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Rhino roaches died, help

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by Android raptor, May 10, 2018.

  1. Android raptor

    Android raptor Arachnopeon

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    I've been keeping rhino roaches (m. Rhinoceros) for about 2 years now. Lady night one was shimmying around like it was about to molt, so I misted every now and then but otherwise left it alone. Now it's not moving and I think it's dead. The other two are fine as far as I know. I haven't changed husbandry at all recently. The dead one has always been a bit smaller than the other, is it possible it was just weak?

    For obvious reasons this is pretty devastating. Any ideas on what happened?
     
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  2. KevinsWither

    KevinsWither Arachnobaron

    What did you feed your rhinoceros roaches?
     
  3. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

    Sorry to hear that, it really sucks to lose a roach like that.
     
  4. Android raptor

    Android raptor Arachnopeon

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    Oak leaves and occasionally carrots and fish flakes. I know not to feed US eucalyptus because it's toxic.
     
  5. Vladaz1

    Vladaz1 Arachnopeon

    Sorry to hear that:(
     
  6. Android raptor

    Android raptor Arachnopeon

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    Now one of the others is acting weak and won't eat. It's still crawling around though. Should I put it in an icu? Granted i know rhinos don't like heat.
     
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  7. Android raptor

    Android raptor Arachnopeon

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    The second one died after fighting hard for over a day. I've moved the last one to a different enclosure and am praying it stays ok.
     
  8. Insectopia

    Insectopia Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

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    Humidity might be to high or there are pesticides in the leaves
     
  9. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

    That's what I'm thinking too.
     
  10. Android raptor

    Android raptor Arachnopeon

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    Can too high humidity kill them? At most I misted them maybe twice a day. The leaves might be the culprit, though I thought the location I got them was safe (patch of woods away from roads and houses). Either way I'm not feeding the remaining one leaves from that location any more.

    The remaining one still seems ok. She actually molted last week without any problems.