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(Sun Sentinel)   In case you don't have enough reasons to avoid Florida, it could soon be invaded by the Madagascar hissing cockroach, the Turkestan cockroach, the lobster roach and the orange spotted roach   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 85
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2008-11-10 12:57:51 AM  
I'll take any of those over these damned little German cockroaches that I can't seem to get rid of.
 
2008-11-10 01:36:38 AM  
If the lobster roaches taste like lobster, they'll be really easy to take care of.
 
2008-11-10 01:57:07 AM  
Are they anything like these guys?

www.kinoweb.de

/hotlinked via Free Republic ... hahaha
 
2008-11-10 03:11:51 AM  
Aren't the ports closed?

I know, I know...old and busted.
 
2008-11-10 03:12:17 AM  
But have they closed their ports yet?
 
2008-11-10 03:12:58 AM  
damn it
 
2008-11-10 03:14:26 AM  
They're only there on fresh orders from their Lord, their Father: The King Cockroach.

Don't blame them.
 
2008-11-10 03:15:11 AM  
what about the produce harvesting roach?
 
2008-11-10 03:24:38 AM  
The insect world is a creepy alien place. There is a parasitic wasp that injects venom directly into the roaches tiny little brain. It attacks the dopamine centers and renders the roach a zombie. An egg sac is laid on the roach and it is walled into a burrow. The eggs hatch and the wasp maggots burrow into the still living roach and eat it alive from the inside. Nature is not kind.
 
2008-11-10 03:25:15 AM  
Confabulat: I'll take any of those over these damned little German cockroaches that I can't seem to get rid of.

Combat roach killing gel
/best shiat ever
Link (new window)
i34.tinypic.com
 
2008-11-10 03:26:41 AM  
So true.
 
2008-11-10 03:28:33 AM  
And all to be ACORN voters !
 
2008-11-10 03:38:45 AM  
Samsaran

Emerald Jewel Wasp seen it the history channel the other day.
 
2008-11-10 03:41:42 AM  
c.j.: Emerald Jewel Wasp seen it the history channel the other day.

Yes, that's where I saw it. It makes "Alien" look tame.
 
2008-11-10 03:42:35 AM  
Sooo, that's what you need a "roachclip" for, I guess.
 
xav
2008-11-10 03:43:42 AM  
Confabulat: I'll take any of those over these damned little German cockroaches that I can't seem to get rid of.

Try anything with Fipronil. I used Goliath gel.
 
2008-11-10 03:52:03 AM  
Subby, you forgot the worst part: Old People from New Jersey!

I keed, I keed.........sorta
 
2008-11-10 03:55:33 AM  
Let me know when they can survive two feet of snow and temps of 20 below zero.
 
2008-11-10 03:57:02 AM  
This is one subgroup of roach enthusiasts that might rank lower than furries on the social org chart.

http://www.angelfire.com/oh2/Roaches/

/Please, I want to meet a collector of these to tell me how misguided I am.
 
2008-11-10 03:57:29 AM  
So will it result in some sort of roach turf war? Lots of different colored bandannas and pistol packing?
 
2008-11-10 04:00:32 AM  
FTA: Though none of the new species has yet been spotted in the state,

So, uhm, they're just saying that MAYBE these fancy bugs might, conceivably, some day, show up? Because you can buy them on the Internet? Oookay.

As a side-note, I have a tank full of Hissers, and besides being rather big, they're about the most innocuous, harmless insects I could think of. They're so much bigger than the domestic cockroaches, so it'd be much easier to spot 'em and squish 'em if they ever were roaming free. They're also slower and don't fly, and they much prefer vegetables to junk food (they barely touched a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup I threw in there), so the kitchen cupboards of the average American should be safe.

On the other hand, I'm quite pleased to learn that 50 of them sells for $89.99. I've probably got almost twice that right now, and that's starting with only four less than a year ago.

Breed my pretties, breed...
 
2008-11-10 04:05:30 AM  
Enemabag Jones: http://www.angelfire.com/oh2/Roaches/

I'm not a big fan of insects, but that was a cool site. Also:

Enemabag Jones: /Please, I want to meet a collector of these to tell me how misguided I am.

Meet Owned:

Kitter: As a side-note, I have a tank full of Hissers,

And to you, sir. Cool hobby. Right on.
 
