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This photo thread is admittedly going to be way huger than the beetle one since they make up only 13% or so of what I keep right now, but hopefully you all with find some of the lil guys shared here intriguing as well. 😛

I'll go ahead and get things rolling with the current crowning jewel of my collection, my smallish nymph pair of Rhinoceros Roaches, Macropanesthia rhinoceros. :) 

Macropanesthia rhinoceros

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Smallish female nymph

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Smallish male nymph

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Smallish nymph pair

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Kick-off the new year with some Thai earth-spawn. 😛 

Pycnoscelus sp. "Thailand"

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Mixed-size nymphs

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Recently-molted adult female

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Adult female

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Lucihormetica grossei

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Adult male

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Adult female

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Adult pair

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Sub-adult male nymph (adult male previously pictured)

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Pre-sub-adult female nymph (adult female previously pictured)

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Sub-adult male nymph and pre-sub-adult female nymph (adult pair previously pictured)

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Small-medium-sized nymphs

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Archimandrita tesselata

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Adult female

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Adult male (a little pronotum coloration still to come)

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Freshly-molted adult female

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Abnormally-black adult male (a little pronotum coloration still to come)

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Medium-large nymphs

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Small nymphs

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I want some A. tesselata eventually. I notice you are holding them. Are they easy to handle? I read that they were easier to hold than Blaberus species since they are calmer. Can you confirm this? 

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16 minutes ago, The Mantis Menagerie said:

I want some A. tesselata eventually. I notice you are holding them. Are they easy to handle? I read that they were easier to hold than Blaberus species since they are calmer. Can you confirm this? 

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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8 hours ago, All About Arthropods said:

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! 

I think any large roach enjoys poking handlers. Even my G. portentosa can be quite prickly. 

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25 minutes ago, The Mantis Menagerie said:

I think any large roach enjoys poking handlers. Even my G. portentosa can be quite prickly. 

If only they could be trained. lol

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1 hour ago, Dave Jay said:

Funny that you have Macropanesthia rhinoceros when here in Australia I can't find any for sale! I've been looking for weeks now!

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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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

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Adult females

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Large nymph(s)

 

Gromphadorhina grandidieri

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Adult male

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Adult female

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Small nymphs

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Individuals attempting to hide

 

Gromphadorhina grandidieri/Elliptorhina laevigata

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Adult male comparison (G.grandidieri left, E.laevigata right)

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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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Porcellio scaber "Piebald"

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Medium-sized to large individuals (note the amount/placement of piebalding can change during the lifetime and individuals usually have to be 1/3 grown before they show any)

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Pregnant female (note the marsupium on her stomach)

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