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Can someone that has successfully got this species to reproduce please let me know what your enclosure set up is like? I have 6 hisser species and can't get these to reproduce. I have 2 adults females and 1 adult male left. This is my 3rd try. Thanks!

I had a transparent 80 L plastic tank full of egg crates, the humidity was between 50 % to 60 %, it seems that above 60% there were more deaths. Temperature is 20 ºC.

The food was apple, carrots and cat biscuits.

I only had like 10 nymphs with 18 adults, there were like 6 females and the rest males.

I say "...I had..." because I stopped to use egg crates because I prefered to see them when I wanted and they were always hidden. Without egg crates they stopped reproducing.

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Does anyone know if the nymphs require exposure to gut bacteria in the frass from the adults?

Right now I have 4 species of nymph hissers separeted from adults and I have no deaths...when they were with adults there were always some dead nymphs.

I think that "gut bacteria theory" is just a theory. Maybe in some species is true...but not for all of them.

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I had 2 newborn Hisser nymphs die because I witnessed them not able to eat mothers afterbirth and feces right after birth, they would eat but not gain weight and died of starvation, perhaps unable to properly digest food.

After this stage do they need feces, not sure, but I been keeping mine with the adults to play it safe and mine are thriving. The babies stay near their mom too at least till their first shed.

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I had a transparent 80 L plastic tank full of egg crates, the humidity was between 50 % to 60 %, it seems that above 60% there were more deaths. Temperature is 20 ºC.

The food was apple, carrots and cat biscuits.

I only had like 10 nymphs with 18 adults, there were like 6 females and the rest males.

I say "...I had..." because I stopped to use egg crates because I prefered to see them when I wanted and they were always hidden. Without egg crates they stopped reproducing.

THANKS!!! I will make the changes to my enclosure.

Your temp is so low. 20 C is 68 F. Does this species need low temps to reproduce? I have been keeping them in the mid 80s.

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THANKS!!! I will make the changes to my enclosure.

Your temp is so low. 20 C is 68 F. Does this species need low temps to reproduce? I have been keeping them in the mid 80s.

It´s possible that temperature has an influence over humidity. Maybe it was that the case.

They gave birth like 3 weeks after buying it. The seeler was ZOO CENTRE at ebay.co.uk.

He is an english seller so you can asking him in english.

It´s possible that the mother roach was almost giving birth and when I putted in my vivarium it gave birth because it was time for it.

So maybe the best conditions were from the buyer and not mine...it´s just a teory.

http://www.zoocentre.co.uk/

https://www.facebook...302318939867173

http://stores.ebay.c...fsub=2415574013

Either you contact him by ebay or by e-mail info@zoocentre.co.uk

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It´s possible that temperature has an influence over humidity. Maybe it was that the case.

They gave birth like 3 weeks after buying it. The seeler was ZOO CENTRE at ebay.co.uk.

He is an english seller so you can asking him in english.

It´s possible that the mother roach was almost giving birth and when I putted in my vivarium it gave birth because it was time for it.

So maybe the best conditions were from the buyer and not mine...it´s just a teory.

http://www.zoocentre.co.uk/

https://www.facebook...302318939867173

http://stores.ebay.c...fsub=2415574013

Either you contact him by ebay or by e-mail info@zoocentre.co.uk

thanks

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