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Cuban Burrowing Cockroach or Melanistic Dubia?


Keith
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I'm new to roaches so to me if I'm told its a dubia, its a dubia. but then, people dont always know. im getting some 'giant' madagascar hissing roaches but i think theyre wide horns. nobody in uk has whide horns, only normal and giant. can be hard to tell.

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Thats difficult to assert really.

Ask your supplier if they ever had the two in a communal enviroment.

I know most people avoid that, but its possible.

Personally, I think it looks like a Cuban roach.

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The supplier sold all their stock so I can't even ask them.

The only thing I have to go on this male did court many dubia females. But if a Cuban male was all alone with dubia females, and they look similar and mate similar, wouldn't there be a chance he might display anyway even of they are different species? I've seen it before so don't know if that's a help.

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It's a dubia. I just found a male that looks like it a day after you posted this (saw it a couple days ago but didn't reply) and it reminded me of your picture. Its wings are slightly tattered too just like yours.

Not 100% sure but you said you wanted a tiebreaker. One thing I know for sure is my colony is long running and I certainly don't have any cuban burrowers.

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It's a dubia. I just found a male that looks like it a day after you posted this (saw it a couple days ago but didn't reply) and it reminded me of your picture. Its wings are slightly tattered too just like yours.

Not 100% sure but you said you wanted a tiebreaker. One thing I know for sure is my colony is long running and I certainly don't have any cuban burrowers.

If you found one exactly like it, and I saw this guy courting female dubia, then I guess it has to be a dubia thanks for solving the mystery!

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glad u managed to figure it out. that is a lovely colour. I hope i get some like that but my 20 arent breeding yet lol. I admit I like being right lol especially when it was just a guess he he

This is the first time I've seen it too, and I've seen thousands upon thousands of dubia but only 1 like this.

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