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Senses-Tingling

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  1. I agree with Orin - too small if you already have adults. It won't be long and you'll have 40-80 nymphs crawling all over the place. I would stick to at least a 5 or 10 gallon container. I started with 10 nymphs a year and half ago - now I have a colony around 200.
  2. Those two species shouldn't need a barrier at all - unless you have them in a container that has textured inner walls. They don't climb glass or plastic, as a general rule. I usually keep a lid on both of their containers, but that is to hold moisture in - I use no barriers and, at times, no lids.
  3. Baking soda is a base and has a pH of 9. This may have detrimental effects if it is ingested on a regular basis - it would mess with the internal pH of the roach. I like the idea of the recycled substrate, but I wouldn't put my guys at risk, due to the baking soda in it.
  4. I was wondering the same thing. I have adults that are laying ooths like crazy now and I pull them. I put them in a container with the same substrate and temperature. I only pull them to be able to check on newborn nymphs - I have heard they are tiny. But - I am nervous about having the right temperature and moisture for them to hatch. I think I will contact the girl that I got them from - she has had great success breeding them.
  5. True - but I am all for roach noobs getting here through Google. Roaches are like crack - it only takes that first taste and then they're hooked.
  6. This list is of the species that I currently own - not my top 5 of all species. 1. Therea grandjeani 2. Therea petiveriana 3. Archimandrita tesselatta 4. Blaberus giganteus (toss-up with B. craniifer) 5. Hemiblabera tenebricosa
  7. I keep colonies of about 17 species of roaches and harlequins are the only ones that I haven't been able to keep the colony going. I have bought a dozen of them, twice. I am always leary about escapees anyways, so I think I am done with this species too for now.
  8. I don't have documentation in front of me, but I searched this topic online for an entire evening awhile back and found that ALL non-native roaches are illegal to own in Florida. You can own any species that is naturally found in the state, but that is it.
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