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Everything posted by wcbpolish

  1. try posting to bugguide. And I agree... it looks like something that might live in cereal products as a larvae.
  2. I keep my surinames in a gallon pickle jar. I toss old bits of egg crate from my other roach enclosures to them, and they eat it! (I also give protein on occasion)
  3. :-) If you ovogram them, you can mail them in two bottle caps pressed together to make a little capsule. Find two caps that fit well together. You may want to trim them down a bit. You should be able to get them to about 1/4 inch. A little bit of cotton ball and your ooths inside. Cut a hole in a piece of thick corrugated cardboard, tap your twincap container in the hole, pop it in an envelope, and you should be able to mail it for 2 first class stamps. I've done this with H. cecropia moth ova.
  4. I have a number of items that I will give away for free to anyone who is willing to pay the postage. Magazines: MANY issues of Reptiles: Guide to keeping reptiles and amphibians. Issues date from the mid to late 1990s A few issues of Repitle and Amphibian Magazine from Mid/late 1990's Books The world of the snake (Hal H Harrison) Gen Care and maintenance of Green Water Dragons, Sailfin Liz. and Basilisk by Vosjoli Gen Care and maintenance of Bearded Dragons by Vosjoli and Mailloux Gen Care and maintenance of Prehensile tailed Skinks by Vosjoli Pine Snakes a complete guide by W P Mara Ball Pythons by John Coborn Free to first to reply and provide postage. I am posting this in a few other places too. Contact me! They need to be gone by June 6, or might end up in the recycling bin.
  5. If they accidentally end up in your bag and someone asks... "ewwww... roaches got into that bag of cereal that I had packed in my checked luggage..." and then tell the TSA to throw that nastiness away. Otherwise, if you find the hitchhikers intact when you arrive home, start a colony...
  6. Ooths are easy... adults are tougher. Postage can really add up, but like he said, it's an investment.
  7. I have allergies to the frass, and where their leg spines prick my skin when I handle them.
  8. Give them some protein and fruit (apple/pear/banana) and vertical spaces to open their wings. Make sure they have space to get away from each other. I see this occasionally, but not often in my tank.
  9. I feed protein in the form of dog or fish food once a week to most of my colonies. It is not their main staple, but a regular part of their protein.
  10. it has the temp and other data too. Nice.
  11. I've fed arugula on occasion and not noted issues... perhaps it was the source? But thanks for the heads up. My hissers really like leafy veggies every now and again... they've went wild for cilantro in the past, as well as the greens from carrots. They are always happy taking romaine. My other species are more ambivalent about leaves.
  12. There is going to be FAR too much info here to sort through in a VERY short amount of time. THis should be made into a google form for submission and the resulting spreadsheet be available to use to view. Thoughts?
  13. My E. posticus eat freshly molted hissers...
  14. I'm using the above mentioned scented vaseline in a new sub-colony of lobsters. I'll report if it seems to have a negative impact.
  15. Mine dubia don't seem to like coffee grounds, but it doesn't seem to hurt them. Makes their enclosure smell a bit bettter too... I'm more concerned with pH changes due to coffee than the caffeine...
  16. I found a few adults of these last summer, but was unsure of how to keep them, so I re-released them. Good luck with them!
  17. I could have picked up several dozen oranges in the same manner this week, but I didn't have space for them and was carrying more interesting and valuable items that I had foraged. I snag lots of carrots and occasionally sweet potatoes for my bugs this way. I don't watch for apples for my bugs... we have 2 bushel in storage in the garage. There's a tree near our place that I always harvest in the fall. Pesticide free, aside from any residual from people's lawns. They are small apples with a starchy texture that sweeten as the winter progresses, and they keep REALLY well. Plus, since I use the same ones all the time, I can use them without too many concerns about chemicals- I know they are safe.
  18. Recognize that organic does not mean pesticide free. It just means that there are difference requirements for pesticide use. Some organic pesticides are more toxic than conventional...
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