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    AAA's Swarm

    How's it going everyone? 🙂 Long time no post! School has finally swept past me once again for this year and so my focus can now shift back to the roaches (as if it wasn't already somewhat lol). I plan to get the photoshoots going soon so I can get some more pictures slapped up here and build up this thread. However, one development in my collection that there's no need waiting to supply pictures for is that I'm now officially hisserless! 😮 The allergies were just getting too bad for me and I wasn't doing particularly great with the species I had, so I just decided to sell them all off to a trusted breeder. Even though this is technically supposed to be a thread representing my current collection, I say why not share some pictures here of some absolutely gorgeous roaches I may never own again. 🙂 Here it goes: Elliptorhina laevigata Adult male(s) Freshly-molted adult male Adult females Large nymph(s) Gromphadorhina grandidieri Adult male Adult female Small nymphs Individuals attempting to hide Gromphadorhina grandidieri/Elliptorhina laevigata Adult male comparison (G.grandidieri left, E.laevigata right) Adult male comparison (E.laevigata left, G.grandidieri right) Besides these two hisser species, I also had Gromphadorhina oblongonota, but unfortunately didn't manage to get pictures of them before shipping them away. Anyways, I hope you guys enjoyed what I did have to show and be sure to stay tuned for more pictures from my drastically-enlarged collection!
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    Alobates pensylvanica care?

    Mine does fine on my regular darkling diet - dog food, apple, banana, and carrot.
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    AAA's Swarm

    Thanks! Hopefully I can get a few more up on here soon.
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    AAA's Swarm

    Parcoblatta notha Adult female Adult female carrying ootheca Adult male Large nymph Small nymphs
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    AAA's Swarm

    Haha, well Macropanesthia rhinoceros are hard to find anywhere do to the epicly slow growth/reproduction times (unless they're not protected and people are able to collect them from the wild), but they should surely be more common over there compared to the U.S. Hopefully you're able to find some soon! I already consider them an awesome species to keep and mine aren't even that close to adulthood yet. lol
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    AAA's Swarm

    If only they could be trained. lol
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    AAA's Swarm

    Eurycotis lixa Adult Adult male Adult female Adult pair Mixed-sized nymphs Freshly-molted nymph Ootheca
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    AAA's Swarm

    Yep, they're pretty slow and laid back at all life-stages. The only bad thing is that it's pretty easy to get stabbed with the leg spikes of larger individuals when initially picking them up, but it also is with things like Blaberus. Besides that, they're great for handling!
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    AAA's Swarm

    Archimandrita tesselata Adult female Adult male (a little pronotum coloration still to come) Freshly-molted adult female Abnormally-black adult male (a little pronotum coloration still to come) Medium-large nymphs Small nymphs
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    AAA's Swarm

    Pycnoscelus striatus Adult female Mixed-size nymphs
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    AAA's Coleoptera Corner

    Asbolus verrucosus Adult female Adult female playing dead Two adult pairs
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    AAA's Swarm

    Lucihormetica grossei Adult male Adult female Adult pair Sub-adult male nymph (adult male previously pictured) Pre-sub-adult female nymph (adult female previously pictured) Sub-adult male nymph and pre-sub-adult female nymph (adult pair previously pictured) Small-medium-sized nymphs
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    AAA's Swarm

    I appreciate it!
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    AAA's Coleoptera Corner

    I appreciate it!
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    AAA's Swarm

    Kick-off the new year with some Thai earth-spawn. 😛 Pycnoscelus sp. "Thailand" Mixed-size nymphs Recently-molted adult female Adult female
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    AAA's Coleoptera Corner

    You can find them pretty much in houses around the whole U.S feeding on people's stored grain products along with a few organic materials. They will eat really any grain-based product in captivity, although I have seen that they prefer dogfood over oatmeal for sure.
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    Moneilema gigas (cactus longhorn)

    Marvelous!!! It is probably one of the greatest mysteries to man (or at least myself) why these have not been established in culture yet! I'll be crossing my fingers that yours is a female and that if so, she gives you many eggs.
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    Embaphion muricatum Questions

    No problem. Yea, definitely not BDF beetle type lifespans, but still on the longer side compared to some of the other inverts in the hobby. Fair enough; I like culturing everything I have because it lets me witness the change in each species as they grow, gives me pretty much an endless supply of each species, leaves me with a surplus that I can either trade or sell away, and, in the relatively unlikely scenario that a species goes extinct in the wild, it will still be preserved in captivity. I do understand that it takes more work, but that's the way I look at it.
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    Embaphion muricatum Questions

    Indeed, like @AlexW said, Hisserdue has a detailed care sheet for them on his blog which is definitely worth checking out: invertebratedude.blogspot.com/p/care-sheets.html I'm currently using the "pupation in situ" method for mine, in which the larvae can safely pupate together. It consists of a 27 qt. container with about 6 inches of substrate (mix of about 70% coconut fiber and 30% sand) and a few halfed paper towel rolls for hides. I don't keep a lid on the container to allow for max ventilation. I allow about the top 1/5 of substrate to dry out, but much more than that and the adults start dying since they're very sensitive to lack of moisture, so it's probably ideal to keep it pretty much completely moist. This method of culturing them requires that the larval population doesn't exceed a certain density as they will run out of space and start burrowing into the lowest levels of the substrate where the mature larvae are supposed to pupate if it gets too large.
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    Thoughts on new layout?

    I really like the new and upbeat look, the only thing that would be nice is if the background was a different color just so things look a little less similar to Mantidforum. Besides that, I think things look great!
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    Beetle Breeding Journal #1

    I'm starting one up, but beetles aren't one of the main focuses.
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    Hello From CT!

    Welcome! Glad you made your way over here!
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    Legal to bring beetles across the country?

    Not sure, but I think most people just ship them to themselves.
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    Vinegaroon from Reptile Expo

    Very cool, I love vinegaroons and actually have a pair myself. That appears to be a male though, due to the slim body and large pedipalps. Females have smaller, more compact pedipalps and are usually a bit bulkier.
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    How Hard Is A Beetles Shell?

    That sucks.