B. lateralis surprise!

docevazan

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A few months ago, I rehoused my rapidly dwindling B. lateralis population to a 5 gallon aquarium wrapped in astrofoil and thermostat controlled heatmats (makes an efficient incubator), with about 2" of coir substrate. The population exploded from the 6 adults I moved to several hundred nymphs, but this new generation had some new tricks... Not only were they able to climb glass, but they were quite adept at it, as well as easily moving right over the 2" wide petroleum jelly barrier I had been assured would stop them! I know for a fact that at least one, and likely a few more escaped through the (previously thought to be escape proof) screened over ventilation hole. Just wanted to give a heads up to the community.
 

pinkfoot

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Look on the bright side - now you can have free range ts! *wink* {D
 

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Arachnoknight
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they can climb a bit if the surface is humid enough.
 

Arachnomaniak

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With enough generations you could get mutated roaches with super-human-roach abilities just like Xmen :p
I hope your thriving colony doesn't take hold in your residence :)
 
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