A Guide to Dubia Roaches
Several things are first needed to be known if you are planning on starting a colony of Argentinian Wood Cockroach. The first is that you would need to recognize your Blaptica Dubia. Because of their dark brown color and light orange spots, Dubia Roaches are also referred to as the Guyana Orange Spotted Roach.. Adult Blaptica Dubia commonly live up to twelve months and reach one and a half to two inches in length. Although male Blaptica Dubia have wings and the female Blaptica Dubia have wing stubs, neither can fly. If one happens to escape, you should have no problems catching them since Argentinian Wood Cockroaches are very slow movers. Dubia Roaches also cannot burrow nor climb smooth surfaces. Now that you have learned something about recognizing Argentinian Wood Cockroaches, you now need to know the ways on how to take care of your colony.
Dubia Roaches’ diets consist of vegetables and fresh fruits which are supplemented with dry dog food, baby cereal, grain cereal and fish flakes. Other roach diet can be found online if you find this too be too expensive and render too much work. Before feeding your Argentinian Wood Cockroach, it is very important to inspect the food for anything molded and remove if any. Your colony will be in potential danger from molded food. Your Dubia Roach will also need water. Utilizing water crystals will allow your Dubia Roaches to get the water they need while not being as messy as liquid water. Make sure that you place the water crystals in a small container or dish so that your Dubia Roaches would still have a place to move around.
Let us talk about the environment of the Blasptica Dubia since you now know how to feed them. Since Blasptica Dubia are a non-climbing species, any container with smooth sides are viable. In order for your colony to breed and keep going, make sure that your container has plenty of egg crates. Make sure that your Blasptica Dubia have a higher than normal humidity in their container. You can accomplish this by utilizing a heat lamp or a heat mat. In order to get the correct humidity, you may find the need to mist the housing with water. Ensure to that your container will never get mold or your colony will die. You should have your housing between 80 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit temperature wise. Allowing your Dubia Roaches to live in this specification of environment will ensure that health and population of your colony.
For the food of your pets, it is important to use any extra male Argentinian Wood Cockroach that you have in your colony. It is recommended to have 1 male to 3 females in your colony.