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Greetings,

The cardboard egg crates in my roach containers keep becoming wet and nasty due to humidity when the air conditioner in the room is off. It is cooler which is why it is off...but humidity is still kinda high.

So I am wondering is there anything else I can use besides cardboard egg crates as a housing option for my roaches? They are Red Runner roaches being used as feeders.

What else do people use for this? Are there any options besides cardboard egg crates?

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1 hour ago, Twilightroach said:

I might try that if I keep having problems. Thanks for the suggestion!

What about Styrofoam egg containers? can those be used for roach housing? or will they eat the styrofoam?

They'd definitely chew on the styrofoam, and I feel like that'd be bad for them... 

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You could also add more ventilation to their enclosure, might lower the humidity enough to where the eggcrates don't get too nasty for you. 

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On 9/28/2020 at 7:29 PM, Twilightroach said:

What about Styrofoam egg containers? can those be used for roach housing? or will they eat the styrofoa

 

On 9/28/2020 at 9:29 PM, Hisserdude said:

They'd definitely chew on the styrofoam, and I feel like that'd be bad for them... 

Well . . . mealworms can eat styrofoam without problems.  Check out this link: https://www.intelligentliving.co/styrofoam-eating-mealworms-absorb-toxic-additive/ and look up some info yourself, there's a bunch of info about mealworms and styrofoam.

 

Good Luck!  :D

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4 hours ago, Acro said:

Well . . . mealworms can eat styrofoam without problems.  Check out this link: https://www.intelligentliving.co/styrofoam-eating-mealworms-absorb-toxic-additive/ and look up some info yourself, there's a bunch of info about mealworms and styrofoam.

Good Luck!  :D

Yeah but mealworms are as tough as nails, I kinda doubt roaches would handle eating styrofoam just as well... I could be wrong though. Certainly if they're being used as feeders, as the OP intends, you wouldn't want styrofoam in their systems... 

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2 hours ago, Acro said:

Roaches are tough as nails . . .

But I pretty much agree . . . was just pointing it out ya know.  🙂

True true lol, especially lats with how well they've established themselves in the SW US... 

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