- Nov 3, 2002
I went to the exotic petstore today and bought 4 hissing cockroaches, 2 male and 2 female. I thought I would toss one in to my A. geniculata and see if he would go for it. Well, on closer inspection, after I had made the purchase, I noticed that the roaches had mites crawling on their backs. So I thought that I didn't want to toss them in like that with to my genic, as I don't want a mite infestation. So I took it upon myself to actually wash the roaches off in warm soapy water. I thought that if I did it quickly, I would be able to get the mites off and not kill them. Well, I got the mites off but...they're dead. Anyways, I still tossed one in to my genic. He was nervous about it at first, striking at it, but pulling back. He started climbing up the glass, (oh how I do need to go get some more peat for my tank)but then came back down and fanged it. I got a couple of pictures a few hours ago. I'll post them. He's polishing the first one up now. I'm thinking about putting the others into the fridge, so they don't rot on me. He didn't seem to mind taking it, even though it wasn't moving.