Bricktop Posted September 20, 2009 Share Posted September 20, 2009 Hello, i joined this board back in 2007 and infact it was Allpet roaches that got me interested in roaches to begin with, when i stumbled upon the homepage. Since i've disappeared due to college and such for years, I figure i might as well reintroduce myself as i intend to contribute a bit more now. I suppose i'll just answer the 6 points: 1. Do you currently raise any roaches? I currently still have Hissers, Blaberus craniifer, Pancholra nivea, Blaptica dubia and Nauphoeta cinerea species. When i started collecting 10 years ago i had far more types (infact i had at least 20 species at my collections' greatest extent) 2. If so, how many? At least several thousand, especially the Death heads. 3. Do you culture roaches as pets or feeders? I have feeders but i keep them as pets, i don't have anything that would eat them except a cat and don't have the heart to own anything else that would. 4. If feeders, what kinds? See answer to question 1. 5. Are there any specific roach questions that you would like to ask the community? Unfortunately my colonies have gotten too big for my own handling and I'm unfortunately at the point where offloading them is becoming a priority. As much as i love them, I've grown severely allergic to them, have too many, and plan to be making a move to Europe in the next year or two. Such a move won't be possible but i wouldn't want to see my whole population culled either, as thats 10 years worth of work and care for nothing. That said my interest in them has not gone away and I'd say after 10 years I've gathered a bit of experience on what works and what doesn't work, so hopefully i can contribute here as well. 6. How did you find our community? I've known of the homepage, met "Roachman Willis" several times and did business with him regarding roaches personally. While i hear he is no longer in the business, i saw the extent of his collection when he was, and its quite a shame if its all gone, I wish him the best. He coauthored the "allpet roaches" book that was out here a few years back. I believe Mr. McMonigle shipped me some species back in 03 or 04 as well. I suppose it was only a matter of time before i found this board. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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