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    New roaches

    Anyone working with Eublaberus distanti or A tessalata? I have ordered some. Peppers for fun and distanti as a possible new feeder roach.
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    Re: New roaches

    I believe Andrew273 had that first species once. If you want help with anything he'd be the person to contact, most likely.

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    Re: New roaches

    Distanti is my favorite roach species. They are gorgeous. I had a small colony of 2.3.0 that eventually died off. I kept them in a naturalistic viv but for some some reason could not get them to breed. I'd suggest keeping them like any feeder roach as I have heard people had success with this. There's a picture of one of mine somewhere in this forum. They are called 6 spot roaches as well.

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    Re: New roaches

    Males and females look alike. Maybe you had all males. One of my, what I thought was a male, Gave birth to about 25 or so yesterday. My understanding is male are just a bit smaller than females, and the final segment on the abdomen is wider. I only got 12 mixed sizes to start. I am looking at bolivienses as well. My goal is to be cricket free. Today is Roach Day in Las Vegas. I want to see how these do before I buy a colony. I love lobster roaches, but are hard to feed (I do it by hand) because they can climb. Dubia are great but don't produce fast enough.
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