Roaches are naturally associated with mites in the wild, and the relationship is usually symbiotic. However, mite infestation of a captive Dubia roach colony is a very different situation. It can potentially be a very serious problem that needs to be addressed quickly to avoid loss. Learn how to rid a Dubia colony of mites in 7 steps.
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Dubia roaches are arguably the most nutritious feeder insect, but does that mean you never have to gut load again? The answer is no! Most captive animals benefit when you gut load their feeders. Find out why, get practical gut-loading tips, and learn what foods you should definitely not use as a gut load.
Dry roach chow offers convenience for roachkeepers, but is it the ideal food for dubia roaches? Can you raise nutritious feeders on dry roach chow alone? This guide provides information about how to tweak your roach chow to increase its nutritional value – both for your roaches and for the animals that feed on them.
Dry roach chow helps grow big, healthy Dubia roach breeders and maintain the nutrition of feeders. However, providing dry chow can be risky. Learn how to offer up dry roach chow in the dark, warm, humid environments common to tropical roach colonies like B. Dubia in a way that minimizes the risk of food-related issues.
Cleaner crews are generally considered a necessity for Dubia roach colonies. And the larger the colony, the more necessary they become. This article discusses the benefits and costs of adding Dermestid beetle cleaner crews to your Dubia colony. We updated it to include information about lesser mealworm cleaners.
One of our most common question is “How many Dubia roaches do I need to start a colony”. The answer is simple, with the right information. Where you start depends on what you want from your Dubia colony, and when you want it. You’ll also need the Dubia roach growth rate, which you will find in this article.