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  1. 1. Do you currently raise any roaches? Yes. 2. If so, how many? I started a Blaptica dubia breeding colony just over 2 months ago When I spotted some baby dubias, I decided to set up a Shelfordella tartara (Red Runner) breeding colony and the first offspring appeared just ver 3 weeks ago. I also set up an Elliptorhina chopardi colony but they were nymphs so egg cases have only recently been appearing as "roach tails". 3. Do you culture roaches as pets or feeders? I find them fascinating creatures to watch so I guess they're pets until they are used as lizard food. 4. If feeders, what kinds? Currently I only feed excess adult male dubias to my bearded dragons and the occasional adult male red runner to a lucky leopard gecko. 5. Are there any specific roach questions that you would like to ask the community? I'm sure I'll have many questions to ask as and when I experience "oh no!" moments. Keeping the dubias in their containers has been problem free. I haven't spotted any baby red runners outside their enclose. Let's see what happens when the dwarf hisses produce young climbers. I may not be very popular with my neighbours! 6. How did you find our community? A general search for roach information and this site had current posts!
  2. Hi everyone ?☀️? (Two trees and a sun emoji if they don't appear!) I'm Dave and I'm from the UK but I've been living and working in Spain since 2002. When I lived in the UK, I used to breed lizards, snakes, rodents and some insects. At the end of 2015, I bought 4 leopard geckos and 3 bearded dragons. I quickly discovered that pet shops here are not very reliable suppliers of live foods so I decided to start breeding crickets, tenebrios and zophobas. Now I also have dubias and red runners breeding. I'm still waiting for the chopardis to produce offspring. Hopefully I'll be able to pick up some very useful tips from reading posts on this site and maybe post any doubts I have so others can share their ideas or possible solutions. I'll probably get in to posting mode on Sunday - have a pleasant weekend!
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