Rhyparobia maderae(madeiran cockroach)

Herp13

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Here's some pics of the beutiful madeirans Olivia at bugchick.com sent me...




Does anyone else have these? Or maybe even the gold version? Pics and discussion are great:)

-Eric
 

bugmankeith

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The wings seem iridescent under the light, like a rainbow you see while watering your yard, cool. :)
 

Herp13

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They have more of a bronze like sheen in real life, but good observation. Do you own any roaches?

-Eric
 

pinkfoot

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Hey Eric!

I got a small colony some months ago, but unfortunately, most died in transit, and I started with 4 live ones, of which 2 died after a day! So, I have two males, but yeah, they are fun, so I've ordered a lot more.

Hold thumbs for delivery! {D
 

pinkfoot

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Hey Eric!

I got a small colony some months ago, but unfortunately, most died in transit, and I started with 4 live ones, of which 2 died after a day! So, I have two males, but yeah, they are fun, so I've ordered a lot more.

Hold thumbs for delivery! {D
 

Herp13

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Yes, they are pretty cool(And i got them as a freebie!). I just can't believe how fast they are, they are like engines with legs, it's crazy, and then they hiss/sqweek too:p Does anyone know how fast they breed?

-Eric

P.S. So you live in South Africa pinkfoot? Awesome, maybe that's why the don't make it, such a far off place:)
 

PeriplanetaAmer

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Nices ones! I have R. maderae "Gold" and they are very beautiful too. Next week I´ll post pics of them.:)
 

Herp13

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Hmm, i saw those, but i think i'll stick with these:p

-Eric
 
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