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Good morning everyone. 😛 

I've decided to start up a photo thread on my cockroach collection in its entirety here after finally learning how to easily share pictures thanks to the one and only, @Hisserdude. I'll go ahead and get things rolling with the current crowning jewel of my collection, my smallish nymph pair of Rhinoceros Roaches, Macropanesthia rhinoceros. :) 

Macropanesthia rhinoceros

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Smallish female Nymph

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Smallish male nymph

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Smallish nymph pair

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Kick-off the new year with some Thai earth-spawn! 😛 

Pycnoscelus sp. "Thailand"

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Mixed-size nymphs

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Recently-molted adult female

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Adult female

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7 hours ago, Matttoadman said:

I’m pretty sure your pycnoscelus are trying to spell something out for you in the substrate....but it appears to be in Thai letters lol

 

Luckily they know one thing outside of Thai - 2019. 😛 

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4 hours ago, Matttoadman said:

Oh wow I missed it! Awesome

 

I almost thought you were trying to be funny at first, but I guess not. LOL Thanks!

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Lucihormetica grossei

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Adult male

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Adult female

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Adult pair

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Sub-adult male nymph (adult male previously pictured)

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Pre-sub-adult female nymph (adult female previously pictured)

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Sub-adult male nymph and pre-sub-adult female nymph (adult pair previously pictured)

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Small-medium-sized nymphs

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Archimandrita tesselata

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Adult female

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Adult male (a little pronotum coloration still to come)

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Freshly-molted adult female

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Abnormally-black adult male (a little pronotum coloration still to come)

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Medium-large nymphs

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Small nymphs

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How's it going everyone? 🙂 

Long time no post! School has finally swept past me once again for this year and so my focus can now shift back to the roaches (as if it wasn't already somewhat lol). I plan to get the photoshoots going soon so I can get some more pictures slapped up here and build up this thread. However, one development in my collection that there's no need waiting to supply pictures for is that I'm now officially hisserless! 😮 The allergies were just getting too bad for me and I wasn't doing particularly great with the species I had, so I just decided to sell them all off to a trusted breeder ( @Bmaines96). Even though this is technically supposed to be a thread representing my current collection,  I say why not share some pictures here of some absolutely gorgeous roaches I may never own again. 🙂

Here it goes:

Elliptorhina laevigata

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Adult male(s)

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Freshly-molted adult male

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Adult females

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Large nymph(s)

 

Gromphadorhina grandidieri

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Adult male

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Adult female

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Larger nymph

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Small nymphs

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Gromphadorhina grandidieri/Elliptorhina laevigata

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Adult male comparison (G.grandidieri left, E.laevigata right)

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Adult male comparison (E.laevigata left, G.grandidieri right)

Besides these two hisser species, I also had Gromphadorhina oblongonota, but unfortunately didn't manage to get pictures of them before shipping them away. Anyways, I hope you guys enjoyed what I did have to show and be sure to stay tuned for more pictures from my drastically-enlarged collection!

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Aww man, sorry to hear about that, but hopefully the allergies to your roaches will go away now that you've got no hissers! :) I'm sure they're in good hands with Brandon. 

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11 minutes ago, Hisserdude said:

Aww man, sorry to hear about that, but hopefully the allergies to your roaches will go away now that you've got no hissers! :) I'm sure they're in good hands with Brandon. 

I can only hope! Maintenance time has already gotten very noticeably less itchy, sneezy, and 200% more enjoyable, so things are definitely looking up. :) The only other potential problem ones I think I have are Blaberus, but I'm still reluctant to give most of those up (especially the B.colosseus "Peru" I just got a few months ago lol). 

Oh, I'm certain of it. :) 

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Symploce morsei

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Adult(s)

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Adult male with orange pronotum

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Large nymph(s)

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Medium-sized nymph

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Small to medium-sized nymphs

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On 6/13/2019 at 6:36 PM, All About Arthropods said:

I can only hope! Maintenance time has already gotten very noticeably less itchy, sneezy, and 200% more enjoyable, so things are definitely looking up. :) The only other potential problem ones I think I have are Blaberus, but I'm still reluctant to give most of those up (especially the B.colosseus "Peru" I just got a few months ago lol). 

That's good to hear, and hopefully with the hissers gone, your reaction to the Blaberus will eventually dissipate! :)

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4 hours ago, Hisserdude said:

That's good to hear, and hopefully with the hissers gone, your reaction to the Blaberus will eventually dissipate! :)

"If I just believe it, there's nothing to it" 😛 

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Absolutely beautiful collection you've got! How was your one poor roach shipped by usps? :'D I would hope they respect the "live animal" labels plastered across crates and such, but I know how some facilities can be >:[

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37 minutes ago, Shon2 said:

Absolutely beautiful collection you've got! How was your one poor roach shipped by usps? :'D I would hope they respect the "live animal" labels plastered across crates and such, but I know how some facilities can be >:[

Thank you! When my shipment of that species entered transit, it stayed there for around 2 weeks for some reason before finally being delivered to my house. It was one of the few really bad experiences I've had with USPS, but even though they were Ectobiids (which are typically much more fragile than other roaches), they all arrived alive. :) 

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