DonaldJ Posted November 28, 2015 Share Posted November 28, 2015 Total n00b here... Captured this fine specimen this past July, and based upon size and nearly black color (topside), I determined she's one of our favorite pests, Blatta Orientalis. I say "she" because a few weeks after capture she dropped an ootheca. A week later another one, and kept dropping them every week or so until there was a total of six. Sadly, she expired shortly thereafter. There have been two hatchings thus far, with fewer surviving nymphs than expected. Rookie mistakes were made and drownings were frequent. Now that the mistakes have been corrected and habitats improved, their behavior will be studied. They are neither feeders nor pets. I want to keep them well nourished in a healthy environment and observe what they do. There is a lot of contradictory information online and I want to verify the facts for myself. Many hours were spent searching online for useful information, and it wasn't until I searched for "behavior blatta orientalis" that I discovered this fine forum. The only conclusion I can make at this time is "don't eat the brown Tic-Tac." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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