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  1. Justin

    Hi from NC...

    Hey guys, Thank you for the welcome and the info! It's much appreciated. I woke up this morning to find one of my two G Oblongonota females hanging from a stick, turning her ootheca. I hadn't planned on getting this deep this quick but oh well lol. I will need a much larger quantity of cheap dog food in the near future it appears...
  2. Thank you for the info Longhorn. Yeah, I actually read that interview on here and it further confused me lol. That's what I was gathering from what I had read so far - the protein debate between pets and feeders - but I didn't want to assume, being new to this. Today I ground up a mix of tropical fish flakes, organic mixed nuts, and oats. Hopefully they'll be as stoked on this as when I drop rose leaves in at night. Thanks again!
  3. Justin

    Hi from NC...

    Hey guys, my name is Justin. I have thought about owning hissers for some time now since getting away from reptiles but just recently made the jump. I am really enjoying keeping them so far but I do have a question for the community... I have 3 adult G. oblongonota and will be getting 2 E. Javanica in the next day or so. These guys will be pets only, not feeders. I have no problem with understanding and providing a good diet as far as fresh fruits and vegetables are concerned. On the other hand, there is a lot of confusing (not necessarily wrong) information out there for a beginner like myself as far as protein sources and percentages are concerned. First I was investigating high quality dog foods and fish flakes but that seems frowned upon by some for containing too high of a percentage of protein. Now I am looking at the roach chow from Josh's Frogs, which sits at about 15% protein. The cost of this food is not an issue if it would be a healthier option. Is the high protein/additives a problem for pet roaches health in general, or only for those that will be used as feeders? I'm kind of confused here and any advice would be greatly appreciated! I'm just trying to give these guys the best diet and longest life possible. Thank you in advance. -Justin
  4. Hey guys, I'm sorry to bother you all asking a question that has probably been answered 100 times on here but here goes... I have 3 adult G. oblongonota and will be getting 2 E. Javanica in the next day or so. These guys will be pets only, not feeders. I have no problem with understanding and providing a good diet as far as fresh fruits and vegetables are concerned. On the other hand, there is a lot of confusing information out there for a beginner like myself as far as protein sources and percentages are concerned. First I was investigating high quality dog foods and fish flakes but that seems frowned upon by some for containing too high of a percentage of protein. Now I am looking at the roach chow from Josh's Frogs, which sits at about 15% protein. The cost of this food is not an issue if it would be a healthier option. Is the high protein/additives a problem for pet roaches health in general, or only for those that will be used as feeders? I'm kind of confused here and any advice would be greatly appreciated! I'm just trying to give these guys the best diet and longest life possible. Thank you in advance. -Justin
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