Jump to content

Ventilation question...


Recommended Posts

I've read that, in the laboratory, carbon dioxide (CO2) is used to anesthetize roaches, and that too high of a concentration of CO2 will kill them.

My B. Orientalis nymphs are in air-tight containers, with hundreds, maybe thousands, of 1mm holes drilled in the top and bottom. I figure that the bottom holes, besides draining any standing water, will allow the heavier-than-air CO2 to flow out of the container.

Am I over-thinking this? I understand that air-tight containers are fine if you open them up every day or so for some fresh air. But I'd like to leave the containers undisturbed for up to a week (with plenty of food & water).


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.

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.

  • Create New...