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Old 08-31-12, 07:47 PM   #1
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Who wants to buy some roaches?

Belive it or not poeple buy them for lizards im thinking of doing it
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We used to feed them to our tarantula. My ex wanted to start raising them for a steady food supply, but I said no to that. And it turned out that we had plenty of wild ones to meet the demand.
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Old 08-31-12, 08:12 PM   #3
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I found a guy who has em for 500 for 25 bucks thats like a crazy low price from what ive seen but i dont have paypal
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Oh, *that* kind of roach;
Never mind...
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We used to feed them to our tarantula. My ex wanted to start raising them for a steady food supply, but I said no to that. And it turned out that we had plenty of wild ones to meet the demand.
We had a feeder colony for our tarantulas for about a year, until my wife got tired of keeping up with them & flushed 'em. Now we just buy crickets from PetSmart. We started with 20-25, and soon had hundreds/thousands. I hated hearing them in the tub when it came time to feed the T's.
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I have considered raising crickets to feed to our leopard gecko and maybe to sell to others in the neighborhood who have reptiles.
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We had a feeder colony for our tarantulas for about a year, until my wife got tired of keeping up with them & flushed 'em. Now we just buy crickets from PetSmart. We started with 20-25, and soon had hundreds/thousands. I hated hearing them in the tub when it came time to feed the T's.
It's eerily fascinating to watch them feed. They grab it, puncture it and deflate it. It's like an arachnid sippy cup. Since we just had one tarantula, we just put the roach in her terrarium and let it enjoy its time as a dead roach scurrying.
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I have considered raising crickets to feed to our leopard gecko and maybe to sell to others in the neighborhood who have reptiles.
ya should consider roaches the dubia i have read are awesume
way more nutrinets
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I've thought about raising the dubia/lobster roaches. Right now I've been raising black soldier fly larvae and they're super easy...
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Oh hell no! Go to the store and get a bag-o-crickets. Used to buy 50 a week to feed a big tarantula and a pair of chameleons (the real ones, not anoles) and also shoot a few to my big oscar. Kept the spare crickets in a small cage - stinky things. And ultimately one or two would escape and have a good time making noise at night. Now that's a cricket. Having a roach escape just begs for nasty future troubles!
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Oh, *that* kind of roach;
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Old 09-08-12, 01:13 PM   #12
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lol i have crikets in mny house today since my garage is to hot
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Tude - Dubia/Lobster roaches are tropical roaches. They can't breed unless your house remains very hot and humid. Once they're out of the container you're raising them in they die very quickly.
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It's eerily fascinating to watch them feed. They grab it, puncture it and deflate it. It's like an arachnid sippy cup. Since we just had one tarantula, we just put the roach in her terrarium and let it enjoy its time as a dead roach scurrying.
I can't stand insects. My wife deals with the crickets when feeding the tarantulas. I don't mind spiders, though. It is fun to watch them feed. Ours grab the crickets & stuff as many as they can into their mouths, then they raise up on the tips of their feet & do what we call the "happy dance" - they rotate in one spot. It's weird, 5 different species (Mexican Red Knee, Mexican Red Rump, Chaco Golden Knee, Greenbottle Blue, Brazillian Salmon Pink Birdeater), and they all do it.

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Tude - Dubia/Lobster roaches are tropical roaches. They can't breed unless your house remains very hot and humid. Once they're out of the container you're raising them in they die very quickly.
Our Dubia colony was able to breed just fine in our 70 closet.
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I can't stand insects. My wife deals with the crickets when feeding the tarantulas. I don't mind spiders, though. It is fun to watch them feed. Ours grab the crickets & stuff as many as they can into their mouths, then they raise up on the tips of their feet & do what we call the "happy dance" - they rotate in one spot. It's weird, 5 different species (Mexican Red Knee, Mexican Red Rump, Chaco Golden Knee, Greenbottle Blue, Brazillian Salmon Pink Birdeater), and they all do it.



Our Dubia colony was able to breed just fine in our 70 closet.
I want a tarantula are they easy to take care of?
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I want a tarantula are they easy to take care of?
About the easiest...I had mine in an aquarium filled with sand and a little bowl with a sponge in it then I put one of those half coconut shell things down. Fed him a few crickets a week, then cleaned out the dead cricket balls.

Funny thing, one morning I woke up and checked on the spider. There were two spiders in there, I started freaking out for a second until I realized he molted. So I just kept it to scare my kids and other people.
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What MangoPumpkin said.

We don't feed ours as frequently as some people do. They can go a month or more between feedings. We once had a Pink Toe that went over a year w/o eating. We'd drop a half-dozen crickets in her tank every 3-4 weeks, and would have to pull them out a couple of days later, uneaten.

Some people will handle theirs, but we don't. They're not like cats or dogs, they don't enjoy being handled. We treat them more like fish.
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How far did you smoke them down. (maybe this belongs in the boomer thread)
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Old 09-23-12, 06:56 PM   #19
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Once again let me say if you have a reptile that eats crickets u realy should switch to dubia there is no smell at all and cleaning there encloser to me like 1 minute tonight .and there so much better then crikcets for ya reptile
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Yeah, but if you get caught by a cop, you can do time (or at least get a ticket) for buying roaches.
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