hissing roaches

Discussion in 'Chameleon Food' started by poison, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. poison

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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?
     
  2. maxttu

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    :eek: 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!! :)
     
  3. justjumpit621

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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.
     
  4. maxttu

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    Oh, and how many did you get? Cost? There is a considerable cost difference between dubs and hissers! :eek: Do you know how to sex them? Are they sexually mature?
     
  5. Meow Kitty

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    apparently dubia roaches are not considered approved feeders yet and most pet stores don't carry them
     
  6. justjumpit621

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    They are illegal too some places
     
  7. mpeek

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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.
     
  8. poison

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    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
     
  9. poison

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    every pet store out here carries them i just should have been more clear on what i wanted
     
  10. poison

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    there not illegal here
     
  11. poison

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    lol yeah i put Vaseline on the sides so they cant get out
     
  12. poison

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    do you use bedding?
     
  13. justjumpit621

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  14. poison

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    ok yeah i have 1 male and 2 females would that be enough to start?
     
  15. patrickfraser

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    To start, yes, but you don't want to feed off too many of the nymphs in order to get a good colony going.
     
  16. maxttu

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    Check in about a year from now and let us know! :) You're gonna be waiting awhile! ;) You'll probably want to start out with at least 5-10 adult females and 5 adult males. Do you know if your 3 are adults??
     
  17. poison

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    haha ill try and get more adults then. and im pretty sure there adults thats what i asked for and there huge but ill post a pic in a little
     
  18. maxttu

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    These guys are all pretty big. How many adults do you see?
     
  19. poison

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    oh i like games :) im going to say 5
     
  20. maxttu

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    Good guess! There might be one more. Also, $2 per adult Hisser is a great price at the LPS level! Go pick up all that you can afford! ;)
     

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