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. Initially, you would need to be able to identify your Dubia. The Blaptica Dubia are also called the Guyana Orange Spotted Roach because of their light orange spots and dark brown color.. In adult age, Argentinian Wood Cockroach generally attain a length of one and a half to two inches and has a life span of up to twelve months. 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. Since you have now gained knowledge regarding the identification of your Blasptica Dubia, you now need to be knowledgeable regarding on how to take care of your colony.
Grain cereal, baby cereal, fish flakes, fresh fruit and vegetables supplemented with dry dog food is what the diet of Blaptica Dubia consist of. Other roach diet can be found online if you find this too be too expensive and render too much work. Before feeding our Dubia Roach, it is crucial for you to look at the food and remove anything that may be molded. Your colony will be hurt by 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. Put the water crystals in a small dish to ensure that your Argentinian Wood Cockroach would still have space to move around.
Now that you know how to feed your Dubia Roaches, let us talk about their environment. Since Blasptica Dubia are a non-climbing species, any container with smooth sides are viable. Ensure that your container has many egg crates in order for them to be able to breed and keep your colony going. By using a heat mat or a heat lamp, ensure that your Dubia Roaches have a higher than normal humidity in their container. 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. Your container should be between 80 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Keeping your Blasptica Dubia’s environment at these specifications will ensure that you will have a large and healthy colony.
It is important that use any extra male Blasptica Dubia that you have in your colony population for the feeding of your pets. It is recommended to have 1 male to 3 females in your colony.