2008-11-10 04:05:51 AM  
Thanks for the hints about getting rid of the German cockroaches, guys! I hate those little buggers.
 
2008-11-10 04:07:25 AM  
roach testimony: living in houston (name your roach species here) a giant 'palmetto' bug got into the house and hard-corer rentor caught it between the wall and the floorboard. he impaled it with a nail, and lo and behold a month later the thing was still kickin.'

tough man as he was, put the thing out of its misery.
 
2008-11-10 04:12:01 AM  
drjekel_mrhyde: Combat roach killing gel
/best shiat ever


Pfft, why use pesticides when it's not necessary?

Wash your walls, floors and wherever else you have roach issues with a mild borax (aka boric acid) solution. Then sprinkle diatomaceous earth in the nooks and crannies where the roaches hide.

The diatomaceous earth shreds their exoskeletons so they basically bleed to death slowly. Any that track through the stuff are doomed, especially if they clean themselves and accidentally eat the stuff. Would be like eating shards of broken glass. The borax/boric acid causes their insect metabolisms no end of problems (but is essentially harmless to anything other than insects), and they can smell it too. So either they stay away from it or they die. Either way they become less of a problem for you.

If that doesn't work, then try this: Mix some 2 parts flour, 1 part icing sugar and 1 part sodium bicarbonate. Sprinkle it onto some little squares of wax paper and place it where the little buggers can get to it, like bait.

They eat the mixture and the sodium bicarb hits their stomach and it reacts with the acids there producing carbon dioxide... and... well... lets just say roaches can't belch. So pop they explode.

You can hear them pop too, if the room is quiet.

Way more cool than pesticides.


Of course for all of this to be effective in the long run, you have to make food sources inacessable to roaches (put food like cereal, flour, starches and rice in jars, plastic containers), eliminate routes of entry with spray foam and so forth.
 
2008-11-10 04:21:26 AM  
When I lived in Philly, I remember some peckerwood kids at the Tyler School of Art using cans of Spray Mount and lighters to make napalm throwers to try to kill a large black cockroach that they'd encountered in the hallway. They'd burn the little effer, and he'd shake it off and get walking again. They'd burn him again, he'd slowly walk it off. I quit watching after the first time.

God, I hate me some cackroaches.
 
2008-11-10 04:22:13 AM  
Florida sucks, Key West is pretty farking awesome though. Just got back from a cruise. Was very pleased with the overwhelming number of Obama signs. However, Key West is very gay apparently so their support for Obama probably wasn't anything to write home about.


It is something to write on Fark about.
 
2008-11-10 04:23:32 AM  
Rethorn: img300.imageshack.us

xD
 
2008-11-10 04:33:37 AM  
"I bury those cockroaches! What'd they ever do for us??!"
 
2008-11-10 04:37:41 AM  
Will they fight each other for domination?

Roach wars! How cool is that?
 
2008-11-10 04:39:29 AM  
Confabulat: I'll take any of those over these damned little German cockroaches that I can't seem to get rid of.

Interestingly, "The German cockroach is originally from Asia and very common in Russia, not in Germany." Naming FAIL.
 
2008-11-10 04:46:28 AM  
Call me when the Africanized Roaches get here. You know, the ones that kill, eat and make sex slaves of the humble American Blonde Cockroach.

C'mon media! Step it up a bit. It takes more than the word "Turkestan" to scare us these days!! You get points for trying though.
 
2008-11-10 04:49:54 AM  
Just what I needed this early was a roach thread - having urge to take another shower.

I hate farking roaches, and they know it: The b'stards haven't darkened my door in sometime.

Ikahoshi: excellent non-toxic roach extermination ideas. Have used them myself and found that boric acid is your best friend if you have a roach problem. You just have to make sure you clean your kitchen well and keep other food in glass/plastic containers. Taking your slop out, empty pizza boxes etc. on a daily basis is also a very good idea.

What really freaks me out are the roaches that fly. I was over at someone's house one night watching TV. These things kept flinging themselves at the TV screen. I thought they were moths. Boy, did I farking freek out when I found out they were roaches. When I got home, I stripped all my clothes off, stood naked in the foyer, they threw my clothes into the street. The roaches that fly are they same kind that when you stomp on one, it will turn around and laugh at you and keep running.

