supershygamergirl Posted February 19, 2016 Share Posted February 19, 2016 So I just got 10 madagascar hissing cockroaches from rainbowmealworms.com a week ago. I'm new to them and though I've done tons of research on care and how to keep them I've run into a small issue with one of the females. First off my set up consists of: 10 gallon ziploc container, 4 3x3in squares cut out and covered with mesh for ventilation in the top. Vaseline around top rim just as an added measure. Food bowl with paper towel soaked for water (I plan to change to gel once I get some). Food mix I made is a mix of premium dog food, cichlid pellet, cricket chow all ground up together. Egg crates to give them places to crawl and hide Human heating pad set on low. I keep it in a cabinet out of the light. In the picture there is substrate but I removed that once I was assured I didn't really have to worry TOO much with the humidity for these guys. Anyways that's the set up I have for them. I didn't get the heating pad until yesterday so heat was not part of the equation when the female in question started having issues I want to say Wednesday. After posting up in the Arachnoboards forum inquiring because I couldn't post here yet, it was suggested she may be having a bad molt. Tried to molt after reaching adult hood and she may be pregnant because of how round she is. But to put her in quarantine just in case it was something else. Which I did. Today she is still alive but still in the same state as before. I'm putting a video here to show her and the condition she's in. I made this video Wednesday night, her condition is still the same right now. I realize I will probably get the same answers but I figured since this community is focused on roaches more so then arachnids then perhaps there will be more insight or experience to offer. I'm honestly rather surprised if it was her trying to molt past adulthood I would think she'd be dead by now but she still moves slowly and shows small signs of life. Below is a link to the video showing her and her condition. I would've embed the video but didn't know how to do that. Here are some still images, doesn't show her movements and such but it gives a look as well if you don't want to see the video. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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