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Cockroach Romance by v-e-r-a Cockroach Romance by v-e-r-a
It always begins with a freshly molted female. She waits at the top of the enclosure on the highest stick, as a male patiently awaits her wings to unfurl and for her to eat her shed skin. He taps her gently with his antennae, sitting sometimes for hours in one position, until she's ready to mate. Photo taken 2 years ago when I kept hundreds of these guys.

Prepare for an influx of molted roach photos =P I decided to make a photography folder for reference when drawing my insect characters. (Signature is a name I go by on FA where I originally posted these.)
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MisterBug Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

I have a lot of pet bugs, but only two species of roaches: Blaberus craniifer and Nauphoeta cinerea – it’s very easy to care for these little guys!

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Tarik94 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
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OfficerWrathPBP Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwwwwww make me miss my hissing babies <3
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databank Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gee, and my thoughts were "I'd bet many girls would love if their guy was so patient about sex."
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eellie Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
You have pet roaches ?
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v-e-r-a Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
It's a fairly common hobby. Some rare roaches are worth hundreds in the hobby. They're fascinating to observe :)
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eellie Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
I respect your fascination for them but, I still get the chills whenever I see one o.o
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shrunkenone Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Typical male, waiting around all day in hopes of getting a little tail. ;P

Seriously, though, fascinating pic. :)
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Axle33 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
...dude..i need to see your house.. its almos tlike ya liv ein a damn zoo!
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v-e-r-a Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
That's usually the first thing people say when they come over haha. I keep reptiles, insects, amphibians, etc. :)
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Axle33 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i swear to god if you have a pet gator..i'd to see some guy break into yer house
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