Has anyone ever noticed that if you have a roaches, you never have mice, and vice-versa? I think mice eat roaches, but don't want either living with me.
 
2008-11-10 05:00:52 AM  
Jamieboy: What really freaks me out are the roaches that fly. I was over at someone's house one night watching TV. These things kept flinging themselves at the TV screen. I thought they were moths. Boy, did I farking freek out when I found out they were roaches. When I got home, I stripped all my clothes off, stood naked in the foyer, they threw my clothes into the street. The roaches that fly are they same kind that when you stomp on one, it will turn around and laugh at you and keep running.

I grew up in Orlando, and I encountered this breed of roaches all too many times. They're known as palmetto bugs, and after the long pitched battle where the roach gets smashed....their crushed guts smell just like absolute shiat.

I've found the best way to defeat these formidable foes, is to arm yourself with a steel toe boot or baseball bat.
 
2008-11-10 05:30:13 AM  
Mobro4000: Call me when the Africanized Roaches get here.

The Parktown Prawn is no joke ...
 
2008-11-10 05:31:23 AM  
Samsaran: c.j.: Emerald Jewel Wasp seen it the history channel the other day.

Yes, that's where I saw it. It makes "Alien" look tame.


Pfft. The lancet fluke laughs at the Emerald Jewel wasp's amateurish antics.

Linked from elsewhere as damninteresting.com is currently farked.
 
2008-11-10 05:52:33 AM  
Tanner this is Denton! This whole state is infested with killer cockroaches. I repeat: KILLER COCKROACHES!
 
2008-11-10 06:44:28 AM  
No jokes about NORML?
 
2008-11-10 06:46:04 AM  
A cockroach is about to take the office of the president of the United States. It figures that he'd start letting his sneaky little buddies in across the border.
 
2008-11-10 06:50:17 AM  
Wiki has an even more natural solution for your roach phobia: The House Centipede.

"The house centipede is probably the most effective control agent of cockroaches, though many homeowners find the centipedes themselves objectionable."

"Because they eat household pests, house centipedes are considered among the most beneficial creatures that inhabit human dwellings. Benefits aside, because of their alarming appearance, frightening speed, and worries about their bite, few homeowners are willing to share a home with these creatures."


Note that they are not known for invading... private nooks.

Didn't know any of that before I looked it up just now. I spent 5 years sharing an old Japanese apartment with roaches so big you could hear them scrabble across the tatami, and I thought the centipedes were just another pest. In my ignorance and bigoted scorn I slew them, but it seems that all along they were my natural allies despite their repulsive appearance. After years of needless, costly struggle and killing...

I was going to reach for a political analogy, but it's too much of a stretch.
 
2008-11-10 07:08:24 AM  
This could very well be the only time where taking off an nuking it from orbit may not work.

But let's try anyway.

Just to be sure.
 
2008-11-10 07:21:55 AM  
psychotic_calm
in re: Palmetto Bugs

I've found the best way to defeat these formidable foes, is to arm yourself with a steel toe boot or baseball bat.


When I was kid spending summers in Winter Haven, FL we would go out at night with a flashlight and BB gun and shoot them off the flowers at night. They like to come out and eat the petals. They would sit right in the middle of the flower and were easy pickings. We only had a couple of TV channels back then and this was the most fun you could have without spending money for a movie.
 
2008-11-10 07:51:35 AM  
GomezAdams: When I was kid spending summers in Winter Haven, FL we would go out at night with a flashlight and BB gun and shoot them off the flowers at night. They like to come out and eat the petals.

I was preferential to hairspray and a lighter; nuke 'em from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

I killed one of those farking Madagascar hissing farkers over the weekend in Salt Springs; it was the only roach I saw all weekend, so if they've made it that far north as to be out in the middle of Ocala National Forest, I'd say that the threat is very much real.
 
2008-11-10 07:54:10 AM  
Gussie Fink-Nottle: The Parktown Prawn is no joke ...

www.melaniff.com

For a split second there, I was about to scream "UNDERSTATEMENT!", until I finished reading TFA.
 
2008-11-10 07:56:27 AM  
Kenwhat: A cockroach is about to take the office of the president of the United States. It figures that he'd start letting his sneaky little buddies in across the border.

Not bad, I've never seen Obama compared to a cockroach yet. 6/10.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2008-11-10 07:56:30 AM  
The little European wood roaches we have in Massachusetts are kind of cute.
 
