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#1 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted December 5 2017 - 2:48 PM

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I've been looking into raising them, but I haven't have had much finding adults, only nymphs...does anyone know how to effectivelt catch and keep them? I should mention that the species that I wamt to raise are Parcoblatta pennsylvanica and Cryptocercus punctulatus.

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#2 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 5 2017 - 4:37 PM

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Cryptocercus is a nearly impossible to raise genus. I would recommend Parcoblatta, I keep seven Parcoblatta pennsylvanica nymphs as desktop pets. They eat fish food, apples, carrots, dog food, honey, sugar water, and nearly everything else you'd expect a pet roach to eat.
 

I find large groups of Parcoblatta nymphs under logs (hibernating) They only need to hibernate for a month to do well.

 

You can also find large (1 inch) adults in the spring, while they travel to look for mates. They are fun to breed, and the hatchling nymphs are tiny!

All stages of this species can't climb up smooth surfaces. They still enjoy climbing, so I would recommend adding a twig or branch to their setup to climb on.


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#3 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted December 5 2017 - 4:55 PM

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Thanks, I find nymphs sometimes under logs. Hopefully I'll be able to find me some adults since I've been wanting a colony of these guys!

#4 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 6 2017 - 4:31 AM

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Trust me, they're everywhere in the spring. The adults are so pretty, though!


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Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps




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