stanislas Posted June 24, 2017 Share Posted June 24, 2017 Does anyone else use agar gel instead of water crystals to water their roaches? This is what I do: I make a 1% agar gel. I mix the agar with water and boil it. Next I poor it into a plastic box and let it cool. After that I cut it in small blocks and put them in a container with water. To the water I add a very small amount of isoamyl acetate (an aroma that is natural in bananas) to attract the roaches. I add about one drop in 4 gallons of water. It gives the agar cubes just a feint smell of banana. I keep the agar cubes in the refrigerator. There I can keep them for months without any mold showing up. Also when I add them to the roach bins, it never molds. So for me this works very well. And I like the idea that agar is a natural substance in contrast to the water crystals. My Dipteretrum hanstroemi, Eupolyphaga sinensis and Archimandrita tesselata roaches readily eat it. The polyphaga species here rather neglect it. In the latter case, the cubes just dry and shrink. Anyone else? 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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