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  1. Mine seem to go in waves .... I've got probably 1200+ various sizes in a 55 gallon sterilite crate with 5 or so inches of substrate and egg crates ... This weekend I'll split up my colony into a 2nd 55 gallon sterilite crate..
  2. Archimandrita tesselata right !!! They are so big and chilled like most Blaberus I forget , DUH ! Sorry ...
  3. LOL , never again will I keep any roach that climbs , flys , or runs over packing tape and vasaline ....from the little Red Head Roaches to Asian Fields ... it was just too crazy for me !!! sorry I had to vent ...
  4. I've had my colony of giant cave roaches for about two years now. I've had them out in my garage last summer and this summer. For some reason I did not loose too many last summer. This summer I've lost a lot of adults , esp freshly molted ones. I'm wondering if it's due to too much heat. Outdoors it got up to about 104 F degrees , which Is probably about 95 F degrees in the garage. Perhaps this is too hot ? Do these or perhaps all Blaberus species , ie. pepper roaches , discoides , giant caves ... prefer lower temps ( 80 - 90 F ) ?
  5. I've now read several cases of cannibalism in various Blaberus species. I would like to know what causes this as well. Fort. I've never experience this with any of my Blaberus species. My Blaberus diet contains a fair amount of rotting wood pieces , a lot of eco earth / sphagnum moss and dead leaves mix , 3 or so inch of substrate , spring mix / romaine lettuce leaves , various fruits / veggies , organic dog / cat food , fish flakes .... and I do mist in their containers about three times a week. I've never experience cannibalism.... this setup and husbandry practice goes with my Pepper Roaches as well.
  6. http://news.yahoo.com/one-million-cockroaches-flee-china-farm-report-071618130.html
  7. Interesting story and funny comments , from the picture , looks like some sorta Blaberus species.....http://news.yahoo.com/one-million-cockroaches-flee-china-farm-report-071618130.html ........ sorry you will have to click the second response for the story ... enjoy !
  8. Welcome to your new addiction !
  9. Hissers of all species are GREAT ! They are strange , most days the adults and nymphs are all buried in substrates and rotting wood but certain evenings and nights , there might be 100s of babies up at the top of the containers while the adults are still chillin under their substrate. I don't know if these are brand new babies or mixed ages nymphs ... Anyways , sorry to blab about nothing , LOL ... Sorry for hear your loss. I had no idea hissers only lived 3 or 4 yrs , I thought maybe they might lived longer.
  10. I'd say yes but then again , depends on how many you have ... I have 15 in a 5 gallon tub with about six inches of organic compost and rotting wood and dead leaves. I hardly ever see them unless I go digging !!
  11. I wish I could get rid of mine , LOL .... no matter how tight of a container I have them in , babies always get out and I find them on or in almost all my other roach containers .... I guess I just like all the medium to large Blaberus species.
  12. Awesome video , even that little bit helps. Interesting to see them in a big piece of rotting wood and the landscape looks somewhat dry and scrubland. Not very tropical.
  13. Great to see new species .... But I guess I'm abit dumb and I can not find the " hisser " video on the link shipi sent ... Can someone show me the way !
  14. I agree , seems like these guys love dead leaves , rotting wood and some compost .. I put bug burger , fruits , veggies in there but they seem to ignore them for me..... I'll try the cork bark / lots of rotting wood trick as well , thanks MrCrackerpants.
  15. pierre 72 , its about 100 degrees F here in texas now , if there's not bug burger or fruits on certain days in the roach bins , I lightly spray all bins those nights.. this seems to go along ways .....
  16. im keeping around 12 species of roaches .... including three species of hissers , im surprise how much rotting wood and dead leaves actually make up a part of their diet , im been observing them every couple of nights , they seem to eat the rotting wood and dried leaves as much as any carrots , leafy greens,etc. Your post is very interesting and def. something to think about, hippiehisser .
  17. are these still coming in wild ? what part of Madagascar are these found? are these semi arboreal or terrestrial / burrowers ? it seems these to prefer to be over crowded in the containers... so are these found in groups of 100s ? just random thoughts .
  18. none of my hisser species will eat the bug buger ... so I guess i'll stick with the fruits , veggies and rotten wood .. I may try romaine lettuce .. any other suggestions ?
  19. with the invasions of exotic species of many animals , ie pythons , parrots , monkeys .... what roach species are established ? hissing roaches ? blaberus species ? turkistans roaches ?
  20. misting system is an great investment but I personaly mist mine down two to four times a week by hand but I like to see my roaches on a regular basis .... If I used misting system , I most likely wouldn't check on my roaches nearly as often ..
  21. I know this is a very old thread , sorry ..................... after keeping over 10 species of roaches ..... every single one of them benefit from soft rotting wood and damp decaying leaves , I personally swear by those two choices ..... the rest ( such as fruits , veggies , greens , bug burger ) are options to choose from in addition .
  22. Will Symploce pallens become a pest in the house if they escape ?
  23. Milkbones as in the dog treats ? Apples hmmm so probably any non citrus fruit would work..
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