Wednesday, July 13, 2016

For the Love of Cockroaches!!!

For years I've been hoping that Orin McMonigle, invertebrate hobbyist and author, would make an expansion upon his small booklet, Allpet Roaches. That book has pretty much been the ONLY book devoted to the husbandry of cockroaches, and has long been one of the best sources of information in that hobby.

Orin has been writing large format books in the past few years, many of them expansions of similarly small booklets he had previously published, and ever since he started making those larger books, I have been patiently waiting for him to make a giant roach care book. Well as some of you already know, that day has come, the book For the Love of Cockroaches was published July 5th, and my copy just arrived in the mail today!! It is a 350 page monster of a book, a coffee-table sized cockroach care guide! It is full of pictures, both from the author and from other hobbyists/nature people, myself included! :)

So, I could just show you a picture of the book in my shelf, or against a pretty background, but that would not properly convey just how excited I am to have this baby in my possession. So I'm gonna share an image of me holding the book to show how happy I am right now:

And here is a picture of the book (right) alongside "Centipedes in Captivity" (left), one of his larger works
As you can see, it's pretty thick compared to that other book, due in part to the thicker, higher quality paper, but mostly because it's a big freaking book.

Well, I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and if any of you are into Blatticulture, I definitely suggest you go and get a copy of "For the Love of Cockroaches" as soon as possible! ;)


  1. Wow, that is a very large book, with obviously a goldmine of info in it! Cool that you finally received your copy. Wow, I don't think I've ever seen more excitement on someone's face in my life, I don't usually show much emotion but that's how I felt inside when I received my first hisser nymph!
    I'll eventually end up getting a copy as well, but right now saving to get the "Lost Order of the Venegaroons" book.

    1. Yup, it is a very good book, full of information! :) Haha yeah, I am VERY excited to have this book, been waiting for something like this for years! I don't usually show that much emotion either, only when I get a really good new book or invertebrate.
      Cool, that's a good book as well, and very picture heavy!