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Preventing Lobster Roaches from Climbing


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Posted by David on 10/4/2004, 8:24 am

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I've read about how you can "paint" a 3-4" stripe of vaseline around the top of your tank to prevent lobser roaches from escaping, and this is what I plan to do with some lobsters I just ordered.

But I have a question: can the roaches climb up the corners of the tank where silicone caulking is? Do I just make sure the corners are really slathered down with vaseline, or . . . ?

Thanks,

david@leary.net

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Posted by ICBugz on 10/8/2004, 2:39 am, in reply to "Preventing Lobster Roaches from Climbing"

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Yes they can, especially the littlest ones. That a big rubber road with traction to them. It's the theory that all are unable to pass that last 3 inch wide strip of slippery stuff. I just put a one inch strip and then four inches down in the corners. It looks better in an aquarium set up and catches less of the substrate during a change. If you tip the aquarium for some reason they will pile up and run right over that strip.

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