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  1. So I had a few nymphs moult yesterday, and I noticed one looked... Well... Here’s a picture. Will he be okay? He’s a very solid roach, very fast too. He seems to have no trouble with socializing. In almost 200 roach nymphs, I have never seen a deformation quite like this. Is it a deformation? Or genetics? I’d absolutely love to know. I’m really curious, as he’s quickly becoming my new favorite dude.
  2. Sadly, my large female hisser Cersei passed away from old age a few days ago. She was very healthy, my tank has no mold or grain mites. I’m absolutely devastated, but oddly enough, my male roach Jaime seemed to be depressed as well? Perhaps I’m projecting, but I’ve noticed behavior changes. It’s not due to sickness, because he’s still eating and walking around, he just seems to show no interest in doing anything but that and sitting in the food dish. He has not been very chatty and doesn’t want to be handled. This situation feels unique because I rescued him, then bought her because
  3. Howdy, roach forum! As my nymphs from my thread in “breeding and nymph issues” grow, I’ve been experimenting with their foods to see what they favor! The other night I made a pasta with some sliced baby bella mushrooms, so before bed, I dumped a leftover handful or so of raw mushroom bits in my feeding dish. I woke up this morning and they were all gone! I only found one small piece that has shriveled up slightly as mushrooms do. I know they’re roaches and can eat about anything but I got to wondering.... So are these mushrooms safe for my bugs? They seem to really enjoy it, m
  4. My female hisser has given birth twice this year. I gave most of her first brood away, but I kept two. This was about six months ago, probably. She just had new babies two days ago Today, both of my previous juveniles molted. Or tried. I’ve been keeping the cage very warm and humid. They seem to be only partially molted on their backs... It’s been hours. Is there anything I can do besides put them out of their misery? They’re barely even moving at cage temp around 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit with high humidity... What caused this? The stress of new babies since my colony had be
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    Selling hissers

    Im selling some hissing roachs. Im just wanting to get rid of some of mine i have way to many. I'll do like $15 for shipping and like $1 per roach.
  6. For the past few years the Bronx Zoo in New York has been doing a promotional event for St. Valentine's Day where you can name a madagascar hissing roach after your partner as a symbol of "resilient and ever lasting love", advertising the 'cockroaches are immortal creatures' to the public while also going "name a roach after your gross ex" Anyway, they have the Name A Roach certificate that they print and send to you and they also offer little gifts. Last year it was a plush cockroach but this year its hisser socks and a hisser enamel pin. Theres also 'cockroach chocolates' which is just
  7. Hello! My female recently had a lot of babies and I can't bring myself to feed them to my turtles so would anyone want them? I'd prefer to have them all together since they're very fast and hard to pick out just a few. Also do I have to wait until they're a certain size to ship? They're about the size of a large roly poly. I'll cover shipping costs I just really need them gone!
  8. I recently got a hissing cockroach and she was VERY large and i thought she was just a big roach but shes actually pregnant and i didnt want or expect it i cant raise them all to adulthood theres probably more than 30 what should i do
  9. (Im not sure where to put this post so Im sorry if it is in the wrong place) All of my male Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches are seperated into individual enclosures. They have never spent more than a day together (and thats just two at a time during shipping) but their enclosures take up a lot of space in my room (not like a lot but two shelves could have a lot more use) and I want to see if I could put them into the 15 gallon tank I have. I have notes on each individual in terms of behaviors and things like that since I like to learn about them and theyre primarily observational pets
  10. I apologize if this is posted incorrectly I was literally just approved to use this website(and roach keeping in general) I plan to buy two female gromphadorhina portentosa roaches and keep them as pets. I want to give them the best life that I could possibly offer them. This is what I plan to do and I would like to know if any of it sounds unsafe. My roach enclosure would be in my wooden bookcase that has a section for a medium sized television. Ive been looking at a Exo-Terra Glass Terrarium, 12" L X 12" W X 12" H as the terrarium of choice. For bedding I was recommended Zoo
  11. I have a 10 gallon terrarium with about 20 Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches (they are my class pets). I placed a jade in a pot (organic soil, no pesticides) in the tank as decoration. Apparently, my Hissers love nibbling on the leaves, as quite a few chunks have been eaten. Question is: does anyone know if it is safe for a Hisser to eat Jade? I do not mind if the plant gets eaten (it grows fast enough), I just wonder if anyone knows if there are any ill effects of Hissers eating a Jade Succulent - I'd hate to find out the hard way. Thanks ahead of time for any input or advice!
