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Old 08-18-2012, 08:17 PM
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hissing roaches

need a little help on breeding these guys i went to the pet store to get dubia but i only asked for roaches and they gave me hissing lol i guess next time ill be more specific. but any ways is it the same as breeding dubia and how fast do they breed?
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:22 PM
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need a little help on breeding these guys i went to the pet store to get dubia but i only asked for roaches and they gave me hissing lol i guess next time ill be more specific. but any ways is it the same as breeding dubia and how fast do they breed?
Make sure you have a tight/locking lid, tape around the interior top and olive oil or bug stop under that! There is NOTHING that these guys can't climb. Breeding: hot, humid, regular gutloads. I use the loose coconut fiber as a substrate. I heard that it's better for breeding?

I've had limited success, but I've only been at it for a couple of months. Good luck!!
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Mine are breeding great. I use a glass tank with screen lid. Petroleum jelly around the top 4 inches of the tank, egg cartons, an under tank heat pad, and veggie scraps.
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need a little help on breeding these guys i went to the pet store to get dubia but i only asked for roaches and they gave me hissing lol i guess next time ill be more specific. but any ways is it the same as breeding dubia and how fast do they breed?
Oh, and how many did you get? Cost? There is a considerable cost difference between dubs and hissers! Do you know how to sex them? Are they sexually mature?
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need a little help on breeding these guys i went to the pet store to get dubia but i only asked for roaches and they gave me hissing lol i guess next time ill be more specific. but any ways is it the same as breeding dubia and how fast do they breed?
apparently dubia roaches are not considered approved feeders yet and most pet stores don't carry them
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apparently dubia roaches are not considered approved feeders yet and most pet stores don't carry them
They are illegal too some places
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I have both dubias and hissers. I would try to get dubias if I were you. They are a lot easier in my opinion. The biggest draw back to hissers is their ability to climb anything and everything. I have had many escape, but now that I have put about a 2 inch barrier of Vaseline around the top of the cage it is a totally different story.
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Oh, and how many did you get? Cost? There is a considerable cost difference between dubs and hissers! Do you know how to sex them? Are they sexually mature?
im 100% sure there hissers they hissed lol and i got 3 1 male 2 females im pretty sure i know how to sex them the females are longer then the male and i paid $2 each
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apparently dubia roaches are not considered approved feeders yet and most pet stores don't carry them
every pet store out here carries them i just should have been more clear on what i wanted
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They are illegal too some places
there not illegal here
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