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  1. what kind of heat source do you have in there? i have heat mats under neath my tanks and never had any losses of any of my 7 species. mid tank is low 70's about 80 on the sub. surface about 110 on the bottom under the sub. the roaches just hang where its most comfortable for them. better than heating a room to one temp. in my opinion as they can get closer to the heat when cold further away when hot. room temp is 65f.

  2. hey folks. the other day i was feeding my dubia colony. i noticed a lot of the males wings were chewed up. they always have food and water and aren't overcrowded. could my cleaning crew be doing this ? i have dermestid beetles and larva in there. they get plenty of protein w/ the fish pellets i add to their bowl. these are feeders for my tarantula so I'm not really concerned just wondering why it would happen.

  3. if anymone wants clean hardwood leaves from a chemical free forest let me know. northern maine is mostly commercial forest. they cut every 20 yrs. or so but besides thinning theres no chemicals put on the trees. and its so cold up here pests are nonexistant. we don't even have ticks!

  4. if you like big roaches, check out A. tessalltia, the giant peppered roach. they aren't as long as the wide horn hissers or the giant cave roach but are much wider and look bigger. like little tanks! got a bunch of subadults and large hymphs from doc on here. they are awesome to behold as well and are also easy to handle. they are a slower grower so id try to buy large nymphs or sub adults. unless you want to wait over 6 months for them to mature! got mine and 3 of them were already 3in. and they don't have their wings yet!

  5. i just got a adult pair of adult G. oblonganatas from roach crossing. impressive roaches! very easy to handle. i can pick up the male without him hissing if I'm gentle. he seems to like sitting there just waving his antennae. mine has more black than the ones in the pic and has bigger horns. fiance calls him harry! he's a bulky fellow at a hair over 4in. ill probably let them breed as they are nice big specimens and so doclie. they should make great pets! id post a pics but I'm terrible w/ technology.

  6. welcome! its funny! i just got a pair of wide horns as well. they look identical in color and size to yours! aren't they neat! mine don't even hiss when i pick them up gently. they share a large tote w/ halloween hissers and some large peppered nymphs. they all have their preferred spots in the tote. the wide horns sit on the top of the big pieces of bark.

  7. here in n. maine we don't even have problems w/ german or american roaches as its way too cold for them. seen a few that came in on produce at the cafeteria i worked at but they didn't survive long. thats kinda a good thing. but if i lost power in my house right now my roaches (and my water pipes) would be finished in hours! and this is a mild winter!

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