2008-11-10 08:13:30 AM  
Not to worry, the ever-present sub-race of flamboyant overweight 60 to 90 year old nudists will save Florida
 
2008-11-10 08:17:04 AM  
Confabulat: I'll take any of those over these damned little German cockroaches that I can't seem to get rid of.

This. The big flying ones kinda have personality, plus they mainly live outside; it's the Borg clusters of billions of little ones that give me the hibbly jibblies.
 
2008-11-10 08:30:04 AM  
Great, more Republicans..
 
2008-11-10 08:32:29 AM  
Everyone knows Floridians are xenophobes anyway.
 
2008-11-10 08:34:12 AM  
Great More New yorkers.....
 
2008-11-10 08:34:36 AM  
Broadside: Everyone knows Floridians are xenophobes anyway.

As opposed to Kansas, which welcomes people of all colors, stripes, and ideologies.
 
zez
2008-11-10 08:46:37 AM  
"This is not good news... for anybody,"
 
2008-11-10 08:59:21 AM  
drjekel_mrhyde: Confabulat: I'll take any of those over these damned little German cockroaches that I can't seem to get rid of.

Combat roach killing gel
/best shiat ever
Link (new window)


Disagreed! I tried this and many other things, and what worked best for me was the little bait traps (the plastic bubbles with poisonous bait inside); they're also good because my cat can't get into the poison. The Combat gel has fish oil as an attractant, making it attractive to the cat, too.
 
2008-11-10 09:05:05 AM  
Jamieboy: Has anyone ever noticed that if you have a roaches, you never have mice, and vice-versa? I think mice eat roaches, but don't want either living with me.

Some mice (and other rodents, such as flying squirrels) will eat insects, but I suspect the effect you not is more likely due to competition rather than predation. There's not enough for everybody, so the better pest wins. Which is the better pest varies by the conditions in the house. It may also be about points of entry. . . it's difficult (though not impossible) for mice to enlarge the holes people have made in our concrete block house over the years (to pass wire through, e.g.), but the holes are large enough to allow roaches and other small invertebrates in.
 
2008-11-10 09:06:13 AM  
"you not" = you note*
 
2008-11-10 09:08:10 AM  
I've lived in Florida for over twenty years. It's a great place to live as long as you have a good sense of humor.

Anyway, I came home from work one day and a huge roach was sitting on my couch. It looked like he was watching TV. I took off my shoe and threw it at him. He caught it and threw it right back at me.

It's a good thing we liked the same TV shows.
 
2008-11-10 09:16:59 AM  
Boric acid
Boric acid
Boric acid

Best roach killing shiat ever. And its cool cuz its not a poison, rather to a roach its like shards of glass that punches holes in his exoskeleton and they dehydrate to death.
 
2008-11-10 09:31:42 AM  
BlorfMaster: Best roach killing shiat ever. And its cool cuz its not a poison, rather to a roach its like shards of glass that punches holes in his exoskeleton and they dehydrate to death.

Too slow. Stick with fire; nothing can survive cremation, and it's fast.

farm2.static.flickr.com
 
2008-11-10 09:34:29 AM  
Lobster roaches?
img.photobucket.com

At last! Zoidberg is popular!
 
2008-11-10 09:52:18 AM  
img237.imageshack.us

Approves
 
2008-11-10 10:09:11 AM  
www.orlandosentinel.com

GAHHH!!!
 
2008-11-10 10:11:21 AM  
thespindrifter: BlorfMaster: Best roach killing shiat ever. And its cool cuz its not a poison, rather to a roach its like shards of glass that punches holes in his exoskeleton and they dehydrate to death.

Too slow. Stick with fire; nothing can survive cremation, and it's fast.


Have you ever smelled a burning roach? It's awful.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2008-11-10 10:31:50 AM  
Have you ever smelled a burning roach? It's awful.

But after you inhale a few times you don't care.
 
2008-11-10 10:43:29 AM  
Upton Pratt unavailable for comment.
 
2008-11-10 10:51:59 AM  
Diatomaceous Earth - Wonderful stuff. Doesn't hurt the woodland creatures, birds, or pets.

Just be sure to get it at the pool supply store where a 25 pound bag is $12 rather than at a garden store where is it $25 for a 2 pound bag.

