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blueblooddragonz

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  1. I use just egg cartons no substrate it only makes it harder to clean. From the looks of it you are breeding to provide as feeders so don't use any substrate and put a bowl of water crystals in the tub, the water crystals should give off enough humidity for your roaches.
  2. are you having problems with your dubia roachs nipping at each other because i was noiticing in the last pic that their seem to be nipped wings and that is a first for me with dubias
  3. im not trying to mess up any blood lines i would only breed for my own purposes not to sell in the herp community
  4. does anyone have a list of good feeder species that can breed together to make a hyrdid feeder roach
  5. i just separated them i got all adults and nymphs a few nymphs might have gotten away but i will find them when they are larger and take them out
  6. can dubia roachs and orange head roachs thrive in the same bin together. Also will they produce a hydrid of dubia and orange that may become a good feeder for my reptiles
  7. you should use a UTH and a rheostat controller
  8. this is the chart i found on feedeI recently found this post on another forum and thought that it might shed some light on how we gutload our feeders and to also see peoples comments and thoughts on this article It is important to feed the prey insects well, in such a way as to ensure they provide the correction nutrients for your chameleon. This process is called gutloading the insects. The "wet" portion of the gutload, which should be your principle gutload, can frequently includes things like (switch it up with a different couple of items every other week): dandelion leaves, squash (butternut, spaghetti), hibiscus leaves and flowers, yam, orange, papaya, carrot, alfalfa sprouts,mustard greens, romaine, leek bulb, spearmint leaves, apple, peas, blueberries, grape leaves, raspberries, arugula (rocket), sunflower sprouts,mulberries ... Fruits and veggies such as these are important both for the nutrients they give (via the insect) to your chameleon, and also because well hydrated prey results in a better hydrated chameleon. The dry portion (the lesser portion) of a gutload can include (blend/grind fine with a coffee grinder or food processor): spirulina; dried seaweed/kelp/dulse; bee pollen; dried alfalfa; organic raw sunflower seeds; sesame seeds; flax seed; hemp seed; poppy seeds; dehydrated cranberry powder; beet powder; zucchini powder; kale powder; dried Mulberries; fig powder; ground dried hibiscus; ground almonds; small amounts of groundbrazil nuts; small amounts of ground/chopped beechnuts; oak leaves; small amounts of quality whole grain cereal /oats / cracked rye /wheat germ / stabalized rice bran/quinoa; small amounts of quality monkey, avian or ignuana food (read the ingredients, be cautious of too much Vitamin A or animal fat). Limit your use of grains, beans, and other items higher in phosphorous than calcium (a little can be very good, a lot is not unless you compensate to fix the ratio). Good grain choices are stabalized rice bran and crushed whole barley. Avoid dog food, cat food, fish food and other processed "foods" that are major sources of animal protien and fat and may provide excessive preformed vitamin A and also D (a little now and then is okay, but too much can lead to gout and other issues). Similarily avoid meat, eggs, etc. Avoid using large amounts of broccoli, beet leaves, parsley, cassava, watercress, kale, collard greens, spinach (anything high in phytates/Phytic acid,Oxilates/ Oxalic Acid, Goitrogens). Soy has the same issues. Some is fine, possibly beneficial. Just not as a regular item.
  9. i read on another forum that cat food,dog food, and fish food is a bad gut loader for your roaches when feeding to your reptiles or whatever you have is this true or false
  10. I can agree with you as a kid I always wanted to be a zoologist as I got older i grew farther apart for my love for animal well i got injured on the job and my wife got me this little bearded dragon and i fell in love with this guy and then i bought some B.dubia roaches and started breeding them and then I found myself always watching these guys as much as I watched my beardie . I know currently have 3 different species of blaberus and plan on acquiring more
  11. i live in Morrow County and my son finds them in the woods all the time. You are right they are very difficult but for some reason I have noticed a spike in their population along with Mantids population spiking in 2011
  12. i would like to add that chickens love superworms i feed my chickens dubia's and superworms and my chickens lovw it and produce alot more faster and healthier eggs. also my chicklets are alot stronger than other chickens
  13. I would like to know if B.dubia will take to ferret food better than cat or dog food
  14. also you want to feed your chameleon different feeders it maybe because he is bored of the same food maybe breeding different kinds of roaches at least 3 types will keep him bored that is what I do and also throw in some other kind of feeders too
  15. all my roaches get high levels of protein but discoid really need high level of protein because they are known to bite each others wings they don't need really high levels of humidity up to 100 just high protein food i mix cricket food cat food cichid fish food oatmeal and baby cereal you can also use chicken scratch
  16. i fed mine apples and carrots but the trick is the beetle would wait till it was rotting to eat it
  17. They always say that I'm weird to my daughter's nurse always tells her your daddy is handsome but he is kinda weird don't be nasty like daddy
  18. I am currently trying to breed dubia roaches but I am having problems keeping my temps up I have them in a regular sterilite bin and it isn't large so i know that size isn't the problem i have a heat emitter and a heating pad because the heating pad only gets the bin to have 75 can someone recommend were i might be able to buy a better heating pad i could on find one that was a 24 hour bad all the rest had a 2 shut off on them
  19. Hello guys I decided to recently join roachforum due to the fact that I am breeding B.Dubia roachs for my beardies and have took a likeing to these little guys maybe one day i hope to have other species in my colection but for now i want to make sure i get these guys up and running
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