How to Buy Argentinian Wood Cockroaches
Several things are first needed to be known if you are planning on starting a colony of Argentinian Wood Cockroach. Initially, you would need to be able to identify your Dubia. The Argentinian Wood Cockroach is also known as the Guyana Orange Spotted Roach because they possess light orange spots and dark brown color.. Adult Blaptica Dubia commonly live up to twelve months and reach one and a half to two inches in length. Male Dubia Roaches have wings while the female Dubia Roaches have wing stubs but neither can fly. If one happens to escape, you should have no problems catching them since Argentinian Wood Cockroaches are very slow movers. Argentinian Wood Cockroaches are not able to 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.
Argentinian Wood Cockroach’s diets consist of grain cereal fish flakes, baby cereal and fresh vegetables and fruits supplemented with dry dog food. If this diet is takes too much work or is too expensive, you can find other roach diet online. It is important to remove anything molded in the food before feeding your Blasptica Dubia. Your colony will be hurt by molded food. Your Argentinian Wood Cockroach 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. Any smooth sided container will make a great home since Dubia Roaches are non-climbing species. In order for your colony to breed and keep going, make sure that your container has plenty of egg crates. By using a heat mat or a heat lamp, ensure that your Dubia Roaches have a higher than normal humidity in their container. You may also need to mist the container with water in order to get the correct humidity, but also make sure that your container will never get mold in it or your colony will be in peril. 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.
It is crucial to use any extra male Dubia Roach you have in your colony to feed to your pets. It is recommended to have 1 male to 3 females in your colony.
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