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I bought a dubia with something sticking sideways out of it's rectum, it does not retract back in and sometimes it moves. It's grayish and at the end is a thin black hook, I cant get a photo right now. I was wondering if its the gential or a parasite, and if a gential how does this happen, the roach seems fine otherwise.

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He may have a problem with his genitalia. I doubt it is a parasite that you see. The black hook thing sounds like a normal phallomere, but the fact that you can see it may not be normal.

A photo would be helpful.

I'll have to try and get a photo this week. He does normal mating behavior too.

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