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B.dubia too old to breed?

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by OblongonotaFan321, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. OblongonotaFan321

    OblongonotaFan321 Arachnopeon

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    Hi, first post here! I've had a lone female dubia for almost a year now and just got a male today. is it too late for her to breed? Sorry for the dumb question :joyful:

    Also part of her hind legs started turning black and broke off a few weeks ago.. other than that she seems fine
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  2. VolkswagenBug

    VolkswagenBug Arachnobaron Active Member

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    I don't think there's an age where dubias stop being able to be fertilized, but you do need around 1.5-2 months (since that's when they give birth optimally after fertilization). If it's only been an adult for a year and it's being kept in ideal conditions, it ought to be fine, but the leg issue isn't a good sign to me.
     
  3. mantisfan101

    mantisfan101 Arachnodemon Active Member

    Should be fine. They'll breed until they die.
     
  4. OblongonotaFan321

    OblongonotaFan321 Arachnopeon

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    Thanks! I thought the leg problem might have been from the humidity being too high
     
  5. Dry Desert

    Dry Desert Arachnobaron

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    Ideal conditions for your Dubias are 90/95 F with humidity of about 60%, no more. For moisture needs only give cucumber or orange or sliced carrot, stay away from water dishes with cotton wool, or water gel balls - not needed.
     
  6. OblongonotaFan321

    OblongonotaFan321 Arachnopeon

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    Ok i raised the heating to 90 F and lowered the humidity, is the coco fiber substrate ok to use?
     
  7. VolkswagenBug

    VolkswagenBug Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Coconut fiber is fine for most blaberids, but be careful with it, as it does retain a lot of moisture.
     
  8. Bob Lee

    Bob Lee Arachnobaron Active Member

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    The one of the right looks like a hisser?...
     
  9. OblongonotaFan321

    OblongonotaFan321 Arachnopeon

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    I tried to dry it out slightly before i used it.
     
  10. OblongonotaFan321

    OblongonotaFan321 Arachnopeon

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    She was in the hisser tank for a while before i got the male dubia
     
  11. VolkswagenBug

    VolkswagenBug Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Yeah, I normally make mine outside and then lay it out and let it dry in the sun, then add the appropriate amount of water for the species. If I recall correctly, substrate moisture doesn't matter as much as humidity to B. dubia, so I think you're fine.