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Madagascar Hissing Cockroach Mites

Discussion in 'Invertebrates General' started by pandorasbox, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. pandorasbox

    pandorasbox Elite Member

    My 15 year old niece brought home a pair of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches from school today... my sister-in-law freaked out, so the roaches pretty much immediately went to live with auntie (it was also my fault because my nieces liked my dubias haha :D). I guess one of her science teachers had an over-population of them. They had a ton of little mites on them... a little googling said they were pretty harmless (symbiotic) and specific to madagascar hissing cockroaches, and if there is an excess to pretty much shake 'n not-bake them in flour and to spray them with water to get them off, it seemed to work pretty well. I have them in a shoebox sterlite with half an egg carton, roach chow, water crystals, and a carrot now. No caresheet here... does anyone have a favorite caresheet? Or have any opinions on those mites? Hopefully they don't find the dubias...
  2. pandorasbox

    pandorasbox Elite Member

    Also, what substrate if any do those of you that have had them use?
  3. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

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