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 Post subject: Re: Breeding roaches?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:37 pm 
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I don't provide water either, I use a slice of butternut pumpkin as it provides both water and nutrition.

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding roaches?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:22 pm 
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Really? Ill have a little look around the shops today for that, as with the baby box the crystals have sometimes got the egg boxes wet which made it all condenstated in there

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:45 pm 
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SpikeandLizzy wrote: the dragons as they do not eat veg.


What do they eat?


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 Post subject: Re: Breeding roaches?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:31 pm 
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I will be ordering my colony this week, once my egg cartons arrive, and was wondering if, when they breed, do i need to separate the babies, or can they all stay in the one box?


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 Post subject: Re: Breeding roaches?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:21 pm 
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We used to use bug gel with our roaches but they didn't to eat (drink) it so we just put cubes/slices of butternut squash which they seem to love. We give them cat biscuits and any other bits of veg scraps. We keep ours ontop of the viv and they seem to breed at an ok pace for us.
I also have vaseline around the top of their box, just in case :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding roaches?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:52 am 
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I personally seperate the babies from the adults.I read some where that if they get cramped the breeding slows down , and as i have so many adults i like to seperate.But alot of people do not seperate them and they breed fine.



@ Kathryn when ever i leave any kind of bug on top of the vivs it drives the dragons mad , they constantly try to get to them

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding roaches?
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Felix hasn't got a clue what goes on around around him, he's too lazy :mrgreen: :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding roaches?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:24 am 
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This is going to seem like a stupid question but are roaches fine to keep in the dark, my viv sits on top of a cabinet so was thinking of putting the roach colony under that. Also is a 50l box the smallest size for breeding, has anyone used smaller ?


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 Post subject: Re: Breeding roaches?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:50 am 
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Roaches love the dark,they hate light.Mine are kept in the airing cupboard.

I was told 50l is the smallest box to use , as my colony is so big i have had to get bigger.

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding roaches?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:57 pm 
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I cant see my wife letting me keep them in the airing cupboard, need to see if a 50litre one will fit in my cabinet.


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 Post subject: Re: Breeding roaches?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:23 pm 
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Mine are doing great!

My wife wasn't too pleased with the airing cupboard but to be honest she hardly knows they're there. They are in an opaque box with a black lid.


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