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  1. I really appreciate all the kind comments, and I'll definitely see if the people recommended can give me some ideas to what's going on.
  2. I have only had them for a few months. I acquired them from a teacher at a local school that was selling them on craigslist. Problem is, I don't know if they were like this when I got them, and just didn't notice it, or it happened after. You telling me, you had this happen with both a hisser and a peppered roach like mine, is making me think maybe it's a humidity issue. Although I have been keeping them with some wet substrate in one corner, and some ventilation restriction on the aquarium lid, I never actually measured the humidity in the cage, and I'm wondering if it was too arid, and it caused these problems. I'm going to start monitoring the humidity, and see where it's at.
  3. The more I look at these pics... the more it looks like an egg case.. =(
  4. Thanks. I have really grown to like my roaches, they originally were just for feeders, but now I keep 2 species, specifically for pets, hissers, and these peppered roaches. I have come a long way, at first I couldn't even hold a roach, they scared me, haha!
  5. This girl seems fine other than this, she seems active and was really fighting me taking these pictures. I don't think it's dehydration. I give them a dish of water crystals, along with oranges every few days. I also keep one corner of their aquarium pretty damp. I have kept discoids, and dubias, which both have and are doing well. This really doesn't look right... please someone help. I really don't want to lose another one =(
  6. Well, she didn't make it... It was sad to lose her, now I noticed another one of my females has the same weird thing going on:
  7. She can't walk, she does this jerk thing to try and move around... she's really weak =(
  8. I was doing maintenance in my Peppered Roach enclosure today, and found one of my adult females almost lifeless, with what looks like part of an ootheca hanging outside of her... Anyone know what happened? This really sucks.
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