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Rearing very small hisser nymphs


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Have been talking to a professional breeder/pet trader online just now, and he told me just use a bare plastic box, temperature around 25C - 30C, ventilation isn't needed, just open the box once or twice a day to let fresh air in. Place a small piece of tissue in there to absorb excessive moisture, put a piece of fresh apple (or any other kind of water rich fruit/veggie) for water source and food in there everyday, and feed them small amount of high protein fish food twice a week. He said that if I follow those instructions, they will grow a lot faster with almost no premature deaths.

What do you guys think?

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Definitely vaseline the container, but also be advised that every now and again one will find a way to escape anyway. and I totally didn't see the bare part, they need something to hide under to feel safe, they know they are dinner sized.

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Opening the box won't let them escape if you watch when you open it!

I wouldn't be comfortable with no ventilation, cut a circle out of the lid and hotglue some mesh over it. Also, I've never given roaches a bare floor, but some people do very successfully.

"No premature deaths" is never going to happen with any setup, lol. :( But your instructions seem mostly accurate.

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Thanks for all the comments, I probably won't go with no ventilation, I mean a few little holes will probably do anyway. Currently, I think at least 2 of my hissers will have babies, maybe i will divide them into groups and try different methods and see how it goes. Besides, when I think of it, since i will not be trading them for living anyway, I would probably end up a lot more roaches than I can handle sooner or later unless i mess it up badly, optimal production shouldn't be a priority for me.

Cheers

Kenneth

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