Just wondering if I should shut off their heat sources at night or is it best to keep them at optimal breeding temps 24 hour a day?
Typicality yes, but I’m talking for optimal breeding output. Was just wondering if anyone knew definitively if cooling them down or keeping them warm would make a difference in production.What would happen if they were living in their natural habitat?
Shouldn't that be what happens in captivity?
I’m working with banded crickets and dubia roaches. In the article you linked from what I gathered they kept that species at twenty five degrees Celsius, seventy seven Fahrenheit. Which I would think was the optimal breeding temp for that particular specimen.What species?
This might help with a beta domestics...
I am currently writing a blog about this and other oft overlooked questions. There is always a ton of info out there about good gutload ingredients ingredients, good bug sanitation, etc. But I haven’t yet seen anyone discuss this question. And, since most of us keep our bugs in our reptile rooms—which obviously have a nightime drop—it would seem an important question. Judging from nightime conditions, basically anywhere on earth, it would seem most living things have evolved to experience a nightime temp drop, but I can’t remember reading a post that says so.
It was 77 degrees F yesterday during the day here in TucsonDepends on where they are from but temps usually drop at least a few degrees no matter where you are in world
It was 77 degrees F yesterday during the day here in Tucson
37 F at night
Gotta love those Temp drops
The Few I have Don't seem to be that active if its cold. (Dubia-Ivory)
when I had dubias, I had them on the same cycle as the chams. I think they bred better. Just my two cents though.Typicality yes, but I’m talking for optimal breeding output. Was just wondering if anyone knew definitively if cooling them down or keeping them warm would make a difference in production.
Thanks for your input. So far I have kept mine in a closet at a constant 90 degrees. Seems to be working well, but I may put them on a timer soon and see if production Increases or decreases.when I had dubias, I had them on the same cycle as the chams. I think they bred better. Just my two cents though.