Jump to content

Dexter and Debbie

Members
  • Content count

    115
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About Dexter and Debbie

  • Rank
    Subadult

Profile Information

  • Location
    San Diego, Ca

Recent Profile Visitors

4,069 profile views
  1. Dexter and Debbie

    The best barrier against escaping?

    I use to sell and use food grade silicone lubricant. It works great, its hard to find and expensive but its safe to use and it works for all climbing species.
  2. Dexter and Debbie

    Shy assassin bug nymphs?

    They may not be hungry. Assassins are very finicky, babies will sometimes wait for adults take down a meal and feed off the larger prey, but when they are very small they usually wait until they are very hungry before attacking something, beacuse they are delicate and if the prey item is too big it may damage them. Email me directly at doubleds92084@aol.com i will gie you full details on how i raise my assassins. DexterD
  3. Dexter and Debbie

    RhinoRoaches on the prowl

    here is the You tube Link for those who cant view the image.
  4. Dexter and Debbie

    RhinoRoaches on the prowl

    I took this video today, I woke up to find almost all of my rhino oraches above ground. The warm weather must have gotten them up but they were all over th place just hanging out, mom was with her babies and the dadas were beig protective as usual. After the video was shot they all took off back underground but it was good to see them. Video is on the home page, check it out. Dexter D DoubleD's http://www.doubleds.org
  5. Dexter and Debbie

    Freshly molted Katydid

    woke up this morning to find a few of them molting and figured i would share it with everyone. Check it out, it was pretty cool to see it fill up with air and expand its body until it was solid, pretty cool. Here is the link its at the bottom of the page. will post more videos soon. Dexter D DoubleD's http://www.doubleds.org
  6. Dexter and Debbie

    Macropanesthia babies NEW generation.

    Congrats on the Macropanestia, if you have any questions about raising the babies let me know. I have raised quite a few...
  7. Dexter and Debbie

    Weird colored Dubia (on Spanish website)

    The nymphs are bright yellow and the adults are lighter colored! Where are these found I have never seen this before? http://tuatera.com/f...blaptica-dubia/ The New color dubia is not a sub species (i thought it was last year when i saw them for sale)but a color morp that has been isolated in Germany and is being bred for fun. Everybody Loves Dubia
  8. Dexter and Debbie

    Baby Rhino Roaches! :D

    That was pretty cute man, good thing you got good stock, Hit me up if you have any questions.
  9. Dexter and Debbie

    Eublaberus sp. "Pantanal"?

    Definatley Paliida roaches, they are fairley prolific and make good feeders. Eublab Pantanal look like this. http://www.doubleds.org/images/DSC06421.JPG
  10. Looking good, keep up the good work.

  11. Hi Guys.. check out my pics of the Rhino Roaches!

  12. Dexter and Debbie

    G. oblongonata vs M. rhinoceros

    the obolongonata in my set up are so strong that when the males fight the whole place gets rearranged. I sometimes grab the largest male and test him out by pushing against his horns and he will push mack equally strong and try to flip my finger. Rhinos are just plane amazing in size and beauty.
  13. Dexter and Debbie

    My favorite Blaberus...

    I just love the Blaberus, from Discoidalis to Giganteous they are probably the most interesting for me especially when i first started in the roach collection.
  14. Interested in obtaining some of your Deropeltis willing to trade or purchase from you, do you have 50 available?

    Dexter D

    DoubleDs

  15. Dexter and Debbie

    Breeding Firebrats

    here is some basic information breeding Firebrats. Firebrats (Thermobius domestica) Firebrats are a great food item, but are slow breeders and not very productive, but it is definitely worth your while. If you want to breed your own firebrats you should transfer the starter culture to a larger tight container. Put half an inch of wheat bran in the container as a substrate, fill the container with egg crate and add some lumps of cotton wool for egg laying. Feed the firebrats a couple of times per week with fish flakes, or springtail chow. It is important to keep the humidity low. Firebrats need it warm and dry. They do not drink but need a small cup with just a little water in the bottom, cover the cup with a tight mesh, other wise the firebrats will commit mass suicide in there. Firebrats need dry heat around 35-40 degrees Celsius, a boiler room is the perfect place to have them in. One generation takes 3-6 months depending on temperature and food quality. It is a long wait, but when you have a couple of cultures going you can feed with them at least once a week. If you need newborns take out the egg-filled cotton wool and put it in a separate container. Firebrats are a treat for larger frogs, predatory invertebrates, salamanders and small lizards. I have my colony set up in a 20 gallon tank with a heat mat under the tank, The tank is placed in a styrofoam container to help contain the heat and i place a container filled with cotton fiber soaked in water at one end. The colony is stcaked 3 - 4 egg crates high and stuffed with cotton balls and spider web you buy for halloween decoration, i feed them 1 container of fish flakes per montha and water them once per week and thats it. Enjoy. Dexter D DoubleDs
×