- Feb 26, 2017
So I just had a female discoid push out an ootheca and leave it on the ground. She didn't give live birth like usual. I was wondering if the ooth would still hatch.
Fungus gnats don't stress roaches out, phorid flies could though. However, phorid flies are only present in enclosures with dead roaches in them, are there dead bodies in her enclosure?Weird. There was a population of fungus gnats in her tank for a little while because I didn't check her hide and it molded on the bottom. Could that have stressed her out?
It was around 80 degrees in here around the time she dropped the eggs, which is a big change from the usual 65 degrees. That might also be a factor.
She's by herself currently, so no dead bodies would be in there.Fungus gnats don't stress roaches out, phorid flies could though. However, phorid flies are only present in enclosures with dead roaches in them, are there dead bodies in her enclosure?
65 is way too low for breeding, so her eggs probably weren't developed, so when the temperature rose, maybe she aborted those eggs to create new ones? Don't know if that makes sense from a biological standpoint at all, I ain't no roach anatomy expert, I'm just guessing here.
Alright, just harmless fungus gnats then!She's by herself currently, so no dead bodies would be in there.
That would make sense to me, although I'm not a roach biology expert either. I wasn't trying to breed her at 65, since I got her as a pet, but she must've been gravid when I bought her (she was in a colony).
Yes, one mating is enough for a female to produce multiple broods, so she'll likely give birth soon now.Do they keep producing after being fertilized? I didn't realize that. I actually don't want to deal with roach babies because my parents are paranoid about infestation even though the roaches would die out of their cage, so they won't let me keep any together even if they aren't in the same genus. Is there any way to stop her from having them or at least slow it down to make it so that I don't have to separate 30 roaches into their own containers?