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  1. I wouldn't hold my breath for change for the pet industry. I don’t know how much they would be willing to share if you are you were to acquire them for research with a university. Perhaps as dead specimens for pinning. Your best bet is finding someone to ship you ootheca by mail. But they do require more attentive husbandry then most. By far most roaches can be kept like geckos with no hotspot but Polyzosteria as a genus do best with a hotspot like varanids or agamas. If you can spare the change I recommend getting Cockroaches of Australia by David Rentz.
  2. Good luck Sir. Island species are so very capable of extinction in the wild.
  3. Bait fish oil and molasses works well. It will attract a lot of flies too. Mango, papaya, banana, dark beer, red wine mixed in brown sugar.
  4. That is really cool! Anything about their structure that is really cool?
  5. Sorry fellas! that is a Cuban phrase that means a few things like "lets do it!" But in this case I mean it like "Damn!!"
  6. Has anyone ever had the "all adult colony of roaches with minimal breeding issue?" The only remedy I have for that is to leave only 5 adult males.
  7. I am not sure if its the same crystal...but it expands when wet and turns into little dry rocks once dry. They are sold at a nursery for adding to soil.
  8. Thats funny. My wife on the other hand is not funny....She said she skipped her period.
  9. Welcome Nacho. Glad you made it over here from Ovogram. Now I can send you some free roaches. I have been to CR once...I was in Tortugero , Arenal, and Monteverde. At that tie I was more into snakes and lizards "I change my intreset every now and then" I loved catching vipers and vine snakes and did a few nose dives for those jesus crist lizards aswell...But by far the best thing was the COFFEE!!!
  10. As a test I gave those to some roaches and then a few days later I froze them....When cut open they all had crystals in them....I don't use them at all.
  11. Fish meal works well....but get ready for some runny stools.
  12. In NYC there is the infamous periplaneta japonica.. it's unique in the sense that it is the ice fish of roaches and can survive - temps...I think they also are active during winter and walk on snow... They are only found at High line the Manhattan park...No were else in the US have they been reported. If you went out to collect them you would be the first person in the hobby with them on this forum.
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