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  1. The gold dalmatian glows green down the stripes and some blue. The only really neat ones are the white micropods but I can't get them to stay still. I don't have a blacklight flash so when they move it looks like a glow in the air. I could try freezing one but this is the most time I'm currently willing to invest.
  2. No, I just never bothered trying to get the UCR strain. It's hard enough trying to keep every bug on earth without trying to keep every strain.
  3. They are pretty easy but not very fast. They like to hide under wood and part of the substrate should always be damp. I think sucincta is less finicky but mostly because they are slower, verrucosa I've had to use as feeders to try to keep the colony from crashing but never subcincta.
  4. What about speckled and white? Speckled or nivea are my suggestion. I have never had the white.
  5. Rebecca77 How are they doing now? They look more than 7-8 months old in that picture unless that leaf is really small.
  6. I don't think they're booklice because booklice don't burrow. I've had booklice get in a few cages from dried-out bark covered with lichen colleted locally. If they get too wet or the lichen runs out they die out. The bark species are about the size of a fruit fly as adults and a colony lays down a lot of webbing which can strangle very tiny babies of other creatures and there's little chance they'd be useful for anything other than observation. I've seen some tiny, yellow things that are much smaller that are probably booklice but they are also hydrophobic and not good cleaners.
  7. I'd say remember to feed and water them regularly, it may not seem like great advice but care is usually the only really important thing. I also recommend this book: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Cockroaches-Husbandry-Biology-Blattodea/dp/1616464275
  8. I got the new wavelength light and the expansus look a little different, on a few species like A. frontirostre and P. ornatus the gray body parts look purple, and some the dead ones glow but not the live ones. However, I don't see anything on the duckies even remotely like the pics. What does look crazy neat is the white micros. The rear tip (abdomen) glows bright purple. Jungle micros do not.
  9. I know if you feed them punky (barely starting to rot) coconut you can kill 90% of them, all the adults.
  10. If it does work I'm curious to see if other things that don't fluoresce under normal black lights will.
  11. I was told by a vendor at a local show the reason these do not fluoresce under standard black light bulbs or flashlights is the wavelength is wrong. He said the light needs to be 365nm. I ordered a light in that wavelength just now to see if it's true.
  12. I don't think Flamingswampert was offended but then I also don't know what his/her short, non-descript message meant. I think it meant ignore the chatter but it could mean feathers are lighter than stones. I don't remember anyone questioning the validity of the extinct designation before but of course we still can't prove big dinosaurs are extinct with 100% certainty. I recall a movie suggesting a lost world full of them is in the hollow earth beneath an artificial sun. There maybe some Simandoa there too.
  13. Did you have superworms in there? I had a friend years ago with a 55-gallon tank filled with captive reared African Giant Black millipedes and Blaberus and they grew up from eggs with the Blaberus.
  14. Those are handsome little roaches. I found a tiny adult grasshopper today with a body length of 6mm.
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