Tips to Care for Your Dubia Roaches
If you want to breed Blaptica Dubia roaches, then you need to know few things first. First things first, you should identify what type of Dubia you have. Blaptica Dubia are called also as Guyana orange spotted roach primarily because of its light orange spots and dark brown color. Typically, the adult Dubia can reach up to 1 1/2 to 2 inches in length and can live for a year.
You can easily distinguish male Dubia from the female as male have wings while female have wing stubs but neither of them can fly. Dubia do not borrow and cannot climb on smooth surfaces too. Now that you have a tad idea about these creatures, the next thing you should know is to take care of its colony properly.
As for the diet of Blaptica Dubia, it consists mostly of veggies and fruits that is also supplemented with dry dog food, grain cereal, baby cereal as well as fish flakes. If this appears too much work or perhaps, expensive for you, you can try searching for alternative diets online. Prior to feeding your Dubia, it is important that you double check the food and get rid of anything that may be molded. The reason for this is that molded foods have the ability to bring enormous damage to your colony. See to it at the same time that your colony has enough water supply. Making use of water crystals can help your dubia get the water that they need but also, it’s not as messy compared to liquid water. Be sure that you put water crystals in smaller dish so your Dubia is going to have a nice place to move around.
Now that you have found out how you should feed Dubia roaches, next thing to be aware of is their environment. Because of the fact that Dubia are non-climbing specie, containers with smooth sides serve as the perfect place for these creatures to live. Better ensure that the container has got enough egg crates so they will be able to breed and keep their colony going. In the container, there should be above 40 percent humidity for your Dubia to live perfectly. Actually, there’s a quick fix to this and it is by making use of heat lamp or a heat mat.
To get the ideal humidity level, you may have to mist the container or box with water but ensure that it will never gets mold or else, your colony will die. Temperature wise, you have to keep an 80 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit temperature inside the container. Keep the environment of your Dubia roaches at these said specifications to guarantee that your colony lives healthily.