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  1. Yeah, but not very many. Definitely not enough to mob the millipede. It could have easily escaped superworms. I also went through and moved any superworms I could find to my vermicomposting system.

     

    The dubia just don't seem like they're interested in live prey to have been the issue. The millipede seemed fine until this happened. Death from stress is the only thing that makes sense to me. I suppose there could have been an underlying issue I didn't know about and the stress caused it to kill it of course.

  2. For years now I have had a giant Black African millipede.

     

    That is no longer the case due to a mistake on my part.

     

    I keep dubia, which are not as cannibalistic as Eublaberus or Blaberus in my experience. I've also been keeping superworms with them without any discernible issue.

     

    I decided to put my millipede in with my roaches.

     

    The next day I found an empty millipede shell. I don't know if they killed her and ate her, or if she died and they ate her. I don't believe she was molting, the most likely scenario to me is that she died of the stress of going from a solitary life to being in a colony of roaches; and then they ate her. At least, I hope so.

     

    Anyway, for anyone Googling, please do not keep roaches and millipedes together.

  3. I'd freeze it in cubes, mixed with fruits and veggies, just like I do for my bluey.

    I only have one bluey so the cubes can get a bit old since he only eats one a week, and if I could feed some to my roaches then I'd be able to renew the stuff more often.

  4. I know dry dog food is pretty standard for roaches. Mine have never gone for it much.

    I buy wet dog food, specifically Merrick, for my blue tongue skink..and I tried it for my Eublaberus distanti and they seemed to love it. Does anyone know of any reason not to use this more often for my Eublaberus and Blaberus?

  5. To clarify: yes, they need a source of water. However, they do not need a dish of water. In fact, I would discourage using a dish as you'd end up with drowned nymphs. The best way to provide water IMO is either to spray the sides of the enclosure which allows them to drink from the sides, or (what I do) provide vegetables and fruits that have moisture. That's more than sufficient.

    I have used the water crystals, but stopped because they don't seem to like them much. The crystals are also plastic and I don't see any good coming of that.

  6. Interesting topic. I honestly wonder if some of the "taste" preferences may be an instance of unintended selective breeding, or perhaps differences in stock, as well as species?

    I'm honestly surprised broccoli doesn't go over well for you! My wife and I love broccoli, but I am extremely picky and only like the florets, so all of the stalk goes into the Eublaberus distanti bin and they reliably eat all of it except the peel within a day or so! They leave hollowed out bits that I fish out later.

    I find most winter squash goes over extremely well with both my E.distanti and my Blaberus boliviensis. Summer squashes are ignored.

  7. Heyo, it's been awhile since I've been on.

    Anyway, my trust colony of Blaberus boliviensis seems to be having some issues.

    Specifically, I am having more malformed wings and more issues with adults dying quickly.

    Either they literally die as they are molting, or they die shortly after.

    The colony as a whole is doing rather well and I have many adults that are fine.

    The usual suspects are protein deficiency, overcrowding, or humidity.

    I doubt it is protein deficiency as I have been using Mazuri gutload as a dry food (though, now that I think of it, I do not recall this before using that? Hmmm). My colony doesn't seem overcrowded to me, but I'm not sure about humidity.

    Any other suggestions?

  8. Howdy everyone,

    I'm replacing the aquariums I have my colonies in with plastic tubs. I have 2" roundvents to provide ventilation, but I was wondering if anyone has suggestions for tubs that are opaque,smooth walled, and preferably have a gasketed lid?

    I'm having a hard time finding such a container.

    I might have to forego the gaskets..this is for E.distanti and a colony of B.boliviensis.

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