Sleepy Lemur Posted July 10, 2016 Share Posted July 10, 2016 I wasn't aware some Blaberus sp possess defensive odors until my colony of B. Fusca matured into adults. The bin itself actually smells quite pleasant from the oak wood placed around the cage, but when disturbed, they give off a horrible smell. I don't even know what to compare it to. When picked up the smell is much worse, and will actually stick to my hand, calling for an immediate hand washing. When left alone, the smell is not present. But anything more than feeding and a spritz of water triggers the release of the aweful smell. Has anyone else noticed this defense mechanism? Is it a well known "deterrent" that I'm just not familiar with? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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