Dubia roaches

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by drewskimac, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. drewskimac

    drewskimac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What temperature do Dubia roaches need to be kept at to breed? Thanks for any and all replies :)
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    80 to 90 degrees :) I breed them for my bearded dragon. They're a really great food source and my birds get to eat all the extra males and love them. As a tip, they love citrus, so if you can give them some citrus fruit from time to time it really gets them breeding.
     
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    drewskimac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! also, would this work as a substitute for egg cartons?
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  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    That should give them places to hide :) It would probably work okay, but you might want to put in some egg flats if you can get ahold of them, they love them. Also make sure you keep them in darkness, so if you were keeping them in a clear tub or aquarium, just cover it with a blanket or something.
     
  5. drewskimac

    drewskimac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much! i'll add in a few egg cartons or something [​IMG]
     

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