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  1. I wash everything I give all my roaches, and also freeze the leaves. EDIT: forgot to mention the second one was on its back the when I found it having issues. I don't know how long it had been like that as I'd been gone a couple days.
  2. I wash everything I give all my roaches, and also freeze the leaves.
  3. I'd actually fed them more fish flakes in the past few weeks. Not a super huge amount more but a bit more. The though had crossed my mind that too much protein might've hurt them but idk. I always keep the substrate moist, it didn't dry out. The cork bark actually had a small bit of white mold on it, and a couple days ago some fish flakes had gotten moldy (I removed them when I found them). The mold is my best guess as to what killed them, but moldy food has happened once or twice before with no ill effect. Only other thing I can think is that there might be been mold in my fridge that got on the oak leaves (I keep them in the freezer). I live in an apartment complex so the possibility that a neighbor sprayed pesticides exists, but none of my other bugs have been effected.
  4. Both were on the surface when I found them. I keep them at room temperature which is currently 70 something. Setup was a large critter keeper with about two inches of organic soil and a piece of cork bark. The setup has been the same since I got them.
  5. Another one died in similar circumstances (though it fought hard for over a day instead of succumbing in a few hours). Beyond devistating. I've moved the last one to a different enclosure and keeping my fingers crossed. Does anyone have any insight? Also who all sells rhino roaches?
  6. Any Pokemon fans here? Sun and Moon finally gave us a roach pokemon with Pheromosa and it instantly became one of my favorite Pokemon. I love how not only is it powerful, but is also portrayed as beautiful and clean! It reminds me of a Blaberus sp. in particular, especially the coloring on the shiny version. I want to cosplay a humanized/gijinka Pheromosa and do a photoshoot with some of my caves.
  7. I adore all roaches but b. giganteus has a special place in my heart. I love keeping them, and they attract a lot of attention during outreach. Some also can get pretty calm if you work with them.
  8. To paraphrase Jurassic Park, you did it. You crazy son of a bitch actually did it. My day has been pretty crappy since one of my rhinos died, but at least this is some fantastic news. I hope these make it to the states someday.
  9. One of my rhino roach nymphs died today. Last night it was squirming like it was going to molt so I misted the enclosure a couple times, but it later died without molting. My other two appear to be ok though I've been keeping an eye on them. I haven't changed husbandry recently so I'm not sure what happened, other than maybe a random death or something was wrong with the roach. Theyre all about four to five years old but the one that passed was noticably smaller than the others and had been for a while, which makes me think maybe something was wrong with it. Does anyone have any clue what might've happened and how to prevent it? I've never fed them eucalyptus btw, so I know it wasn't poisoning from that (I feed them oak, produce, and occasionally fish flakes).
  10. They can abort oothecas for many reasons. Inadiquet nutrition, stress, cold, sickness, etc.
  11. Interesting! Do they make the noises like hissers do through their spiracles, or they do it some other way?
  12. Yeah, I've had some pretty tiny boys as well. One of the neat things about hissers is seeing how much they vary individually. As for starting a colony, I started out with a few not sure if I wanted a colony, but honestly the descicion to start a colony was one I don't regret at all. Just make sure to separate the male and females when you have a decent amount of each (mine hover around 20-30 of each, plus the nymphs that I keep with my girls). They're pretty fun to have around and watch/listen to, not to mention are a decent way to dispose of overripe produce. Males are definitely more boustrus than females, though females are better for handling IMHO due to being calmer. Welcome to the hobby, and good luck with your hissers!
  13. This might be a stupid question, but do B. giganteus make a soft hissing noise when disturbed? Because I could swear mine do (along with releasing an interesting smelling pheromone). I've never seen anyone else mention it though.
  14. The anatomy on that costume (or lack there of) makes me cry inside.
  15. Pretty much all the Gyna species are made of magic, space, and rainbows IMHO. Someone here has one that looks like it has a nebula on it even.
  16. The adult looks almost like P. Fulinginosa, but the body is too round and I don't think that species would do well in Sweden.
  17. Thanks, will try to keep things as close as posible at least for now. They seem to be fine when I check them. Definitely like to stay hidden though (not surprising for animals that live in logs).
  18. Is it okay to keep them in the wood I have them in now (which is chunks from the log I found them in)? Also I'm assuming they eat wood or wood and other things since they were living in the log. Just offered some orange pepper though, and will try other produce. They seem to be doing well so far.
  19. I was looking for roaches in rotting logs, but found these neat guys instead. I apologize for the crappy pic: I collected about four or five and some of the wood and soil they were in as substrate. Anyone know what species they are and how to care for them? I looked around a bit and think they might be Euryurus leachii, but I'm not certain. If it helps they were collected in a rotting log near a creek about 20 minutes north of Atlanta, GA, USA. Thanks.
  20. Wow, E. gemma looks amazing! Any idea on how to find them? I'm gonna go poke around some rotting wood for some of the others.
  21. What kind of roaches can be found in northern GA, USA? Other than the common pest ones of course. I'm thinking about trying to rear species I can find locally. Anyone know whats around, where to find them, and how to care for them?
  22. Yeah, I figured. I think I'll grab the next few I see so I have some on hand when its cold at least. I suppose if I stop wanting them I can just turn them loose.
  23. I don't know as I've never actually kept them proper, just that they're common on the porch during warm months and come inside every now and then. Its starting to get cooler though, so maybe I should gather some up before they start disappearing for the winter.
  24. Registered as I usually have hissers I can spare and easy access to P. fuliginosa (though no idea if anyone wants those guys since they're somewhat of a pest). Looking for more B. giganteus and dubias at the moment.
  25. Do B. giganteus make a somewhat quiet hissing sound when feeling threatened? Because I could swear I hear mine making a hissy noise when irritated. I've never heard anything about that species making any noise, though.
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