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  1. My Panesthia angustipennis angustipennis males are very noisy! Once in a while one of them comes to the surface and starts making noise by hammerings with its abdomen on a piece of wood. The wood and the enclosure kind of resonates and enhances the noise. I manages to make an audio recording with my audio recorder (see attachement). There is a lot of bass to hear (it's a decent recorder), and it gives a good idea what I have to endure here I', pretty sure this is a way to attract females. My question: has anyone observed a similar thing? 20200308_Panesthia angustipennis angustipennis.mp3
  2. Hello, long time no see (as I was and still am studying for several biology exams) I was wondering about how the mating process is initiated in roaches. Shortly before I got my A. tesselatas, a year ago, I read the female signals the males her readiness for mating. But more often than not I see the males dancing for the ladies (which looks hilarious, btw) and the ladies just not caring or even fleeing in a panic from them. So... is it actually the females actively attracting males with pheromones etc. or is it more of a passive phenomenon the males pick up on (wether the females want to mate or not)? Maybe it depends on the species? Thank you in advance
  3. Today I observed some interesting behavior and managed to capture it on camera: A male Archimandrita tesselata courting a female.
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