/almost left the Great State of Texas when I learned that the roaches here fly
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2008-11-10 10:54:34 AM  
/almost left the Great State of Texas when I learned that the roaches here fly

The Massachusetts roaches I mentioned fly too.
 
2008-11-10 11:05:22 AM  
Ikahoshi: drjekel_mrhyde: Combat roach killing gel
/best shiat ever

Pfft, why use pesticides when it's not necessary?

Wash your walls, floors and wherever else you have roach issues with a mild borax (aka boric acid) solution. Then sprinkle diatomaceous earth in the nooks and crannies where the roaches hide.

The diatomaceous earth shreds their exoskeletons so they basically bleed to death slowly. Any that track through the stuff are doomed, especially if they clean themselves and accidentally eat the stuff. Would be like eating shards of broken glass. The borax/boric acid causes their insect metabolisms no end of problems (but is essentially harmless to anything other than insects), and they can smell it too. So either they stay away from it or they die. Either way they become less of a problem for you.

If that doesn't work, then try this: Mix some 2 parts flour, 1 part icing sugar and 1 part sodium bicarbonate. Sprinkle it onto some little squares of wax paper and place it where the little buggers can get to it, like bait.

They eat the mixture and the sodium bicarb hits their stomach and it reacts with the acids there producing carbon dioxide... and... well... lets just say roaches can't belch. So pop they explode.

You can hear them pop too, if the room is quiet.

Way more cool than pesticides.


Of course for all of this to be effective in the long run, you have to make food sources inacessable to roaches (put food like cereal, flour, starches and rice in jars, plastic containers), eliminate routes of entry with spray foam and so forth.


Careful with diatomaceous earth. It contains crystalline silica which is hazardous to your lungs in a way similar to that of asbestos.
 
2008-11-10 11:21:19 AM  
Aren't all immigrants immigrants?

/not news to me
 
2008-11-10 11:21:36 AM  
The day I come home and find a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach on my wall, I'm burning down my apartment, the building, and every house, home and abode within a 15 block radius. fark. that. shiat.
 
2008-11-10 11:46:35 AM  
Let's import Bearded Dragon's to eat the roaches.
 
2008-11-10 11:50:51 AM  
thespindrifter
GomezAdams: When I was kid spending summers in Winter Haven, FL we would go out at night with a flashlight and BB gun and shoot them off the flowers at night. They like to come out and eat the petals.

I was preferential to hairspray and a lighter; nuke 'em from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.


Fire might be fun but I have great sniper skills now. Used the same technique on squirrels and ground hogs.
 
2008-11-10 11:53:48 AM  
Boric Acid FTW!

A natural insecticide harvested from the desert that is virtually harmless to your and your pets it is VERY effective at controlling a number of common household pests. I had Carpenter Ants and wiped them out completely for $3.

Available at Home Depot for $3 a bottle
 
2008-11-10 12:14:52 PM  
ShannonKW
Wiki has an even more natural solution for your roach phobia: The House Centipede.

"The house centipede is probably the most effective control agent of cockroaches, though many homeowners find the centipedes themselves objectionable."

"Because they eat household pests, house centipedes are considered among the most beneficial creatures that inhabit human dwellings. Benefits aside, because of their alarming appearance, frightening speed, and worries about their bite, few homeowners are willing to share a home with these creatures."



Yup. We learned that in college when everyone noticed that the dorms with "Eastie Beasties" (Every college in our area had a different name for them) didn't have roaches and the one dorm that didn't have the centipedes had loads of roaches. They are freaky to watch move though. *shudders*
 
2008-11-10 12:47:10 PM  
Boric acid actually kills cockroaches by exploding them.

They can't burp, belch or fart. It's harmless to us mammals because we can expel gas.

The good news about roaches is that they are predators of bed bugs, which are much harder to exterminate and have been exploding in population for years now.

Evidence suggests they survived extermination by DDT and other effective but dangerous pesticides in a few poultry farms in three US states.
 
2008-11-10 12:55:21 PM  
GomezAdams: thespindrifter
GomezAdams: When I was kid spending summers in Winter Haven, FL we would go out at night with a flashlight and BB gun and shoot them off the flowers at night. They like to come out and eat the petals.

I was preferential to hairspray and a lighter; nuke 'em from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

Fire might be fun but I have great sniper skills now. Used the same technique on squirrels and ground hogs.


