When can Dubia roaches breed?

Gods Spartan

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So, I looked in my Dubia roach set up and found these. I didn't think they could breed until adulthood and I have no adults currently... Forgive me for any ignorance. IMG_20160924_194616315_HDR.jpg IMG_20160924_194638028_HDR.jpg
 

Hisserdude

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You are correct about them not breeding until maturity, so you either have adults hiding in the bin somewhere or these small guys came in with your other nymphs. :)
 

Hisserdude

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My best guess is fruit fly larvae. Are fruit fly larvae parasitic?
Oh crap I though you were talking about the little roach nymphs! I'm such a doofus lmao! :rolleyes:

I'm guessing they are either fungus gnat or phorid fly maggots, and seeing as there isn't any substrate, they are probably phorid fly larva. Any dead bodies in the cage ATM?

I doubt they are fruit fly larva as those would be in rotting fruit, and it does not look like the individuals pictured are near any fruit. And to answer your question, no, fruit fly larva are not parasitic. :)
 
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