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The Bugs!!!!

Discussion in 'Invertebrates General' started by Poison, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. Poison

    Poison Elite Member

    The beautiful dubia
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    The mean hissers! (the males ram my fingers lol)
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    blatta lateralis (Red Runners)
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    Panchlora nivea (Banana Roach)
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    Oxyhaloa duesta (Red-Head Roach)
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    Gyna lurida "Yellow" (Cant wait for these to mature!)
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  2. Poison

    Poison Elite Member

    And the isopods

    Porcellio scaber
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    Trichorhina tomentosa (Dwarf White Isopod)
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    Armadillidium vulgare
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  3. TigerIvy

    TigerIvy Elite Member

    gorgeous pictures!! thank you so much for sharing. I personally think the banana roaches are almost too pretty to feed!
     
  4. Darkbird

    Darkbird Elite Member

    Nice, but my pets would be fatherless if my wife found all that in our house. Took me 3 months to convince her to let me have the dubias.
     
  5. Runningmom

    Runningmom Elite Member

    Dark bird I am in agreement with your wife lol. And I am the reptile woman in the house lol. My husband would not like the bugs either:)
     
  6. Poison

    Poison Elite Member

    The bananas are just for fun/pets. And thank you :)
     
  7. Poison

    Poison Elite Member

    Haha, it took me a while to convince myself that roaches were the better feeder for my pets but now I cant stop :p
     
  8. millerpj

    millerpj Elite Member

    I have what looks like this Gyna lurida "Yellow" in my dubia's. There is just one and I've wondered why it looked different.
     
  9. Poison

    Poison Elite Member

    Got any pics? You can't really tell if they are a "yellow" until they are adults or if you know the adults were yellows.
     
  10. Poison

    Poison Elite Member

    Got my first mature Gyna lurida

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  11. DwarvenChef

    DwarvenChef Elite Member

    Whoot that's the roach (blatta lateralis (Red Runners)) I have been trying to look for the name for a while.

    Thanks :)
     
  12. jarich

    jarich Elite Member

    Have you found a different level of preference for the various isopods regarding heat? My scabers were really thriving until the summer temperatures raised the ambient levels in my enclosures about 5 degrees. Now I can barely find any of them, but the dwarfs are like rabbits.
     
  13. Poison

    Poison Elite Member

    Can't really help with the scabers. I found a prego female and she gave birth but I've never bred them.

    For the dwarfs I just put their container on top of a uvb fixture and they seem to be taking off in numbers. Same with the Armadillidium vulgare though they don't seem to breed as fast.
     
  14. Poison

    Poison Elite Member

  15. jarich

    jarich Elite Member

    Those are cool man. Ive been looking into scarab and rhino beetles lately. You can find some pretty ones here in the States, surprisingly. I had no idea we had such colourful scarabs here.
     
  16. Poison

    Poison Elite Member

    We have rhino beetles out here? I've never seen any. I would love to get into beetles though. I've seen a lot og beautiful ones for sale like the Gymnetis caseyi
     
  17. AdamL8

    AdamL8 Elite Member

    I've started to enjoy roaches more and more. It's really hard to understand people considering them creepy when you enjoy watching them. I wouldn't mind starting a few extra colonies of different species as pets.
     
  18. jarich

    jarich Elite Member

    Dynastes tityus live out east here from New York all the way down to Florida. Dynastes granti live out west around Arizona and Utah. There are apparently other species but Ive never seen them for sale anywhere.

    Have you seen Phanaeus scarabs?! They are really cool looking beetles (called rainbow beetles), with loads of metallic green and reds and big horns. There are some other awesome scarabs too.

    I was even looking into Tiger beetles. I dont think you can really keep them together though without them fighting all the time. Mean little carnivores. Was thinking of putting them in the dragon enclosure to clean up all the stupid crickets I have breeding in there now. I love my bioactive substrate, but the crickets have pretty much exploded and destroyed all the springtails and isopods. Hate crickets.
     
  19. Poison

    Poison Elite Member

    I've seen them for sale online but never seen any in person. They are definitely a beautiful species. I would love to get some of those as well.

    I just googled the Tiger beetles and they look a lot like flies lol. I'm with you on crickets. I hate them too. Only reason I like them is because they are not as shy as most roach species and they are good for arboreal species as the crickets like to climb too and even bask so they stay out in the open.
     
  20. jarich

    jarich Elite Member

    Hmmm like flies? Not sure what you mean actually. The Great Plains Tiger beetle is an awesome looking bad $&@! Look that one up. Talk about a brutal looking hunter. I'd actually be a bit worried about that guy running around my dragon tank. Monitor would take him easy enough but not sure about the dragons. ;)
     

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