Cockroach nightlight

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Arachnoangel
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Are cockroaches bothered by black or red lights? I use red lights to see what my spiders are up to at night. My roaches hide most of the day so I was wondering if there was any way I could view their night time activities.
 

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Supposedly tarantulas can't see that part of the light spectrum (red or black lights) so they don't know it's on and they will go about their nighttime business. I was wondering if roaches were the same way. I guess I'll just have to try it and find out. Will let you know what happens. :)
 

Herp13

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Actually, i have noticed that cockroaches are very light sensitive, i guess i am just lucky to be viewing their activities.

-Eric
 

Cirith Ungol

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I'm not sure that they can't see red or other specific colours, but what I'm sure about is that lower light levels won't freak them out as much as bright light.
 
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