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Blaptica Dubia Question??

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Spc.Fred, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. Spc.Fred

    Spc.Fred Arachnopeon

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    I was wondering is there anyway to make Blaptica Dubia not reproduce itself? because im planning to get 100 to feed my T. Blondi I only own one T.
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2008
  2. Uglykid2

    Uglykid2 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    It's easy to tell the difference between adult males(have wings) and females(no wings). But keep a couple together so you'll have some replacements.
     
  3. Spc.Fred

    Spc.Fred Arachnopeon

    ok I'll try to separate them then thanks... that was easy :}
     
  4. Even easier way is to just drop the heat level. Dubia reproduce at a quick rate in the upper 80's low 90's. If you move the colony to the upper 60's your production is going to take a big nose dive. When you want more just move them back onto the heat.
     
  5. Dom

    Dom Arachnolord Old Timer

    Separating them won't do much good. As long as the females have been mated, which is almost certain if they've been housed together, they can have several broods without male input.
    Cooling works best.
     
  6. David Burns

    David Burns Arachnoprince Old Timer

    You mean a roach won't eat a molting spider?
     
  7. Who said that? :?
    I bet a starving roach would try to munch on a molting T. They chew on each others wings and bits of legs so I don't see why they would not try to eat a T.
     
  8. David Burns

    David Burns Arachnoprince Old Timer

    :) I asked this in the wrong thread. Thanks for the info just the same.
     
  9. Uglykid2

    Uglykid2 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    That's what I love about these forums. Even while giving out advise, you can still learn something you didn't think of! :D