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  1. Now make him look like he's holding a little diploma.
  2. That's so cute! My niece has this miniature doll house kit and when she was younger she would put bugs she'd catch in the tiny strollers, cribs(covered them with the blankets too), couches, high chairs, ect. But it wasn't for portraits, she literally played with them like toys and pushing them around in strollers, serving them fake food as they struggle to get out of the little high chairs. Those poor bugs. lol
  3. Well, we really decreased in numbers(we found more). Currently we only have 9. We lost the little silver one too. 😩 We lost one 2-3 days ago. But they have been thriving very well. One cage had 6 for a while, and was knocked down to 4 now. The other cage had 5 and are still thriving. They are eating on banana jellies for roaches. I'll be ordering them a flavored roach kibble to go with it for extra nutrition. I was excited...but now I'm just annoyed. It's so hard keeping these guys alive. And to make things worse, I have more on the way, another hybrid. Just today found her butt attached to the black tiger roach. After she gives birth, I'm going to have to seperate her by herself.
  4. Aww. Thanks! I might get another, they're really cool beetles.
  5. Well, not exactly sure how old she is, but the receipt said May 28 last year! I've owned this adult Harlequin Flower Beetle I got from BugsInCyberSpace last year for a year now. She's officially the 3rd longest owned insect we've owned and is the oldest Scarab we ever owned! Not a good picture. I just sprayed down the cage and she turns dark. I chose a yellow candle as it seems to be a common color when it comes to her. lol And no, this candle was not lit! If you're wondering about the setup it's because she has no tarsi and has a problem with moving a leg. She can no longer walk on substrate but she does very well on cloth. She can climb around and burrow in it too, despite having no tarsi. This is the "retirement cage" made for older or injured insects that have difficulty moving around. Luckly, it's pretty peaceful for her as she is the only insect in there....but possibly not for long. We have a halloween hissing cockroach who's lost all tarsi. Another yellow bug to eat bananas with her(Inky HATES sharing food with others). How much longer do you think she could live?
  6. I have joined All Pet Roaches but I have yet to be approved - and I can't wait anymore. It's an emergency. Last night I found one of my new born hybrid hissers dead. And another today. Also, the wood roach went missing, I guess he flew to the top and squeezed through the vents, he's certainly small enough. I don't know how or why my babies are dying. Maybe they're eating the vasiline I keep a layer around the top? The other roaches are hurting them? Worried, I took them out and put them in smaller enclosures. However, these enclosures grow mold quickly, especially if I ever spray it down. So it remains a little dry. I use extra quencher jells to keep them moist(this worked for my domino, death's head, and chrome roaches when they lived in these enclosures). But I worry if quencher gels are killing my baby hisser hybrids. Is it bad for them? I do have these new "water pillows" that you put in water and it absorbs water and can be used as a water subsitute. I might use it to keep the tanks humid at least. I use coconut fiber with a little bit of leaf litter as substrate. toilet paper roll to climb and eat in. I feed them roach kibble, carrots, and apple. I used quencher gel as water. Whats the best water source for these little guys and what is going on? Thanks for any help! I don't want to lose these guys!
  7. Well, I went ahead and put them in the "graduation tank." In fact, there's so much room, I went ahead and put my baby domino roaches and 2 "surprise" wild roach nymphs in there too. I bet they feel great being misted. Beats staying moist under quencher jell. Also my 2 wild Surprise roaches, one turned into his adult form last night! But...it's just a tiny little tree/wood roach. I told my niece we should let him go, but she whined and wants to keep him. I hope the other one is a bigger surprise.
  8. I think if the animal is in the same subfamily they can. Such as turtles, like Trachemys scripta elegans x Graptemys geographica different Genus both apart of family emydidae. Not sure if this applies to insects. After some research, the only compatable breedings I can see is of the hissers. Both being apart of family, Blaberidae. The only females in the tank are my halloween hisser and a mimic beetle roach and there's nothing related to her(the beetle roach).
  9. Ok, thank you! I use coconut fiber. Maybe I'll just put a thin layer in the bigger tank so I can still get a view, at least under the tank.
  10. Oh. What kind of roaches are they? Hybrids? I know when I had a halloween hisser nymph, he/she was also black. She died all of a sudden. I'm keeping 8 babies in one of the "baby tanks." A small enclosure about 6 inches tall, 6 inches long, and 3.5 inches wide. If I spray water into them, they instantly start to build mold. So I provide extra quencher jellies for them to go under to stay moist. I'm a little worried. I know roaches love humidity, and my baby domino roaches have been thriving well for 6 months now. I worry if my hisser died from not enough humidity? Do hissers require more humidity than other roaches? I do have a bigger enclosure tank that won't collect mold and can be misted down, the "graduation tank" for when baby insects get large enough to monitor, but these guys are not ready yet. What do you think? If they need to be moved, I will, it will just be a pain to monitor them. I have some vasiline too, so I can keep them at bay from escasping vents, but it's baby powderscented(I'll try to pick up regular tommarrow, it's just what we have laying around the house), I hope it doesn't bother them.
  11. Yes! Except ours are entirely black, but they do look like the lighter one.
  12. Today we just found tiny little bugs in my niece's bug tank. Baby hisser roaches! Madagascar Hisser X Halloween Hisser, I'm sure. Other adult roach residents are a female beetle mimic roach, chrome roach(sex not identifyed), and a another male hisser, I'm not sure of species(large black came free with madagascar). Is it possible for hissers to interbreed with the others? I found nine, all are black except one that's grey.
