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Allpet Roaches

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  1. I've had terrible luck with Dorylaea orini and low ventilation, no problem with Panchlora and Ergaula and no visible ventilation. Most do need vents.
  2. The red edge seem to be slow breeding compared to other cubaris like the duckies. My colony is a year older than the ducky colony and I started with 8 and I maybe have 100 but started with 5 ducky and have 500. Do yours seem to reproduce well?
  3. Try moving some or all to a new setup. My serranus is from maybe 2007 and they seem fine in the same cage. I have other roach colonies that have been in the same cage since 1995. My discoidalis I've had since 89 and the portentosa are an unmixed line from 72. Usually a change in care level, or differences in weather that affect indoor conditions are the problem. There is afungus that can wipe out a colony but I've only seen the fungus take out Corydia and Polyphaga and it still takes a few years to blow out a decent colony. Sadly it ends in 100% mortality eventually no matter what you do.
  4. Great photos! I wonder if the females die easily during this time or if they are very tough. You would think the larval feeding would make them weak.
  5. A variety is usually best, at least when you start. You can then see what they eat best and feed them accordingly. Clowns might be able to do fine just on carrots but I feed them koi pellets too. You're not really forced to follow a specific regimen for them to do well. The moisture is more important than the food (you could forget to feed them for a few weeks and they'd nibble on the wood and leaves but you let them dry out and they die). Your feeding schedule is going to be based on how much they eat, if the food starts to mold or rot you need to slow down.
  6. Yep, they look like adult predatory mites. That is about as big as they'll ever get.
  7. I don't think reputation is a big factor in internet sales. I've known vendors with crazy reputations who continue many years later but still get unusual things (I still break down and place an order now and then). It mostly has to do with rare items and advertising sales. I know Kyle seemed to do an amazing amount of sales and I have no idea why he has shut down so often and for such long stretches. I imagine whatever he's done to drum up great sales can be repeated by him, but it does seem he disappears for longer and longer periods. Keep in mind there may be much that you know that is entir
  8. I agree very much with you in the sense that unidentified hybrids have led to some tainted blood lines. Since the two "species" are sympatric it is unlikely they really are different species. In the case of hissers there's the idea that in nature they are isolated so maybe they're 'real' species but the types for these are "both" Dalmatia.
  9. August 2020 issue of Invertebrates-Magazine Horsehead grasshoppers from SA, twisted clowns, description of the L3 of Hemiphileurus illatus, Japanese beetle supplies, and the world's largest grasshopper.
  10. Currently all of my stock do look like that but the big tell is the male's horns and scoop (dent in front portion of pronotoum) shapes can look like "princisia", portentos/oblongonota and anything in between. That was not like that on the pure stock.
  11. 144. Panchlora sp. "speckled" = Speckled Banana Cockroach 145. Hormetica strumosa = Horned Roach 146. Lanxoblatta rudis = Rough Bark roach 147. Pseudoglomeris magnifica = Magnificent Emerald Roach 148. Thorax porcellana =Vampire Roach 149. Eurycotis improcera = Ornate Scrub Roach 150. Latiblattella rehni = Rhen's Palm roach 151. Lucihormetica grossei = Mega Glowspot Roach 152. Dipteretrum hanstroemi = Hanström's Little Runners 153. Gyna sp. "sculpturata" = Rose-Pink Roach The common name list will be open to additions and suggestions
  12. Where are they from? Do you keep the babies and adults together? What do you feed them?
  13. I have boatloads of hybrids. I even put them on my trade/sale list. I will have a pic on the August 2020 invert mag cover front or back. I'm so behind on it, it might not ship till Aug. 31. When I do I'll post the cover pic here (assuming it's on the front).
  14. Maybe they're hoping you'll write them a PM and they'll get an e-mail so they don't need to check in unless someone posts on their ad. 99.9% of customers send a PM and the ones that post on the ad historically don't come through. If you sent them a PM then I have no answer for you.
  15. I started with some normal duckies and a lot of them are blonde but you can't always tell because they are pale until they get big and can look blonde when young even if they aren't.
  16. Big was the name of the stock a decade before DoubleD acquired some of them. It was used on some European sites to differentiate them from the other "princisia" lines and I don't think it was a marketing ploy because they all showed up on EU lists around 2000. I still had the black and portentosa look princisia until about five years ago when I finally fed them to some assassins. They were never a fraction as big as a big big was. I lost the big maybe 2006 since they were finicky.
  17. The black specimen did not look like a small nymph in that photo. I'm surprised it's the same one here. One thing to consider when you say pure princisia (standard especially) is there were at least 4 different stocks of very different looking "princisia" around 2000 including a smaller solid black and portentosa colored lines. These were all collected from different locales and were all pure at the time. The standard was the one that looked like portentosa except for the pronotum scoop. From your second pictures and comments I'm guessing you're talking about the line called "princisia big"? T
  18. Sorry but a solid black specimen doesn't seem at all right unless these are the so called "black princisia".
  19. If you saw some of these you'd be 100% sure.
  20. I put a photo of mate guarding between the two species in the Isopod Zoology book but I thought it was all just in fun at that time.
  21. I may be jumping the gun but the spots on some of the partly grown "klugii" look like short stripes (a line instead of a spot). They are only about 4 mm but I don't remember klugii babies looking like that before.
  22. Now I was thinking that the only Armadillidium I would feel confident keeping together because they seem so different is A. versicolor and A. klugii. There are some odd looking immatures in the enclosure that may prove that theory wrong.
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