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What's your FAVORITE feeder roach?


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  1. 1. What is your favorite feeder roach?

    • lats
    • dubias
    • orange heads (zephyr)
    • hissers
    • discoids
    • lobster
    • some other exotic roach that I will and MUST explain about in my post
  2. 2. What's your fastest breeding roach

    • I will explain in post
    • I'm not telling

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Personally... I like B. dubia as a feeder,

but the reality is my critters like the Blatta orientalis Linnaeus better, i hope thats the right name...

Hmmmmm. I haven't heard of that one, just Blatta orientalis.

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ya thay are similar but much more cold tolerant, we have them running around in the store i work at not because of us, but because thay have infested the whole strip mall. thats actually one of the reasons i have a hard time considering them as a feeder roach.

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Yeah they have that "pest" feel to them, regardless I kept them. But, when the neighbor complains about having the same roaches invading her house, it's time to get rid of them.

It's strange, I kindof miss them. :lol:

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  • 2 weeks later...

My favorite feeder is B.dubia.They breed like hell.

But my best breeding colonie must be G.portentosa.I started about a year ago with 20 of them and now i have started 3 new colonies.

My all-time favorite feeder must be b.craniifer.They are simmular to b.dubia in housing and breeding speed but alot bigger.

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I lost my discoids, orange heads, lobster, tiger hisser, six spotted and pepperomia, only dubias survived and still thriving. I just started with turkistan,and some pepperomia coming this week. I used to have at least 10 that I trapped outsided our house and produced a lot of egg cases, I don't know what came to my head I throw them away.

Now I have chameleon ask myself why I did it. Maybe next spring I'll setup some traps again.

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  • 1 year later...

nauphoeta cinerea, lobster roach

grow fast

breed fast

breed prolifically

managable size for most of my animals


fun to watch

eat well

what's not to love??

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