults you can hand count them for the nymphs average weight for a mix 1/4-1.75 is about 450-500 grams per 1000 if that helps any
  18. well that just crossed them off my list of species to own lol we breed bearded dragons your going to want larger species Dubia are best we also use orangeheads,turks (red runners),and madgascar hissing roaches turks breed very fast and the babies are steller for getting baby dragons to eat out of the incubator,also the adults are a nice snack for juvies and adults Dubia kinda obvious lol orangeheads they breed a little slower but bigger nymphs are insanly meaty and great to fill adult dragons hissers not the greatest cause they climb (climbing species are not the greatest to feed unless you dont mind finding them all over lol) you can also try discoids but they are a little harder to find
  19. ahhh yes Discoids totally forgot about them. It wasnt repxotica just a friend from queens area gave them to me at the show yesterday.
  20. My friend found these in his dubia colony and gave them to me they look like balberus colosseus or balberus peruvians its a 1.2 group the females are about 10% larger and just over 2 inches (why I dont think they are colossseus) http://tinypic.com/r/jq0xvb/6 thanks in advance for all your help
  21. im almost tempted to seperate them and selective breed but I just dont have the room it cant be from being inbred we have about 15 different blood lines and we add in new blood 4-5 times a year theres alot of strange coloring going on with some of the females mostly markings on the pronotom and some of the males are extremely large Im wondering if somewhere along the lines there were hybirds mixed in
  22. http://tinypic.com/r/1zxwfhk/6 this is the other Roach I found reminds me kinda of a pied lol
  23. http://tinypic.com/r/2cp5kpt/6 think I found that roach took some more pics also found something else kinda cool ill post pictures
  24. no luck so far on finding the roach again I have one more adult bin to sort but I dont think it was mixed in with them
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