dubia babies!

dom1959

New Member
do i need to separate them from the adults?

my first nymphs!

wow i am really creeped out that this is good news,
now that i proofread this:eek:
 

pigglett79

Avid Member
I usually leave them all together, but for ease of feeding I will separate out like 20-50 of the size I want to feed off in to a smaller container.
 

little leaf

Avid Member
the nymphs will feed off the adult roaches feces when they are first born. :eek:
( I know- YUCK) but I was told they NEED to eat this - so just leave them in the bin :)
 

Seiryu

Established Member
the nymphs will feed off the adult roaches feces when they are first born. :eek:
( I know- YUCK) but I was told they NEED to eat this - so just leave them in the bin :)

This is incorrect. I sort out ten's of thousands of babies every other week from the adults and they do fine on eating chow/fruits etc with water crystals.

Now do they eat the poop? Probably, but it isn't necessary.

But yes, you can keep them all together until your bin is overloaded!
 

Shaunny

Member
i take mine out every time i clean the bin mainly so i can then feed the babies on less animal protein than what my breeders get
 

pigglett79

Avid Member
i take mine out every time i clean the bin mainly so i can then feed the babies on less animal protein than what my breeders get

I don't use any animal protein and mine breed like crazy. I feed the colony the same as I do the feeders. They get lots of veggies, some fruits, nuts and my dry gutload mix.
 

nick barta

Chameleon Enthusiast
Site Sponsor
do u guys use bee pollen in your feeder feed?

and thanks for sharing your info with me...

Bee pollen can be used in dry gutload, and is extremely benificial. The 2 challenges are that for some feeders you need to grind it to a fine powder so the feeder insect can eat it. The second challenge is price; it is the most expensive dry gutload ingredient, and is not included in most gutloads.
 
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