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PostSubject: Interesting feeders for colony self sufficiency   10/18/2010, 3:46 pm

I thought I might have a look at what feeders are available with a view to starting a bit of a colony and being self sufficient in food for my scorpion and mantid. So far I`ve got two things I`d like to speak to you about and maybe you could even suggest some more? I`ve looked at Ethiopian crickets and Roaches. The crickets make sounds that sound like birds, cool but might ware thin lol They`re nice looking though. I think having interesting live feeders will add to the whole thing just as much as a new scorpion or mantis. Roaches... The first things that springs to mind there is that roaches are VERY good survivers. What if a few escape? Would I be overrun with them?! That wouldn`t help the `ol cause in wifey`s eyes. If you could comment on the suitability of those species as feeders and ease of breeding etc that would be great Smile Maybe you have some other suggestions too? I bought fifty locusts the other day and they`ve all eaten each other I think! I`ve only got about twenty left in there!
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting feeders for colony self sufficiency   10/18/2010, 8:21 pm

Right I`m about to buy some Ethiopian crickets and some roaches and see how I get on. Could anyone that knows anything at all about succesfully breeding those two species advise me please? Aye thenk you! Smile Oh hang on I`ve got a link for you here too, some Ethiopian crikets singing. It`s quite nice actually Smile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wixMlfcpB8c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s306fF7McI

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting feeders for colony self sufficiency   10/19/2010, 3:58 pm

Heeeeeeeay ! Where is everyone? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting feeders for colony self sufficiency   10/20/2010, 10:27 am

Feebo wrote:
I thought I might have a look at what feeders are available with a view to starting a bit of a colony and being self sufficient in food for my scorpion and mantid. So far I`ve got two things I`d like to speak to you about and maybe you could even suggest some more? I`ve looked at Ethiopian crickets and Roaches. The crickets make sounds that sound like birds, cool but might ware thin lol They`re nice looking though. I think having interesting live feeders will add to the whole thing just as much as a new scorpion or mantis. Roaches... The first things that springs to mind there is that roaches are VERY good survivers. What if a few escape? Would I be overrun with them?! That wouldn`t help the `ol cause in wifey`s eyes. If you could comment on the suitability of those species as feeders and ease of breeding etc that would be great Smile Maybe you have some other suggestions too? I bought fifty locusts the other day and they`ve all eaten each other I think! I`ve only got about twenty left in there!

Good thing about Dubia Roach Colony is those roaches cant climb glass or clear plastic containers so just make sure it sosent fall over in a earthquake but in all seriousness how likley is that to happen so that is a option with roaches.
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting feeders for colony self sufficiency   10/20/2010, 12:37 pm

+1 for Fool

I asked the same question a little while back and was quickly sold on Dubias by the responses I received and by the vids I saw on youtube of colonies. Look up RobC on there and watch some of his vids, you will get some cool tutorials on keeping them too Very Happy

http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/scorpions-in-general-f12/thoughts-on-cool-feeders-t5089.htm?highlight=cool+feeders

I'll try to post some pics of my set up for my roaches. I have a starter colony of Blaptica Dubias and am still growing that before feeding off of it and I also have a solid colony of Fromphadorhina Portentosa (Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches). The latter is just for fun and my son loves handling them!

Really though check out that link as it has some info on the nutrients of different feeders and stuff. Hope this helps, if not it should at least be interesting Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting feeders for colony self sufficiency   10/20/2010, 1:29 pm

Cheers Smile I`ll have a look... It`s Porcilain Roaches I have. I bet those keeping tutorials will be just what I`m after Smile Apparently these ones are really good fliers... Eek! I just hope my scorpions like them, I read that they don`t taste very nice today Sad Notice I said scorpion(S) I had a male delivered today! Yaaahoooo! ! lol He seems very lively compared to her.....
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting feeders for colony self sufficiency   10/20/2010, 2:58 pm

Grats to your new addition Feebo Very Happy The feeling must be great! hahz

btw.. while talking about roaches.. does anyone here knows of a dealer who does international shipping of B. Dubias ?
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting feeders for colony self sufficiency   10/20/2010, 3:33 pm

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Grats to your new addition Feebo Very Happy The feeling must be great! hahz

btw.. while talking about roaches.. does anyone here knows of a dealer who does international shipping of B. Dubias ?

