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I have painted a "1" in the left horn in a hisser and a "2" in a segment (the one just posterior to the segment that protects the head) of another hisser.

I used white watercolor for kids (the one that you can paint with the skin of your hands).

If eventualy one dies I will post the info.

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I have used non-toxic fingernail polish, normal fingernail polish and enamel paint pens and have not noticed an negative effect on the health of the roach.

Here is an interesting article concerning marking animals (i.e., terrestrial isopods) and behavior:


I have observed similar behavioral changes with my terrestrial isopods but have not replicated the studies with my roaches.

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