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I got these from James@Blaberus. They look like all the parabolicus I've seen pics of, except they have very strange, red colors. Is this just hypopigmentation due to dietary causes? I've only had them about 2 months, so whatever caused it, it's not in my food. lol

Old pronotum:

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Adult male:

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Nymphs

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More nymphs:

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I got these from James@Blaberus. They look like all the parabolicus I've seen pics of, except they have very strange, red colors. Is this just hypopigmentation due to dietary causes? I've only had them about 2 months, so whatever caused it, it's not in my food. lol

Your roaches are a mess! ;)

That photo of an adult does not look like a parabolicus to me, though the pronotum in the first photo all by itself looks like a normal parabolicus pronotum detached from what may have been a normal parabolicus. But the live photo 'male'- looks discoidish or otherwise not-a-parabolicus.

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Where did your stock originate from Matt? :o

Ummm.... can't remember. I think I know, but I had mixed stories come to me from looking into that so its a little unclear. From what I can gather, Orin had the first colony in the US, but you'd have to ask him. :)

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You should post some pics of yours to compare/contrast with Zephyr's. ;)

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You should post some pics of yours to compare/contrast with Zephyr's. ;)

I did somewhere around here. Photo section maybe. I'll look for it an post a link or something.....

....oh here it is on page 5 or 6 of the photogallery....

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... All four roaches were photographed in the exact same location, at the same time of day, the same distance from the camera lens, so comparison should be fairly accurate.

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