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    Im thinking of getting a small colony of dubia. Are they ok to feed to rhacs? Are they ok size for cresteds?



  • #2
    only nyphs. for hatchlgins im not sure but nyphs might be to big? maybe pinheads bu thtey might be to big as well. i dont know just make sure that whateve ru feed them is a bit smaller then their mouths can open. or somethign like that i forgot the rule to it

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    • #3
      I meant for adults! Thats just a hatchling

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      • #4
        Originally posted by palex134
        I meant for adults! Thats just a hatchling
        check out blaberus.com... just browsing through there answered a ton of my questions, and got me to convert from crickets to roaches.

        i feed off eversize nymph to my adult cresties, everything up to but excluding adults. most i hold back as breeders or occassionaly feed them off to my larger herps.

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        • #5
          even for adults. just feed them the size that their mouth can handle i guess. maybe a bit smaller

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          • #6
            whats a smaller/non climbing or flying species?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by palex134
              whats a smaller/non climbing or flying species?
              you can go with discoids but they are way faster and harder to handle then dubia.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by untytled
                Originally posted by palex134
                whats a smaller/non climbing or flying species?
                you can go with discoids but they are way faster and harder to handle then dubia.
                Not to mention they're scary for someone who hasn't dealt with roaches before! Lol. :wink:
                ~Sarah~
                www.CrestedLady.com

                "This is your life, are you who you want to be?" -Switchfoot

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                • #9
                  dubia will do you good. very easy to work with. breeds failry fast. lobsters are climbers and i hate that

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                  • #10

                    Not to mention they're scary for someone who hasn't dealt with roaches before! Lol. :wink:
                    Sarah, i'm sure you'll get used to yours in no time! i actually stayed away from discoids cause they reminded me alot of the american pest roach.

                    i also like the slow nature of dubia and the fact that i don't have to hold the adults to look at their abdomen in order to sex them. you see, nymphs i'm ok at grabbing and holding the adults freak me out a little still.

                    Palex, you could also go with Blatta lateralis therse are the smallest nonclimbers out there right now that i know of, but get ready to haul @ss after them. they're pretty quick. Check out blaberus.com... :wink: lots of useful info there.

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                    • #11
                      Unfortunately the lateralis can fly, and are a known pest species in temperate parts of europe, where herpetoculturists are now dealing with terrible household infestations from escaped members of their colonies, the more and more I deal with them (they are a pain in the butt!) and hear from others about them the less and less I see them ever becoming a good staple, much less the replacement for crickets they are being touted as.

                      On a different note however, the dubia are definitely the best feeder roach available, if you want a nutritious, easy to deal with roach, they cannot be beat.
                      www.midwestherpetoculture.com

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Midwestherps
                        Unfortunately the lateralis can fly, and are a known pest species in temperate parts of europe.

                        On a different note however, the dubia are definitely the best feeder roach available, if you want a nutritious, easy to deal with roach, they cannot be beat.
                        Yes i meant to mention that but forgot, Lateralis CAN fly but they do not climb smooth surfaces. thanks for the input.

                        i'm with Midwestherps on Dubia, they're the best by far!

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                        • #13
                          I'm okay with the discoid nymphs... they look like rolie-polies if you don't look too closely, but you're right, untytled... the adults are NASTY. Lol. :wink:
                          ~Sarah~
                          www.CrestedLady.com

                          "This is your life, are you who you want to be?" -Switchfoot

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                          • #14
                            yea Im probably going to get 100 mixed size dubia from lllreptile soon. I want to start a colony.

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                            • #15
                              cant belive they sit there and count 100 roaches.. or do they make an approximation? or how do they do it.. because counting out 100 would be a pain

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