Harry Posted October 1, 2007 Share Posted October 1, 2007 I keep hissing cockroaches and deaths-head (giant and standard - possibly not the true species) cockroaches as part of an educational roadshow. My problem is that the giant deaths-head cockroaches are over-breeding. I have one bearded dragon, but he can not possibly consume them all (plus he has started to brumate for the winter) and the tarantulas prefer locusts. I am going to have to cull the population unless I can find someone locally on freecycle who wants them as livefood. Although they are not supposed to be good climbers and I have a thick layer of Vaseline around the top of the tank and a ventilated lid, I keep finding odd juveniles wandering around the room. Can anyone advise me on the kindest way to cull them? If I have excessive land snail eggs, I freeze them, but I'm not sure what is best for the cockroaches - I would prefer a non-violent method! I don't think I've got the stomach for squashing... and I doubt they're that easy to squash. My hissers breed at a perfect rate, so thankfully I won't need to cull them as I'm more attached to them as I use them for handling - my online name Harry is actually my biggest male hisser! Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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