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Hisserdude

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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!
Thanks! 😁 I agree, hopefully they will become more well established here, there seems to be a decent amount of interest in them among US enthusiasts so far. :)
 

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Gyna capucina:
Female





Hormetica strumosa (ex apolinari):
Nymph





Princisia vanwaerbeki (99% positive these are pure, which would make them quite rare, but will know for sure once they all mature):
Subadult female




 

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I completely forgot about this thread!
Well here are some more pics to add! 😁

Princisia vanwaerbeki "Big":
Adult female, looking like I may have finally got a pure bred strain!







Hormetica strumosa:
Adult females, this species is super variable in pronotum and tegmina patterning!







Pair, male on top, female below



Adult male







 

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Pseudoglomeris cf. magnifica "Gold - China". Very similar to the green Vietnamese Pseudoglomeris magnifica, but noticeably smaller and with several little differences that could make this an undescribed subspecies or something...

Adult females:

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Hemithyrsocera palliata. Got a nice group of this species for use as feeders, but dang are they pretty! 😍 Nymphs have variable coloration that changes from instar to instar, and adults are quite pretty too!

Nymph:

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Adult:

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Asiablatta kyotensis. Neat little species, looking forward to working with them and hopefully keeping them established in US Blatticulture! :)

Adult female:

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Nymphs:

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Panesthia angustipennis cognata "Cambodia". Got ten of these beauties to work with, hopefully I can get a colony established! 😁

Nymphs:

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Adult male:

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Adult female:











 

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Ancaudellia hamifera. A neat Panesthiinae species that's been in the US once or twice before, they never seem to stick around long though. Hopefully I'll have decent luck with mine! πŸ€žπŸ˜…

Adult female:

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Nymph:

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Salganea taiwanensis. A small Panesthiinae species, but a nice reddish color as adults. Hopefully my small group does well for me! 😁

Adults:

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Nymphs:

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Nocticola sp. "Malaysia". This is currently the smallest roach species in culture, with adults maxing out at around 4 mm. They can be quite prolific, and females pump out oothecae like crazy, (though they only contain around three eggs each).

Here are some pictures of adult females:

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Here's one carrying an ootheca:

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Close up of an ootheca:

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And some first instars! 😁

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Elliptorhina davidi. Got a trio of nymphs from Brandon Maines at Magnificent Beasts of this finicky but beautiful hisser species! 😁 Nymphs have a very fiery coloration, I love it!
Unfortunately one of the two females died randomly as a subadult, random nymph die offs are unfortunately quite commonly reported in this species, and these die offs are why they've remained so rare in culture for years. However, my remaining pair has matured, and I'm looking forward to hopefully breeding this species myself! πŸ˜„

Nymphs:

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Adult male:







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Deropeltis sp. "Masai Mara". I've got a sexed pair of these beauties, fingers crossed they breed well for me! 🀞

Subadult pair:

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Adult Female:

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Adult Male:

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Lucihormetica grossei. Mine have started maturing, here are some pictures of the fresh adults.

Male:

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Female:

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Hemithyrsocera vittata. I got a small starter culture of these beauties a few months ago, hopefully I can breed them successfully! 😁

Nymphs:

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Adult female:

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Macropanesthia rhinoceros. Way overdue on showing these off here, but thanks so much to Peter Clausen at Bugsincyberspace for sending me a pair of this amazing, giant, iconic Blattodean!!! 😁

L4 nymph:

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L5 nymph, teneral:

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L5 nymph, fully darkened:

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Very, very nice! Do you know why adults of Panesthia angustipennis don't have the orange spot in adulthood?
 

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Macropanesthia rhinoceros. Way overdue on showing these off here, but thanks so much to Peter Clausen at Bugsincyberspace for sending me a pair of this amazing, giant, iconic Blattodean!!! 😁

L4 nymph:

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L5 nymph, teneral:

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L5 nymph, fully darkened:

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Man, I hope you jump on the train to breed yours. Once my stocks pop in 25 years I'll be able to grab a pair at the current price. PC knows his stuff. Glad you are getting some purebois. Don't think for a second we aren't going to ask you weekly for better pics.
 

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Very, very nice! Do you know why adults of Panesthia angustipennis don't have the orange spot in adulthood?
Nope, that's just one of life's great mysteries lol. Kind of like how Paranauphoeta nymphs have an orange spot on their back, but adults don't... But at least adult Paranauphoeta are mimics of adult assassin bugs.
 

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Man, I hope you jump on the train to breed yours. Once my stocks pop in 25 years I'll be able to grab a pair at the current price. PC knows his stuff. Glad you are getting some purebois. Don't think for a second we aren't going to ask you weekly for better pics.
But of course, even though this pair was unsexed I'm definitely keeping them with the intention of breeding them, even if I end up needing to get one or two more to do that, (I can confirm one of them is female, waiting on the other nymph to molt to L5 for me to confirm it's sex). I don't do "trophy pets", at least not when it comes to roaches, I'm all about perpetuating them in the hobby via breeding.
 

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Nope, that's just one of life's great mysteries lol. Kind of like how Paranauphoeta nymphs have an orange spot on their back, but adults don't... But at least adult Paranauphoeta are mimics of adult assassin bugs.
I'm betting the nymphs mimic something else. Possibly juvenile assassin bugs?
 
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