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Rhabdoblatta rustica (ex. R.formosana) "Rustic Leaf Mimics"


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1 hour ago, lovebugfarm said:

I'm gonna read up on them more but I think I maybe putting them on my list for my communal tank experiments. :)

I don't know that they'd do well with other inverts besides clean-up crews, they are very prolific and fast growing, plus they can be finicky when it comes to the level of dead bodies in their enclosure, yet they produce a ton, so maintaining them along with other species of roach in the same enclosure may get tricky.

1 hour ago, BlattaAnglicana said:

What are those small black creatures in with them (visible in the photos a few posts up)? They look like some sort of small beetle?

Like others have said, they are Alphitobius diaperinus, which I use in addition to Porcellio scaber to eat the dead bodies in their enclosure, this species of roach really needs a clean-up crew in their enclosure or else you have to scoop out the dead bodies by hand, and that's no fun! :lol:

20 minutes ago, Cariblatta lutea said:

Glad to see that these are doing well for you!

Thanks! :)

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6 hours ago, HodgePodge Pods said:

Hey @Hisserdudedo you still deal with these guys

No, actually just put up posts on FB today asking around for them... And found perhaps the last person in the US with a stable colony of them! 😁 Just bought a group from him, so I will have these again starting next week!

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Adults from my current colony. :)

Male:

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Female:

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Pair:

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Absolutely stunning roaches so beautiful ! omg, love their colorations!

Hope to get these at a later stage sometime!!

Very happy that you found them again! :)

congrats!

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7 hours ago, Martin said:

Absolutely stunning roaches so beautiful ! omg, love their colorations!

Hope to get these at a later stage sometime!!

Very happy that you found them again! :)

congrats!

Yeah they're such pretty roaches, a pain to culture long term IMO but worth it with how pretty they are. :)

Well hopefully I'll be able to help with that! ;)

Thanks, me too!

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