  13. Thanks Thanks! 😊 I took it while I was cleaning the tanks. We had an emergency grain mite infestation last night in all enclosures besides 2 of them, one being Inky's. I still cleaned hers just as a precaution. Ughh! It seems not even the springtails worked. I HATE GRIAN MITES!!!!!!!!!
  14. While the topic is about her, might aswell show a picture of the old girl I took last night. Inky, being cute:
  15. I don't see how that could even be an issue. You can put their enclosure where ever you want, maybe avoid rooms that are particularly cold, hot, poorly ventilated, or very dusty. I don't see how a bedroom could be an issue unless they have any of these problems. Just like other possessions, lot of people keep caged pets in their bed rooms especially if there's more than 1 person living with them, cause it's their pet, their responsibility, their room.
  16. Thanks! If only I knew that's what fingernail polish remover was made of. lol I have a bottle on my desk! Just also, I noticed that the guts that were hanging out, are actually like back inside, like a healing scab. OMG please do not tell me he's still alive! No movement though. I have him in a glass jar. Lid on tight.
  17. Geez. Now I feel even more terrible. But he was moving around like he was still alive for hours, guts dragging along. I couldn't bare the suffering. I heard that they can still live decapitated for over a week and they basically die from starvation. Yikes! This is also my niece's roach so, the site of her roach cut in half living for a week would probably put her into shock. She was really upset last night. I just hope the painting of bugs I made her with little hearts around them will cheer her up. lol Edit: She loves it! I've been forgivin, looks like she's gotten over it too. I'm sure she'll bring more bugs home and use this inccident against me to keep them. lol
  18. Thanks, but I still live with family and they would kill me if they even heard that I put a roach cut in half dragging its guts around, in the freezer. Last night, I actually found some raid for spiders and roaches(we usually only have it for ants, but will kill other insects too, we get very serious ant infestations if its a very wet spring, I know they're just being ants, but they will attack small pets like my insects and their food too. I had to rehome my lizards because we had an infestation so bad they were getting into their enclosure and killing and eating their crickets. I hope you guys can understand) I sprayed him and he died very quickly. Not the way I planned on doing it, it was a last resort. At least it was quicker than I thought it would be.
  19. Oops sorry for the confusion. I some times call cellar spiders daddy long legs. Yes, that name is for the harvestmen. Those guys are less of a problem for me as they typically stay outdoors, although they have ruined picnics and bug hunts for me. lol
  20. I don't have the fluid, but will rubbing alcohol work? Not for Inky the harlequin flower beetle(who doing fine) but ....... brace your self....a roach that I accidently cut in half trying to free him from a tight spot he was stuck in in an old decore. The decore was weak enough for me to break the piece off - and sliced him in half. It's been several hours now, and he's still moving! This is so sad! He can still run on both pieces. It's really disturbing to watch. I have him in an air tight jar.
  21. I am an emotional person. Speaking of emotions, I just accidently killed one of my niece's halloween hisser nymph. He was stuck in a tight spot of an old decore. So, I broke that piece off, and it cut him in half. 😩I almost cried, especially when my niece cried. I feel like crap. Her cricket just died last night. Guess this is karma from the bomb beetle. We always preserve our bugs in acrylic cast though, so she can have them forever. It takes a while for soft body insects to dry out though.
  22. I'm too scared to kill spiders, so is my dad(we both have arachnophobia). My sister may free them, but my mom will smash them. I hate daddy long legs/cellar spiders the worst. They are very creepy and worst of all, a very common house spider. But I remember back then there was a daddy long leg spider at my friends house. She was huge and carried an egg sack. I don't know why, but as terrifying as she was, and how my anxiety would raise when ever I walked in that building, I didn't want her to be killed, because she was carrying her babies. I heard daddy long legs were very social spiders that unlike other spiders who consume their mates after mating, they live with them. I asked my friend to free the spider. Although, as much treatment I can find available online, my phobia still exist.
  23. No, there's only one flat-back. Me and my niece keeps track on our bugs because she's always playing with them. They all have names too. lol In her main tank, she owns one flat-backed millipede, one scarlet millipede, 6 roaches(1 large deathhead nymph, 2 halloween hissers, 2 madagascar hissers, and 1 mimic beetle roach), 2 rice scarabs, 1 sugarcane beetle, 1 rainbow dung beetle, 1 rainbow darkling beetle, 1 domestic cricket, 1 eastern tent moth caterpillar, and a random snail. In a tiny tank she also owns a picnic beetle and a confused flour beetle she raised from a mealworm. We also have rearing cages for 3 baby domino roaches, 2 chrome roaches, and 2 wild unidentified roaches. All I have is a harlequin flower beetle, a rainbow dung beetle, and a juvenile N. American giant millipede. lol We have lots of bugs and possibly more. Her birthday is coming and she really wants a bess beetle. Oh god, the only thing she needs is a 20 gallon tank!
  24. We have a flat backed millipede(either Polydesmus angustus or Polydesmus serrratus). We've had him for about 5 months and we don't know whats going on for about a month now. He looks like he's been changing size back and forth new dark shades. A few weeks back he bit and sprayed my niece. Today me and my niece noticed that he's gotten smaller in size or at least shorter. Is this normal or is someone replacing millipedes? lol It's quite a mystery but my niece is becoming frustrated over it. It's bugging us both. I have noticed that he's been remaining burrowed for the past couple of days. He's usually in the water dish or curled around a quencher gel. We just got some spring tails and he likes the dirt that they came. I just hope the springtails aren't causing any problems. Thanks!
  25. Is there anyone who sells them to the US or is it illegal?
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