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jared last won the day on March 20 2018

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  1. Adorable profile picture! :D

    Do you remember who the artist is? 

  2. I combined Kyle's stock and Capecod roaches red pronotum stock to make specimens that are pale but have bold black and red colors. This is an interesting idea and I may try to breed for some of those traits you mentioned.
  3. Wow, those are beautiful! Hope you can get the trait isolated.
  4. Glad A. sp Montenegro are growing in the hobby, now I'm just waiting for the price to go down.
  5. Wow, I love those subtle pronotum markings and the reddish coloration. Beautiful roach, obviously well worth the wait!
  6. Where in California did you collect them? I've only seen amphipods here in LA.
  7. Awesome pics of the lil' guys, glad you like them so much! I also like how translucent their stomachs are, sometimes they actually change color depending on what you feed them. I'm sure you'll love the maculatum once they mature, they're slow growers but their adult patterning is beautiful.
  8. Didn't collect enough inverts to justify shipping, but I will next time.
  9. I tried taking them on using tupperware and moist paper towels. Either the heat of the airport was too much or the radiation from the x-ray machine fried them because they were dessicated before we even boarded.
  10. So! Last night I tried Porcellio laevis. Here they are right out of the freezer. Then after washing, straining, and frying with sesame oil, wheat free tamari soy suace, and brown sugar. Overall they were not bad at all. They were soft-bodied but had a slight crunch, and there was a noticeable difference between the flavor of females with eggsacs and those without. Overall I would call them... gritty. A beer definitely helped them go down. Next time I make these I'm going to try baking them in cookies and sweet bread. I think that these are something that are better treated as a topping or raisin, just occasionally sprinkled without and not a bulk of the food. But that said, these were not at bad at all on their own. My colony of green banana roaches collapsed this week unfortunately, almost all of the individuals I have died of old age and all I have are microscopic nymphs running around the substrate. My main problem is I don't have that extensive of a collection to cull! Which leads me to my next point; if ANYONE wants to donate a colony or species of isopod or small to medium roach they'd like to see me eat, I am up for just about anything. My main goal is to be able to farm them on a large scale and see if I can make insects the bulk of my diet. I just don't have enough species and cultures to draw from.
  11. I've had hissers die immediately from eating orange rinds so I wouldn't put it in with them.
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