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Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by gene22, Nov 22, 2008.
What is the best brand dry dog food to feed to roaches?
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.
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.
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....