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  1. All my Blaberus species ( about 8 different species ) thrived in my garage here in texas where it got up to 90.... they bred , babies grew fast , and everyone ate like no tomorrow. The only down side of keeping Blaberus so warm is, they were always thirsty. I was misting them down in my tubs every other night. Blaberus are a lot of fun, I really do miss all mine!

  2. I'm going to cheat a bit and use a few medium size pieces of cardboards from boxes ... I soaked them for a few min to get them nice and water logged .... I'm going to go to some sites, space them out sporadically , and slightly bury them with some leaf litter around the pieces... and check back on my sites in four days. Not sure if this will work..... LOL ...

  3. I go hiking and photographing herps just about every weekend. It's been raining and humid here this last month and looks like a wet month this month as well.... I've flip rocks and logs off the trails and I find no isopods. Obviously I'm doing it wrong? I would love some tips on how to collect local isopods and even springtails ?

    Thanks !!!!

  4. I broke down and bought 5 adults... I've had them about two months .. set them up in a shoe box with same substrate as my roaches ... with rotting wood and dead leaves .. I did drill holes on the sides of the shoe box for extra ventilation... I do spray in there once a week .. so far so good .... not sure what the babies look like but I looked yesterday to see if any are still alive and they are... in fact I see VERY tiny isopods as well, perhaps babies ? again I'm not sure what they look like as babies ....

  5. I was really considering getting a few cultures of Zebra isopods but I have been shying away from them since a few folks local that I know that keep them say they are just surviving and not thriving , much less reproducing. I've read they need plenty of air circulation.... any other tips and pointers?

    Thanks in advance.

  6. Well .... I've officially joined the Isopods Mafia ....I keep the following:

    Giant Orange

    Costa Rican Dwarf Purples

    Dwarf Whites

    Multi strip dwarfs

    Temperate Springtails ( not sure what temperate means )

    Giant Springtails ( these are really huge )

    Sorry I don't know latin names. I've ordered two Isopod books on ebay which should give me a good knowledge. These isopods seem to be as addicting as roaches.

  7. Not sure if this is a health issue thread or not so I apologize in advance.

    In the warmer months, I'll feed my roaches some dog food.... Last year I feed them a cheaper / none organic brand and one or two containers contracted mites maybe grain mites or ?

    are the mites a threat or just a nuisance? how do you get rid off them?

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