When I was growing up in Texas, there was about 5 consecutive summers where grasshoppers would completely invade the country side. As in, the roads where slick with their dead kind of invasion. So I had all the hoppy moving targets an 11 year old with a BB gun could wish for. Of course this also led to my sick fascination with torturing the grasshoppers, like just wounding them grievously and then letting them go or ripping off their legs and shoving them head first into a fire ant pile. But whatever. The point is, I loved picking off grasshoppers from my back porch.

/did you know that if you shock a grasshopper with an electric fence, their jumping legs fall off and they die?
//Did you also know that shocking them again sometimes brings them back to life?
 
2008-11-10 01:01:08 PM  
Florida is a giant experiment in how many nasty things you can introduce into one state before everybody with the means to leave, leaves. Floridians should not be allowed to have pets except maybe dogs and cats and maybe not even those as they attract coyotes.

There should be some sort of federal emergency aid programme to re-settle everybody who thought moving to Florida would be cool, in some other state, preferably the one they left. I especially feel for the dumbass kids who visit Florida during spring break and then stupidly decide to move to Daytona.

Canada is starting to look not so bad during the cold months. Last Friday it was so warm the bookstore had its fans running. Where's that global cooling we're promised? I haven't put away my air conditioner yet because it gets kinda warmish.
 
2008-11-10 01:39:48 PM  
www.blacksun.com

Definitely NOT a pest. ;-)
 
2008-11-10 02:56:47 PM  
Broadside: Everyone knows Floridians are xenophobes anyway.

Touche.
 
2008-11-10 03:15:28 PM  
I used to have cockroaches but I only had them so I would have a handy supply of fodder for my spiders and scorpions.
When I was new to the hobby, I asked around for advice on which fodder animals to keep in culture.

Gromphadorhina portentosa was preferred by some, but I was warned that the nymphs were especially adept at crawling on glass and getting out. Also, these roaches reproduce sort of slowly and can sometimes be a pain to keep well fed. On the upside, they're hug e packets of yumminess for very large spiders and scorpions, though these spiders would usually be burrowing spiders with a leg span of about 7" and upwards.

I got a bunch of Blaptica dubia instead, since they eat practically everything, reproduce faster than anything I've ever seen and they can't crawl on smooth surfaces (kept them in an open-topped plastic box with a lid placed loosely on top). Only thing is that they fly when it's warm enough. Sounds pretty fun, a loud BUZZZZZZ and a *BONK* when they hit the sides os the box.

The thing is, I would never have had any if I didn't need them for fodder. A bunch of those getting away would have been too much of a hassle and I don't really miss the roaches.

The spiders and scorpions, though... *weep*
 
2008-11-10 03:57:19 PM  
situbusit.files.wordpress.com
 
2008-11-10 03:58:39 PM  
heh. that was supposed to go in the fema ufo guidelines comments. forgive me.
 
2008-11-10 04:46:32 PM  
Samsaran: The insect world is a creepy alien place. There is a parasitic wasp that injects venom directly into the roaches tiny little brain. It attacks the dopamine centers and renders the roach a zombie. An egg sac is laid on the roach and it is walled into a burrow. The eggs hatch and the wasp maggots burrow into the still living roach and eat it alive from the inside. Nature is not kind.

You think that's odd, watch eww and this and this even. All links pop.
 
2008-11-10 04:58:18 PM  
Enemabag Jones: This is one subgroup of roach enthusiasts that might rank lower than furries on the social org chart.

http://www.angelfire.com/oh2/Roaches/

/Please, I want to meet a collector of these to tell me how misguided I am.


I'll be happy to let you know how misguided you are :)

I'm a hobbiest. I keep tarantulas, centipedes, roaches, and a few scorpions. It's a hobby just like most others. I don't spend all my time with them, and I don't go out of my way to show them to people (although most beg to see once they learn I have them). I've been in the hobby for 12 years now, and really enjoy it.

All this said, I'm studying for a degree in entomology, so that may put me a bit closer to the normal end of spectrum, here ;)

/bug lover
//not like that, you sick freaks!
 
2008-11-11 12:19:22 AM  
ZAZ: /almost left the Great State of Texas when I learned that the roaches here fly

The Massachusetts roaches I mentioned fly too.


There will be likely more roaches in Massachusetts in 30 days...
 
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