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Agreed mate actually  thought I'd said in this post but it was on my other post about them in General Blat Discussions saying it's only for now and I'll move them into something taller but definetly keep the advice/suggestions coming as I'm always happy to listen to an experienced keeper 

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SB 

 

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Thank you I try to use natural stuff in all my pet Roach colonies and I've managed to collect a lot of bark due to the bad storms here a while ago that brought down 1000s of trees and I have a huge supply of Moss locally so I'm quite lucky 

I always try to do some sort of cave/s for all the relevant Roaches 

I'd love to use palms but obviously we don't have them here and they cost a fortune to buy so I guess your lucky too 

How many colonies do you have and what are they 

Take care 

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On 10/9/2022 at 1:04 AM, Silverback said:

How many colonies do you have and what are they 

Take care 

SB 

 

 

 

 

Hi

Right now I have 19 colonies. My favorite is probably T. olegrandjrani. I found babies last week :)

 

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Think I'm at 22 but more coming so it's gonna be 25+ very soon and they're one of my favourites too I only started with 5 adults and some nymphs last year and I've now got an adult colony of 60+ with dozens more nymphs maturing from my original little colony every week so it doesn't take long once they get going and based on the current results from what I started with I can only think I'll have literally 100s next year 

I do like my large roaches tho as my Hybrid blab colony is one of my current favourites too 

Good luck with your new babies and I've found the nymphs very protein hungry and grow/mature much faster with plenty of protein (but found all nymphs of pretty much every species are the same even with adults who are not interested in protein)

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On 10/8/2022 at 7:53 AM, Silverback said:

12 A 'Cerro Chucanti'

Jealous, we don't have that strain of Archimandrita in the US hobby yet. 

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6 minutes ago, Silverback said:

Tbh mate I'd never heard of them till recently but thought anything that's a bigger Tesselata 😳 is a must have 😁 but I'll post some pics once I get them 

SB 

Hopefully they do well for you, would love to see that strain in the US hobby one of these days!

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Update got my first adult 😁 

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Well it's the first one I've seen so I'll have a gently look through later to check as they're were 7 nymphs various sizes but several big ones and they've all been growing very fast but wasn't expecting adults just yet 

They're much prettier in the flesh as it where and so calm very enjoyable to handle 

And just for the record measured at 7cm I was expecting them to be bigger but maybe it just seems small compared to my hybrids as I'm used to their size now 

Just hope they all survive as I've read they can just die after moulting to adult 

I'll update as necessary 

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Been MIA for a while still no answer from my enquiry to the board 🙄

I now have 3 adults and 3 nymphs should of been 4 adults but unfortunately lost 1 without obvious cause so🤞I hopefully end up with 5/6 adults and can get some babies eventually

All the adults are very different so easy to tell apart 

I'll update when I have any news 

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On 1/2/2023 at 5:33 PM, Silverback said:

Been MIA for a while still no answer from my enquiry to the board 🙄

I now have 3 adults and 3 nymphs should of been 4 adults but unfortunately lost 1 without obvious cause so🤞I hopefully end up with 5/6 adults and can get some babies eventually

All the adults are very different so easy to tell apart 

I'll update when I have any news 

SB 

 

 

 

How are you keeping these temperture and humidity etc 

they are stunning species 

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Personally I think they're pretty easy to keep 

Temp 80s (up to low 90s)

Humidity 70s +

I have about 4" of loose sub crushed leaves crushed rotted wood and shredded moss plus a layer of leaf litter on top (whole leaves) and I keep the bottom inch or so of sub dark and never let it dry out and spray about every 3 days 

I prefer to spray less volume more frequently which is more work/time but I feel gives a better more stable result 

Plenty of bark uprights making a cave and they seem to divide their time between under the bark and in the leaf litter and I feel the top leaf litter layer is very important and reflects their natural habits and environment 

Nymphs love my high protein dry food and the adults seem to prefer fruit/veg I use mostly banana apple and Butternut squash 

SB 

 

 

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17 hours ago, Silverback said:

Personally I think they're pretty easy to keep 

Temp 80s (up to low 90s)

Humidity 70s +

I have about 4" of loose sub crushed leaves crushed rotted wood and shredded moss plus a layer of leaf litter on top (whole leaves) and I keep the bottom inch or so of sub dark and never let it dry out and spray about every 3 days 

I prefer to spray less volume more frequently which is more work/time but I feel gives a better more stable result 

Plenty of bark uprights making a cave and they seem to divide their time between under the bark and in the leaf litter and I feel the top leaf litter layer is very important and reflects their natural habits and environment 

Nymphs love my high protein dry food and the adults seem to prefer fruit/veg I use mostly banana apple and Butternut squash 

SB 

 

Thanks very much for your info, thats great and saved me the hard work🙂👍 i have been preparing a few large second hand fish tanks ready for a few species that i fancy keeping just have to sort out the ventilation now, 

 I was a little curious and ended up googling weather variants in cerro chucanti appears to be a tad cooler than less mountainous regions but not knowing the exact location this species was collected i was going to try them at a Similar temperature to blaberus giganteus, but if you have successfully kept them at that then thats brilliant i will  probably follow suit👍 heres a few of my aquariums sorry for the rubbish pics

 

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