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better than carrots??!

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ive read from a hisser keeper that her hissers bypas carrots for this..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%ADcama anybody ever try this with there roaches?

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ive read from a hisser keeper that her hissers bypas carrots for this..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%ADcama anybody ever try this with there roaches?

Carrots have a better nutritional value for roaches or people. I happen to like the jicama added to salads and whatnot, but the price for me is more expensive than carrots, so for less nutritional value I see no point.

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Roaches will go for what they want if there's a wide selection available. Maybe there's a different nutrient in that stuff that carrots don't have, and the roaches needed it. Who knows? Maybe it smells better to them.

All I do know is I was shocked when my orange head colony passed up fruits for canned "Winter bamboo root."

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My hissers have carrots every time in their boxes - they love them.

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From wikipedia:

"Jícama is composed of 86-90% water.

Its sweet flavor comes from the oligofructose inulin (also called fructo-oligosaccharide).

Jicama is high in vitamins C, A and B, along with calcium and phosphorus"

So it has everything a roach needs (water, fructoses, calcium and phosphorus).

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