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City roaches! :lol:

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I see these at night when I'm coming home from work, and had to bring my camera out to try to get a snap shot for this thread. :)

 

Ooh...Blatta orientalis! I love these guys :)

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Here's one from Florida: Arenivaga floridensis , Florida Sand Roach. This specimen was collected in Highlands County, FL. They live in loose sand in the sandhill scrub habitat (see photo below) along Florida's ancient sand ridges. Also found an adult male but it died before I could get it home. They are somewhat difficult to locate but I hope to get more for future breeding.

 

 

 

Arenivaga floridensis

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A. floridensis....super duper mega ultra awesome species from FL! LOL

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Here's one from Florida: Arenivaga floridensis , Florida Sand Roach. This specimen was collected in Highlands County, FL. They live in loose sand in the sandhill scrub habitat (see photo below) along Florida's ancient sand ridges. Also found an adult male but it died before I could get it home. They are somewhat difficult to locate but I hope to get more for future breeding.

 

 

 

Arenivaga floridensis

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Wow those are really cool!!!

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Love all the photos!

 

I used to have a decent variety of roaches, but now I'm down to 4 hissers (+ a few nymphs) and a lone dubia that lives with them.

 

I often think about picking up all the hisser types and species (like I used to have) and a few other "high end" roaches, but for the moment I'm just going to stick with my 5 adult roaches. I have too many pets as it is.

 

Keep posting those photos!

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Love all the photos!

 

I used to have a decent variety of roaches, but now I'm down to 4 hissers (+ a few nymphs) and a lone dubia that lives with them.

 

I often think about picking up all the hisser types and species (like I used to have) and a few other "high end" roaches, but for the moment I'm just going to stick with my 5 adult roaches. I have too many pets as it is.

 

Keep posting those photos!

 

One can never have too many roaches :P Unless of course none of them are in cages :lol:

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Wow those are really cool!!!

Thanks! Finding them in the sand reminds me of looking for sand fleas at the beach to use for fishing bait.

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Cool pics! Hope you find more of them! :)

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I also got some sand roaches (from TX) recently...

 

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Nice! Do you know what species they are?

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Nice! Do you know what species they are?

A friend of mine believes that this is either A. tonkawa or something new to the hobby (maybe erratica?)

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I gotta get my hands on some of these fellas! :)

 

Kyle has some tonkawa available on his website, but be very cautious as these are really hard to keep.

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Kyle has some tonkawa available on his website, but be very cautious as these are really hard to keep.

Really? How so?

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Really? How so?

 

They seem to be picky about moisture level.

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Oh, ok. For some reason I always thought they were easy to keep.

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Oh, ok. For some reason I always thought they were easy to keep.

 

That's exactly what I thought until people started telling me how hard it is to keep just enough moisture level to not kill them :P

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Wouldn't it be best to keep it on the dry side? Thats what I've been doing, plus carrot slices help keep the humidity perfect and they might eat them.

 

I notice my A. Floridensis like to make cool distinct sounds. And they aren't shy and don't mind the light.

 

I use carrots in my cigar box as a humidifier, it works very well.

 

Does anyone know the exact moisture level of the substrate that is best for this species?

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Wouldn't it be best to keep it on the dry side? Thats what I've been doing, plus carrot slices help keep the humidity perfect and they might eat them.

 

I notice my A. Floridensis like to make cool distinct sounds. And they aren't shy and don't mind the light.

 

I use carrots in my cigar box as a humidifier, it works very well.

 

Does anyone know the exact moisture level of the substrate that is best for this species?

 

Yep, it's best to keep them on dry side, but the ootheca needs some moisture to hatch (too much can kill them of course) so that seems to be another obstacle for many breeders.

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