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Domino Roach, Therea petiveriana


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I've had these for a while now, got some nymphs from Peter in February of last year, and one of my females matured today! :D

Here are some pictures:

Nymphs

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Adult female

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Very beautiful!

Awesome! :)

Thanks guys! :) Really hoping a male will mature soon, so I can start breeding these.

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I just got a shipment of these, and I was surprised to find an adult in with the large nymphs!

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The enclosure:

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Nice, hope they do well for you! The adults sure are pretty, aren't they? :)

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Nice, hope they do well for you! The adults sure are pretty, aren't they? :)

They're gorgeous! They're much bigger than I expected as well, because all the other Polyphagids I've seen have been tiny. I was supposed to be getting nymphs, so you can imagine my surprise when I opened the shipping carton and saw an adult!

I also received some oothecae with the shipment. Should I bury those, or can I leave them on top? I buried a few, and left a few on top just in case.

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They're gorgeous! They're much bigger than I expected as well, because all the other Polyphagids I've seen have been tiny. I was supposed to be getting nymphs, so you can imagine my surprise when I opened the shipping carton and saw an adult!

I also received some oothecae with the shipment. Should I bury those, or can I leave them on top? I buried a few, and left a few on top just in case.

Yeah, and T.petiveriana is the biggest species of Therea in the hobby!

I would bury the oothecae, but it probably does not matter, seeing as some of them are bound to surface due to the burrowing activities of the nymphs and adults.

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I have a bunch of adults maturing in my colony! I'm up to 11 adults already, though only 1 is a female. It is very entertaining to watch an enclosure of adults scurrying around in a sex hungry search for a mate! That's why I took some footage on the fly tonight, and made this video:

The quality is pretty craptastic, though I hope you enjoy it anyway!

Bonus scavenger hunt:

Can you find the irregularly patterned adult?

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I've had several more mature, including some males, so I expect I'll start seeing oothecae soon! :)

Here are a couple of pictures I took the other day:

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Congrats! :)  Really gotta add this species to my collection one day, would be awesome to create a display tank for them. I'm currently hoping to create a nice glass display tank for my A.tesselata. :) 

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2 hours ago, All About Insects said:

Congrats! :)  Really gotta add this species to my collection one day, would be awesome to create a display tank for them. I'm currently hoping to create a nice glass display tank for my A.tesselata. :) 

Thanks! You definitely should, Therea is a great genus! :) Sounds cool, if you do make a display tank for your A.tesselata be sure to post pics! 

1 hour ago, lovebugfarm said:

Awsome! :)

Thanks! :)

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1 minute ago, Hisserdude said:

Sounds cool, if you do make a display tank for your A.tesselata be sure to post pics! 

Will do! :) 

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