Will dubia roaches breed at 80.4 degrees?

matero3o

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i cant get the temp any higher, im using a heatpad.

will they breed at this temperature??

sorry two hungry bearded dragons haha
 

boina

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Bump after 23 minutes? You are not very patient, are you? ;)

Anyway, you bet they will breed... and breed... and breed. 80F is plenty.
 

matero3o

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@boina i know im not patient, haha im just worried about my beardies

also can you tell me some things i would like to know about them??

how often do they breed, how often do they stay pregnant for?
 

boina

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Well, how many do you have and are they adult? Usually it takes a while for a colony to get going but after that... I hope your beardies eat a lot.

I've never looked how often they breed. I started with a small colony (like 50 animals) a few years ago and just watched it grow..
 

matero3o

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i have like 4 males and 6 females, i think
i didnt count but i know theres a mix of males and females.

how long till they start breeding? i need a source of food fast.
 

VolkswagenBug

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i have like 4 males and 6 females, i think
i didnt count but i know theres a mix of males and females.

how long till they start breeding? i need a source of food fast.
You should probably get more, it'll take a few weeks at the very least for eggs to start hatching, based on my experience.
 

matero3o

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You should probably get more, it'll take a few weeks at the very least for eggs to start hatching, based on my experience.
thing is some of them may be pregnant already.

1 male has passed he was acting strange since i got him on sunday,

plenty of males left and alot of females.
 

Willuminati

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Adult female Dubia will produce 30-40 live young every month or so. You have a small starter colony but with proper care you should have new nymphs very soon and a thriving colony within a year or soon after. Give them plenty of egg crates, and keep water for them. Hopefully you're also keeping them in a dark tub/container?

They love fresh kale, citrus(I use "cuties" those lil nectarines), apples and other fresh fruits. I also keep them fed with cherries. They eat them up! Add honey to the cherios as a treat!
 

Jason B

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i have like 4 males and 6 females, i think
i didnt count but i know theres a mix of males and females.

how long till they start breeding? i need a source of food fast.
Considering what your feeding and the fact that you need food fast, you won't be able to feed from this colony any time soon if you need it to be sustainable. Beardies eat alot, like ideally they need to eat multiple roaches twice a day and your feeding two of them. I don't know what your money situation is but you should consider another food source until your colony begins to grow, or atleast get more adults so your not feeding off all your nymphs.
 
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