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Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should possibly write about? What do you guys what to see out in the public? Thanks in advance for the ideas!

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Like on the forums, or in a book?

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More cockroach care sheets!

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I'd love to see those care sheets. Maybe something about substrates, the differencein humidities theymanage and what roaches thrieve in which. Also, but harder, something comparing different roach feeders, as in "roaches are better thancrickets, and x sp. is better than y". Hope it helps.

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Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should possibly write about? What do you guys what to see out in the public? Thanks in advance for the ideas!

I think the best question to ask yourself is "What am I qualified to write about that hasn't already been covered? Or if it has, can I say it better?" If there's no good answer to these questions, then writing for the sake of writing is probably not the best use of your time.

For example, caresheets. I personally am not convinced the world needs more caresheets... but, if you have a unique experience or insight into a particular species, that would be a good enough reason to write it down. Subjects like reptile nutrition, or the nutritional composition of various feeder roaches, have been covered AT LENGTH by actual scientists and people in the field... you'd have to ask yourself what YOU bring to the discussion, or are you merely Google searching what others have done and re-stating it? Now, there is a time and a place for reading others' research and re-stating it, but again... the question is "why?".

With that said, there's a great big Internet out there, feel free to start writing. :)

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Yes, I meant nutritional comparison. And thanks, I know how to google, I mean't scientific articles comparing between roaches, not crickets against them. Plus I was hoping that you had read a couple and would point in the direction of the one worth it.

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This is probably more useful than a snarky google tutorial video:

http://moonvalleyrep...eeders-v1.0.pdf (has a few species of roach, but not many)

http://www.timberlinefisheries.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/finke_2012_complete%20nutrient%20content%20of%20four%20species%20of%20feeder%20insects.pdf (only one species of roach)

https://dubiaroachdepot.com/guidance/dubia-roaches-vs-other-feeder-insects (another with a couple of species... may even be the same data)

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Yes, I meant nutritional comparison. And thanks, I know how to google, I mean't scientific articles comparing between roaches, not crickets against them. Plus I was hoping that you had read a couple and would point in the direction of the one worth it.

OK, so here's the thing... Roman asked a question, and I gave him some things to think about. That was sort of the extent of the interaction. You then asked for clarification/additional information on a rather small part of that interaction, and I pointed you in a direction to help you find some of the answers you seek. If you're now asking that I poke around the Internet and assemble a custom list of reading material FOR you, this is where we part ways. If you know how to use Google, then you have all the tools in your toolbag that I do, vis-a-vis this particular conquest of knowledge. :)

Now, the reason I said what I said in the first place is that an "ordinary hobbyist" sitting at home is VERY ill-equipped to address any kind of "nutritional composition" type questions anyway... to do them right, a decent number of roaches have to be fed/gutloaded, fasted to clear their gut, crushed, and then be analyzed by a commercial laboratory. Not really within the range of your average hobbyist who's still in high school. No disrespect intended, that's just the way things are. We're talking about terribly expensive equipment here. Article of that sort by non-science types usually end up with people just making off-the-cuff recommendations based observed morphology (Oh, that critter's got a hard shell, must be high in calcium... oh, that critter's pretty fat, must be high in protein). I was just saying that he could spend his effort better than that, that's all.

All that being said, here is a great whitepaper from Timberline Fisheries that explains the process in some details, and will get you started... the list of references should give you more than enough resources to follow the trail. http://www.timberlinefisheries.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/finke_2012_complete%20nutrient%20content%20of%20four%20species%20of%20feeder%20insects.pdf

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This is probably more useful than a snarky google tutorial video:

http://moonvalleyrep...eeders-v1.0.pdf (has a few species of roach, but not many)

http://www.timberlin...der insects.pdf (only one species of roach)

https://dubiaroachde...-feeder-insects (another with a couple of species... may even be the same data)

Thanks a lot man!

OK, so here's the thing... Roman asked a question, and I gave him some things to think about. That was sort of the extent of the interaction. You then asked for clarification/additional information on a rather small part of that interaction, and I pointed you in a direction to help you find some of the answers you seek. If you're now asking that I poke around the Internet and assemble a custom list of reading material FOR you, this is where we part ways. If you know how to use Google, then you have all the tools in your toolbag that I do, vis-a-vis this particular conquest of knowledge. :)

Haha I did get what you meant, but that was not the case. I usually don't ask things without prior investigation. As you pointed that there is a lot of scientific investigation on nutritional values and roaches, I assumed that you had already read several scientific papers and that you could save me some time by at least telling me which ones were not worth the read. I guess that, as myself, you know that the info is there but you hadn't personally revised it.

Now, the reason I said what I said in the first place is that an "ordinary hobbyist" sitting at home is VERY ill-equipped to address any kind of "nutritional composition" type questions anyway... to do them right, a decent number of roaches have to be fed/gutloaded, fasted to clear their gut, crushed, and then be analyzed by a commercial laboratory. Not really within the range of your average hobbyist who's still in high school. No disrespect intended, that's just the way things are. We're talking about terribly expensive equipment here. Article of that sort by non-science types usually end up with people just making off-the-cuff recommendations based observed morphology (Oh, that critter's got a hard shell, must be high in calcium... oh, that critter's pretty fat, must be high in protein). I was just saying that he could spend his effort better than that, that's all.

I've seen several scientists in the forum (and I'm one myself), so when Roman asked what to write about, I just assumed that he had access to a lab, or that he was making a bibliographical revision to write something science based. I now notice that I might've been asking too much, but still don't doubt Roman's capabilities.

All that being said, here is a great whitepaper from Timberline Fisheries that explains the process in some details, and will get you started... the list of references should give you more than enough resources to follow the trail. http://www.timberlin...der insects.pdf

See? Now we're talking! Thank you man. :)

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Local pet store is selling a new brand of packaged crickets... They had some graphs that seem to be based on some study, but not sure what the study bias is...

Anyway... here's the site: https://www.timberlinefisheries.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1936

And here are some of the graphs they show...

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