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I know that Eublaberus posticus is infamous for wing biting, I am not sure about the whole genus though. Anyways the first one of mine to mature a month ago I noticed that one of his legs molted out funky and he was slower then the rest. I didn't think much of it at the time to be honest. I took a closer look at the colony today and I noticed all my adults had no bites in their wings, until I came across this particular male. All the other adults didn't even have a nibble out of their wings. I felt bad for the male and put him in his own home.

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My guess is that all the males started getting defensive and a little possessive over the maturing females that this little guy got beat up because he was much slower then the rest of them (I had 5 males mature before any females). Just wanted to share this observation with you all :)

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Aw, yeah, I've noticed if one of my roaches, of pretty much any species, molts out a little funny the rest tend to bully up on them no matter how much food or water they have. I guess roaches are mean and like an easy target. I have one B. sp. Cuba that molted out with one normal wing and one really dinky messed up wing, I'm hoping he survives, or eventually I'll just feed him off.

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I've never actually seen the culprits, but I've hypothesized that it could be from the wings catching and tearing on things during expansion. Oddly I never see females like this so it very well could be male-based aggression on freshly molted males.

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They were fine with eachother before any females matured. I caught them chasing eachother shortly after the first female matured. Like I said though, none of the other adults have even a nibble in their wings. I think it could be sex related. I should keep a couple males/females separately then a two male one female combination.

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