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  1. Kyle is now four months overdue for his spring 2016 site update. I've been looking forward to seeing what new roach species he's gonna have in store, and so I check back to the site often. The site is down at the moment though. Kyle is also supposedly on a collecting trip in Arizona at the moment, or so says his Facebook. I'm hoping that means the site update is coming soon! Maybe it'll update with the option to buy some of the things he collected in Arizona!

    I know it's odd I'm making a whole new post about an update to a dealer's site, but I'm growing restless! I want new roaches! :P

  2. I have a bunch of adults maturing in my colony! I'm up to 11 adults already, though only 1 is a female. It is very entertaining to watch an enclosure of adults scurrying around in a sex hungry search for a mate! That's why I took some footage on the fly tonight, and made this video:

    The quality is pretty craptastic, though I hope you enjoy it anyway!

    Bonus scavenger hunt:

    Can you find the irregularly patterned adult?

  3. For maximum production? 95 degrees, with frequent feedings of fruit. Also, B. germanica prefers a dry environment. Keep in mind that they live in our houses, which tend to be very dry indeed.

    You'll get great production at room temperature and feeding them dog food. These will breed under almost any condition.

  4. Heating has always been an issue for me, and I want to find a way to maximize the breeding capacity of my rearing room. So, I'm looking to acquire a list of species that have been confirmed to breed at normal room temperature. (low 60s to high 70s Fahrenheit) Notice I said I wanted confirmed cases; that is cases that you personally can confirm. Looking at the species stats on roachcrossing does not count as a confirmed case! (Though, if Kyle wants to hop on over here and add his, that's fine.)

    For me the only species that I can confirm breeding at room temperature is Nauphoeta cinerea.

    However, Periplaneta australasiae may have breed for me, but I'm still not sure.

    Thanks for any contributions! :)

  5. First, in a scientific name, the Genus name is capitalized, while the species name is lower case. Also, the name should be italicized. Ex: Blaptica dubia, Eublaberus posticus.

    So, as for your question, IME E. posticus breeds much faster than dubias. However, E. posticus needs to have a moist substrate in order to thrive. Otherwise, you'll likely to have a few nymphs munched, and some wings chewed on. E. posticus is cannibalistic and semi-predatory, but a moist substrate and good amounts of protein will all but eliminate any cannibalism or wing biting.

  6. Can't see exactly what's going on in the pic but I'd definitely separate him immediately and see how he does, you don't want whatever it is spreading...

    Here's a better pic:


    That first picture was probably the worst photo I've taken in my life, lol.

    The hisser has been isoloated, and it doesn't look like it's spread to any of the others.

  7. Will do then (i bought it before asking that question and was hopping people recommend it :) )

    How about when you clean the cage ? Isn't the poop mixed with it ? do you remove the coco fiber then and put new one ?

    I don't personally, and I don't think Hisserdude does either. We have so many roach cages that I think it would be impossible to keep up! The frass mixes with the coconut fiber and exuvia that are breaking down to create a nice compost soil. Pulling soil out of a large, long used roach cage provides an excellent fertilizer! The substrate is also incredibly healthy for the roaches! Roach frass isn't much of a disease spreader. It just turns into nice soil. ;)

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