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    Kind of a suprise. I ordered some discoids a few weeks ago to start a colony for my geckos. They gave birth in transit to about 20 or so babies and I figured that would be it for babies since all the roach ladies were bugging out from the trip. (like the pun? he he he ) Most of the ladies had dropped their egg sacks from the stress of shipping and I currently don't have any male discoids (the USPS person is a retard and the box was superheated when it arrived... killing the males , though the girls survived) so I have to say that I was amazed when I opened up the roach tub today to see what looked like a zillion babies... though it was really closer to about 60. Immaculate conception or super-tough roach gals? I'll take the latter. :wink:
    ~Sarah~
    www.CrestedLady.com

    "This is your life, are you who you want to be?" -Switchfoot

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    Aren't you the lucky one. Hoping to get roaches eventually, but the only kind i would want to get are extremely expensive. Do you have any pictures of your roach set-up?
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    • #3
      I don't have any pictures right now, but I have the adults in a large rubbermaid tub with egg crate stacked on one side, food on the bare side, and bare-bottom floor. The babies are also in a similar setup, just smaller. They're kept in a room at about 80-85 degrees b/c I'm terrified of heat tape. (I'm convinced that even with a dimmer, my house is going to burn down. I'm a spazz.)
      I have to say, I'm still absolutely terrified of the adults and had to scoop the babies out with a spoon after an adult ran across my hand and I screamed like a little girl. :o Lol. At least the babies are cute-ish. :wink:
      ~Sarah~
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      • #4
        ROFLMBO

        That would be me, too, Sarah. I bought one of Clark's geckos that feeds on roaches, and I talked to my husband about raising our own, but neither of us can bring ourselves to do it!! Luckily for me, I found out that our local herp store actually breeds Madagascars and is starting up a discoid colony, so no adult roaches in the house!!!!

        *shudder* Captive-bred roaches shouldn't be so bad, but since moving to the South we have developed a phobia. It's crazy to see roaches using the sidewalk midday downtown, just scuttling along.... "Oh, don't mind me, just out doing some roach shopping" or to walk into a nice house or an apartment hall and have them just staring at you from the walls and ceiling.... "Hey, whadda ya doin? This is our turf, see, and we ain't leavin'!!"

        The best I can do is hold ONE adult Madagascar at a time in the store, and only if the owner pulled it out of the colony for me.
        "Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight;
        You gotta kick at the darkness 'till it bleeds daylight....."
        --Bare Naked Ladies

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        • #5
          I also just got a shipment of Blaptica Dubia. They are really cool. The USPS people are useless the first shipment all died because it took them 8 DAYS TO GET HERE even though they were shipped 2-3 day priority.

          I got kinda pissed off and made some enemy's at the post office.

          But yeah they are very interesting and the babies look like little prehistoric crabs. I just so glad I'll be saving money and not having to spend so much money on crickets. Though my friends thought I was retarded paying almost $1 per roach (they were like man you could buy like 100 itunes lol)

          Congrats on your new buggy babies. :wink:
          Derek Dunlop
          DDReptiles
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          • #6
            HAHAH yea thats true. hmmmmm lets decide.. roaches.. or mp3 files.. u decide :lol:

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            • #7
              Derek,
              i was in the same boat when i got my roaches a while back. Now i have friends that are afraid to step into my house because they feel that my house is infested.

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              • #8
                Yeah I have a few herper buddies who were siked to come over and see them. And a few other buddies who weren't to fond of them. I mean the delivery man is shaking in his boots whenever he comes to my house he just drops off the package and runs. (I mean one day it crickets the next day is rats and the next day its a box labeled "live animals" ) :lol:
                Derek Dunlop
                DDReptiles
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                Croc's Rule- Steve Irwin

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DDReptiles
                  Yeah I have a few herper buddies who were siked to come over and see them. And a few other buddies who weren't to fond of them. I mean the delivery man is shaking in his boots whenever he comes to my house he just drops off the package and runs. (I mean one day it crickets the next day is rats and the next day its a box labeled "live animals" ) :lol:

                  HAhahha thats funny sorry i jus tha dto laugh at the delivery guy

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DDReptiles
                    Yeah I have a few herper buddies who were siked to come over and see them. And a few other buddies who weren't to fond of them. I mean the delivery man is shaking in his boots whenever he comes to my house he just drops off the package and runs. (I mean one day it crickets the next day is rats and the next day its a box labeled "live animals" ) :lol:
                    Lol. That's how my delivery/pick-up people are. This one lady in particular is absolutely terrified of the cricket boxes I get. LMBO. It may sound mean, but sometimes I'll purposefully not go outside to meet the truck, just to see this lady RUN to the door, hit the doorbell, and SPRINT like an Olympic runner back to the truck. Lol. I look at it this way, I'm just doing my part to keep my fellow Americans fit and trim. :wink:
                    ~Sarah~
                    www.CrestedLady.com

                    "This is your life, are you who you want to be?" -Switchfoot

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                    • #11
                      My husbands grandparents will come to our house, but either won't get out of the car or will just stay outside in the yard and not step foot in our house. First it was the rats, now it's the lizards and bugs.
                      I keep telling them, the rats are pets, they are very friendly.
                      The LIZARDS aren't scaley and gross. Theyre geckos and they are cute and have personality and their skin feels soft.
                      And the BUGS, ok so they are crickets and lobster roaches. They are just food...
                      But to no avail, they still refuse to visit. :?
                      Plus they won't trust our cooking anymore....they think we cook the bugs :o
                      Nell Rux
                      a.k.a. Frozen Gecko
                      Just Ice Reptile

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                      • #12
                        my fed lady is haa funny about my boxex labled live animals. she makes jukes. my criks come dhl and that guy runs to the door with the boxex on the tip of his finger at arms lenth, rings the doorbell drops the boxes and runs.
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