Mwewe Posted February 20, 2022 Share Posted February 20, 2022 Hey folks, I’ve had a blatticomposting bin with several species of roaches, small Buffalo beetles, various cooties (mites, ants, pirate bugs). It’s been running for 1-2 years, I think. I was sifting through the bin today to remove adults and larger nymphs, since I want to use the substrate they’ve been living on for cannabis and veggie grow bags. It also seemed like a good idea to just separate out the species to monitor colony growth better. •Eublaberus serranus and posticus have a good amount of adults, heaps of various-sized nymphs. • I might have found some ivories, but not 100% sure. •Only a few shadow roach adults, but plenty of nymphs (black with dull black “pants”. •A few adult lobster roaches •1 old old female hisser •there’s some elongated nymphs… either hissers or lobster I’m assuming Unbeknownst to me, the rain had popped the socket their heat lamp was connected to sometime in December, and I had a major die-off, that was corrected, and I got a chance to remove a lot of carcasses. I found one large Eublaberus nymph alive, but COVERED with mites down at the very bottom of the bin. Some of the other roaches have them, but not in excessive numbers. Are the mites hurting the roaches, or are they opportunistically swarming unhealthy ones? Idk why the pictures and video look like they were recorded using a potato. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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