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    Default Safest way to heat breeding Dubia?

    Well I went from "there's no way I'm feeding my cresties bugs" to trying out waxworms and then Dubia and am now to the point where I am tired of spending hard earned money on roaches! They are excellent feeders, silent, no smell whatsoever and I no longer find them COMPLETELY revolting. So, I've got some bigger ones growing up and I'd like to start breeding my own. My house stays 68-70 though and from what I've read I am going to have to provide them some heat. I am terrified of fires and leaving heating things plugged in so I would like to know from those with more experience - what is the safest way if heating them? They are in a plastic tub. Thanks in advance!
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    I've always kept a small UTH under mine without any problems.
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    Use a UTH and put the bin on a wire rack to allow proper air flow, shouldn't be a problem!
    I've had the most success with the heat tape that's been laminated, I know some people supply them at shows though I'm not 100% sure on where to buy them other than my own local show.
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    Thank y'all for the info. Do you hook them up to a thermostatic outlet or just put under part of the tub and the roaches choose the appropriate area?
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    I hang the UTH directly in the bin. They like a lot of heat.

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    I put a seedling warming mat under mine. No sticky side so its nice.
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    I agree with you.

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    I've been using a 50 watt Ceramic heat emitter. Keeps my whole closet near 75-80 degrees F. Internal box tempts near 90. Seems to be pretty safe and efficient so far. Sorry for bumping an old post.

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