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Panchlora sp. (Giant) and orange rinds?

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I remember reading somewhere that you should remove the rinds of oranges before feeding them to Panchlora, but I can't find any info on the reasoning behind that. Are the rinds somehow harmful to them?

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The rind holds all the oil which is prolly bad for them some roaches wont eat the rind e posticas and dubia but some might try and it may end badly

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I think I've fed mine just the rinds of oranges I ate. They clean everything off of them, but I don't think they eat the rinds.

Its the same for apples actually, they eat everything but a tiny thin translucent layer of skin. I didn't know what it was at first.

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If there's pesticide residue, it'll be on the rind.

I would say this is the best guess for any roaches dying due to orange rinds. I have fed orange slices for Hissers, Orange Heads , and Dubias with no ill effects. That being said, all produce purchased in the stores has the potential to have pesticide residue.

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Nick Barta

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I feed basically everything I have sliced oranges with the rind. I don't know how toxic it is but the roaches eat around the rind. Luckily I haven't had any deaths due to pesticides to my knowledge but I do wash all my fruit. My Panchlora nivea (not giant)didn't seem to care for orange as much as other species, but they're not heavy feeders anyhow.

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Pretty sure the rind is inedible, don't think the roaches will try to eat it but if they did it probably wouldn't be good for them.

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