- Aug 4, 2002
I've got a 6 or 7 inch long S. subspinipes. Is it cool to feed him hissing roaches rather than large crickets? If so, do you think he'd need more than 1 a week?
Interesting that you should say that. I find my pede (S.morsitans) is quite hesitant to eat. I have left crickets in there for more than week and he won't take them. I have to get something in tweezers and basicaly shove it under his head. Then he will take stuff.Originally posted by Code Monkey
But if you wait until you've got a hungry pede, that probably won't be too much of an issue when you drop it in there...
Roach hits ground, pede hits roach
Agreed, although I would reserve hissers only for the large pedes (Malaysian, Vietnamese, Puerto Ricans, etc etc) at least 7 or 8 inches long. Thing is that hissers have a very hard exoskeleton compared with other "food" roaches such as Death's Head and Lobsters that using them really isn't better unless you have a very large pede.Originally posted by mrderanged
I have heard of people feeding large subspinipes hissers with no problems. 1 or 2 a week should be fine in my opinion. The only problem you might run into is that the hissers can climb glass and plastic while the pede can't.