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  1. Hello friends, I wasn't sure about to start this thread, but maybe it could be useful for someone :-) I breed Red Runners using the same "cricket breeding model", and I've found that is a really organised way to breed this species. I guess it begins with the harvesting of oothecae. Every some weeks I carefully take the most oothecae as possible away to the colonies tanks. Sometimes I do this at the same time of cleaning session in the colony, so I can replace the dirty substrate (free of oothecae) after that. I use another bin with slightly moist substrate to put a layer
  2. This is the F5 Generation of a breeding Program that I started September 2010 to see if I could isolate the yellow coloration in the Dubia population. I have had some success, but the quest still continues!
  3. Greetings. I’ve recently come across the Isopod community and I’ve been enthralled. After some research, I decided to breed the Species Porcellio Scaber. However, after some research I concluded that in Australia, where I live, there are no colour morphs available other than the standard wild type. It is my personal goal to produce a stable colour morph for the Australian Isopod community. I would very much appreciate it if you could critique my methods and such for this breeding program, so I can improve it. Methods: Enclosures Two populat
  4. Ive suspected that three of my dubia females were pregnant but I wasn't too sure.... One day I found an aborted ootheca being eaten by the dubes. (Dubia + Dude.....lol) Last week (around a week after the first one) I found another ootheca being eaten. This morning at 2am my biggest female was acting weird and opening her vent super wide. At 8am I found the proud mama eating on the banana I put in just in case she did have babies with like twenty little white tic tacs running all over her. Theyre adorable! Does anyone have advice on how to get them out? The dubias I currently ha
  5. Guess what, you fantastic cockroach lovers!!! Last night, I heard a lot of ruckus from my roach’s cute little abode. I (very dazed and sleepy) looked at the clock after a loud scrambling sound woke me up....3 AM... UGH. I stumbled over to the exhibit, and was shocked to what I found. Marcus (my desperate male) and Layla ( my grumpy female) were FINALLY mating!!! I popped out of my 3 AM trance and did a little jig. OKAY. I did not actually do a jig... We’re going to have nymphs, everybody!!!
  6. I apologize if this is posted incorrectly I was literally just approved to use this website(and roach keeping in general) I am planning on getting two female gromphadorhina portentosas and maybe a male as well. Assuming that the female(s) will be...with child...upon arrival (I've read that that's common) then what do I do? I don't want to breed. I am not ready for that yet. I also dont want them in the normal enclosure. If they do give birth I have a friend with a medium sized bearded dragon and I would give the nymphs to them as food. If the females appear to be pregnant could I mov
  7. Hi, I've been working with the last of my colony of Loboptera decipiens pretty intensively for over a month, and during removing some spoiled food on Monday, I found a little Ootheca. There may have been others as today I saw a tiny yellow being walking over a dead leaf! I think I have baby roaches! Way to small to get a good picture of but I hope to see more soon. All the best from Bill.
  8. My Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches Cockroaches (Gromphadorhina portentosa) just gave birth again, and we might not have enough space in our house to house all the new nymphs. Do any of you want to adopt them as pets, not as feeders?
  9. Take a look at these hybrid babies! (The parents are the bottom two, and the two on top are male hybrid offspring) Beautiful crosses between a male Tiger Hisser and a female Madagascar Hisser. I think they're really cute! Does anyone know if they would look different if the mother was a Tiger Roach, and the father was a Madagascar Hisser?
  10. Hi! I've got a rather large (at least I think it is....?) colony of Dubias, and I'm not entirely sure if it's time to split them up. I've had them for about a year, but the initial count was extremely low so they're just now jumping off! Wondering if it's time to split the adults up, or maybe adults, nymphs, and juvies? I think my count is in the mid 300's.. not sure though!!! Any input would be greatly appreciated!
  11. Hi, I have my peppered roaches since January 2015, and they matured in March 2015, they started breeding and i saw that the females have oothecae in June but i haven't seen any nymphs yet. So my question is how long does it takes to give a birth ? Thank you
  12. I split my Dubia colony into two, i now have one tank for nymphs and a tank for adults, its been just over a month now and I've had no nymphs from my adults at all. I feed them mostly apple, carrot and a protein supplement called "BugGrub" could the acidic diet be stopping them from breeding? they never touch cucumber when i put it in their tank, I recently started using water crystal gel(Like yesterday), will this help? any tips? Please help!
  13. basically i just want to know how to sex PRE-Adult Discoids, i have heard a 1001 different ways and im wondering if there is a sure fire way to tell
  14. P. aegtiaca I'm told that P. aegtiaca take up to two years to reach adult from newborn nymph, is this true? How long do they live as adults? and i heard that they eat mostly, leaves and protein supplement, with an occasional nibble on fruit, is this true? how long does this species incubate for? what's the best temperature and humidity for this species? B. Peruvianus How long do these take to reach adult from new born nymph? how long do they live as adults? i use water crystal gel, apples an a protein supplement for this species, is this alright? how long does this species incubate for?
  15. Need care help for my soon coming P. Aegtiaca,(Egyptian sand roaches) B. Peruvianus (Peruvian cave roaches) any information or link would be useful, do they need substrate? if so, what best? what would they eat? is fruit, veg and bug grub enough?
  16. I have roughly around 250-300 and 50-60 males in a tub I have no substrate. I am using a 58 quart sterilite tub I painted out side black I have 9-10 vertical egg flats, humidity is around 80-90 and day temps of 80-85 degrees and night temps of 76-74 degrees there food consists of almost 30% protein, also feed them sweet potatoes and oranges and I have water crystals for moisture and mainly for humidity. All adults are freshly shed about 1 month ago and I have seen so far 6-8 egg sacks dropped and no nymphs I have other bins that a have nymphs in all sizes, im not sure what im doing wrong, I wa
  17. What kind of cockroach can reproduce asexually like American roach and Surinam roach? Can Periplaneta australasiae do so?
  18. well its going to be a year in august that i got my original 500 red runners and they still HAVENT bred for me! most of them i sold off because of the breeding issues but i still have about 10-30 and i know i didnt get all females or all males because i have winged ones (males) and dark almost black ones (females). i dont understand. i bred hissers by accident. i have a large colony of dubia (which have been breeding slower and growing really slow). i have been having to many problems with roaches breeding except the hissers but the babies got out and died and the adults have passed on. if any
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