Tuesday, January 19, 2016

My new Parcoblatta bolliana And Parcoblatta Unknown fulvescens like caudelli!

These are the last of my new roaches from my Christmas roach overdose! I have about 3 or so of the Parcoblatta unknown fulvescens like caudelli. These are either P.fulvescens or caudelli, but it is hard to tell exactly which one. With such a small number, I may have to get more to breed them, but we shall see.

I am keeping them in a small plastic container with moist coconut fiber as the substrate and a piece of cardboard and dead leaves as the hides. They are eating dog food, fruits and veggies. I had a couple more, but they died of unknown causes.

Here are some pictures of the nymphs:






















Here is the cage:



















Hopefully I will be able to breed this species, I may be getting some in the summer if I need more to start a colony.
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I have 5 nymphs of the Boll's wood roach, Parcoblatta bolliana. I had more, but a few of them shriveled up and died, as if they were drying out. The enclosure was moist and humid, so I do not know why they died. One was also parasitized by a Tachnid fly, unfortunately I fed it to a Steatoda sp spider without snapping a picture of it.

I am keeping my remaining nymphs in the same enclosure as my Pynoscelus nigra, I am using moist coconut fiber as the substrate and cardboard pieces and dead leaves as the hides. They are eating the usual roach fare, dog food, fruits and veggies. I really hope they stop dying, this species is a very cute one.

Here are some pictures of the nymphs:





















Here is the enclosure, (which is the also the enclosure for my Pycnoscelus nigra):

















I now have 26 species of roaches, which is amazing considering before 2015 I had 2! I hope to continue to dig into this hobby, and I am very excited for what this new year may bring!

Hope you guys enjoyed this post, I will see you all soon! :)

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