Guest dubiaroaches.online Posted September 15, 2019 Share Posted September 15, 2019 “Housing Dubia Roach Colony” Dubia Roach Care: Roaches need to be housed in containers with smooth sides so they aren’t able to climb out of their enclosure. Packaging tape can be used around the top. Dubia Roaches are not known for climb, they will be able to use rough surfaces to climb and may reach the top and get out of their enclosure. Glass aquariums, or plastic tubs can be used. The size of your colony will determine enclosure size. Although Dubia roaches can’t climb, it’s wise to cover their enclosure so unwanted pests or household pets can’t get in and disturb your colony. Aquariums can be covered with mesh screen covers. Most plastic tubs come with plastic covers. In order to provide ventilation for a plastic tub, cut a hole in the top, and hot-glue some vinyl or metal mesh over the opening. There is no need to use any kind of substrate or bedding at the bottom of the enclosure. Adding substrate will only make it more difficult to keep the enclosure clean. Egg crate flats are added standing up to give your dubia roaches places to climb and live, they also provide your roaches places to hide letting you to have a much bigger colony. See us on Twitter! Pinterest! Facebook! Youtube! “Feeding and Watering Dubia Roaches” Good nutrition and hydration is most important in keeping a healthy Dubia roach colony. Healthy Dubia roaches provide equally good nutrition to your pet. Roaches can eat a variety of fruit, grain or plant-based food including: commercially available Roach Chow, powdered grains, commercially available insect gut load, a variety of fruits and vegetables. Be sure to remove fruit and vegetables before they get moldy; mold is lethal to roach colonies. Avoid high protein dry pet foods and meat, Dubia roaches convert excess protein into uric acid which can harm the reptiles that eat them. The best method to provide water is by using water crystals. This method will minimize the chances of the dubia roaches drowning. use shallow bowls for the food and water so the Dubia roaches can climb in and out of and all though wet food can be fed to dubia roaches keep the food and water bowls separate so the food doesn’t get wet and mold. “Heat and Humidity for Dubia Roach Colony” Even though Dubia roaches can survive at room temperature, they require an ambient temperature of 85-95 F to successfully breed, and do best with about 60% humidity.. If heat is needed, it can best be provided by using a ceramic heat emitter or an Under Tank Heater. The ceramic heat emitter should be at the top of the enclosure so it radiate heat downward; If the Under Tank Heater is to be placed on the outside bottom of the enclosure, be sure to raise the tub or tank at least 1/4″ to vent the heat In order to control the temperature of the Under Tank Heater and prevent an overly hot Under Tank Heater from melting a plastic enclosure, use a thermostat to keep the temperature between 85 and 95 F. The warm temperatures and your use of water crystals should lead to appropriate humidity. There is no need to use any kind of substrate or bedding at the bottom of the enclosure. Adding substrate will only make it more difficult to keep the enclosure clean. “Cleaning Dubia Roach Enclosures” Dubia Roaches produce dry droppings called “frass”. Their enclosures will not need to be cleaned to often because your new born nymphs will use this as a food source. It’s useful to have an extra container when cleaning. Transfer the egg crates with the Dubia Roaches and the food and water dishes which may also contain roaches into your extra container. Scoop up all that remains at the bottom of the enclosure. The roaches that remain in your enclose can be transferred in less they are not in your way. After wiping your enclosure out you can move your dubia roaches, egg crates, and fresh food and water back into your habitat. There is no need to use any kind of substrate or bedding at the bottom of the enclosure. Adding substrate will only make it more difficult to keep the enclosure clean. “Things To Consider about Breeding Dubia Roach ” Some people can have an allergy to dubia roaches or their droppings too much handling and constant contact will increase the chances of this since you will have a lot of dubia roaches and will be handling them and their enclosures. The best way to avoid developing an allergy is to handle your Dubia roaches in a well ventilated room, and wear gloves and a mask if possible. “Items Needed for Breeding Dubia Roach” Aquarium or plastic tub The size of your colony will determine enclosure size. Enclosure cover (vinyl mesh and hot glue gun needed if converting a plastic tub cover) Thermostat to keep the temperature between 85 and 95 F Ceramic heat emitter, or Under Tank Heater Egg crate flats Shallow bowls Water crystals minimize the chances of the dubia roaches drowning. Roach food Extra enclosure to use when cleaning Buy Live Dubia Roaches Here https://dubiaroaches.online/product-category/dubia-roaches/ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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