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Finally Have Dubias

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So I just got my 100 or so dubias today! It doesn't seem like much and I know that I'll have to wait a couple of months before I can start feeding them off.

I just put them in a new 16 gallon plastic bin that I got for $8. I have them eating on dried Meow Mix and a piece of iceberg lettuce because that's all we

have right now. Right now none of them are eating, but I suspect that'll change when it's night time.

Can someone suggest anything else? I know I'm not feeding them properly because I don't have what I need as of now, but I'll look for it tomorrow.

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Thought this pic was pretty funny, he couldn't get up.

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Thought this pic was pretty funny, he couldn't get up.

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Looks like your little nymph is eating just fine!

Anything like sliced banana, greens, apple, rolled oats, cornmeal, cereal, dog/cat food, fish food, will be jes fine.

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Alot of people keep telling me that cat food is bad for dubias because it's too high in protein, but on the other hand. I've also been told that dubias need a high protein diet so I'm a little confused about the protein thing.

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A nice, cheap dog food contains plenty of grains for them and fish flakes contain a good amount of protein. If you give a variety of foods they will eat what they need. Mine also really swarm out for a chunk of carrot or a piece of grapefruit. A leaf of romaine lettuce will be devoured quickly too.

I've noticed that when I divide my colonies the ones in the new enclosure take a while to start eating well and just hide or sit doing nothing. Once they get settled and used to the new home they start eating and breeding like a switch was turned on so don't be surprised if your apparently slow-growing colony suddenly takes off and you see more nymphs than you thought you'd have.

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