SteveB

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About SteveB

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    n. maine
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    fishing. hunting, camping,canoeing, invert., insect , arachnid collecting.
  1. yeah i do have a lot of males. been feedingg them off first to my t's but I've only made a slight dent in their population.
  2. my B.colosess stay down in the sub.where its in the 90f range. never see them on the surface. if giganteus are similar then they like it warmer than even my hissers.
  3. what kind of heat source do you have in there? i have heat mats under neath my tanks and never had any losses of any of my 7 species. mid tank is low 70's about 80 on the sub. surface about 110 on the bottom under the sub. the roaches just hang where its most comfortable for them. better than heating a room to one temp. in my opinion as they can get closer to the heat when cold further away when hot. room temp is 65f.
  4. i thought so. never heard of dubias preying on each other. and its a small colony.
  5. hey folks. the other day i was feeding my dubia colony. i noticed a lot of the males wings were chewed up. they always have food and water and aren't overcrowded. could my cleaning crew be doing this ? i have dermestid beetles and larva in there. they get plenty of protein w/ the fish pellets i add to their bowl. these are feeders for my tarantula so I'm not really concerned just wondering why it would happen.
  6. i found a dubia nymph in my hisser/ a. tessalta tank about a month ago. still in there. both species in there came from 2 different suppliers so i don't know who to warn. next time i see it. ill throw it in my dubia tank.
  7. you want a adult or would you take nymphs? i have 1 2in. and a bunch of 1in. nymphs i could part with. they grow pretty fast.
  8. same here. i have cleaning crews in there so I'm sure that helps too.
  9. i have e. javanicas and a. tessellatas together and keep it at 60%. sofar so good. they too have preferences on where in the cage they hang.
  10. never kept them. once the nymphs get a little bigger you can tell who's who.
  11. mine don't have that feature. they are made by sunbeam. they have a high/ low and off positions. got them at walmart for 14.99 ea. mine are only a few months old.
  12. my roach room is around 68f also and i put a large heat pad on high under each tote and all my species have reproduced. air temp in the tote is low 70's but the substrate temp is 105f. it seems to work for them! paid $15 for them at rite aid in the back and knee supports section. cheapest heat mats I've found and you can change the heat setting on them as summer comes.
  13. i always have water crystals in there as my heat mats dry the enclosure a lot.
  14. i have my wide horns and peppereds together and they're doing fine. also have colossals and ivory heads together and no issues. they have similar growth parameters so it works out good for both species. they each have their preferred spots in their enclosures. all are reproducing well.
  15. if anymone wants clean hardwood leaves from a chemical free forest let me know. northern maine is mostly commercial forest. they cut every 20 yrs. or so but besides thinning theres no chemicals put on the trees. and its so cold up here pests are nonexistant. we don't even have ticks!