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    I have a small colony of B Dubia roaches, that I will eventually use as feeders ,my question is how small are they when they are newly born. Mine have just started breeding and I have seen some really really small things running around, these things also climb up the sides of the box, so I am thinking they are not roaches? they are about(=)this long, I'm thinking have they come from the fruit ect,if not what are they and could they harm the roaches?
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    My dubia babies are about 1/4" long when new and they can climb. They look just like big dubia roaches, though, so if what you're seeing doesn't look like a mini dubia... it's likely something else. I have no idea if it is harmful to your dubia without knowing exactly what it is... sorry.

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    Thanks for that, I dont think they are dubia, going to have to do a major clean out, I think its something to do with the fruit.
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    2.2.1 - R. chahoua.
    2.2. - R sarasinorum.
    1.5 - R auriculatus.
    1.1 - R. leachianus leachianus Mt Kogis.

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    It might be little beetles. My colonies are full of tiny tiny beetles. Anyone have any ideas? If they are harmful it could explain why I haven't had any luck.

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    Hey,

    Babies kinda look like rollie pollies, about 1/4 inch in size make be smaller I don't measure them LOL.

    Blaptica dubia roaches can't fly or climb (unless your cage is dirty making traction on the side or it isn't a smooth sided bin).

    There is a good care sheet here:
    http://blaberus.com/PDFgallery2.htm

    Hope this helps,
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    My cages aren't dirty in any way and my B. dubia nymphs can, in fact, climb. As they age, they lose some of their traction and become less successful, though.
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