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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:07 pm 
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I have just sent of for a 'taster pack' but ordered Roach food ;mesh; egg trays; just need a box and if Therru likes them I may start a mini one :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:57 pm 
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Nutritionally there isnt much difference.
Adult Turks grow to around the size of large crickets. They are extremely fast though so your beardie might find it hard to catch them

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:53 pm 
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As far as I know the 'taster pack' is just 20 large dubia roaches in a tub ; it was advertised to see if your Beardie likes them before you order more (you just put what size you wanted) I hope large is right size for Therru :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:04 pm 
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Daniel.. wrote:http://www.roachcolony.com/adult-male-dubia-roach-10-p.asp

We have a discount with these guys as well :)

Well I just ordered and put in the code and they wouldnt accept it :(

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:17 pm 
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great care sheet, very helpful. one thing I've noticed though is that dubias look quite shiny and smooth and was wondering how you would go about getting the calcium to stick to them when feeding? also, how do you maintain the numbers within the colony without producing too many dubias for the tub whilst keeping enough to feed one bearded dragon?
again, thanks for the care sheet, saved a lot of time on research :)


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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:25 pm 
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The calcium sticks better than you would think. If you are having trouble though you can always give the roach a quick dip in some water and then into the calci dust :)

The best way I found to help maintain the colony is to sell off any surplus you don't need. That way it keeps your colony down to a manageable amount and earns you a little money

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:33 am 
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After trying my beardie on Dubias, it turns out that we're both big fans. I eat substantially fewer of them, however. :P
I am setting up in order to purchase a starter colony and have everything I need but just wanted to ask a question about ventilation.

This is the type of lid I'll be using (though the actual box/lid will be black - I'm waiting on them to be delivered).
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Would I be ok to cut most of the middle section out or should I perhaps cut out sections on each end of the tub? Does it really matter where the vents are as long as about 1/3 of the lid is cut and meshed?

As ever, thanks in advance for your help.


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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
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I really don't think it matters as long as it's properly meshed - you really don't want roaches escaping and running round the house!

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Our boxes are smeared with vaseline just over half way up, they shouldn't climb but I don't want to risk it :shock:

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