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Light colored Dubia being bred in Germany

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by bugmankeith, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. bugmankeith

    bugmankeith Arachnoking Old Timer

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    I found out from another site that in Germany they have successfully been able to bred a lighter colored dubia roach. Sometimes they may find there way into our stock, but except Germany they are not currently being bred anywhere else. If you have any dubia that are like this I think it would be worth the while to try and start breeding a light colored colony I think they might be be in demand if you dont live in Germany.

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  2. Billeh

    Billeh Arachnosquire

    Do they have any special traits? Or just a pigment change?
     
  3. bugmankeith

    bugmankeith Arachnoking Old Timer

    As far as I know just a pigment change, but I do have a male of them and he is twice as agressive as my normal colored males. I can't compare him to other light ones as he's my only one. I'm hoping to breed him soon.
     
  4. dtknow

    dtknow Arachnoking Old Timer

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    I had a few light ones like that. I fed them all off. They were always the somewhat smaller individuals for me. My colony is mostly black adults.
     
  5. PetRock

    PetRock Arachnopeon

    Mine are mostly black, I have 'red' ones with no black that are adults though. They tend to be small, picked on, and they're always slower than the others.
     
  6. Thats pretty cool. I will have to keep an eye out for these in my colony.
     
  7. HoboAustin

    HoboAustin Arachnosquire

    That's cool! But I think I would stay with the normal black dubias.
     
  8. bugmankeith

    bugmankeith Arachnoking Old Timer

    I managed to find 2 odd colored dubia nymphs for sale and bought them, pretty cool looking right!
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  9. axle37

    axle37 Arachnosquire

    god. insects are just way too cool for my own good. i swear, I'm going to become a social pariah by the time i have a collection befitting the level of interest i have. love the texture on the second nymph. looks kind of like old brass
     
  10. bugmankeith

    bugmankeith Arachnoking Old Timer

    I call the second nymph a "calico" roach, as it has spotty coloring and multiple random patches of color instead of the usual plain coloring.