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Roaches scare me

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by Esherman81, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Nick H

    Nick H Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

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    @Esherman81 Maybe this is a dumb question, but if you're afraid of them, then why do you want them?
     
  2. Esherman81

    Esherman81 Arachnoknight Active Member

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    I want to over a childhood fear ..
     
  3. Nick H

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  4. Esherman81

    Esherman81 Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Plus my girl wants some lol..
     
  5. Nick H

    Nick H Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    I don't have any, but I've heard good things about Archimandrita tesselata (peppered roach) when it comes to being handleable for kids.
     
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  6. Esherman81

    Esherman81 Arachnoknight Active Member

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    will look into them
     
  7. Severe hatred of crickets led me to get over my squeamishness towards roaches. Familiarity always helps. I'm totally accustomed to handling my dubias now. Plus, they are Great feeders, SO easy to care for and way cleaner than crickets. My colony has been in the same tub for 9 months and no smell. I love them!
     
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  8. Esherman81

    Esherman81 Arachnoknight Active Member

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    oh crickets are another story lol..had colony and the smell is so bad lol...I almost throw up when I am in the room lol
     
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  9. Nanchantress

    Nanchantress ArachnoFriend Arachnosupporter

    I wholeheartedly agree with the archimandrita tesselata suggestion. Not "roachy" looking at all and quite beautiful. A little more specialized habitat requirements to consider compared to the easy-to-keep Madagascar hissers, but either would be my first choice if trying to get over a roach phobia. I no longer have my A. Tesselatas, but here is my current pet Madagascar hisser. 20170311_102829.jpg