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    Default Quick dubia question. Please help.

    I have a 65 gallon tub with my dubias in it now. Only about 5-600 now. Whats the max number of dubias I can keep comfortably in that tub.
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    I have 2-3000 in each of my 18g tubs, I don't think you're going to have to worry about over crowding for a long time!

    Once the colonies get over crowded to the point where they are uncofortable, the females will gas off, killing part of the colony. This won't kill the whole thing, usually around 75%, so you'll prolly still have 3-5000 in a 65g to work with.

    Unless you have a very large collection of herps to feed, you're most likely going to be selling off your extras.

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    the females will gas off, killing part of the colony. This won't kill the whole thing, usually around 75%
    What in the heck are you talking about? I have never heard of such a thing before. If you have had anything kill off 75% of your colony it was not the female roaches that is for sure. (imo/ime)

    Lol a lot can go in that 65g for sure! Tons and tons of them will love to live in that palace!

    Here are two pics of my old setup. There were at least 20,000+ in there and they did great! Eventually I split the colony into two, and not long after that I started selling off huge chunks, but they do VERY well crowed together to a point.


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    Thanks for the info guys!

    Ryan-thanks for the pictures. Oh and I did give you friend a call and ordered 1000... thats why I was asking.
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    Awesome! Glad you found what you needed there.
    Heres a shot of them coming out to eat their food!


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    ohhh crap. Reminds me of the scarabs from the mummy moves! o.o
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    lol dont run from the cute roaches!
    lets just say I have a lot of stuff
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    /quote What in the heck are you talking about? I have never heard of such a thing before. If you have had anything kill off 75% of your colony it was not the female roaches that is for sure. (imo/ime)/quote

    This is straight fron the big breeders ie the roach ranch, and the roach guy.

    It can and does happen. Granted it takes some SERIOUS overcrowding and nothing an average keeper is ever gonna reach. Especially in a 65g container!

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    Never heard of that and I know several big breeders and sellers of roaches.

    I bet the over crowding caused them to suffocate/over heat. I do not know of gas a female roach can produce that kills other living things. That would be better documented if it existed I would think.

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    holy crap TALKENLATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thats alot of freaking roaches!! I just got my first 100 today, and i thought that was a lot! WOW! Must be some fat happy animals around with all them! i dont know whether to say congrats or to call you an exsterminator LOL
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