- Sep 9, 2010
I recently discovered that the little burrowing roaches I commonly find in foliage are actually breedable, and not only that, but males are not required and don't exist. I already have a dubia colony, but those are mostly for my reptiles and after consant feedings to my chickens I can't afford wasting anymore. So since the discovery of this new roach, I want to setup a seperate colony specifically for my girls. I find mainly juvies, but tonight I lifted the right rock and found 3 adults. Now how do you care for these guys? The climbing factor I'm not too fond off after being with the dubias for a while. I plan to keep them in a 15 gallon rubbermaid bin, simple lid, cut top with screen glued. Sounds good? I also hear these are plant feeders, does that mean they won't take roach chow? I have lots of spinach, lettuce, carrots, potato, etc. I'm guessing they will thrive off those? Basically I wan't a little care guide for surinams. Thanks in advance!