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I think the other species you are thinking of is G. capucina. I doubt that they could hybridize. Even if it were possible, G. capucina, from what i've heard, is extremely hard to breed. Probably even more hard to breed it with another species.

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Chinese insect fans: I think Orin says "Thanks!" because he made the yellow ones... :)

"Made"? Perhaps "Isolated" or "Discovered" is a better word... especially since the idea of "making" new roaches by hybridizing just came up on this thread.

*Let's not have a repeat of Roach Paradise on here, if you were there and know what I mean- I'm opposed to hybridization, but let's be civil. Not everyone realizes that different roaches are not like different breeds of dog that can be crossed at will to create new varieties. It's more like crossing bison with cattle- you better have a really GOOD reason to do it and not distribute the hybrids into the fancy. Hybrids are a serious risk to BOTH parent species survival.

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"Made"? Perhaps "Isolated" or "Discovered" is a better word... especially since the idea of "making" new roaches by hybridizing just came up on this thread.

*Let's not have a repeat of Roach Paradise on here, if you were there and know what I mean- I'm opposed to hybridization, but let's be civil. Not everyone realizes that different roaches are not like different breeds of dog that can be crossed at will to create new varieties. It's more like crossing bison with cattle- you better have a really GOOD reason to do it and not distribute the hybrids into the fancy. Hybrids are a serious risk to BOTH parent species survival.

Only a risk if released in the wild, captive individuals sold aren't going to be used to restore wild populations so hybrids only matter to some people keeping them and if your that concerned chances are you can tell hybrid stock from pure anyway. there not going to affect wild cockroach bloodlines.

You can relate roaches to dogs, some people only like purebred dogs, while others adopt mutts. I guess I see nothing wrong with roach "mutts" unless I'm the one selling them for money then purity matters, otherwise it's just a matter of preference.

I like to do experiments, I like asking myself "what if" and seeing results. My franken roaches are already spread out over the US to people who keep them as novelty pets and like my new kind of roaches, and I've traded with others who do the same. We all have our reasons.

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  • 5 months later...

I think I just got my first yellow babies :D They're just little specks right now, but I'm pretty sure they're G. Lurida nymphs. Yup I can see little speckled nymphs. They weren't doing so well at first. I lost 4/20 of the adults to escapes, but it looks like they're making a comeback.

How do you guys house them and how do open their enclosure to feed them without them flying out? That's my only issue with them and it'll only get harder as the colony grows.

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I've wondered the same thing. I only have one adult now, but that's certainly going to change as my nymphs keep growing and finally mature. Great species though, no matter which color you get :)

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