wodesorel Posted July 5, 2012 Share Posted July 5, 2012 This is the first time I've got larger numbers of dubia, but it's also the first deaths I've found. In the past week, I've have about 10 adults (males and females) and several nymphs turn up dead on the surface of the substrate. Since I do have several inches of peat moss and leaves in there I'm sure there are more that died underground or were buried by the activity of the others. These are the first dead dubias I've found since I got them last September. The adults that died could only have been about a year old. I ordered another 100 mixed from a different source about a month ago to try and keep them from inbreeding too much. (Thought some genetic diversity would be a good thing.) I don't know if that's related. Any ideas on what is happening? If this is normal (which seems strange that they're dying off all of a sudden now) then I'd like to feed the dead to my hermit crabs so they don't go to waste. I'm just worried that if I accidentally poisoned them with something they shouldn't have eaten, or if they came with a virus or parasite that is causing the problems, that I could inadvertently kill or infect my hermits. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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