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  • 3 weeks later...

Great photo Orin.... I really want to start another colony of these again. When I sold everything out last time, my colony had finally became established.... took some time. They are really impressive in person...Mine loved fresh fruit and veggie treats.

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While I've long heard of the "6 inch wingspan" -150mm- of B. giganteus I always figured it was an exaggeration. However, after assuming it was off by an inch or so for decades, one day I grabbed a decent female, spread the forewings and they were nearly exactly half a foot across.

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I hope to get some of these again one day. I used to have a few adults, but they never reproduced. I think I just had males. They're one of my favorite roaches though. Thanks for confirming that 6" wingspan. I always thought that was an exaggeration too :o

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I hope to get some of these again one day. I used to have a few adults, but they never reproduced. I think I just had males. They're one of my favorite roaches though. Thanks for confirming that 6" wingspan. I always thought that was an exaggeration too :o

Anyone mind taking photos of these sitting on a ruler? I recall that lengthwise they are bigger than 3 inches?

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