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Hisser care?

Aracnoenthusiast

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I'm considering getting my 5yr old daughter a pet hisser, dont worry she's totally into bugs, I'm curious what the care would be. Kitchen scraps and roach food I'm aware of. But what are the moisture requirements for the substrate? Thank you all
 

ilovebrachys

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I'm considering getting my 5yr old daughter a pet hisser, dont worry she's totally into bugs, I'm curious what the care would be. Kitchen scraps and roach food I'm aware of. But what are the moisture requirements for the substrate? Thank you all
Definitely get some - they make great pets especially for kids :)
Very easy to care for they do like damp sub(but not soaked) I mist ours a couple of times a week - they do love the kitchen scraps and roach food.. We keep ours with some rotten white wood and leaf litter/moss in their enclosure and they seem to do well :)
I know others may keep them different especially if they are being used as a feeder for Ts but I think if you are keeping as pets you can do the best you can for their enclosure :)
 

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I keep my hissers without substrate. I use egg cartons for cover within the enclosure. They need moisture, so I use bug gel. For food, I use a mixture of porridge & cheap fish flakes, plus a slice or two of fruit.
 

Gardez

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Hisser roaches are very good pets. They keep simple.
I keep them with coconut fiber. It hold some water very good. Also you shouldn't spraying too much because it can be mildew. Rather you spray 2 to 3 times per week and else keep it a little bit dry.

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Aracnoenthusiast

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Well, after a 5 hr round trip my daughter has her birthday present... a pair of female hissers. She's beyond excited.
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x_raphael_xx

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One of my females (Porthos) passed away yesterday, so I was a little bummed. But today I came down to find my other female (Athos) giving birth!

My females are a dark brown, my male is a lighter tan.
I can't tell from the photo, but does the one top on have horns? Although the antennae look thin.
Males have horns & fuzzier antennae.

My male, D'Artagnan
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My female, Athos
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I have another female called Aramis, who also looks pregnant. Hopefully I'll have another batch of babies in a day or two.

Mine love apples, oranges, carrots and cherry tomatoes.
 

m0lsx

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The most reliable way to identify is using the plates under their tails. The males have three distinct plates compared to just one on the female & unlike the horns or thicker antennae. The plates are present even in immature male/females.

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