Shawn H Posted September 9, 2007 Share Posted September 9, 2007 I just got my first colony of hissers today. Got them from a local reptile swap. About 3 adult females one adult male and about 10 mixed sized nymphs for a good deal. I'm pretty excited about it , they are really neat. I have them setup in a 20 gal. plastic tote on coconut fiber with sphagnum moss covering half the bottom and a hollow peice of cork bark in the middle. Using a vasaline barrier and a lid with some very small holes I've drilled in it. Got a few peices of quencher gel bites some commercial cricket diet and some fresh fruits in the food dish at the moment and they are chowing down on the chopped peach and plum like there is no tommarrow! I'm keeping them at about 80F or so and they don't seem lethargic or anything like that so I think thats warm enough. But anyways I'm pretty excited about this I orginally wanted to get them as a feeder culture but now I'm thinking they are so cool it's gonna be almost a shame to feed the overflow off. My girlfriend is being pretty cool about it, she even held some of them. I woulda never thought a month or 2 ago that'd we'd have roaches in our home and be excited about them! I'm glad I gave these animals a chance, it's only been one day so far but they seem really cool. I was wondering tho, Is it normal for a colony of hissers to have alot of variation in color among the group? I mean some of these almost look like tiger hissers, some are very typical madagascar hissers and some are close to black. I just thought that was interesting , anyways thanks for any feed back you may have... -Shawn Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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