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 #2002132


Jimis dad
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 What to feed Dubia roaches

I’m sick of working with crickets. I bought some dubia roaches today to start a colony. I was feeding my crickets ground up cat food with a little powdered milk along with some greens or veggie scraps. Can I feed these roaches the same thing? I have search for an answer to this and found conflicting info. Some say no cat food, only dog food, while others say absolutely no dog food, only cat food.

I’d like to at least finish off this bag of cat food if I can as I do not own a cat and have no other use for it, but I’m up for suggestions if anyone has a better recipe for dubia roach food.



05/10/09  10:02pm

 #2002163


Tefoe
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  Message To: Jimis dad   In reference to Message Id: 2002132


 What to feed Dubia roaches

I feed all of my roaches and crickets the same thing; dog food,horse pellets and slices of carrots and potatoes.
The problem with cat food is most of the time its very high in meat protein, and salt, both of witch aren’t too good to roaches.........



05/10/09  10:57pm

 #2019482


Aandfsoccr04
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  Message To: Tefoe   In reference to Message Id: 2002163


 What to feed Dubia roaches

where’s the best and cheapest place to get roaches to start a colony?



06/09/09  10:35pm

 #2028144


DRW85
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  Message To: Aandfsoccr04   In reference to Message Id: 2019482


 What to feed Dubia roaches

depends on what king of roaches you want to feed. If you want turkistans, about the size of crickets, then go to www.thebugpros.com. Thats where I get mine from and I paid somewhere around 40 bucks for 2,000 of them.



06/24/09  03:51pm

 #2060476


Camo_pants
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  Message To: DRW85   In reference to Message Id: 2028144


 What to feed Dubia roaches

Just found out lastnight that dubias LOVE squash !!!! they ate it all...... leaving behind lettuce and fish flakes



08/19/09  06:00pm

 #2064024


Suzuki4life
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  Message To: Camo_pants   In reference to Message Id: 2060476


 What to feed Dubia roaches

what kind of squash?

They like oranges and bananas.

I offer mine cat food, chicken starter feed mixed with fish flakes, carrots, oranges, bananas, and potatoes.



08/27/09  01:00am

 #2064060


Camo_pants
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  Message To: Suzuki4life   In reference to Message Id: 2064024


 What to feed Dubia roaches

I’m giving them spaghetti squash



08/27/09  07:00am

 #2121299


Dociledragons
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  Message To: Jimis dad   In reference to Message Id: 2002132


 What to feed Dubia roaches

I feed my ground up dog/cat food.. and left over veg.



02/07/10  07:19pm

 #2121343


Suzuki4life
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  Message To: Dociledragons   In reference to Message Id: 2121299


 What to feed Dubia roaches

grinding up cat or dog food allows the fat content to mold more easily...


food for thought.



02/07/10  09:24pm

 #2122206


Dociledragons
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  Message To: Aandfsoccr04   In reference to Message Id: 2019482


 What to feed Dubia roaches

I feed mine grounded dog food..



02/10/10  03:25pm


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