Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Some New Roaches!!!

I recently got some new roaches from Alan Jeon, also known as Cariblatta lutea on Allpet Roaches Forum. I purchased some new Parcoblatta bolliana, Parcoblatta zebra, Pycnoscelus sp. "Thailand", and he threw in a free starter colony of Cariblatta lutea! :) Now I have recovered almost all of the species that were hit by the entomophagous fungus! I got a large over count on all the species I bought, and I will definitely do business with him again. Anyway, let's talk about my new roaches!

First let's talk about my Parcoblatta bolliana and Cariblatta lutea, both are species I have previously owned, but lost to a entomophagous fungus. These are all captive bred specimens, and will not carry such pathogens, thankfully.

The Parcoblatta bolliana are in a medium sized container filled with coconut fiber, I have bark, dead leaves, and a toilet paper roll as hides. Hopefully I will be able to breed this species this time!

The Cariblatta are in a small container similar to the one I am using for my Chorisoneura texensis, with the same feeding hole design. It seems like the best way to avoid escapees in these tiny species. The substrate is a mix of coconut fiber and a little bit of sand, and for hides I am using bark and dead leaves.

Here are some pictures of them!

Parcoblatta bolliana subadult male

Parcoblatta bolliana female nymph

Cariblatta lutea adult male
Cariblatta lutea nymph

Now let's get to my new species!!

My Parcoblatta zebra are housed in a medium sized container filled with coconut fiber. For hides I am using bark, dead leaves, and cardboard pieces. I have a big slab of bark propped upright against one wall of the container, as this species apparently likes upright bark. This species is the prettiest Parcoblatta in my opinion. :)

My Pycnoscelus sp. "Thailand" are housed in a medium sized container filled with several inches of coconut fiber. There are pieces of bark laid down on the surface of the substrate, which they seem to like hiding under. These guys have yet to be identified, but they could be P.conferta.

Here are some pictures!

Parcoblatta zebra subadult male

Parcoblatta zebra adult female

Pycnoscelus sp. "Thailand" nymph

Pycnoscelus sp. "Thailand" adult

I am very happy with this latest order of roaches, hopefully I will be able to breed all of them with no problems.

Well, that's gonna be it for today guys, I hope you enjoyed, and stay tuned for next post! :)

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