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Old 01-28-2011, 09:05 PM   #11
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I also kept a colony of Madagascar hissing cockroaches when my kids were little. ...
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:55 AM   #12
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Our librarian has two Madagascar hissing cockroaches and the ignorant people in my school are giving her a hard time. The principal knows we are friends, so she called to ask me about it. She said, "Someone told me Ruth has roaches as pets!" I tried to explain it to her, but she has less knowledge about nature than most. She asked if the kids could handle them, I told her no, this made her happy. Geesh.

We as a society as so disconnected from Nature. It is no wonder we are killing the planet.
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:32 PM   #13
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Our Chicago master gardeners group has a traveling insect petting zoo that goes to schools all the time. Kids love the hissing roaches (which hiss if stroked) Hand washing is advisable afterwards but the same is true with herps.
I enjoyed working with the giant millipeds and hissing roaches. It is such fun to watch reactions.
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:40 PM   #14
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Fascinating stuff, thanks for posting that link.

Given how many predatory insects hunt, I am VERY glad that they can't get any bigger.

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