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Hisserdude

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Thanks! I mostly buy from local breeders and nobody seems to carry roaches other than for feeders. im going to make some orders online soon! :)
No problem, hope you can get some cool pet roaches soon! :)

This journal is awesome!
I didn't know that Corididarum nymphs looked just like the adult females!
Are Corididarium & Lanxoblatta roaches subterranean species? (Like dubias & Gyna) I've never really figured that out.
Thanks! :D
Corydidarum don't burrow, but they do seem to like boring into rotten logs. Lanxoblatta can only survive on vertically placed, smooth bark, they never touch substrate if they can help it.
 

Connectimyrmex

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Thanks!
Lanxoblatta kind of seems like my type of insect...
Let me know if you ever have any extra nymphs, I'd love to buy one or trade for one :)
 

Hisserdude

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Thanks!
Lanxoblatta kind of seems like my type of insect...
Let me know if you ever have any extra nymphs, I'd love to buy one or trade for one :)
Lanxoblatta are certainly unique, hopefully mine will breed for me. My adult female should have given birth by now, but hasn't, and I'm not sure why...
Will let you know if/when I have excess nymphs available! :)
 

Hisserdude

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Simandoa conserfarium:
Nymphs









Anallacta methanoides:
Hatchling nymph!





Lanxoblatta rudis:
Nymphs







Hormetica apolinari:
Female nymph







Arenivaga sp. "Algodones Dunes":
Adult female





Compsodes schwarzi:
Adult female







Dorylaea orini:
Nymphs





Ischnoptera deropeltiformis "Ruby Red":
Hatchling nymphs! :D







Deropeltis sp. "Jinka":
Adult male







Eurycotis lixa:
Hatchling nymphs





 

NukaMedia Exotics

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Never seen such an extensive cockroach collection. I think that the Therea olegrandjeani and Paranauphoeta discoidalis are pretty cool looking.
 

Hisserdude

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Never seen such an extensive cockroach collection. I think that the Therea olegrandjeani and Paranauphoeta discoidalis are pretty cool looking.
Yeah, it's a bit of an obsession at this point lol! :rofl: T.olegrandjeani and P.discoidalis are definitely some of the most attractive species in my collection for sure! :)
 

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As some of you may know, I'm back in the hobby and keeping roaches again, so time to revitalize this thread with pics of my two new species! :D

Gyna capucina, the pink roach, a holy grail of Blatticulture:
Nymphs





Adult males





And a (particularly dark) adult female





Bantua sp. "Namibia", a new Perisphaerinae species to culture, mine is one of a handful of colonies in the world, hopefully they'll be well established in the hobby in time! :)

Nymphs (which have a waxy coating to them, like BDFBs)




Adult males






Recently matured adult females





Well fed, gravid, THICC female






Hopefully Spring will bring several new interesting species to my collection, we'll see! :D
 

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I hate that the like symbol now looks like the one on FB, but--

Gorgeous pictures and species! Glad to see everything seems to be doing well. Gyna capucina are so pretty.
 

Hisserdude

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I hate that the like symbol now looks like the one on FB, but--

Gorgeous pictures and species! Glad to see everything seems to be doing well. Gyna capucina are so pretty.
I hate everything about the new format, loads poorly on my tablet, everything looks so crowded... :/

Thanks, both species are doing well for me, the Gyna are very pretty indeed, so glad to be working with them! :D
 

Hisserdude

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Bantua sp. "Namibia"
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Adult female



Adult female with adult males





Adult males

 

Hisserdude

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Couple more Bantua sp. "Namibia" L1 pics, had a couple more litters born recently! :D



 

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Thanks! :D Oh believe me, I usually take a lot of photos before I get any good ones, many times it seems like they'll stay still and right when I click the button BAM, they take off. It's all about luck with the skittish species, you just gotta wait them out. Eventually they'll stop moving, you just gotta be patient. :)
Great roahes! I love them, so beutiful insects. I am very allergic to many roaches so i just keep red runners as feeders, but there are many i could consider keep like pets. I love Panchlora nivea because they smalls like fruits
 

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Great roahes! I love them, so beutiful insects. I am very allergic to many roaches so i just keep red runners as feeders, but there are many i could consider keep like pets. I love Panchlora nivea because they smalls like fruits
Thanks! 😁 I'm allergic to roaches as well, the larger species are really the only ones that give me any reaction though, so if you stick to medium/small roach species, especially ones that are slow breeding and not very prolific, you should get little to no allergic reactions from keeping them. :) Panchlora are very nice, a beautiful genus for sure!
 

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I've been really enjoying following the success you've been having with your Bantua colony. These sausage-looking critters should be more popular in the hobby!
 
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