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My first roaches

Psyrocke

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Are out for delivery now. I am excited and nervous but mostly excited. Everything is set up for them, and I have had my set up approved by 2 separate people who'd I consider experts..at least most definitely more so than me.
 

Fleas

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Congratulations hope you like your as I do mine:D super convenient when all your food for your T's are just right there.
 

MassExodus

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Please keep us updated and post pics, I've considered getting some of those as well..;)
 

Hisserdude

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Haha, oh thanks! I'm sure they will and I was planning on feeding it how you do yours to not tramautize their little guts haha. I'm getting the adorable horseshoe crab ones :)
Good idea! :) They are a very shy species, they probably won't start eating until the dead of night.
 

Psyrocke

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Well, I just got home and just got them settled..and man did they settle right away! All were alive and well, the heat pack that I requsted was still slightly warm too! All either walked out, or were clinging to the moist paper towel, so I just placed that in the enclosure I have for them, and they all just wandered off of the towel or took minimal prodding into the substrate. Only the tiniest was left in the tub, and after some direction also found the sub and all immediately burrowed. I'll post some pics as soon as I have them off my phone :).

Also, I'd like to take this moment to say I got these guys from @Hisserdude and business with him was fantastic! Wealth of knowledge, great help etc. I will post a proper review soon with THOSE appropriate pics on this forum in the review section as well. If you're thinking of doing business with him, I highly recommend it. Or even if you just need advice.
 

Psyrocke

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@MassExodus and @Entity as promised, pics!
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My enclosure for them. 3in of a sphagnum moss/coco fiber/coco soft mix, a wood hide and a food dish thingy before I put in the water pillow. I was advised against a shallow dish for water.
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This one was one of the 2 most reluctant to leave his little home and go to the new one. It and a tiny nymph needed some prodding..but it allowed me to take this pic..albeit blurry.
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Same one without flash.
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Settling in, and digging away as soon as it realized how awesome its new place was.
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Carrot included in shipping for them to nibble, its raw so no rot and I like to think help them accumulate hah. Plus the water pillow.
 

Hisserdude

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Well, I just got home and just got them settled..and man did they settle right away! All were alive and well, the heat pack that I requsted was still slightly warm too! All either walked out, or were clinging to the moist paper towel, so I just placed that in the enclosure I have for them, and they all just wandered off of the towel or took minimal prodding into the substrate. Only the tiniest was left in the tub, and after some direction also found the sub and all immediately burrowed. I'll post some pics as soon as I have them off my phone :).

Also, I'd like to take this moment to say I got these guys from @Hisserdude and business with him was fantastic! Wealth of knowledge, great help etc. I will post a proper review soon with THOSE appropriate pics on this forum in the review section as well. If you're thinking of doing business with him, I highly recommend it. Or even if you just need advice.
Thanks, I am glad they all arrived safely! :D

@MassExodus and @Entity as promised, pics!
View attachment 14549My enclosure for them. 3in of a sphagnum moss/coco fiber/coco soft mix, a wood hide and a food dish thingy before I put in the water pillow. I was advised against a shallow dish for water.
View attachment 14550 This one was one of the 2 most reluctant to leave his little home and go to the new one. It and a tiny nymph needed some prodding..but it allowed me to take this pic..albeit blurry.
View attachment 14551 Same one without flash.
View attachment 14552 Settling in, and digging away as soon as it realized how awesome its new place was.View attachment 14553 Carrot included in shipping for them to nibble, its raw so no rot and I like to think help them accumulate hah. Plus the water pillow.
Very nice enclosure, never heard of a water pillow, looks like a perfect way to offer bugs water! Seems like they love their new enclosure, I would if I was a roach! :) Hopefully within a year you'll have a bunch of adults in there, these guys are pretty big roaches!
 

Psyrocke

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Very nice enclosure, never heard of a water pillow, looks like a perfect way to offer bugs water! Seems like they love their new enclosure, I would if I was a roach! :) Hopefully within a year you'll have a bunch of adults in there, these guys are pretty big roaches!
Apparently it is typically used for crickets according to the packaging but I figured it would be good for them too. I got it at the LPS in my boyfriends town. It is called "Rzilla Cricket Water Pillow" and claims "one moistening per day provides days of water" and "rehydrate and reuse" but their is like 8 I think to a pack. His sore was selling them for about $4.

Edit: Nope, rereading packet 6/pack
 

MassExodus

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Awesome..and yeah I've never heard of a water pillow either..gonna look that up.
 

Psyrocke

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Look who I found (briefly) before it was like 'oh no i've been spotted!'. I think this is one of my other smaller ones.
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And thats its butt.
 

Hisserdude

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Well cool, may have to see if my pet store sells them, seems like a nifty thing to have! :)

Haha cute, if you look at the enclosure from underneath you may actually see some, there are always a bunch there that I can see through the plastic. :)
 

Psyrocke

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I got some more pics of 2 under the log, bigger than than that one. I'm going to upload those tomorrow morning.

I'm sure you can probably get them online somewhere too. Like a reptile-focused store, since its marketed for crickets.
 

Entity

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What species? I might have missed that back in the conversation if it was mentioned.
 

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