Definitely Congrats Feebo, always great to get new kiddo's Very Happy

As for international shipping, I can't answer your question but I'd highly recommend sending the guy from TheRoachGuy.com an email and asking if he can't see if he could recommend anything. Same with TheRoachRanch.com. I have ordered from the roach guy and had a great outcome and have heard good things from the roach ranch also. Otherwise, KenTheBugGuy.com would be a good one. Of course these are all in the states, you could check with dealers in the Uk or where ever too. If you have no luck and my colony can sustain itself in about 6 months we can try shipping something, not sure about laws or anything. Right now my colony isn't big enough to feed off of and I need to get to that point first. Keep us posted as I'm sure there will be someone in the future who may be curious about the same thing. If that is the case maybe get a colony going and distribute yourself, if it's legal that is Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting feeders for colony self sufficiency   10/21/2010, 12:25 pm

Thanks iitomodachi1 for your recommendations Smile
Emails sent! Hope to receive good news from them.
Will update again.

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting feeders for colony self sufficiency   10/21/2010, 10:48 pm

No problem, hope things work out! I was wondering though, can I PM you with some questions about your P. Trans? Or can you post some pix up so I can maybe ask so that others may get either some insight or entertainment about that species? I have ordered 3 that I am still waiting for, so I'm trying to find out as much as I can in the process. I'm pretty excited Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting feeders for colony self sufficiency   10/22/2010, 12:14 am

iitomodachi1 wrote:
No problem, hope things work out! I was wondering though, can I PM you with some questions about your P. Trans? Or can you post some pix up so I can maybe ask so that others may get either some insight or entertainment about that species? I have ordered 3 that I am still waiting for, so I'm trying to find out as much as I can in the process. I'm pretty excited Very Happy

Sure Mate!
I'm still learning more about them and will be delighted to share the little things that i know =)
Hopefully the pros in this species will join in discussion too Very Happy
I can surely sense your excitement my friend, i only have a pair of them and have already put up an order for 2 more!

Maybe we can share/discuss about them more in this thread:
http://scorpionforum.darkbb.com/scorpions-in-general-f12/parabuthus-transvaalicus-discussion-thread-t5387.htm#62368

Cheers,
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting feeders for colony self sufficiency   10/29/2010, 1:59 am

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Thanks iitomodachi1 for your recommendations Smile
Emails sent! Hope to receive good news from them.
Will update again.

Cheers,
GS

Both Ian(theroachranch.com) and Jason(theroachguy.com) replied, they currently only supply within US..

Anyone knows which Dubias roach dealer who does international shipping??

Man.. envy you guys who got these great feeders Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting feeders for colony self sufficiency   10/29/2010, 11:17 am

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GS wrote:
Thanks iitomodachi1 for your recommendations Smile
Emails sent! Hope to receive good news from them.
Will update again.

Cheers,
GS

Both Ian(theroachranch.com) and Jason(theroachguy.com) replied, they currently only supply within US..

Anyone knows which Dubias roach dealer who does international shipping??

Man.. envy you guys who got these great feeders Very Happy

Sorry to hear that, sucks. Did you ask them if they knew of anyone who did ship to you, or have any suggestions on where to look?

I noticed a while back KenTheBugGuy.com had some B. Dubias but it doesn't look like they do currently. You could try shooting him an email also, maybe he would have a suggestion on who to contact.

Also what are some of the Brittish dealers, the Cheeseman something? Could you see if any of them would ship internationally? I'm not sure if B. Dubia's are even available there but worth looking into.

Are you aware of any laws prohibiting the import of these roaches? I was wondering if there was a problem with that?
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