pannaking22 Posted March 13, 2016 Share Posted March 13, 2016 I've been experimenting with various fruits and vegetables in my roach colonies and the colonies at my university's insectary and these are at least a few of the results. Of course changes over time occur since I get new roaches every now and then or don't feed certain species because I run out of food or they don't eat very much because I only have a couple tiny individuals. I'm planning on keeping this as a sort of running journal as I try out new foods. Should mostly stay fruits and veggies, but there may be other foods mixed in too from time to time depending on what I feel like testing. Besides the produce, I also give the roaches dry cat food and/or dry oats when feeding. To keep this somewhat standard across the board, I have the foods separated into categories of "Yes", "No", and "OK". Yes = more than half of the food was eaten (some leeway with smaller species/groups, though I tried to scale the food amount down appropriately) No = food was untouched or only nibbled on OK = Some food was eaten, less than half Foods were left in anywhere from 2-5 days depending on food type and quickly it would mold. Species denoted with an * are in the insectary. The insectary is slightly warmer than room temp and extremely dry. My invert room is room temp and while I'm not sure of ambient humidity, it is certainly much much higher than the insectary's. As a final note, these are just my experiences. I'm sure some foods that I try will be (un)accepted by various species other keepers do(n't) have success with. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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