Keith Posted October 21, 2007 Share Posted October 21, 2007 I dont know how to explain this health issue well, i've searched everywhere and cant find anything on this behavior it's puzzling me? Occasionally if I order some B. Giganteus nymphs, one or two will either die or they wont eat very good but still manage to survive. When I get the nymphs first sign I see they may be unhealthy is they are VERY thin. I know they come from tanks with hundreds of roaches so it makes me wonder. 1. I've had one healthy nymph that was skinny and ate fairly well, and within days of getting it I wake up and find it dead. No injury,no contact with poisons, not old age. Why did it die? 2. Then I get thin nymphs that wont eat in the tank I have all my roaches in, they wont bother to eat the food I put out they burrow under the substrate for weeks and never come out unless I move them. I know this because I have less than 12 roaches in the tank (their pets), so I can tell every single one apart, and every one is important to me and worth saving. To help them survive, I take one or two of the thin nymphs out once a week, put them in a small tank by themselves for about 2 hours with food, and leave them alone. When I come back I find them munching on the food I put in, and some will ONLY eat hamburger meat, nothing else, which is odd IMO. Is this related to inbreeding or disease or severe stress? Or are these roaches "genetically weak" and arent meant to survive? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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