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Please identify these roaches that are mixed in with my Madagascar hissing cockroaches. I recently received this colony from a local children’s museum. I though some of the juveniles looked odd. The roaches in the photos have developed from those juveniles. What are they and how do I care for them? They have folded wings and are about 2.5 inches long. I am a high school science teacher and would like to separate and keep both types. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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22 hours ago, Lorac said:

I recently received this colony from a local children’s museum.

To be 100% sure, I'd contact the Children's Museum and ask them what other roaches they keep in their collection.  You'll likely get an exact species, or at least narrow down the options.

Good Luck!

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  • 3 weeks later...

Looks like Blaptica dubia and those are commonly raised so it's probably just a few rogue dubia. Though Byrsotria fumigata looks very similar so you may want to ask the museum directly on an exact species match. 

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