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PostSubject: Blaptica dubia colony hydration problem help   5/18/2013, 10:19 am

hi i have i problem in my dubia , in our place i can't find a water gel / water crystal
so i put water dish and put a tissue in it
im just curious is this bad? or can harm my dubia feeeder?
btw in this morning i see 1 dead female in my bin Sad suggestion please? headb
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PostSubject: Re: Blaptica dubia colony hydration problem help   5/18/2013, 10:51 am

You can order water crystals online, or feed them juicy fruits like oranges.
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PostSubject: Re: Blaptica dubia colony hydration problem help   5/18/2013, 11:14 am

i don't give mine water/water gel, they get their moisture from the veg
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PostSubject: Re: Blaptica dubia colony hydration problem help   5/18/2013, 11:26 am

so tissue and water is not safe??? i don't have any option >.< fruits here are expensive >.<
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PostSubject: Re: Blaptica dubia colony hydration problem help   5/18/2013, 1:40 pm

Getting some of these soon. Water and tissue works fine, so will water dish with small pebbles to prevent drowning. They also love citrus fruits. What are you feeding them?

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PostSubject: Re: Blaptica dubia colony hydration problem help   5/18/2013, 3:38 pm

I would avoid the tissue in the water dish method for two reasons...1) mold/bacteria and 2) the roaches will likely ingest some of it, which then gets fed to the scorpion. Water gel crystals can be purchased online in dry form...just add water!
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PostSubject: Re: Blaptica dubia colony hydration problem help   5/18/2013, 3:57 pm

A cotton swab into the saucer needs. Just not enough fruit.
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PostSubject: Re: Blaptica dubia colony hydration problem help   5/18/2013, 11:27 pm

i have a dog so i feed them with crushed dog food . thanks for the reply im gonna search for water crystal
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PostSubject: Re: Blaptica dubia colony hydration problem help   5/18/2013, 11:37 pm

As it's been said, the problem with using tissue, cotton balls, and what not in the water dish is that it's a breeding ground for mold and bacteria.

Frankly a shallow water dish with some stones is fine.

Also, when feeding them fruits and vegetables, there isn't a need to have a water dish in the tank; so you may want to consider changing up the diet in the meantime if a shallow water dish and gel water isn't available.

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PostSubject: Re: Blaptica dubia colony hydration problem help   5/20/2013, 9:53 am

You can also find water gel crystals at gardening centers. They're used as a soil additive for watering plants.
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