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Posted - 06/05/2012 :  21:37:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My guide to starting a dubia roach colony the cheap and easy way.

*Take one large plastic Sweetie tub of celebrations.
*Eat the chocolates.
*Cut a square window in the middle of the lid and cover with a fine mesh.
*Fill tub with egg boxes (couple of days worth of omelettes should help).
*Go to and order yourself 20 females, and 5 males (or more if you want a larger return).
*Put tub either somewhere hot or on a heat mat aim for a temperature of around 30oC but a few degrees each way wont hurt.
*Roaches arrive, put them in your tub.
*Feed them a varied diet.

Babies should follow in no time.

I find this diet works really well.

Moistened Dog Biscuit
ORANGES (Roach viagra)
Bug Grub
Crushed Breakfast Cereals (any will do)

I also feed my roaches the leftover Repashy Crested gecko Food.

It takes about 6 months for things to get going and you can begin harvesting your roaches, I have found with the female to male ratio of 20 to 5 you get a good amount of babies but not so many that you become overrun. I feed 3 tarantulas, a scorpion, a frog and a gecko and still have enough to grow to adults to replace my current adults when they die.

Oh and a small tip, when dusting roaches dust them underneath as the dust doesn't stick to the shell.

Anery Corn snake SPOT. Royal Python, DUKE. Hogg Island Boa, SANKE. Albino House Snake, HAL.
Harlequin Crested Gecko HARLEY
Albino Horned Frog WAKA
Chilean Rose Tarantula TRIXIE. Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird-eating Tarantula SAM. Orange Baboon Tarantula BORIS.
Giant Asian Forest Scorpion, SALLY.
Giant African Land Snails, SHELDON & MICHELLE.

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