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  1. I've heard that too. Maybe its the southern climate but mine reproduce very well.
  2. In response to the red goblin question, they are a lot like lateralis, only very arboreal, and much bolder. They're fun to watch, very active feeders, and will play tug of war with pieces of carrot or other food. I keep mine from 72-75 ambient temp and they are breeding. Not like lats though..nor do they grow as fast. I mist only rarely, keep them on 2" of jungle mix and provide them with cork tubes, which they pretty much stay on. they can climb smooth plastic but not well or quickly. I like them and plan to keep them going, though I have fed a few to my amblypigyds..they seem like perfect prey for them.
  3. I flood one corner for all of mine occasionally. The only time I had mold was when I accidentally wet the food dish. I'm a great believer in heavy ventilation though, for all inverts, and what works for one doesn't necessarily work for all I guess, given all the factors involved.
  4. With tarantulas we've come to understand that trying to keep humidity levels constant is a waste of time. How exactly do you keep dry substrate and humid air? By misting? Why not flood one corner? Save yourself some trouble. Misting is good for giving them an occasional drink, that's about all. The humidity from misting disappears very quickly. Flooding a small area, and providing cross ventilation is much easier. Just let the area dry out before you do it again, maybe in another corner, and you wont have any mold or pest issues. Just a suggestion.
  5. I'm using a zip lock plastic lockable box with the seal inside the lid. Everytime I open it nymphs and subadults are climbing out, and stuck to the lid. They're being rehoused soon, anyway...theres a lot.
  6. I would suggest a mixed colony of different genera of hissers. Lots of leaves and wood and substrate. Mine have begun to ignore me, and hardly bother to hiss anymore. They act natural and males clash and nymphs climb over everything, all while I'm watching them, in medium room lighting. Red goblins are very active and visible as well.
  7. According to the moderator here, sometimes they just seem to develop a taste for it. I've always thought it was a male female thing, but recently I moved my dubia into a larger enclosure, and bought more males as feeders, and the wing biting has stopped completely..usually if I have a bunch of males, their wings get shredded. I wonder if the bigger enclosure is what stopped it.. I'm not sure though.
  8. Mine are breeding at 75 degrees, on jungle mix substrate, with large pieces of cork and fake plants, feeding on fruits and dog food. No offense, but you said they didn't do well for you, and then proceeded to give advice on them.
  9. I find that interesting. I have a colony of javanica, portentosa (hybrids) and insignis. The javanica are always fighting and breeding..they're breeding better than either of the other two species..noticeably better and faster..in fact I'm going to order more insignis from Doc soon because I want them to keep up with the javanica..
  10. Apparently theres a few species that bite. None of mine have ever bitten me. My Surinam try to burrow between my fingers, they push really hard and make me laugh. Strong little guys. And I had a female portentosa latch on to my finger with all her legs and hug tightly for a few minutes. I think she was scared to death. She eventually let go and went back in her enclosure. Thought id need the jaws of life..
  11. Agreed. I keep many different invertebrates, and I've only recently become fascinated by roaches, through using feeders. Now I find myself having trouble feeding anything but dubia and lats to my collection, despite the fact that I've started several other colonies. I spend as much time messing with my roaches as i do my spiders and scorpions
  12. I'm going to try it out I've always rotated my water dish placement though, to avoid mold. It gets rather humid here, so ill just make the necessary adjustments, shouldn't be a problem, I just don't like to mess with perfection. Lol
  13. Hmm. Maybe the scaber will do better. Its part of my routine to let my moist sp dry out on occasion, for many reasons, so if the scaber can't do it ill probably give up on isopods. I can't find a single Roly poly I put in my Amblypigyd enclosure, and that's one of my moist sp..I think they may be killing them.
  14. I let even my moist sp dry out occasionally. I was led to believe if you just make sure to overfill the dish, the isopods would be ok. I'm not sure that's true now, though..I started with a small culture though, maybe I'm being a bit premature.
  15. Sorry op just testing. I didn't know how to do it. I'll delete my posts, my bad. I sometimes drink and post as well. I'm working on my relevance
  16. Thanks Dude, how are the Jerusalem crickets doing?
  17. Excellent, just what I was looking for, thanks fellas. Going to order some right now.
  18. I just recently started using isopods, I got a free sample of dwarf whites with a scorpion order. Either they're hiding, or just not multiplying well. What isopods do ya'll use? Is there a "best kind" in your opinion? A particularly hardy kind, that breeds well? I have many inverts and cleaning crews are a must now, any recommendations are appreciated.
  19. I'm almost certain it has to do with the ratio of males to females.if there's only 4 or 5 males in my colony, their wings stay pristine.
  20. My females chew on my males wings, and chase them off. They stir up the whole colony when they do it. Seen it several times.
  21. As a roach newb, I vote one big book as well. More efficient, and convenient. I actually prefer eBooks, stored online so I can access them anywhere.
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