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Feeder recommendation

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I keep several species of chameleons, veiled, panther, and a baby melleri. I prefer roaches over crickets and I currently have a dubia colony. They're slow and my chams are not crazy about them. I do like that they can't climb so it makes cup feeding easy. I'd like a different species. One that is a little more active, easy to breed and maintain, and is large when fully grown. I'm going to need big feeders for my melleri once he's all grown up. I heard red runners can colonize. I can guarantee I will have escapees so I can't have anything with the potential to colonize. I was thinking orange head or green banana roaches. Hissers, though large, have too much chitin. Any thoughts or recommendation? Good places to purchase?  Thanks.

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Both orange head and banana are good options the orange head breed fast and get big don't climb might end up with to many orange head I know I do lol banana green color produces a good feed responce the adults climb but are pretty slow and don't climb much in the day time. I think red runners are safe I use them as my main feeder. All roaches have pluses and minuses. I personally don't like how dubia breed slow and like to burrow lol 

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Panchlora sp. (as mentioned before) are great for chameleons.

I can also recommend Oxyhaloa deusta as a small feeder, they move quick, love to climb during the day and reproduce pretty quickly. They are not a pest species. But they are relatively small...

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On 2/9/2017 at 11:35 PM, lovebugfarm said:

Both orange head and banana are good options the orange head breed fast and get big don't climb might end up with to many orange head I know I do lol banana green color produces a good feed responce the adults climb but are pretty slow and don't climb much in the day time. I think red runners are safe I use them as my main feeder. All roaches have pluses and minuses. I personally don't like how dubia breed slow and like to burrow lol 

Ok so I think orange head is going to be my next roach. How do you breed yours? 

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Well there's nothing special I do for them with the exception of giving them more protein then my other roaches. They are really easy.

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