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post #1 of 16 Old 06-09-2010, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Woohoo!!

Well, as the geek I am- I don't keep just fish. I have kept and bred many reptiles and other exotic animals as well many times in the past.

I am ridiculously into bugs. Might sound stupid or weird but I am an especially big fan of madagascar hissing cockroaches. I had 7 adults in a small kritter keeper today and while at work apparently one exploded into a cluster of a ton of babies.

I am excited because although roaches seem easy to breed, this is the first time I've ever bred these bad boys in captivity (I say this because I had the same roaches lose in my apartment in Texas- they bred, but it had nothing to do with what I did lol).

My wife and I heard a hissing noise from the living room yesterday but didn't bother checking on them. Today she said she heard it all day- I guess thats when it happened.

For anyone who doesn't know and is interested at all, these roaches can be longer than 3" long, they hiss very loudly when threatened, although they make awesome display/pet insects. They do not bite, and are slow enough as adults that handling them is VERY easy. They are active and spend quite a bit of time outside of hide spots in their cage, and eat whatever you have at the time so feeding isn't an issue.

In the past I have used them at my daughters school and they were a hit.


BTW- If anyone in the reptile section likes them at all, or wants any I DO have many babies lol- shoot me a PM or something.

My tanks include:

55 Gallon Freshwater:
2x Marineland 350 filters
1x rena heater
1x powerhead
No special lighting

29 Gallon Freshwater:
Marineland 350 filter
Rena heater
No special lighting
46 Gallon Bow front Planted Tank:
Rena Canister Filter
Marineland Biowheel Filter
Rena Heater
Rena Powerhead
Coralife 196 w/ LED lighting (4w/gal)
10 Gallon Freshwater:
Basic components (Goldfish/ aquatic frogs for kids)

COMING SOON! 10 Gallon Nano!




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post #2 of 16 Old 06-09-2010, 09:37 PM
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Ummmmm....... no thanks.

LOL.

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post #3 of 16 Old 06-09-2010, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Ummmmm....... no thanks.

LOL.
I'll let you think about it

My tanks include:

55 Gallon Freshwater:
2x Marineland 350 filters
1x rena heater
1x powerhead
No special lighting

29 Gallon Freshwater:
Marineland 350 filter
Rena heater
No special lighting
46 Gallon Bow front Planted Tank:
Rena Canister Filter
Marineland Biowheel Filter
Rena Heater
Rena Powerhead
Coralife 196 w/ LED lighting (4w/gal)
10 Gallon Freshwater:
Basic components (Goldfish/ aquatic frogs for kids)

COMING SOON! 10 Gallon Nano!




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post #4 of 16 Old 06-10-2010, 12:45 AM
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AHHH Q.Q im so scared of them! how do you do that, if u posted a picture i think i would scream!

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post #5 of 16 Old 06-10-2010, 12:53 AM
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This thread is useless without pictures! Post pics, PLEEEZZE.
(Hide your eyes Romad and Teddy!)

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post #6 of 16 Old 06-10-2010, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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This thread is useless without pictures! Post pics, PLEEEZZE.
(Hide your eyes Romad and Teddy!)

hahahaha, I will most definitely post some pictures as soon as I get home from work.

These guys are admittedly a bit creepy at first. My wife was skeptical, but with how big and chill they are, it is more like having some sort of small animal pet than anything.

My tanks include:

55 Gallon Freshwater:
2x Marineland 350 filters
1x rena heater
1x powerhead
No special lighting

29 Gallon Freshwater:
Marineland 350 filter
Rena heater
No special lighting
46 Gallon Bow front Planted Tank:
Rena Canister Filter
Marineland Biowheel Filter
Rena Heater
Rena Powerhead
Coralife 196 w/ LED lighting (4w/gal)
10 Gallon Freshwater:
Basic components (Goldfish/ aquatic frogs for kids)

COMING SOON! 10 Gallon Nano!




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post #7 of 16 Old 06-10-2010, 11:54 AM
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Looking forward to pics! Bugs aren't my thing but I still find them fascinating!

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post #8 of 16 Old 06-10-2010, 02:08 PM
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bring on the bug piccies.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.

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post #9 of 16 Old 06-10-2010, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Here ya go! Sorry the pics suck. I counted around 30-40 babies. Woah.











My tanks include:

55 Gallon Freshwater:
2x Marineland 350 filters
1x rena heater
1x powerhead
No special lighting

29 Gallon Freshwater:
Marineland 350 filter
Rena heater
No special lighting
46 Gallon Bow front Planted Tank:
Rena Canister Filter
Marineland Biowheel Filter
Rena Heater
Rena Powerhead
Coralife 196 w/ LED lighting (4w/gal)
10 Gallon Freshwater:
Basic components (Goldfish/ aquatic frogs for kids)

COMING SOON! 10 Gallon Nano!




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post #10 of 16 Old 06-10-2010, 08:45 PM
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Man, that's alot of babies. I'm going to have to go youtube these guys so I can hear what their hissing sounds like. They don't freak me out to look at them but I doubt I could handle one crawling in the palm of my hand. Yikes.

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