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  1. Temps 75-76 F; moist substrate; I do believe there were a couple scars; one seemed letharigic when the seller packaged them. I just went back and replaced the dead ones, these ones are younger and livelier.
  2. Does anyone know how to care for these? I purchased three from a local expo, however two passed later in the day. One continues to thrive so I don't think my setup/care is the cause of their deaths, however I still want to make sure I take care of them right. I'm getting the dead ones replaced and want to avoid this predicament again. If anyone has nay theories on why they died please let me know!
  3. Does anyone know how to get rid of fungus gnats? Especially without harming my roaches. They have thrived in all my arachnid and blattid enclosures and it's extremely annoying?!
  4. Sometimes substrates(Ex. Timberline Top Soil) harbor nematodes that consume decaying organic matter, such as leaves, boluses, and dead animals. It may be possibly that your roaches are not are not infected by a parasitic nematode, rather soil nematodes that happen to facilitate the decomposition of dead roaches. I haven't heard about any problems regarding the presence of these soil nematodes, and personally witness them in some of my containers, however in small populations. I would suggest drying out your substrate since these organisms rely heavily on moisture.
  5. Hi , I wanted to use some organic compost for my isopod and roach enclosures. The Miracle Gro, "Nature's Good compost" which has no fertilizer but has microorganisms which makes sense but are they safe for my inverts? What are your thoughts? Thanks
  6. Well the P. Americana spp. are the only Periplaneta species left for me since japonica isn't in Florida :/
  7. I've already spotted some oothecae
  8. In addition.... (P. fuliginosa eating fish flakes and rabbit pellets)
  9. Some pics of Periplaneta australasiae and fuliginosa eating some apple! funny how they avoid the skin.
  10. Hi! Has anyone tried using kritter keepers or even the Exo Terra Breeding Box for periplaneta species? I just think roaches look more natural in setups like these.
  11. They sure know how to clean up a mess. Frankly I think they're more adaptive in enclosures than isopods so far.
  12. Has anyone tried bringing insects from other countries? Say your on a vacation and wanted to bring back some insects that aren't common in your area back home. What are some regulations on the Airport or permits needed?
  13. Think about a cockroach genus. each roach in the genus are the same for the most part, but each species of that genus all hold a unique personality or unique physicality, that differentiates them from each other. Memorize those differences and you can tell a species apart from others
  14. Has anyone had a problem with dermestid beetles in their colonies? A few snuck in the substrate of my enclosures and I don't want them eating ootheca or molting roaches.
  15. Hey! I just wanted you all to post pictures of your Blaberus colonies! who doesn't love Blaberus roaches ?
  16. Do you have substrate? if you do, change the eggcrates to corkbark it will last longer.
  17. check here on the Ad List to see who sells them or go to Roachcrossing.com
  18. I wanted to ask if you guys can show pictures on this post of your roach enclosures. Whether they're bins or glass tanks. Hopefully your setups inspire other roach keepers.
  19. Well looks like their are no roaches around my house. So better try near the community dumpster , and If i don't find anything then my community is REALLY clean lol.
  20. Does anyone know what periplaneta are most attracted to? I'll try using insect traps
  21. out of the peripleneta that show up in the house, I hope one of them end up being Australasiae xD
  22. Thanks for the responses! There are a whole bunch of Blaberus species in the Miami area.
  23. Hi, I'm new to the roach hobby, and i wanted to try finding roaches on my own outdoors. Can you guys give me some tips on finding roahces. Like where they can be found and stuff. I live in Florida where most roaches aren't legal. Thanks!
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