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This species is not doing well at all. Nymphs are slow growing imo and very delicate

Yikes, sorry to hear that, what exactly is causing the deaths?

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Humidity they dont seem to care too much but temp wise very delicate. Most deaths came from shipping with adults and stress. I also lost a lot of nymphs trying to ship them to Alan Jeon. They do not do well at all when it comes to shipping

That's very good to know. Definitely a fair weather shipper then and this could be one of the first species that needs overnight shipping to maximize the number of nymphs that make it. You could probably get away with shipping just ooths though.

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That was the plan but he rejected lol I lost 40 nymphs and felt super bad that my end of the trade fell through. I think ill be the only US keeper of these for quite some time

It sounds like they're reasonably prolific then. Best to keep them for a while and get a robust colony going before trying to move them around. Everyone will be patient for a beautiful species like this :)

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Um....what? I asked you for Lobopterella dimidiatipes, not E. diaphana

Oops wrong species lol

Well, good to know that L. dimidiatipes isn't a good shipper then lol :)

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Well, good to know that L. dimidiatipes isn't a good shipper then lol :)

They are fairly hardy and do fine as long as they are shipped in the way Ectobiids should be shipped. My initial colony from Kyle arrived fine despite how tiny they were and thrived under my care until entomophagous fungi wiped out the colony

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They are fairly hardy and do fine as long as they are shipped in the way Ectobiids should be shipped. My initial colony from Kyle arrived fine despite how tiny they were and thrived under my care until entomophagous fungi wiped out the colony

What's the best way to ship ectobiids? I'm trying to remember how you shipped me B. asahinai and B. nipponica and drawing a blank.

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How I pack small Ectobiids

1. Get a 2 oz deli cup

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2. add paper towel at the bottom and spray with water (make sure it's not soaking wet to the point water is dripping out of it)

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3. Prepare another piece of paper towel that's larger than the lid of 2 oz cup

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4. Fold the paper towel into the cup. It's best to make sure most of the sides of the paper towel is touching the wall so the paper towel doesn't get shaken around in the container

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5. Add roaches in there (preferably 5~10) and close the lid

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It'd also help if you add cold pack in the package. Also, don't drill any holes in the cup. Make sure the roaches are well fed before you ship them since you won't be adding food in there (if you add food in there it could spoil and may suffocate the roaches inside by releasing gas).

"Shipped the way ectobiids should be shipped" I listened to your instructions xD.

Clearly something went wrong with yours and it isnt likely due to my method because roaches simply don't die "overnight" from being kept in wrong condition (unless you add too much water or too little water in the container or are exposed to extreme temperatures).

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