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Can dubia infest me?


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I was cleaning my dubia main colony moving them from one bin to another then some babies and medium sized ones escaped, what's the risk of being infested? can they survive on their own? btw I live in the westcoast so it doesn't get as cold like in the eastcoast (tbh I would not mind being infested by dubia but I just want to know) my hissing babies have escaped before because I haven't cleaned their enclosure the vaseline barrier melt off in summer but those can't survive without fruit/vegetables dubia can.

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Nah they won't be able to infest your house, any escaped nymphs will probably either starve to death or dry out within a few days.

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14 minutes ago, Hisserdude said:

Nah they won't be able to infest your house, any escaped nymphs will probably either starve to death or dry out within a few days.

 

i have another question, do they eat egg flats and cardboard box? when I was cleaning I noticed it was chewed lots of holes mostly babies hiding inside the cardboard

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7 minutes ago, Jesus said:

 

i have another question, do they eat egg flats and cardboard box? when I was cleaning I noticed it was chewed lots of holes mostly babies hiding inside the cardboard

Yeah over time most roaches will chew through the eggcartons/cardboard hides, some more than others.

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Too funny. I just had a few dubia escapees myself. I woke up last night with one climbing on my bum. Strangely, in that coming-to stage, I thought, "Oh that's just a roach." I grabbed him, put him in the bin and went back to sleep with no concern. There was another on my curtain this morning. And last night during dinner, my aging G. oblongonota "Grampa" tried to climb onto my plate of salad. It took me waaay to long to decide that that was probably not something I should allow when other people are present. I guess I wouldn't mind an infestation either.

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