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Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by Luke on Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:45 pm

my new, if somewhat small colony consisting of 3 m & 7 f  and 11 nymphs. Not much bigger than a cricket really, but with a high meat to shell ratio ,you can't go wrong . Bet Myrm's ants would like these! 





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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by dermy on Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:46 pm

Those are cool! Too bad they are also illegal here in Canada.

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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by Luke on Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:02 pm

That's a shame, Dermy. But I guess though if any roach was to escape and play havoc with an ecosystem  it'd  be these   affraid Can you use any cockroaches as feeders?

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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by dermy on Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:32 pm

No only Natural occuring pest ones, no thanks!
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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by Luke on Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:18 pm

dermy wrote:No only Natural occuring pest ones, no thanks!

Yes, not good having a roach infestation o.O

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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by Luke on Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:23 pm

The females haven't started laying yet. I'm not sure why. On the plus side my dubia have exploded and will need a new container soon. Their lunch.




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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by dermy on Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:14 pm

They can eat hard nuts?
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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by Luke on Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:14 pm

No Dermy, I either blitz them in blender or crush them with spoon.

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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by dermy on Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:19 pm

Oh okay. I've never tried that with Dermestids.
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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by Luke on Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:45 pm

To be honest I'm not sure if they're eating them. I'm sure some of them probably nibble them.

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Post by dermy on Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:48 pm

I guess that's why giving them variety pays off!
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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by Luke on Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:51 pm

Yes, you're very right Dermy. Don't like just giving them oranges and dog biscuits:)

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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by dermy on Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:57 pm

Then they are healthy for whatever you are planning to feed them to.
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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by Luke on Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:20 pm

dermy wrote:Then they are healthy for whatever you are planning to feed them to.

Thank you Smile Although trying to get them to a good number before using as feeders.

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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by dermy on Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:14 am

Yes so you have a ton to feed and then some still left to breed.
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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by Luke on Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:41 am

Unfortunately, this colony is a fail sad I noticed one of the females dead, which means something is either wrong (these are basically bulletproof) ot they're old. Think I'm going to clean them out, gutload them on some high calcium food and then feed them off to the beardie :(Then sterilize and clean the container, and buy a new colony from a different person.

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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by dermy on Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:43 am

Sorry to hear, I really hope you find a good seller and get a great colony going soon!
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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by Luke on Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:45 pm

Look at what else I got today  Very Happy attempt number 2, colony two. Would one of you mkindly update my thread title for me?

I only orded nymphs as was pleasantly surprised to find adults.


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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by Salt on Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:04 pm

Nice, hope you get a nice colony out of those!

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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by dermy on Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:54 am

That is a weird shipping method Neutral

I updated the titled a bit.
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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by Luke on Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:26 am

It is Dermy. However, you have to remember the cockroach we are talking about! If there ever was a species that could easily escape and infest your house it would likely be these.

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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by Luke on Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:36 am

Just to put this into perspective.  Now imagine if any number of those females were to escape and started to lay egg cases cases, and if conditions are right and at the rate they are able to do so  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked



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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:54 am

I reckon in later years Dermy will have dermestid colonies like this. Smile

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Post by dermy on Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:33 am

Luke wrote:It is Dermy. However, you have to remember the cockroach we are talking about! If there ever was a species that could easily escape and infest your house it would likely be these.

Ah okay, well be careful. I remember getting into serious trouble when mealworms escaped Neutral
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Re: Blatta lateralis Attempt#2

Post by dermy on Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:33 am

myrm wrote:I reckon in later years Dermy will have dermestid colonies like this. Smile

Maybe if cotton stops leaving them alone.
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