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About NicKtheGreeK

  • Birthday 04/17/1990

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  1. Happy Birthday!

  2. Indeed, I try spying on them with a regular flashlight, but they rarely get scared and start burrowing!
  3. Here are some photos. Any hint on their prefered diet would be good. Also, how long will it take for these nymphs to reach adulthood at around 25 degrees C?
  4. The shipment has just arrived. About 10 large nymphs, live and kicking! I can't wait to see them as adults and breed them in a more naturalistic setup!
  5. Thanks for the replies! I will order 2-3 cms L. verrucosa nymphs, and I wonder how long it would take for them to reach adulthood at about 25 degrees C. BTW what's that "parental care" that every keeper of the species talk about?
  6. I saw a breeder's list that had these beautiful roaches in pretty good price, and I think of ordering some. To be more specific, they're L. verrucosa and L. subcincta. Is there anything I should note about their care or their special behaviour? They don't climb smooth surfaces, as far as I know. Is there any difference between the two species? Thanks in advance!
  7. Thank you for your responses! I have more roach species that I may order, but the prices will tell. Of course I won't mix the species, and from what I've read millipedes can die if interrupted while molting underground. Better be safe than sorry. Species tank ftw!
  8. Hello there. My name is Nick and I'm from Greece (obviously ). I'm not exactly new to roach keeping, as I breed two colonies (one Blatta lateralis and one Blaptica dubia) as feeders for my geckos. Soon however I'll be acquiring two hissing roach species (Aeluropoda insignis and Elliptorhina javanica). I don't intend in keeping them together, to avoid domination of one species against the other (can they create hybrids?). Of course I won't breed them as feeders for my geckos... So I have a few questions. First things first, do their care differ from Madagascar hissing roaches? Secondly, I want to house them in horizontal plastic tubs with ventilation from the lid. Are the nymphs small enough to escape from the rift between the tub and the lid? As far as I know, for those two species, both nymphs and adults can climb smooth surfaces pretty well (am I wrong?). Also, I will use soil and leaf litter as substrate, with a few wood logs. They are going to be field-collected, so is washing with hot water and the one-day storage in the chiller enough to clean the dirt and kill any parasites or micro-organisms? Last but not least, I wanted to keep few millipedes with the same requirements mixed with them (preferably Archispirostreptus gigas). Is it safe or not? Could they carry any diseases or parasites to the other species, eat the nymphs or use toxic liquid? Thanks in advance!
  9. I got bitten by a male Blatta lateralis once, as I let it climb on my finger. It wasn't defensive for sure. It either wanted to take a taste of me or it was hungry. Didn't hurt of course, but it was nasty and disgusting! I punished the roach later, as it was fed to one of my geckos! Crickets and superworms bite much worse...
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