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  • Birthday 11/20/1981

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    insects, fish (I have a pond and a 180 gallon freshwater planted aquarium), dogs (I have a chow mix) and reptiles (used to keep leopard geckos and milk, rat, corn, and ball python snakes).

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  1. I think I've decided on Death's Head. I saw some Zebras at the zoo yesterday. They're very small compared to my Madagascars. The Orange Spot, Glowspot, and Orin's are just as small, so I'm going to go with Death's Head.
  2. Wow 9 months! Congrats on the new babies. Were you able to count how many she had?
  3. The Aelurodopoda Insignis are interesting, but I'd rather Dorylaea orini, Blaberus craniifer, Eublaberus posticus, or Lucihormetica (Hormetica) subcincta. I like your idea about the vertical walls inside the vivarium. I've been trying to research each, but there just isn't much information about whether they bury themselves and hide in the substrate or not. Can anyone tell me their experience with those species? I'd really like to know about the Orin's and Orange Head.
  4. I asked this question in my introduction post, but I figure it'll get more views here. I'd like to keep 2-3 species together in a 12x12x12 Exo Terra cage. I already have Madagascar Hissers. I'm looking into species that 1) Can either fly or climb so that they can get away in case of aggression. 2) Are non-hissers, so that I don't get inbreeding. 3) I'd like to see some babies from each species, but I don't need them to breed often (don't need feeders), I'd just like to see it. 4) Don't hide. Obviously my Madagascars hide sometimes, but usually they're on top of logs, or in cardboard tubes, so I can see them. I guess what I really mean is I don't want them to bury themselves so I can never see them. I want to be able to observe them. These are the species I'm deciding between: 1) Orin's (Dorylaea orini) 2) Death's Head (Blaberus craniifer) 3) Orange Head (Eublaberus posticus) 4) Glowspot (Lucihormetica (Hormetica) subcincta) I only plan to have 4-6 of each to start out with, or 18 total.
  5. Thanks for the warm welcome! Art, thanks for the good points! Especially about the glowspots. I think I'll take them off my list for now. What's the point if you don't see them? Are Orins the same way? Hope not, they're gorgeous! I appreciate the suggestion to search for "keeping different species together." Something I've been considering is, can the roaches climb glass or fly away if there's an aggression issue. Breeding isn't a top priority now, although I'd love to see some roachy kids. I'm also trying to stay away from other hisser varieties so there won't be any mixed breeding.
  6. Hi there! My name is Carrie. I use the screename Mouse because I'm short and because I use it on other sites too. I've enjoyed beetles and other insects since I was a little girl (more than six legs creeps me out though ). When I was little, I got to hold a Madagascar Hisser at the Cincinnati Zoo. It was amazing. I can't even explain what the experience was like. A few months ago I finally purchased some of my own from Bugs in Cyberspace. They're so much fun! Unfortunately, my nymphs turned into three males and a female. Wow does the alpha male have attitude! He chases the smallest male around relentlessly. He also puts two legs on one side over the female. I'm about to order a few more females to get him to quit it. I'm deciding tomorrow what other roaches I'm going to purchase. I'm looking into Glowspot and Orin, and maybe Death's Head. I want to keep them together in a 12x12x12 Exo Terra cage. What would be a good number of each? I was thinking of getting 2 kinds (probably Orin and Glowspot) and getting 4 of each to keep with the 6 (3 existing males + 1 existing female + 2 new females) Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. Is that a good idea? Too many? Wrong types to keep together? Right now I'm just keeping them as pets, eventually though, maybe when my 10 month old son is 6 years old, I'm thinking about getting a bearded dragon and designating some baby roaches as feeders.
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