Fluttering dubia

Pssh

Arachnoknight
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How on Earth do I get the males to flutter?!?! When I pick them up by a wing I get about one or two in one hundred that actually flutter. I have chameleons and they absolutely love when the roaches flap their wings, but I cannot get them to do it regularly! Anyone have an tricks or tips (or are dubia just super lame and I will need to use a diffferent species?) My B. fusca males flutter a lot, but they are too big for the majority of my lizards. :(
 

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Arachnoprince
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Have you tried tossing the roaches up in the air slightly? That usually got mine to flutter a bit, not sure how well that would work out for feeding though...
 

Travis K

TravIsGinger
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What Kevin said. If you throw them in the air they will flutter glide down to the ground. I don't really think there is a way to make them flutter other than that. They don't even do it when they get munched by predators.
 

Pssh

Arachnoknight
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Some of them dont even do it then! They just fall down. Stupid bugs.
 

Moltar

ArachnoGod
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Maybe if you give them something tall to climb they will get up to the top and make the leap on their own.
 
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