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  1. Its adult female G. Oblongonata with around an inch of her insides (I don't know) on the wrong end.
  2. Thats difficult to assert really. Ask your supplier if they ever had the two in a communal enviroment. I know most people avoid that, but its possible. Personally, I think it looks like a Cuban roach.
  3. They're prone to hissing with the initial handling, but like Keith I've never heard them hiss beforehand. I actually like the sound of the hissing. (Unless I'm studying)
  4. I thought so, yours are just really rosy looking because of the photos. Good to know we both have some similar May babies.
  5. On a great side note, I just realized my G. Oblongonata female is crowded with fresh hatched offspring. 25-30 I would estimate but I haven't given them a real headcount. By the way Keith, what species is that? I don't recall you mentioning.
  6. I didn't mean "preferably desired" in our favor, but rather it may be desired by male roaches.
  7. Fresh molts probably give off a stronger pheromone. Maybe they're also preferably desired for their obvious potential to carry the first mates offspring? lol
  8. Ace

    Welcome back!

    I love the publication. I am really hoping that a second release comes out by 2014-15. Posting a shot of one G. Oblongonota on the intropage.
  9. Obviously, a 2013 calender wasn't made. However, I think this happened because of a lack in organization and pre-planning. This thread wasn't even created until the end of 2012. We should all start work on the 2014 calender ASAP. Those of us which plan on partcipating should take the shots before the last month of 2013, and use a simple program like Irfanview to resize appropriate requirements. I'm completely for a 2014 calender. I just hope everybody else bothers to check this thread and decide for themselves if they want to help make it happen.
  10. One of my P. vanwaerebeki molted last night and I was excited to see red-edge colorations, but immediately I noticed tons of brand new babies (the size of grain mites) running in between folds. Then I noticed my hand, and maybe 8 or 9 of them had already descended in a Columbus-like exploration. I'm going to have to accept this.
  11. My peppers prefer lettuce but they've chewed on peanutbutter and non-buttered popcorn before, although junkfood rarely gets offered. Grapes and oranges are ignored typically but strawberries have been acknowledged. You're definitely going to want substrate around 2-3 inches if you ask me. Dirt is like their drug..
  12. They're docile, and some get fairly large. I used to think cockroaches were horrible little beasts with a cynical agenda, and even now I refuse to handle the classic American cockroach (even though I actually find it beautiful in its overall coloration). Good, low maintenance pets. Even then, you should give day-to-day attention and care for all of your roaches.
  13. I've read that also, but I like handling my largest roaches often and I don't want to accidently free a pregnant mite and infest my room. Although I can't speak professionally about this topic, I would imagine it to be a problem if there was too many mites and they're crowding in between nooks like leg joints or the neck. Just wondering if it could lead to hindered movement or something else bad? I can't say. Just trying to play it safe since I've read its also not a problem to remove mites.
  14. I can pleasantly announce that I share a birthday with your new litter of roaches. Can't say for definite but I swear one of my G. Oblongonatas has pregnancy belly. For bonding sake I used a paint brush to get around 6 or so mites off of her the other day. The ones that hide in the corners of their chests are such menaces..
  15. Peter sent about 10-12 Ergaula Capucina as a birthday present when I bought a Gold Knee tarantula off him, and the E. Capucina turned out to be some of the most stunning colorations I'd seen. They're really nice to handle, skiddish at first but quick to calm. I doubted beetle-mimic roaches before this batch.
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