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Who is eating your feeders?

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Hey, fellow roach lovers ;)

I currently have one good-sized dubia colony servicing a single (but very large) leopard gecko. Obviously, he can't keep up!

I've seen other members say that one colony was not enough for just a couple of their herps! I'm curious.

What animals are you feeding to? (Including amphibs, repts, ts, other inverts)

Which ones are your best (read: BIG) eaters?

Pics are very welcome, of course!

I may or may not use your recommended species to fill my spare terrarium ;)

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My hungriest piggies are my pixie frogs, blue tongue skink, and the gargoyle gecko. The skink will eat basically everything bugs, fruit, veggies, fingers. I once dropped in a week's worth of food in the garg's enclosure when I was going away for a bit. She ate everything before we left. I have never seen a chubby gecko.

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I feed a tiger salamander. NOT a big feeder. 1-2 adult male dubia per week.

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Argentine b&w tegu pair, red ackie trio, argus monitor, 23 T's, 7 scorps

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OBTs destroy my Periplaneta australasiae nymphs! I also feed a bearded dragon (HUGE pig) leopard gecko 6 Tarantulas, 3 6 eyed sand spiders, hermits crabs (yes, they do in fact eat roaches on occasion) and a couple of scorpions.

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I feed an Ackie Monitor. I'd imagine an Argus could eat a normal sized colony in one sitting lol.

I can't recommend Lateralis enough for small feeders. Compared to my dubias, one bin will feed about twice the weight. Easier to maintain also.

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I was forced to raise dubias 'coz my leopard geckos. For more than a decade, my lizards were fine with just mealies, supers and crickets :D

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Doc: I bet those pixie frogs are pigs! Those things are monstrous! I've really considered getting one. Love that your garg is a pig too, though! She must be healthy and happy. :)

wcbpolish: They're beautiful, though! Do you enjoy keeping him? What do you do with all the other roaches?

bpmojo80: That's a lot of hungry mouths! How are the ackies? I've heard they're a blast!

RomanBuck: XD You're brave to keep OBT's! I would be too scared of them, I think.

Smiley: Aww, another Ackie! Is yours very tame? And I think you're right about the Argus!

TongueFlicker: Hey, I would bend over backwards for my leo! He's worth it. :)

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OBTs are nothing to fear! My slings don't try to escape or bite me like everyone says they try to do. They seem pretty chill. I did accidentally hold one though lol. That was pretty scary to me until I realized that it was just like holding a rosea

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Smiley: I hope he tames up for you as he grows! Gotta love a monitor. :)

RomanBuck: Says the brave guy with six T's! ;) They're beautiful animals but I've had bad reactions to spider bites in the past. I'm sticking far away from tarantulas, much less supposedly aggressive ones. I bet you're great with them, though!

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They are a force to respect for sure! I love all of my animals but I think it's really special to raise one from a teeny tiny baby :)

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Doc: I bet those pixie frogs are pigs! Those things are monstrous! I've really considered getting one. Love that your garg is a pig too, though! She must be healthy and happy. :)

wcbpolish: They're beautiful, though! Do you enjoy keeping him? What do you do with all the other roaches?

bpmojo80: That's a lot of hungry mouths! How are the ackies? I've heard they're a blast!

RomanBuck: XD You're brave to keep OBT's! I would be too scared of them, I think.

Smiley: Aww, another Ackie! Is yours very tame? And I think you're right about the Argus!

TongueFlicker: Hey, I would bend over backwards for my leo! He's worth it. :)

They are a lot of fun. Ive kept several species and the ackies are my favorite.

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wcbpolish: They're beautiful, though! Do you enjoy keeping him? What do you do with all the other roaches?

I don't actually keep him :-( When my class found him, I did not have any aquariums, so the next door teacher is keeping him for me, sort of a joint custody.

Extras? I sell a few as feeders through Craig's List, and last summer I shared quite a few through the Ovogram site. I'm trying to contract a few to the pet store, but they are not too hot on the idea.

I will have plenty (of dubia) to share this summer through the ovogram site, and maybe to others who want to start a colony. Too cold to ship right now though- nighttime temps are still below freezing.

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My OBT is pretty chill too. The female salmon pink birdeater I have however is a terror. She will literally leap across the enclosure and strike at a shadow. That is why her name is Lucy(short for lucifer). I would rather handle any of my ornamentals before taking her out.

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My OBT is pretty chill too. The female salmon pink birdeater I have however is a terror. She will literally leap across the enclosure and strike at a shadow. That is why her name is Lucy(short for lucifer). I would rather handle any of my ornamentals before taking her out.

That says A LOT!

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Currently, feeders go to Platymeris biguttata assassin bugs, leopard geckoes, and several ant colonies (Tetramorium caespitum, Myrmica cf. americana, Pheidole ceres, Tapinoma sessile). We are also anticipating the acquisition of a couple poison dart frogs. :)

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I have a bearded dragon, a bunch of tarantulas, and a couple of geckos, but the cutest thing that eats my cockroaches sometimes is my short tail possum, Walter. post-2160-0-49784800-1427211207_thumb.jpg

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Aww it's adorable! :wub:

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I raise Bearded Dragons, I use to feed them crickets, if the smell and the die off wasn't bad enough, a few got lose

and made their way to my landslords apartment/office, I almost got evicted, now I breed Dubia, my guys eat them,

everyone who buys a baby bearded from me learn to feed them dubia also, best move I ever made. As a feeder

they perfect for my guys, I now have over 20,000 Dubia, 9 bearded dragons.

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I feed a lot, I feed two leopard geckos, one panther cham, 30 hermit crabs, one blue tongue skink and occasionally feed my friends salamander when I am watching him... since he never gets roaches otherwise XD

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Here's something to be warned of... Don't feed your roaches a radish and then feed them to your pet. I gave one of my gray tree frogs a baby dubia that vomited spicy radish juice- now he's scared of roaches and won't eat.

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KitKatie329 Look how cute he is!!! <3 Walter is a opossum after my own heart.

ChiManSam So glad roaches worked out for you! :) Gotta keep those beardies fed. Crickets are honestly a pain in the you-know-what.

Andee Nice bunch of pets! Do you enjoy the BTS? I've heard they're great.

Salmonsaladsandwich :( Oh geez! I've heard that feeding a lot of radish to herbivorous herps can cause pink urates. Your frog probably didn't appreciate all that juice! Is he alright?

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