> > And here's another news release for those of you into hissing
> > the same subject intent as froglet's.
> Their main reason for banning them is "they breed quickly"?! What are
> these people smoking? Madagascar hissers are one of the slowest
> breeding species of***roaches in the world. An estimate of 15-40
> offspring per gestation period is more accurate, and if the temperature
> is below 75-80 degrees, the birth rate slows, and can stop completely.
> I wonder how the climate is in Thailand? Here in western Washington,
> it's highly doubtful they could live in the wild. Maybe if you took
> your roaches out into the temperate rainforest, but it'd still probably
> get too cold for survival.
> Just my gripe.
I agree, i breed them now and get av of 10 per brood, and a slow gestation
cylce too, look at rodents and compare the 2, i know which i would fear the
most ,and the blaberus sp of roach is one of the cleanest not like the
brown, US and German roach.
I have had a few escape but as you say the average house, in the UK anyway
is too cold to breed.