Jump to content

Incubating Dubia Ooth


Recommended Posts

I have a female dubia that looks like she may end up dropping an ooth. It's just hanging on by a thread now. Is there a way to incubate Dubia ooths, what temp/humidity does it need to be at? Thank you to anyone that answers!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have a female dubia that looks like she may end up dropping an ooth. It's just hanging on by a thread now. Is there a way to incubate Dubia ooths, what temp/humidity does it need to be at? Thank you to anyone that answers!

Ugh, I can't type on a laptop... the title is supposed to say "B. Dubia" not "Bubia"...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Dubia actually do not produce ooths; the ooths remain inside their body until they hatch, and the babies come out fully developed. Does your female just look gravid, or is there something hanging out of her behind? If there's something there (since you said it's "hanging on by a thread"), I'm not 100% sure what's happening, but it's possible that the litter is being aborted. If that is the case, it's no reason to stress out, she will have another litter in a few months.

For future reference, if you do have an ooth laying species, you don't need any special care for the ooths; the way you keep the adults should be fine for the ooths.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Dubia actually do not produce ooths; the ooths remain inside their body until they hatch, and the babies come out fully developed. Does your female just look gravid, or is there something hanging out of her behind? If there's something there (since you said it's "hanging on by a thread"), I'm not 100% sure what's happening, but it's possible that the litter is being aborted. If that is the case, it's no reason to stress out, she will have another litter in a few months.

For future reference, if you do have an ooth laying species, you don't need any special care for the ooths; the way you keep the adults should be fine for the ooths.

I thought they still produced an ooth? And that they let it "air out" shortly after mating, then bring it back in during the incubation period.

Anyway, it took about two days, but she finally brought it back in! I thought for sure she'd abort it. Also, this particular dubia is a part of a selective breeding project (and she's over a year old) so I can't risk her losing these babies!

I managed to find an old pic of one of my dubias "airing out" an ooth, for reference of what I'm trying to explain:

DSC01691.jpg

DSC01692.jpg

The above is not the female that had problems.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Oh, ok, I see what you mean now. I misunderstood you at first. I actually didn't know that dubias did the whole airing out thing (I knew hissers did), but that would make sense. Sorry I told you wrong; it's just that I've never actually witnessed it before in my colony. Anyway, good thing she pulled them back in, they should be fine. Good luck with your breeding project, by the way.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, ya learn somethin' new every day! ;P And I hope I didn't sound snarky in that post (had a bad day at work and am trying to file a lawsuit, which is not fun). so far the breeding project is going great! In about two more generations I'll be able to possibly prove a dominant trait!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...