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PostSubject: What do you do with roach frass?   7/31/2014, 1:27 pm

Hey all.
i've been keeping a fairly small colony of lats. And every few days to a week, the enclosure develops a layer of frass.
What i do is I would remove it after a while and clean out the tub. It's a small 1 gallon plastic tub that houses around 100+ adult and juvenile roaches. Easy to clean at this point.

But what do you do when it becomes established to the point where frass develops inches upon inches in just a matter of days?
Do you just keep it as is, like a substrate?
Personally, i remove it before it gets soggy when it mixes with veggie and fruit goo coz that's when it begins to smell.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you do with roach frass?   8/8/2014, 12:28 am

Get a mini vacuum.  tongue 
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PostSubject: Re: What do you do with roach frass?   8/8/2014, 4:41 am

good idea. But how often should you clean the frass? Like, do you wait for it to accumulate to a certain amount before removing
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PostSubject: Re: What do you do with roach frass?   8/8/2014, 3:53 pm

I used to let it build up a little and turn their tub sideways so it all spills into the corner and wipe up as much as I could with a damp paper towel and then a dry one to pick up more and dry it up a little. That was like once a week. (I don't have a colony anymore as I've downgraded my inverts and it was a hassle to keep up with their feeder colonies with only a handful of predators to eat them)
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PostSubject: Re: What do you do with roach frass?   8/9/2014, 9:23 am

I see.
Their crap stinks to hell when fruit goo mixes with it. Especially tomatoes and watermelons.
Thanks for the input.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you do with roach frass?   8/9/2014, 6:14 pm

At least it's not cricket frass.  Puke 
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PostSubject: Re: What do you do with roach frass?   8/9/2014, 11:35 pm

Cricket frass smells whether wet or dry. And they smell more like roaches than, well, roaches.
haha anyways thanks
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