Dead dubia

Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
Gutload mixed with water to peanut butter thickness. That’s all.

I don’t know what that is but Dubias are very resilient so whatever it is it must be serious.
 

Brentholey

Established Member
@jamest0o0 No I woke up this morning and it was in the open area where the food and water crystals are, upside down dead. It’s weird to me but I have zero experience with Dubias so far. It a brand new roach bin roaches supplied from two different dealers.
 

Nemesis

Established Member
I've had dubia females die like that before, its rare but it happens. What is going on is that its pushing out its egg sac and after that it cannot pull its vag or whatever its called back into her body. It dries out and eventually kills the roach. I've only had that happen 2-3 times in a 6 month period.
 

jamest0o0

Chameleon Enthusiast
That is the roaches guts. If you step on one you'll see the same thing. I do agree, some sort of complication with the ooth which probably caused the guts to explode out too. They have live birth, but sometimes will eject the egg case.
 

Brentholey

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Is it a good idea to not try to feed the Dubias for now? Should I be worried about disease or infection passing to my Cham? @Nemesis did you figure out what might have caused this to happen?
 

Brentholey

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So I looked through my bin and I found a couple more of the bigger females looking like they are showing signs of this starting. They are still lively at this point. But have the same white “guts” starting to protrude from the rear end. Any bug specialist out there? Known sources for good info?
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Brentholey

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Also I was wondering if anyone knows if these are the same species? They look different to me? That are slightly a different shape, one is shinier than the other and different colors.
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Nemesis

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I've heard that it might be low humidity issues but I cant be sure on that. Usually they will pull their vag back in no problem, might take some time for them to do so.
 

Brentholey

Established Member
Ok @Nemesis thank you! I’ve just been worried about anything bad maybe being transmitted to little opie. I’ll probably just not feed off any Dubias until this condition is long gone.
 

Brentholey

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@The Wild One They don’t lay eggs they have live birth from what I read.. I have no real experience in this yet but I have read about it a lot. I’ve heard between 5-6 months of age they are mature
 
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