GroovinOnFunk Posted December 7, 2007 Share Posted December 7, 2007 Hey guys, I'm new to this forum (was shown this website on the BeardedDragon.org forum) and have a lot of roach raising questions. I currently have a bin of lobster roaches. I started off with 1000 but the population has greatly dwindled. I am now having to feed the adults off to my bearded dragon. Basically here is my question. Because I am a poor college student, I need to be as economical as I can when it comes to caring for my Bearded Dragon (obviously without cutting corners though). I know that I can get 1000 lobster roaches for $29 at http://www.aaronpauling.com I also know I can get 1000 turkistan roaches for $17.50 at http://www.thebugpros.com I'm wondering what people here think I should do. I do have an under the tank heater for the lobster roaches and a 150 watt light (unfortunately it's a white light but the bin does stay dark-ish) to heat them up. (The UTH is the smallest one zoo med makes which is the only one they say works with plastic tubs. Anyone know of a stronger UTH that wont melt the plastic? the 10-20 gallon size one perhaps?) So basically here are my list of questions 1) Should I continue working with my lobsters and try to build up that colony or switch to turkistans? 2) Is it true that an adult turkistan is about half the size of an adult lobster roach? (if that's the case, then it's not worth it i dont think) 3) What are some pros and cons to either species? 4) Is there any way that I can put 1 or 2 thousand turks in with 200 or so adult lobsters that I have remaining? (that's if i decide to go the turkistan route) thanks a lot for your help, Brian Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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