Severus Posted September 6, 2007 Share Posted September 6, 2007 Hi all! I am currently working on getting some Hissing Cockroaches here in the near future. I have to get my tank set up, my supplies ready, prepared, and set up, my proposed schedule ready, and my all important notebook. I just have some questions that I think I still need answered. 1. What is the preferred substrate for (your) hissers? What types of mixes? 2. What materials should be avoided specifically? 3 . How deep should the substrate be? 4. What is the easiest way to water hissers that will keep the water clean, clear and safe? 5. How long to the gel crystal things last? (x amount lasts so long) 6. Can you use crictet watering methods, like water pillows, cricket drink/quench, to water roaches? I've never kept either, so I don't know. 7. Do females need to mate every time they produce a brood, or do they just mate once and produce subsequent broods thereafter? 8. What animals will readily prey on them? 9. Is there much of a difference nutritionally feeding roaches as compared to crickets? 10. Do you "gut load" the same way? 11. What is the best way to introduce roaches to thier new environment? 12. What should I look for when inspecting my roaches upon arrival/purchase? 13. Should I house the potentially injured(at any point), separately from the rest? 14. I read somewhere that they prefer to be in groups. What is the lowest number to keep, would you reccommend? 15. Do solitary males have any adverse health issues? Live shorter lives, etc... Should I have my roaches shipped. 16. What is the most common shipping method/price? 17. Are casualties common? 18. What factors most influence death during shipping? 19. What time of year/temperature range is best for shipping? 20. Do any of you have any links to any...suppliers of roaches? Thank you all very much and I am sorry for the game of "Twenty Questions". I KNOW I am going to have more, if you all are willing to help. Have a great day everybody. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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