Feeding 'roaches..

pinkfoot

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Just curious -

Do you crush the dog / cat pellets, or serve them whole?

How often do you feed / check on your colony? :?
 

pinkfoot

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Cheers A!

Nice article that. Have already purchased a coffee grinder for the dog/cat food. (Have loads of 'roaches en route!) {D
 

bugmankeith

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I give the kibble whole, but I mist it with water so it softens up and its easy to chew, but I remove any uneaten food the next day so no mold grows.
And I also add in various fruits and veggies.
 

Aquanut

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I used to powderize the food, but it gets eaten just fine whole. I heard of many who wet the food but i don't check on them for several days sometimes and worry about mold. I mostly try to check often enough to not run out of water crystals usually every 2-3 days. I use a variety of cat, dog and fish foods. I add fruits and veggies 2-3 times a week.
 

Cheshire

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I mix dog food into my wet food. It works beautifully.

I also water once a week and I seem to have everything just right. My colonies are starting to explode :)
 

cliff

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I grind mine in a coffee bean grinder and check daily. I feed a lot of fruits and veggies. I have also found that my B.dubia LOVE fish flake food, which I had heard from roach breeders was not usually the case.

Cliff :)
 

Aquanut

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Ditto on the fish food with my Discoids. They seem to prefer flakes although they will eat any kind Ive offered.
 

pinkfoot

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Thanks, guys! :D

I seem to have lost the last of my B. dubia males, but I do have Nymphs, so unless in-breeding is a problem...I should be OK!! {D

Thanks for those tips, and keep 'em coming...
 
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