- Oct 13, 2011
Can you describe more how you keep them any pics ? I kept them for years until they recently stopped breeding now they need a heat mat for second time . I followed various care sheets.This is probably the most troublesome thread in getting a colony started for dubias that I've ever seen. The simplicity it takes to start a colony and the troubles of this thread is all in awe to me. I keep mines so simple and they do relatively fine for my colonies. As someone who raises feeders with multiple colonies, simple is great as it allows managing and cleaning colonies much more easier and more conveniently. I'm surprised how people are using substrate to keep dubias. I just do the simple egg crates, food dishes with the occasional fruit/veggie. Warm temps and frequent checks for dead dubias and waste clean up and that's really about it for me. My goodness do people go such lengths for a feeder colony. But hey, that's just my two cents.
I used egg cartons and paper towel rolls mostly.