chriwf Posted May 1, 2012 Share Posted May 1, 2012 Hi guys, new to the forums. I have a DARK BLUE (not clear)plastic bin with 350+ dubia roaches in it. They were bought from a few different vendors to help with the incest problems some people say they can have. I've had this bin up for a few months now. My first batch of dubias are huge, big as my thumb almost. The others are mostly adults too. --I use a ceramic heat bulb, with a Zoo Med thermostat that clocks off the temperature around 90, but the temp can spike UP TO 95 due to ceramic bulb retaining heat. Temp should never drop below 87 unless I take the lid off. --I have a humidifier on a timer. 7 times a day, they get 15 minutes of this humidifier. Humidity stays between 40% and 70% (maybe higher). --They have eggflats and toiletpaper rolls for hiding places. Diet: Oranges, grape fruit, and apples so far. I found that carrots kinda make the bin smell weird. So keep it sweet. And a dry cat food, flake fish food, pellet fish food combo I make. I grind it all up into a fine powder and set it in a covered dish they can crawl into and eat from. I also have a rock like water dish. Has traction, and no vertical edges, no drowners yet. It's no more than an inch deep. Is there an optimum food for breeding? There's not 1 small dubia in my bin now. Huge males and females flopping all over the place. I don't even think I have anymore nymphs. I'm totally stumped that over 2 months, and I have not 1 baby or nymph to show for it. Only time I bother them is if I'm feeding fruits/adding water. Or... That's it. They aren't bothered. What other factor am I missing out on, anything simple? If it's not posted in here, then I'm likely not doing it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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