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Zephyr

Agh! That bloody little thief!

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I looked in on my lobster roaches today to find a female giving birth. Right at her abdomen, having a nice snack, was a subadult nymph! Of course I swatted him off, by my question is, was he feeding on the newborns or the afterbirth produced by the female? There were easily 5 or 6 freshly molted nymphs of various sizes sitting in the enclosure nearby, so I'm thinking the thief wasn't actually after his relatives.

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ive never known any of my roaches to eat their own, but unless the sub adult was dehydrated and needed some soft newborn roach to quench his thirst, i would think it was coincidental.

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