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brand dog food to feed to roaches

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by gene22, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. gene22

    gene22 Arachnopeon

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    What is the best brand dry dog food to feed to roaches?

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  2. Matt K

    Matt K Arachnoangel

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    Any. Though some brands seem more likely to get grain mites than others, and the brand Beneful seems to be a recommended one by several roach keepers. I personally quit using dog food to feed roaches a long time ago and stick to fish food and veggies. Works great and less grain mite issues.
     
  3. gh0001356

    gh0001356 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Uh-oh, prepare to done the fireproof undies. Seriously, there was a nice thread concerning this very topic in this very forum not too long ago.

    Anyway, I have been using the prefab "roach buffet" from one of the online dealers. I am tempted to try the Purina Game Fish Chow. It comes in a 50lb bag for $20.00 and has 36% protein plus the other goodies that do a fish's body good. Roaches don't have scales but they do have shells so the fish formula might work out pretty well versus dog food. The only thing stopping me is that I don't have the means to store a 50lb bag of GFC.
     
  4. Matt K

    Matt K Arachnoangel

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    That is the fish food I use and it works very well. To store it I found at a container store something that is shaped like a trash can with a hinged lid that even has a gasket around it to keep it air tight. It was made to store dog food, so knowing that you could probably find something similar....