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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewbecca View Post
    But, yes, I use a heat lamp.
    I have metal screen on the top of my lids over the hole which allows me to place the lamp right on top of the hole.
    I use old CGD which seems to moisten them enough.
    I do not mist them as I fear mold starting.
    Moisture + heat=mold, most times.
    I use a 150 watt ceramic heat emitter.
    About how many roaches do you have? I have about 200 mixed roaches and 200 male/females, totaling about 400 roaches. I notice only about 200 eat CGD so I'm afraid of the other dehydrating. A lot of the roaches just stay in the roach flats even at night.
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    Way to many to list

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    I have about what you have.
    I will also use water crystals.

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    Does anyone separate nymphs from adults?

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    I heard its good to keep a good female:male ratio and heard about people removing the excess males to feed off first
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    Yeah, my dubias just arrived today! I never thought I would be so excited to have roaches at my house

    Siz: I do plan on separating my nymphs and adults. This is because I have geckos to feed the smaller nymph and juvies to and a bearded dragon to feed the bigger juvies and extra adults to. So it is much easier to separate them then to try and dig them out. If you want to know how to separate them look on this link towards the bottom. There is a lot of other good info here too.

    http://www.theroachguy.com/caresheet.htm
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    I tryed doing that whole seperating thing but they produce so fast it became way to much work. I know as soon as I started letting the babys stay with the adults they started growing faster. I don't know if anyone else has noticed this but my adults bring food and water to the babys and protect them whenever I move around the egg crates. I ended up crushing and killing alot of the babys as I moved them to a diffrent cage. I don't think it's worth it. It's just easyer to get a pair of tweezers and pick out the little ones that you wanna feed off.

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