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PostHisserdude on 12/4/2016, 10:43 pm

Here is a photo thread for my roach collection! Smile

Blaberus atropos "Florida":









These guys have rather varied pronotum markings.

Byrsotria sp. "Cuba":

Female




Male




Chorisoneura texensis:




Ergaula capucina:

Female




Male:


Hemiblabera tenebricosa:

Female




Male




Parcoblatta americana "Table-top Mountain":

Female




Male:






Parcoblatta bolliana:

Nymph




Female




Parcoblatta divisa:

Female:


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PostHisserdude on 12/4/2016, 10:46 pm

Parcoblatta uhleriana:

Nymph






Polyphaga aegyptiaca:

Female with ootheca




Male with an abnormality on his wing




Pseudomops septentrionalis:




Therea olegrandjeani:

Male:




Female




Parcoblatta americana:
Female




Parcoblatta bolliana:
Male




Parcoblatta uhleriana:
Female






Male




Parcoblatta virginica:
Male




Parcoblatta sp. "Undescribed":
Male






Arenivaga tonkawa:
Female nymph




Subadult male:




Blaberus sp. "Venezuela":
Nymph




Corydidarum pygmaea:
Nymph






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PostHisserdude on 12/4/2016, 10:49 pm

Blaberus sp. "Hybrid":






African bullet roach:
Adult female






Arenivaga genitalis:
Nymph




Cariblatta lutea:
Nymph






Adult male


Parcoblatta bolliana:
Subadult male






Female nymph






Parcoblatta zebra:
Subadult male






Adult female






Pycnoscelus sp. "Thailand":
Nymph






Adult




Gyna lurida "Normal":








Dorylaea orini:
Nymph






Paranauphoeta discoidalis:
Adult female






The happy couple, (Male on the right)


Corydidarum pygmaea:
Adult male






Female nymph








Pseudomops septentrionalis:
Adult female




Adult male




African bullet roach:
Adult male




Therea petiveriana:
Adult female




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PostHisserdude on 12/4/2016, 10:58 pm

Panchlora sp. "White":
Males


















Female:




Pseudomops septentrionalis:
Male




Female carrying ootheca


Byrsotria fumigata:
Male




Gromphadorhina sp. "Hybrid":
Male




Corydidarum pymaea:
Adult female






Dorylaea orini:
Female








Gyna lurida:
Female (Nice white coloration on this one)






Pycnoscelus sp. "Thailand":
Female




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PostHisserdude on 12/4/2016, 11:02 pm

Arenivaga bolliana:
Female






Subadult male


Parcoblatta fulvescens:
Female




Latiblattella rehni:
Small nymph






Cariblatta minima:
Female






Corydidarum pygmaea:
Adult pair


Paranauphoeta discoidalis:
Hatchling








Blaberus sp. "Venezuela":
Male








Hemiblabera tenebricosa:
Mating pair (Male on right)




Balta notulata:
Tiny nymph (My camera has a really hard time photographing tiny inverts, so forgive me for the low quality pics)




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PostT.C. on 12/5/2016, 9:00 am

Wow, that an amazingly huge collection. Took me about ten minutes just to get through them all. I have never seen the white colored species. Super cool.
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PostHisserdude on 12/6/2016, 12:47 am

@T.C. wrote:Wow, that an amazingly huge collection. Took me about ten minutes just to get through them all. I have never seen the white colored species. Super cool.

Yeah, and this is a small collection compared to some keepers out there, the owner of Roachcrossing.com, Kyle Kandilian, has well over 100 species of cockroach in his collection!

Thanks, the Panchlora sp. "White" are actually a very new addition to the hobby, I'm one of the few US hobbyists keeping them. Very Happy
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PostT.C. on 12/6/2016, 6:17 pm

Awesome, does the owner of the roachcrossing.com still have the Panchlora sp.for sale or in stock? How much if so?
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PostHisserdude on 12/7/2016, 3:46 pm

Oh I don't think Roachcrossing has the white Panchlora last time I checked, I actually got these off a guy in Canada, Gil Wizen, who was until recently the sole keeper of this species, and he won't be shipping anything this time of year cause of the weather.
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PostT.C. on 12/7/2016, 4:06 pm

Ok, thank you. Obviously I couldn't get any until spring, living in Wisconsin in all. Very Happy
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PostHisserdude on 12/7/2016, 4:27 pm

@T.C. wrote:Ok, thank you. Obviously I couldn't get any until spring, living in Wisconsin in all. Very Happy

No problem! Smile Well if you have people ship your bugs with heat packs then the cold is irrelevant, if they get there on time that is...
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Postnatureguy on 12/11/2016, 2:50 pm

