I'm on the hunt for a place with banana roaches in stock (or am willing to buy a small batch from someone). Can anyone point me in the right direction? Everywhere I have checked are all out of stock.
So...my "eastern green banana beetles" were a bust. They didn't thrive and all died out very quickly. I put the bucket in the bug room (spare bathroom tub), didn't clean it out because I was feeling lazy and forgot all about it. That was early July...
This morning, I found a gorgeous green "beetle" (yes, those are finger quotes - the hubby is very nervous about having roaches in the house) fluttering about in the bathroom. WTH, I say to myself. I check the bucket and, lo-and-behold, I have maybe a dozen near-adult nymphs! No food, totally desiccated substrate, kept at only room temperature for at least 3 months... surprisingly hardy little buggers!
Of course, I was leaving town for work. When I get back on Wednesday, I'll start taking proper care of them...including sealing the bucket better
The Roach Crossing has some in stock. That's where I got mine from. He is a great guy to deal with. I can't say enough good things about Green Banana Roaches. They are easy to keep and breed like crazy! My chams LOVE them.
could you please tell us how do you keep yours
I used this link for most of my information.
For substrate, I didn't use eggcrates. I mixed organic soil, peat, coconut fiber, and water crystals. I have the whole Sterlite container sitting on a heating pad.
cool, how did you gutloaded them? or what did you use to feed them?
did you mixed the water crystals in the soild? :O