  12. On another post, a user mentioned that hissers do not burrow. However, one of my new immature Hisser roaches is burrowing into the substrate slightly and hiding himself. Is it possible he's not a Hisser? I mean, he makes noise at me... He was sold to me as a Hisser. I can post a picture if that will help. Is this behavior a sign of something wrong with either the roach or his environment? He doesn't look like he's about to molt and he doesn't seem sick. I saw him eating and drinking earlier. Can I do anything to stop him or is it just something he'll work out on his own, so to speak
  13. What kinds of hissing cockroaches tend to get the biggest and how big do they get? I am asking because I would like to hybridize them in the future to make a larger hissing cockroach. And yes, I will be very responsible about it.
  14. Hello everyone, I just wanted to get your thoughts on the set up I have for my Gromphadorhina hybrid colony. I apologize about image quality but I am not very tech savy... this took me all morning to figure out My goal is a half pet display half breeding project so I am trying to make the enclosure look presentable and also easy to clean and maintain population. There is a 2'-3' petroleum jelly barrier and the screen lid is secured with metal clamps. The colony started on coco fiber as substrate but I found that it was too difficult to keep track of the nymphs especially durin
  15. So; until recently I was one of those people who thought a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach was it; I now know that there are not only different types of hissers but there are even a couple different Genus of them as well. So after some research I have found Gromphadorhina, Ellipthorhina, Aeluropoda, and Princisia; I also hear that the genus will not hybridize with each other. I regularly travel between the 7 or so shops in my area that sell hissers to pick and choose specimen to add into my colony for new blood and color variation; there have been several times I have come across individual speci
  16. I'm a new owner with two young hissers. One just molted for the first time a few days ago (I missed the molt so I don't know how healthy it was, but its shell looks fine and almost identical to its siblings, who also molted maybe a week ago), and yesterday evening I found it upside down and unable to right itself. I took it out of the enclosure and it was too weak to stand and would only "shiver" its legs. I tried to give it some water then put it back into the enclosure inside a hide for the night. This morning, when I checked again, it was "shivering" more violently, as if it has more energ
  17. we have some soft key limes left from margaritas the other night..can my roaches eat them safely? they love oranges but idk if the acidity is worse or?
  18. so, our female had her babies on April 14th, 2015. When should we expect their first molt? We have them on moist eco earth and they are near a heating pad but not directly on it so their temp is about 75F degrees . Ive heard people say that we lose about half of them between now and adulthood. These being our first batch of offspring i really don't want to lose any of the babies :c we've started calling them the 'grandbugs'. gotta love babies!
  19. So, we have three adult Madagascar hissers, one is a little female that we are like 80% sure is a hybrid. We just became the proud grandbug grandparents of 61 little roaches, who just had their first molt. pretty little things! I'm becoming more interested in some really pretty colored wide horns? i hear they have some pretty coloration and get bigger? is that true? This picture has me just fascinated. http://www.angelfire.com/oh2/Roaches/images/GportentosaMale.jpg
  20. Im considering getting some hissers, but i need to secure the tank. Will hisser nymphs be able to escape from this? If so, how can I modify it? Also how to prevent them getting out under the lid? Velcro? 3 sides and the top have the vents. The roach is a female dubia to give an idea of size. The one with the pink lid is much bigger than mine.
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