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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:22 pm 
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Its hard to explain but I put the same side of the egg tray against each other so it leaves a gap in the middle

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:21 pm 
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They find a way and if necessary will chew a hole in the cardboard :wink: :shock:
Your colony looks spotless Danny, ours needs sorting out again as we must have 400+. Ian spends ages when he does them as the tiny babies are very hard to spot in the droppings. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:28 pm 
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Yeah I have loads of holes in my egg trays.
Its looks really dirty to me but that might just be because I like things tidy. Lol..

Im ordering some more egg trays tonight (I have a really good website if anyone wants it. Cheap as well)
And will be cleaning them all out properly sunday. Then the fun begins attempting to split them all up into 2 tubs

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:29 pm 
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Id say I have around 1000+ baby nypmhs in there at the moment and counting. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:36 pm 
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Thats when I normally leave the house. :mrgreen: I hate them and panic when Ian sorts them out into different containers too count them. I make him freeze the droppings so none will escape into the wheelie bin.
We actually have no idea how many we have, he last counted them March time when we had 400+ and as Felix only has 4-5 a week (diet!) they probably would have multiplied ++.

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:42 pm 
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Lol.. I love them. They are so fascinating to just sit and watch.. (Thats what I have the Madagascan Hissers for as well :lol: )
I have Tia and 2 Leopard Geckos to feed from them (plus the occasional roach goes to the turtles as a treat and soon will have 2 Emperor Scorpions to feed occasionally)

The Geckos are like dustbins and get through around 20-25 Roaches a night at the moment. Ill soon be cutting them down to every other day, and Tia eats anything from 5-12 every 2 or 3 days. Sometimes she will only eat 2 and leave the rest (she is a strange one. Lol)

The roaches im getting next week from a friend is actually a colony bigger than mine with around 2000+ roaches. Lol.. Ill soon be advertising them for sale on here when I need to downsize

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:48 pm 
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Yes we may have too as well. We sold a colony a couple of years ago to somebody off the forum. They are fascinating to watch but I still have nightmares about them escaping and thats after 3 years of having them :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:53 pm 
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They arent as bad as Turkistan Roaches (Otherwise known as Red Runners).. Name gives it away really..

They are stupidly tiny and the adults only reach the size of a medium cricket but boy are they fast little buggers.. I had a colony going as they are really good feeders for the Geckos but they are a lot faster than I am so kept running up my arm and under the sofa/behind cupboards when I was trying to grab a couple out to feed.. We had a small infestation in the Bathroom (Which is now cleared) but Kirsty was not happy one bit :evil: :?

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
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I would have moved out :mrgreen:
We had an escaped morio worm the other day, it had actually chewed a perfectly round hole in the plastic box and was wiggling on the floor. Ian decanted them into another container to make sure no rogue crix were in there, then I made him move Felix's viv so check nothing more sinster had tried to chew its ways into the box. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:00 pm 
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Lol you big wuss :)

I have a run away Adult Male Dubai in my pocket once as well.. Was stood at work talking to someone and felt something move in my trouser pocket.. I was like WTF is that? Put my hand in and pulled him out. hahaha. The lady I was talking to freaked and I was just stood there talking to it asking how it got into my pocket..????
Just chucked it outside and within seconds a bird came down and flew off with it. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:12 pm 
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i would love to have a colony.but i think the boss would flip.
she would go mad if one was to get out.

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:18 pm 
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Ive only have 1 escapee from my Dubia's and that was the male that came to work with me. :lol:

As long as you have a big enough Tub to keep them in and dont put the egg crates too close to the top you will be fine. Are you going to try Garry II on Dubia's?

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:23 pm 
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don't know if i will try Garry on them or not .
as he doesn't seem to like crics much at the moment .

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:27 pm 
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Well if you change your mind in the future and want to try him on some before buying them just let me know and I can send you a small tub to try him on.

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 Post subject: Re: Breeding Roaches
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:30 pm 
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many thanks for the offer Daniel.
will keep you in mind

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