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I just witnessed the most interesting thing this morning while feeding my Dubias :lol: ...I threw in several chunks of a new brand of dry dogfood (to see if they liked it or not) and a bunch of the adults all tried to grab this one piece at once and actually formed an almost perfect tight sphere of roaches around it and were rolling in the substrate like a tennis ball on a court...I wish I'd of thought to take a pict...I'll have my camera on hand next feeding time...Facinating ;)

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lol! My hisser nymphs do this with Cheerios too! They sometimes end up biting at each other.

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lol! My hisser nymphs do this with Cheerios too! They sometimes end up biting at each other.

I was amazed :o ...never saw or heard of anything like that, I had the camera today so of course they didn't do it LOL :lol:

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I see mine do this at weekly feeding; it just means they're hungrier than usual. :P

Interesting behavior...they really are interesting creatures, not quite sure when they quit being just feeders and became pets LOL :lol:

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My favorite species to feed is B. giganteus. Nymphs are usually buried in the substrate, but as soon as I put some food in (fish flakes are a favorite) their food dish, they come swarming out from under the subsrate. I've been meaning to document their immediate response on video, but haven't. You can often see their antennae poking up through the substrate, vibrating in excitement.

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My favorite species to feed is B. giganteus. Nymphs are usually buried in the substrate, but as soon as I put some food in (fish flakes are a favorite) their food dish, they come swarming out from under the subsrate. I've been meaning to document their immediate response on video, but haven't. You can often see their antennae poking up through the substrate, vibrating in excitement.

Cool!...I'd like to see a video of that ;)

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...as soon as I put some food in (fish flakes are a favorite) their food dish, they come swarming out from under the subsrate.
Could be a descrption also for E. distanti. The antennas never sleep, but waits to pick up some odour... and the most smelly fish flakes as favourite.

But I have not seen the behavour with the dog food.

What was the name of the dog food? Is it ok to mention that?

Maybe others can observe the same....

We might also get it in Europe...

BR/

Ole

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Could be a descrption also for E. distanti. The antennas never sleep, but waits to pick up some odour... and the most smelly fish flakes as favourite.

But I have not seen the behavour with the dog food.

What was the name of the dog food? Is it ok to mention that?

Maybe others can observe the same....

We might also get it in Europe...

BR/

Ole

It's called Ol' Roy...I just bought it cause it was the cheapest bag on the shelf...I think the main reason they liked it so much was cause it was something different..and it was freshly opened and smelled a lot more than the older stuff I'd been feeding them.

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It's called Ol' Roy...I just bought it cause it was the cheapest bag on the shelf...

Ok, found it - it is a brand belonging to Wall Mart as far as my local dealer could see. And Wall Mart is not around here in Denmark.

The ingredients list looked quite a lot like the cheap ones sold in supermarkets here as well except that Wall Mart states what kind of fats are used (chicken), so the ingredients are better specified.

Maybe you are right about the 'news value' for the roaches!

BR/

Ole

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My favorite species to feed is B. giganteus. Nymphs are usually buried in the substrate, but as soon as I put some food in (fish flakes are a favorite) their food dish, they come swarming out from under the subsrate. I've been meaning to document their immediate response on video, but haven't. You can often see their antennae poking up through the substrate, vibrating in excitement.

Sounds like my Eublaberus sp. "Ivory." :P

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I was thinking it could also be because this new brand of Dogfood is also larger chunks than the one I was feeding them before ;)

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