Roachman26 Posted April 8, 2010 Share Posted April 8, 2010 NOW I understand what MattK meant by the "explosive nature" of Blatta lateralis populations. Holy Cow! I started with 100 sub-adults just a few months ago. For nearly two months, nothing was happening and I thought something must be wrong. Nothing was wrong, I just had to wait for nature to take its course. I saw my first few babies, just a few weeks ago and now there are thousands. There are dozens of babies in each egg hole on my 12x12" egg flats. I've been culling excess males since they started maturing, but that hasn't made a dent. There are also hundreds if not thousands of ooths on the bin floor, mixed in with the frass. When this batch of babies hits maturity, I'm might be in real trouble. What do these guys do when they really start to get overcrowded? These are my first egg layers, so I hope my Eurycotis decipiens go at this pace when the time comes. I'm also seeing the more gradual, but constant growth of the lobsters. I started those at the end of January, but it seems like I see more babies in there every day. I actually got to watch one giving birth the other day. I couldn't have learned about these any other way. I read all about both of them for months before getting them, but there is just no substitute for actual experience. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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