Originally Posted by Ksane
Originally Posted by Kassaundra
Oh I keep meaning to ask how your dubia's and hisser's are doing?
They're doing awesome! I have lots of babies of both breeds but I haven't counted. It's probably going to be a long time yet before the colonies are stable enough that I can feed them to my chickens but I've been feeding males a couple times a week to 3 of my Oscar fish. It's the perfect food for them. I'd looked high and low for some sort of a breeding colony of June Bugs for my Oscars and never could find any. It hadn't even occurred to me to use roaches. This is perfect.
I used to have an Oscar I named Felix, I gathered things for him to eat all year round lamp beatles, june bugs etc. I would seine out small crawdads and minnows then freeze like 6 each to the ice cube and then bag them up for winter grubs and beetles were just froze in baggies but it sure made feeding him a lot easier, having the roaches would be a great way to feed them I need to set up my 55's again and get another one or three LOL
I pulled about 40 chicks out of the bator and had about that many stuck in the shell pipped and or zipped and unable to get out so I helped several out will have to wait and see if they are going to make it so not counting those I didn't have a real great hatch rate out of 135 eggs. I have had a few that had the membrane dry to the chick as they were trying to hatch out but this time was much worse, my humidity was around 80% for the last 3 days and even had some condensation on the inside of the glass so I wouldn't think that would be the cause really, Any suggestions as to how to fix that for the next hatch or why it is happening like that?
Edited by Elwood Lightfoot - 4/1/12 at 2:05pm