That is a huge collection! Just how much time do you spend ia a day caring for them? lol
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PostHisserdude on 12/11/2016, 7:07 pm

@natureguy wrote:That is a huge collection! Just how much time do you spend ia a day caring for them? lol

Yep, it sure is! Very Happy I actually only have to do maintenance once every two days, and it only takes about an hour and a half to replace all their food and spray their enclosures. Smile Overall they are very low maintenance pets.
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PostHisserdude on 1/2/2017, 5:22 pm

Therea olegrandjeani:





Therea petiveriana:




Chorisoneura texensis:
Male


Female






Parcoblatta fulvescens:
Male




Nymphs


Parcoblatta zebra:
Male




Nymphs






Arenivaga bolliana:
Male






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PostT.C. on 1/2/2017, 6:07 pm

I think the nymph's picture is really cool. I am actually surprised at how close earwigs and cockroaches behavior is. Do the parents look out after the nymphs at all, or they on there own?
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PostHisserdude on 1/3/2017, 2:46 pm

@T.C. wrote:I think the nymph's picture is really cool. I am actually surprised at how close earwigs and cockroaches behavior is. Do the parents look out after the nymphs at all, or they on there own?

Thanks! Smile It depends on the species, most roaches just let their babies wander away and show no maternal care, some are very good parents however.

Take Corydidarum pygmaea, (a species I'm currently rearing that highly resembles a pillbug), the babies stick very close to their mother for the first couple molts, and they drink a liquid that the mother produces from glands in her leg joints. A closely related genus, Perisphaerus, is also known for feeding their young nutritious liquids from their joints, and will actually curl into a ball around their babies to protect them!

Cryptocercus roaches are well known for living in small colonies in rotting logs, and take good care of their oothecae, cleaning them from time to time, and the nymphs stay with their parents through adulthood and eat their frass to obtain special microorganisms that help them digest rotten wood. Smile
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Postmothman27 on 1/3/2017, 7:54 pm

Amazing collection! My favorites are the Therea(s). i don't know much about roaches but I collected one in FL this summer and don't know what type it is. I will try to post a pic later.

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PostHisserdude on 1/3/2017, 8:27 pm

@mothman27 wrote:Amazing collection! My favorites are the Therea(s). i don't know much about roaches but I collected one in FL this summer and don't know what type it is. I will try to post a pic later.

Thanks! Smile Yeah, Therea are among the more popular species of roach in the hobby, due to their attractive colors and beetle-like shape.

Cool, I'd be happy to try and identify it for you if you can get a good picture. Very Happy
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PostHisserdude on 1/24/2017, 7:40 pm

Latiblattella rheni:
Adult male





Polyphaga saussurei:
Adult female











Polyphaga aegyptiaca:
Adult female





Adult male





Panchlora sp. "White":
Newborn nymphs





Balta notulata:
Nymphs





Adults





Corydidarum pygmaea:
Adult females





Blaberus sp. "Venezuela":
Adult female





Paranauphoeta discoidalis:
Adult female and nymphs









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PostInsect Rod on 1/24/2017, 9:48 pm

I agree, a very nice collection. Also took me a while to look at all of them. I have never collected any roaches but the families goes back millions of years, it would be nice to have a fossil rock cast of one of those. Looks like several would be a good candidate. I have observed a few roach species in ancient fossil amber resin; and they were preserved forever.
Take a look at insect in amber, just google it.
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PostT.C. on 1/24/2017, 9:49 pm

I really like that Balta notulata species. How big does that species get?
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PostInsect Rod on 1/24/2017, 10:16 pm

Panchlora is really unique to me, nice photo work you did.
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PostLoops117 on 1/25/2017, 7:48 am

Nice thread, and those are so great looking roaches. I myself am wanting to build up my roach collection this spring and summer once my new bug/hobby room is built.

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PostInsect Rod on 1/25/2017, 11:23 am

I guess I would consider hisserdude to be the roach expert if I have a question about roaches. I read one time that you could cut off a roaches head and he/she could live for several days or week without a head. Not sure how true that is.
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PostLoops117 on 1/25/2017, 11:40 am

@Insect Rod wrote:I guess I would consider hisserdude to be the roach expert if I have a question about roaches. I read one time that you could cut off a roaches head and he/she could live for several days or week without a head. Not sure how true that is.
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Im not sure how true that technically is. I once tried to kill a roach for my ants by crushing it's head. After it's head was crushed, it used its legs to pull it's own head off, then pull a bunch of it's own guts out with it. Was a very gruesome sight, and had to completely smash the roach cuz i felt bad. It looked like he was trying to get whatever it was on his head, off...which was nothing.

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