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  1. Hi Your dwarf hisser looks like Elliptorhina javanica (and not E. chopardi) to me . Maybe you should check out whether your new cam has also a flash *smile*. Grüessli Andreas
  2. Salut Florent Bienvenue ici! Bonne question: Est-ce que nous enlevons quelques espèces eux n'ont pas? (Good question: Do we keep some species they don't have?) Grüessli Andreas P.S. Merci pour ta MP!
  3. Salut Cedric Oui, j'habite en France (proche de Genève) et je serais intéressé aux Blaberus colloseus, B. fusca et Pycenoscelus hemapterus (ça dépends un peu de ma femme ). Bon, au moment c'est trop froid de penser à un échange... (Short translation for the other members: It's freeeezing cold here around!) Cordialement Andreas
  4. Hi I did only fly over this post (might read it later in detail): No, there is one forum in France, and a few ones in Germany (well, actually only one still active) . Grüessli Andreas
  5. Hi Zephyr Did you examine some Blaberus fusca and B. craniifer too? I wonder whether there is any difference... Grüessli Andreas
  6. Hi "Miss_Hiss" What a pleasure to have someone else here speaking nearly Swissgerman . Besides (not that I want you to go elsewhere) there is one active roach-forum in Germany . Grüessli Andreas
  7. Salut Bienvenue au forum! Tu as quelques blattes qui m’intéressent (parce que j'ai "perdu" quelques-unes pendant le déménagement à la France). Cordialement Andreas P.S. Excuse-moi, mon français est pas encore sophistiqué.
  8. Hi You surely mean this publication: http://psyche.entclub.org/pdf/76/76-217.pdf I think it was 10% sodium hydroxide being used for discoloration. In the "phyto-lab" we usually use chloral hydrate for discoloration of plant material; no idea whether it also works with chitin and sclerotic insect organs... Grüessli Andreas
  9. Hi Zephyr You did it! Are these just "raw" genitalia or did you prepare them somehow? Roth discoloured them with a base (was it 10% sodium/potassium hydroxide?)... I don't have an opinion right now but I miss the whole rest of the genitalia. Where are these spikes and the fine membrane also used by Roth for the identification? You know, only one individual doesn't make the whole species; there are always variations not only in size, shape and colour of the "outer roach-surfaces". But on the other hand, two different genitalia from one strain might as well be a hint for hybridisation... Grüessli Andreas
  10. Hi Do you search for something like THIS or THAT? You'll not gonna find recent literature because someone found out somewhen, that B. fusca is just a synonym... Grüessli Andreas
  11. Every G. grandidieri picture I ever saw looked absolutely the same like G. portentosa on my computer screen, just with that uniform dark brown. I do have some individuals beneath my G. portentosa looking pretty much the same *LOL*. Some say that here in Europe we have the G. portentosa color-morph 'G. grandidieri', the true G. grandidieri (maybe), and G. portentosa 'Black' (and presumably no one who can tell them apart).... it's a mess and that's why I ask for holotype photos and original descriptions with sketches. Or maybe someone skilled will paint me a 'comic' , but black&white please! Uppsss... and I fround the "True" G. grandidieri photos of wild living specimens on the blattodea species file site.
  12. Hi Orin That's the one photo I found . I know that P. vanwaerebeki is believed to be a local form of G. portentosa (quod es demonstrandum) but this is not my real issue. Besides, I know that no one could ever find a difference in male genitalia. I wonder whether there are such photos or sketches for the other Gromphadorhina sp. like G. oblongata and G. grandidieri maybe even in direct comparison with G. portentosa. Grüessli Andreas
  13. Hi I wonder whether there are photos of the different Gromphadorhina sp. available online. I just could find the one of G. portentosa. And are there original descriptions available (I love these old ink drawings, they say more than photographs) or a listing of the differences as originally stated? I do have pretty much of a difficulty to see the species differences (color excluded!) even though I know them (some) in theory*. A rough sketch indicating exactly the important ones would help me too. * These bumps/dimples, the 'pinched together' pronotum, setae, horn angle etc. but I just can't see it clearly (either I need new glasses, I'm just stupid, or I only have G. portentosa or some kind of hybrids). Grüessli Andreas
  14. Hi Mark The guy renaming the domino roach cultured here in Europe (User Lucihormetica if I remember correctly) does genitalia dissections in general. I don't know whether he did it in the particular case because the report is not yet freely available (therefore I didn't read it). You might send him a PM? Grüessli Andreas
  15. Good luck!! Here around it's nearly impossible to keep orchids in the garden, especially native ones (which is prohibited anyway). I'm restricted to tropical hybrids on the window board .
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