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  1. Just marking this to keep up with the updates, I'm looking into possibly doing much the same, as I really don't want to take up another container for feeder roaches. Glad to hear it's going well so far. Mostly interested in whether they breed fine.
  2. Definitely looks like a molt problem to me. Could you take a picture of the container? Also what is the food you are feeding?
  3. https://bugguide.net/adv_search/bgsearch.php?user=&taxon=&description=isopod&location[]=FL&location[]=GA&county=&city_location=&adult=&immature=&male=&female=&representative=
  4. Sorry for the confusion, I didn't mean for my beardie to eat the assassin nymphs, they have venom and would not be a good mix. I have fed some I3-5 hisser nymphs to the assassin bugs now and they seem to love them. All their abdomens are quite plump from hisser guts.
  5. Great to have you! I'm still lurking after nearly 10 years I think ?
  6. The smaller ones are not that tough. When my beardie was small she ate copious amounts of the babies, I don't feed the adults to her though as they don't reproduce that fast. I recently got some assassin bugs and I'm going to see if the will take to the smaller ones too.
  7. Wow, quite the read. Hey Kyle, if you still read things on here, I can help out with a few species if you need replacements!
  8. No worries, just hoping that they spread through the hobby some more!
  9. Please, please make these available for purchase if you have extras! They're so seldom offered!
  10. Hrmmm, what is the humidity in your enclosure? I wonder if it might be a fungal thing entering into their feet?
  11. It was a pain to do, but I have had an Exo-Terra cage that fits your description for the last 7ish years. It took siliconing the top shut and a few other small cracks, but it's been escape-proof for some time now.
  12. White legs is not normal in my experiences. You'll usually only find the white when a roach has freshly molted or has molted and then been injured and is still healing, while the rest of the body has returned to normal coloration. I think if it's just the legs and undersides that are white, the heat rock was probably cooking them. Hopefully things clear up without the heat rock in the tank.
  13. Ah yes, protein. I hadn't though of that since I regularly add some. I use dog food in mine once a week, they love the stuff. Always a feeding frenzy!
  14. By disappeared... do you mean dead? They do like to burrow into the substrate... Can you post some pictures? Also, temperate could be something to consider. And they don't need to be kept too wet, otherwise fungi can take over.
  15. Hip hip hooray!! That is an incredible setup going on there. I'm envious of the collection, except perhaps the time and maintenance that must be needed to keep it going... He's a true invert lover.
  16. I was thinking more along the line of what it resembles... The scale roach
  17. Good to know! I have an invertebrate itch to scratch and he's the only one with the right stock! Thanks for the updates!
  18. To further ID the roach... where did you find it? (Country, region, etc.)
  19. Laxta tillyardi Luribltta trivittata Eucorydia aenea dasytoides Prosoplecta sp. Polyzosteria mitchelli
  20. I have my suspicions, but I need a couple more eyes on this, hopefully the pictures are enough. I know that the last segment shape is the main identifying feature from what I gathered on the web. I'm between laevis and dialatus. Also, if you could jot down your reasoning it would greatly help me on future collection runs. Thank you! Pic 1 Pic 2 Pic 3
  21. It's just the two of them and most roaches love to squeeze into tight areas in most cases. I will say that my tiger hissers have no qualms about being out in the open though... With a couple pieces of bark, I see no issues. You'll likely want to breed them in the future though, so plan accordingly
  22. Just two males? Go for the smaller one. I don't think you'll have any issues with escapes either. Just make sure they have a couple different pieces of bark to claim as their own.
  23. I have mine in an Exoterra. It had the Mayan foam background until I replaced it with cork bark. The foam was getting damaged in all of the territorial disputes and is not too durable for climbers. For the Exoterra cage, you will need to fill several gaps with silicon or rubber or else there will be several babies escaping. The front doors are secure though, no worries there.
  24. Antennae are no big deal. Plenty of mine have lost parts of their antennae for various reasons and go on just fine. Just gives you a feature to pick that one out by and name it.
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