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Egyptian Desert Roach's (need breeding help)


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my Egyptian desert roaches are breeding i think, they seem to be dropping a few oothes on the floor. is this normal? is this how they give birth? or are these abortions? how exactly small are the new born nymphs? will i know when they've hatched? its a rather large tank. please help!

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Yup, dropping ooths is normal for these guys. Nymphs will be pretty small and it'll take at least a couple months for them to hatch. I don't actually keep this species, but I have others from the same family and it always takes a while.

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Yes these guys lay eggcases, and drop them wherever. It takes a LONG time for the ootheca to hatch, it's been about 5 months since mine started laying ootheca and they have yet to hatch.

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Do all of you keep this species substrate very dry? If so, what do you feed them for water? They just let the apple rot. I had a bunch of babies and then got the substrate a bit moist and now I think all the babies are dead. Any husbandry help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Do all of you keep this species substrate very dry? If so, what do you feed them for water? They just let the apple rot. I had a bunch of babies and then got the substrate a bit moist and now I think all the babies are dead. Any husbandry help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

I keep soak one corner roughly once a week, and let it dry out in between waterings. The rest of the substrate is kept bone dry. Hope this helps!

P.S: Pretty much all I feed them is dead leaves and dog food, I have not given them fruits or carrots in a long while.

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I keep soak one corner roughly once a week, and let it dry out in between waterings. The rest of the substrate is kept bone dry. Hope this helps!

P.S: Pretty much all I feed them is dead leaves and dog food, I have not given them fruits or carrots in a long while.

OK. Thanks! This is what I do but then got the entire substrate ever so moist and then that is what I think killed the nymphs. Thanks for the help.

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I am also keeping mine dry with a moist corner. I was keeping the substrate moist when I had 8 nymphs, but 6 died from the moisture and since I've dried out the substrate the last 2 have been perfectly healthy.

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OK. Thanks! This is what I do but then got the entire substrate ever so moist and then that is what I think killed the nymphs. Thanks for the help.

No problem, I hope your next set of nymphs stay healthy! :)

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