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    What would be the best roach for my home?

    Hey I'm looking for input from you folks on what would be the best feeder roaches I should get to start a breeding colony of for my Tarantulas and my Anole? Some people say Dubias but some say the giant hissing roaches since they can get so dang big and are cool as hell to boot (4" with segmented armor) so I'm asking everybody what roaches they grow if they farm roaches for their critters. And why did you choose that species over another one?

    I think Ozzy does Lobster Roaches but people say these only get slightly bigger than crickets and my bigger Ts will want heartier meals than large crickets and I'm not thrilled about doing the pinky mice so giant roaches sounds like a fine alternative to me.


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    B. dubia - I can trade you a few hundred nymphs/juves for something.

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    loabster roaches are okay...but dubai is the best. they can also get 3+ inches long. And breed like rabbits. also they will die in a week or so if they escape into your house. They need a tropical environment.

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    Another plus is they can't fly or (unlike hissers) climb glass. Which makes them 10Xs easier to contain.

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    dubias.......aint as psychotic as some others.....
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    What do you mean by "psychotic"? lol

    I did order a starter colony of 100 hissers last night while I was waiting around for responses, excitement got the better of me - as it often does. If they prove too bothersome I can try those dubias but I think I will keep a few hissers in a jungle terrarium just as display critters in their own right.

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    the best roaches for your home are no roaches at all
    i know your using em for your Ts lol....just a lot of bad memories with Palmetto bugs in florida.....**shudder**
    you could have the cleanest house in the state and you were still pretty much guaranteed to have a roach or two somewhere in the immediate area <_<

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    What do you mean by "psychotic"? lol

    I did order a starter colony of 100 hissers last night while I was waiting around for responses, excitement got the better of me - as it often does. If they prove too bothersome I can try those dubias but I think I will keep a few hissers in a jungle terrarium just as display critters in their own right.
    yeah beware of psychotic roaches :P but i dunno bout feeding the giant one in your hand, it looks too cute of a pet to me
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