Chimera Posted May 29, 2018 Share Posted May 29, 2018 So, from what I understand, Gromphadorhina species can interbreed within their genus. I've heard that this can lead to lots of variation in color and markings. That seems like a plus to me, but people generally seem to only want pure strains. My question is: is there something inherently wrong with hybrids? Do they have health issues? Can they end up sterile? I know in some hobbies (like the dart frog hobby), it's considered irresponsible to breed hybrids because it compromises purity of certain localities or something? Is the same true with roaches? I posted a thread awhile ago, looking for a large roach species with lots of variation within that species. @BlattaAnglicana suggested hybrid Gromphadorhina portentosa, and I think that's a great idea. If there's nothing actually wrong with hybrids, I think that opens up a lot of interesting possibilities. On that note, can any Gromphadorhina species breed with any other Gromphadorhina species? Does anyone know of any good sources about breeding hybrids and how to isolate any desirable morphs that might result? I still have a lot to learn about roach genetics and breeding- any feedback would be greatly appreciated ? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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