wodesorel Posted February 18, 2012 Share Posted February 18, 2012 I was hoping to be able to sell of some of my dubia to fund the freeze-dried insects that I normally feed to my hermit crabs, but for how much the hermits eat and for how expensive the freeze dried stuff is I don't think it's going to be the best choice financially. I was wondering if there was a way to quickly and humanely kill B. dubia so that I was able to offer them to the hermits instead. They would make an ideal protein source, and I would also know that they are being raised in the best conditions. I just want to make sure I'm not torturing the poor roaches before they die. Is freezing a viable option? (I know that freezing is not recommended for animals like fish and snails, so I'm not sure it would okay for roaches.) (And if anyone was wondering - Hermit crabs will eat just about anything as long as it's already dead, and insects are apparently a huge part of their diet if my colonies are any indication of what they eat. They go nuts for live mealworms and silkworms, but aren't able to hunt down larger and faster prey. They LOVE dead crickets, and I use the crabs as a clean-up crew for any that die while waiting to be fed to my scorpions. My hermits could go through an entire jar of dried crickets, mealworms, and shrimp in about a week if I let them, so finding a way to offer them more protein without paying through the teeth would be great!) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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