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To move house, as I have a rogue hex bug loose and lost !

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Babieseverywhere Wed 20-Jan-16 11:03:09

Help !

Came home from school run after dropping 3/4 children at school, in the quiet I can hear the sound of the Hex bugs.

Located a couple on the battle arena on the dining room and turned the wriggling creepy things off...but I can still hear one and this one is missing. ....loose somewhere on the ground floor.

I have no directional hearing and the toddler is laughing at me refusing to help. I am going to have to move house aren't I ?

Fizzielove Wed 20-Jan-16 12:53:09

Def you HAVE to move!

My FIL dropped one in the air vent in my car, drove me crazy!

hiddenhome2 Wed 20-Jan-16 12:55:26

Lol, my real live pet cockroaches escaped when they were babies. I was finding them everywhere! grin

Finola1step Wed 20-Jan-16 12:55:36

Had one make its way to my foot just the other day. The bugger.

The battery will run out eventually.

Finola1step Wed 20-Jan-16 12:56:20

Pet cockroaches!

hiddenhome2 Wed 20-Jan-16 12:59:57

Yes, pets. Don't get me on talking about them as I have Aspergers and become boring if given the opportunity to talk about my animals grin

wtffgs Wed 20-Jan-16 13:15:21

Hiddenhome, I'm sure you are lovely but please don't ever move with your pets to Yorkshire <veteran of Asian cockroach hell>

hiddenhome2 Wed 20-Jan-16 13:16:52

Ha, ha......<heads down the motorway>

brightnearly Wed 20-Jan-16 13:41:10

Hiddenhome, did you name your pet cockroaches?

Trying to think of suitable names and failing...

sportinguista Wed 20-Jan-16 14:38:25

Remember my friends cats 'releasing' all the crickets she had as lizard food from their tank. we were finding them for weeks - cat's thought it was great fun - all these interactive toys!

DS was asking about hexbugs though, I might avoid now as DH will go crazy trying to find them!

hiddenhome2 Wed 20-Jan-16 14:53:36

Only one of them has a name. It's the male and he's called Gregor, Greg for short. He has three wives, but they're difficult to tell apart, so I just call them The Ladies.

This is him here, with one of his wives.

hiddenhome2 Wed 20-Jan-16 14:54:07

Greg is on the right.

hesterton Wed 20-Jan-16 14:55:19

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Pootles2010 Wed 20-Jan-16 14:57:08

Kafka fan, hidden?

P1nkP0ppy Wed 20-Jan-16 14:57:43

What's a 'Hex bug'?

<running down the road shrieking at the thought of having cockroaches/any creepy crawly>

MsMargaretCarter Wed 20-Jan-16 14:58:43

I have one behind some kitchen cupboards. It only took the battery 30 mins to run out.

hufflebottom Wed 20-Jan-16 15:03:27

Sod that. Prize for the first DC to find them when they get home after school

sportinguista Wed 20-Jan-16 15:12:58

Never thought of having cockroaches as pets, they are truly impressive, DS would love them, but my DH would run screaming like a girl as he does from all other insect life grin.

coughingbean Wed 20-Jan-16 15:18:36

Greg is very handsome! Are they the hissing kind hidden? I love that sound

SexLubeAndAFishSlice Wed 20-Jan-16 15:28:01

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Finola1step Wed 20-Jan-16 15:53:34

Now Hidden, they are mighty fine cockroaches. Not the common little blighters that run across your feet when you are doing a work based home visit. Oh no.

hiddenhome2 Wed 20-Jan-16 18:52:43

Yes, I love Kafka Pootles grin

hiddenhome2 Wed 20-Jan-16 18:56:12

They are hissers coughing it's only really Greg who makes a noise. Sometimes, they hiss at each other though.

They're very funny and cute and are The Worlds Best Pet! I promote them all the time as an alternative to goldfish for kids.

Good grief, what kind of home visits do you go on Finola?

coughingbean Wed 20-Jan-16 18:57:54


DixieNormas Wed 20-Jan-16 20:18:44

I'm not sure I'm liking the idea of them as pets, the dcs would probably love it though

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