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  1. I think nearly any species will bite a bit those paper plates if you use them to serve their food.... depending on how big your colony is, the plates will disappear (or not). ...I can only tell you, I use a mixed Pycnoscelus spp. colony for blatti-composting, and they are crazy eaters 😄 I'm a little careless with them and occasionally throw used food napkins in and they just eat it all (slower than real food, but they still eat it...). Maybe you could grind these dishes with real food? I think that would accelerate their consumption, provide a lot of fiber and I guess wouldn't be toxic for them... 😉
  2. Looking right now 😦 Thank you very much @varnon, it is a great contribution!! ...and a topic in which I'm particularly interested...
  3. Hey! well... any organic substrate should be Ok (like coconut fiber) Do not use Buffalo Worms!... they will bite the ooths of Shelfordella lateralis, but springtails is completely fine if you plan to keep the substrate slightly moist. It depends on how much you use 🙂 2K nymphs would be a lot for myself (It depends on how much you need to use every time)... I mean... you could get a colony of thousands in a short time starting with 100 nymphs. They breed like crazy!!
  4. @emmett They are too many colonies? Just to be sure... you should take them to another place while she do that ?
  5. Hey @stanislas... Yes, they died shortly before this picture, and some hours after offering non-pealed fruits.... ?
  6. Could they be seeds of something you fed them? Is not rare to find Drosophila worms in organic waste inside terrariums....
  7. Exactly! I use to prepare a lot and freeze them for a lot of time... Works perfectly for me ?
  8. I have never had a colony with only males, but I have seen this kind of homosexual behaviour in colonies with both sexes... ?‍❤️‍? ?‍❤️‍?
  9. I use to feed my roaches leaves and flowers of Hibiscus spp. They love it. ?
  10. Wow... Thank you @Test Account I'm sorry I didn't read it before ? I get it... I hope he gets better and come back around here...
  11. I'm not good with hissers... ? Maybe @Hisserdude can tell you?
  12. Wow! I'm so sorry @Test Account I have lost insects for those horrible pesticides already... Maybe cleaning with vinegar + sodium bicarbonate diluted in some water? Is what I use to eliminate pesticides in the fruits before offer to my roaches... ?
  13. Very good point... I have noticed the same in some cases. At least in large populations of B.dubia and N.cinerea I've seen is because they may increase the temperature of the colony just because their own activity... which may give them an additional impulse. ?
  14. Those are pretty nice ? How it's been your experience of breeding H.reflexa? Do they breed well for you? ?
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