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Attention All Roach Fans! What's the CUTEST thing you've seen your roaches (Or others) do?


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I genuinely am curious because I love my roach babies and they constantly do things I find adorable. List as many moments in your response as you want. I wanna hear your blatta tales. My personal favorite adorbz moments of my roaches are as follows!

1. What I call windshield wipers - This happens with all my roaches on rare occasions but most often with my hissers (Which I assume is because they are ultra comfortable with me and don't run upon opening their enclosure). So this is when my roach babies move their little antennae back in forth simultaneously (Like a car's wiper blades). I remember the first time I saw it and I was like EEEEE ADORB.

2. My two Halloween Hissers Sypha and Trevor Cuddling (For all you Castlevania Fans out there) - These two lovely roaches have sadly since passed away of age but they were kept together their whole time with me and really got along well. They REALLY enjoyed each other's company, much more than I have seen any roach pair I've raised in the past. They would commonly sit with their heads pressed against each other for hours and it was ultra cute. After Sypha passed, Trevor kinda seemed less energetic and interacted much less with the second female I put in there. 

3. My Eublaberus serranus letting me hand feed them - These little dudes are so food trainable and they routinely poke their teeny heads and antennae out of the substrate when it's food time. They will often let me feed them by hand and it's pretty cute.

So what's YOUR cute roach story? Tell me your tales! Come on, let's get the thread going here!

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Whenever my Perisphaerinae (Perisphaerus, Pseudoglomeris, Bantua, etc.) give birth, the females usually exhibit quite protective maternal care, in which they attempt to use their body as a shield, and all the babies huddle under her (and/or the nearest other adult lol). Pretty adorable IMO. 😁

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For some reason, I've noticed that my Lucihormetica nymphs like to stand on the backs of larger individuals in the colony, which I find pretty cute! I also enjoy watching all life stages of my Rhyparobia sp. "Gold" emerge to drink a sip of water during maintenance. The courtship rituals of male African Bullet Roaches definitely take the cake though! Their tiny fluttering wings are the most adorable things you'll ever see (here's some footage). 🥺

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On 6/15/2022 at 8:12 PM, Hisserdude said:

Whenever my Perisphaerinae (Perisphaerus, Pseudoglomeris, Bantua, etc.) give birth, the females usually exhibit quite protective maternal care, in which they attempt to use their body as a shield, and all the babies huddle under her (and/or the nearest other adult lol). Pretty adorable IMO. 😁

Awww I love how caring roach mommies are at times! Quite dedicated as far as insects go. I suspect it's why they're so successful! Helps to give your nymphs a head start as opposed to leaving it to fate.

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On 6/19/2022 at 7:13 PM, All About Arthropods said:

For some reason, I've noticed that my Lucihormetica nymphs like to stand on the backs of larger individuals in the colony, which I find pretty cute! I also enjoy watching all life stages of my Rhyparobia sp. "Gold" emerge to drink a sip of water during maintenance. The courtship rituals of male African Bullet Roaches definitely take the cake though! Their tiny fluttering wings are the most adorable things you'll ever see (here's some footage). 🥺

I have kept all of these species and agree! I still have my gold medals and Glowspots. The Glowspots I find really cute! I no longer have them but LOVED my African Bullet Roaches! Very fun and expressive little roaches!

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When one of my hisser boys climbs on my hand without having to be picked up.

When they use there feelers to smell me.

The big males behavior of guarding a log or piece of bark.

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