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  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69d7nrCPKbo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAYSZzwrZUA...feature=related
  2. Yeeesh? I'm sorry if I said something wrong.
  3. I'll try to work something out about "puttin' him down". Heh. I can't say I don't want to. Do you know how things like this happen? I was wondering, maybe as an immature male he tried to mate and it went ary?
  4. I just wanted to know what I should do with this male Tiger Hisser. He has had this protrusion for several weeks now. Here he is when it first occurred. And here it is tonight. Bad picture, sorry. I will try to get more soon. It has accumulated quite a bit of dirt. My horse oriented friends think he needs a "Sheath Cleaning"
  5. What works really well for keeping humidity in Critter Keepers is just placing a small piece of plexiglass or plastic on the top. If you have the same ones as I do, it will still have plenty of ventilation.
  6. Severus


    So how does this type of thing happen? Is it common?
  7. Severus


    No, I forgot to mention that. He's a tiger hisser. Thank you so much for your offer though! Here is the protrusion on my male. http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h146/Mok...Protrusion2.jpg http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h146/Mok...Protrusion3.jpg
  8. I'm not really that pale, I swear. And that handsome horse is "Hot Tony".
  9. That scorpion is really pretty. Mom would kill me.
  10. Severus


    For the life of me I can't get the picture to load. I get about half the roach, and it quits. One of my roaches(my last male ) I noticed has a protrusion as well. And he doesn't seem to be doing very well. I don't know if it is similar to the roach of this topic. What causes such things?
  11. Oh lord that would be TERRIBLE! Well the remaining four are doing great. And my oh my, one of my females I think is finally an adult! Check out these pictures. They are of her on a 4x6 photo of one of them. You can see the size of the roach next to my thumb then, and now. hehehe. These are really neat pictures. http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h146/Mok...ls/RoachPic.jpg http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h146/Mok...s/RoachPic4.jpg http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h146/Mok...s/RoachPic2.jpg
  12. Well, sadly, he and my little male who spent a night on the cold livingroom floor did not make it. When I woke up the next day they were both dead. Stupid cat. Luckily it warmed up enough to be able to move them back into my room. But it's all good. I have now three females and one male. They are all eating well, and are now safe and secure in my room.
  13. Thank you so much. I put him in about ten minutes after I posted that, right before I went to bed. He seemed to be doing alright, but now he is not very responsive. He didn't even hiss when I brushed him with a finger. He's a goner. The dirt is gone, but where it was is very deformed. Kind of like the dirt was a scab over a wound. A good note though. Dad called me at seven this morning to tell me he found my last one, that I thought was the pieces I picked up yesterday. He was unharmed and hiding under a book. So at least I am not losing two. They will be going back into my room for now, unless the temperature drops again. (my room often gets below freezing on really cold nights. old house)
  14. Okay, my poor little roaches were taken for a ride today. The **** cat knocked them off thier table while I was at work(I heard about my dad freaking out to see them walking across the living room floor). Mom managed to get four of the six back in the enclosure. When I got home, as soon as I took my coat off, I heard some frantic hissing and the **** cat jumped out with one in his mouth. As I attempted to kick the cat(I missed) he dropped the roach, unharmed, and I put her back. I looked back where the cat had come from and saw pieces of my little male. I found his head and a piece of his abdomen. I will admit I cried over this. My problem my big male chose this time to molt. Humidity was probably under 30% and it appears that he had trouble. He didn't eat all of his shell, probably half of it, and he still has some dirt still stuck to his abdomen. And even now(he was already returning to color when I got home five hours ago) he is having trouble moving his middle limbs, and he can't stay on the wall very long. He just falls off onto his back and he can't roll himself back upright. I have him separated. He is becoming more active, though he still can't cling to the wall, and he is not afraid to hiss. Is there anything I should do for him? Should I put him back with the remaining four? Should I try to get the dirt off his back or just leave it? I'm afraid he might still be soft and I might hurt him more. Thanks much.
  15. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,325770,00.html
  16. I love the analogies. Adds a bit more clarity.
  17. Matt K had an awesome answer for me when I asked this a time ago. See Post #8. http://www.bidabug.org/Forum/index.php?showtopic=846 Thank you again Matt K.
  18. Wow! Thanks a lot. I can fully understand the whole suffocate thing.
  19. Some of my friends are now becoming interested in cockroaches. I just have a few questions that they have asked me that I can't really answer. First, I have an idea of why, but why are they white after they molt, and how long does it take for, say, hissers to regain full color? Also, in a book one of my friends read that Cockroaches have two brains. True? Thanks a lot!
  20. Are there any problems that are prone to occur in enclosures of high humidity(despite mold of course)? How much would you say is too much humidity?
  21. Those are awesome! I have dabbled in Origami. The only ones that have stuck with me are cranes and stars. I work at the movies and used to make tons of little frogs out of the ticket stubs. I'd love to learn how to make those hissers. Those are just too cute. If the stubs would allow it, I would make those instead of Frogs and leave them around work.
  22. Actually, as it usually goes when I post about something that might die, the little roach was dead when I came home from work yesterday. So, no worries there on disease or bad potential breeding. Thanks for your help. I will keep the whole "Cull the herd thing" in mind should I come across something similar or questionable in the future.
  23. Hmm could have been and only this one was affected. All the others seem to be doing fine. I wish I had something to feed him to. Wait no I don't. That would mean I had another mouth to feed. Hah. Do you think I should kill it another way? It doesn't seem to be doing too terrble.
  24. On why/how this one roach is like it is(Deformed, not molting, can't use most legs)? Many variables could play a part in it I'm sure. I have been worried about this guy for quite some time. As you will see in the pictures, it is not growing. I got this one at the same time as the others, and they others are all about the same size. This one seems to be deformed. It doesn't have much use of its limbs(I think maybe two to four of the six) and kind of has a hunch in its back. It would try to walk across my fingers and would step in a crack and just fall over onto its back. I thought it was kind of interesting. How long do you think they can survive without obviously being able to molt? Not being able to move several legs surely hampers in the molting process. Though I assume, if they are not growing, there would be no need to molt. *shrug* I don't know.
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