Definately worth it. Much easier to keep alive then standard crickets and don't smell bad either. YOu would never have to pay for T food again.Is it worth the effort to breed your own roaches? I've thought about making the switch from store bought crickets because I get tired of them escaping and "cricketing" around the house.
Definately worth it. Much easier to keep alive then standard crickets and don't smell bad either. YOu would never have to pay for T food again.
Just make sure you get a species that would be easily eaten by all your Ts, going by your name I take it you own alot of G.pulchra and probably more Terrestrials of different species. So you might want a big roach species that doesn't climb or burrow.
It is soooo worth it. I switched from crickets to roaches last fall, And aside from the 50 bucks I spent to buy them I have not spent a dime on food since. Plus they die less, are easier to maintain, less noise, less stink, the pluses go on and on. I have dubia. No climbing, big and meaty, slightly softer outer shell compaired to other big hisser roaches, they eat ground dry dog food fruits and veggies. They sit in my closet on a lap heat mat in the dark and eat and breed like mad. They are easily now feeding around 200 juvi and adult Ts and tons of slings.Is it worth the effort to breed your own roaches? I've thought about making the switch from store bought crickets because I get tired of them escaping and "cricketing" around the house.
It really depends on how much Ts you have and whether or not you want to start feeding right away or willing to wait for the colony to breed up a bit. Also what type of roach your planning to get.Guess I need to buy myself a colony. What size would you recommend starting with?
Most people say hissers aren't the greatest feeders because of the sharp spines on their legs and slow reproduction rate. I personally have no problem with feeding them to "larger inverts". BUT I would recommend something that breeds faster and less danger, like B.dubia or B.discoidalisIm getting tired of the cricket stink, mess etc too. I bought a big hissing roach and threw it in with my big L. parahybana. She loved it, and had no trouble with it. Should I buy hissers or some other? I have 8 pokies, and various terrestrials.
I bought from Dave too, and I love my roaches. Got B. dubia as well. Quiet, not stinky, easy to take care of, and I like knowing where my T food is coming from, what it's been eating etc.I bought from DaveGrimm1 and started with 100 mixed juvies and adults, I did end up getting 100 more just to get things rolling faster so I would have feeders. From the to now, I had 200 now I have 600 plus not including the babies that are being produced at about 300+ every 2 weeks or so.
10 adult T's @ 2 roaches each for 4 weeks = 80 adult roaches. so if you ordered say 100. even if they breed like if it were 1999, you won't have adult roaches again for a few months.Can your roaches out breed your feeding quota?? How many T's must one own to make breeding roaches worth while???