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PostSubject: Tip on Dubia breeding   11/5/2009, 4:11 pm

I was having an issue with Dubia breeding, and was frustrated I couldn't get a coach roach to breed.

I had a young and hungry leopard gecko that needed roach babies to eat. Since I had over 50 adults, I had to wait. Every day I would pull apart their habitat and look for new babies. I was actually disturbing them.

I bought some super worms, and checked on the roaches after 3-4 days and had tons of babies. It is interesting that even such a basic creature reacts to stress.
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PostSubject: Re: Tip on Dubia breeding   11/5/2009, 5:25 pm

If you disturb them too much they'll drop thier oothecae, best to leave them alone undistubed and make sure they have fresh food and a water source.
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PostSubject: Re: Tip on Dubia breeding   11/5/2009, 6:11 pm

Thank you Kuma, too bad I had to learn part of this concept the hard way.
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PostSubject: Re: Tip on Dubia breeding   11/5/2009, 7:59 pm

It's also helpful to keep 'em nice and toasty. But yeah, ignoring roaches is the best way to get them to breed.

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It is interesting that even such a basic creature reacts to stress.
If they didn't, they wouldn't have been nearly as successful of survivors.

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PostSubject: Re: Tip on Dubia breeding   11/5/2009, 9:19 pm

What woould you say the best source of water is? as water gel drys out in no time!?
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PostSubject: Re: Tip on Dubia breeding   11/5/2009, 9:24 pm

Veggies.

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PostSubject: Re: Tip on Dubia breeding   11/5/2009, 10:12 pm

Don't go nuts on fruit veggies depending on the size of the enclosure. I started to get mold and moisture on the sides after putting in a large amount of fruit etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Tip on Dubia breeding   11/5/2009, 10:22 pm

Yeah been keeping a roach colony for about a year now but given up on giving them water gel.

Best food other than fruit and veg i find is a mixture of bran, muisli, fish pellets and dry cat food, buy it cheap it lasts ages, then i use kitchen peeling for fruit n veg.
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