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    Also, thank you both very much.

    The roaches sound like a lot better deal in many ways. I had had no idea about them prior to you guys telling me about them. I very much appreciate your help, guys. Thanks a bunch, you two are life savers!!!

    Now I just need to get that sample ordered and see just how picky Chief is...
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    I read an article about Dubia's that Shane showed me, I was not fond of the idea but I put Ziggy's health and overall well being before my squeamishness, but when I read that article it made me think differently about them.

    https://dubiaroachdepot.com/guidance...-dubia-roaches

    That's it if you want to read up on them a bit more. I still won't pick the things up with my fingers though, I use a big plastic spoon that I never cook with to fish them out of the container.
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    No problem!

    Oranges are like crack to them. They gobble up anything sweet. I like using Repashy Bug Burger as a regular feed and I toss in some veggies like organic dandelion greens, squashes, carrots, and fruits on occasion. This stuff I just replace daily. I try to vary it up as best I can. It's easiest to always have some dry diets on hand, though they can get expensive. But the great thing is that they can last a long time if you get a few bags and then you can restock by asking for them as birthday or Christmas presents lol.

    I've grown kinda fond of my roaches, as weird as it sounds lol. I just don't like the adult males. I was cleaning out my bins once and I picked up a male that was able to squeeze out of my hand and flutter to the floor. I had to do a ninja dive to catch it before it escaped. The way it fluttered just rubbed me the wrong way...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JIMI View Post
    No problem!

    Oranges are like crack to them. They gobble up anything sweet. I like using Repashy Bug Burger as a regular feed and I toss in some veggies like organic dandelion greens, squashes, carrots, and fruits on occasion. This stuff I just replace daily. I try to vary it up as best I can. It's easiest to always have some dry diets on hand, though they can get expensive. But the great thing is that they can last a long time if you get a few bags and then you can restock by asking for them as birthday or Christmas presents lol.

    I've grown kinda fond of my roaches, as weird as it sounds lol. I just don't like the adult males. I was cleaning out my bins once and I picked up a male that was able to squeeze out of my hand and flutter to the floor. I had to do a ninja dive to catch it before it escaped. The way it fluttered just rubbed me the wrong way...
    What is Repashy Bug Burger?

    I could probably afford veggies without much issue. What dry food do they like to eat? I really don't know anything about roaches, lol.

    Yeah, I actually got fond of my crickets and the mealworms I've had recently. I actually tend to become fond of anything I take care of. So it's not really weird to me. The adult females aren't the same way?

    I actually have had my crickets escape from my hand before... hate it when it happens. A lot of the ones that got free I usually didn't wind up catching.

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    I feed my roaches the adult bearded dragon pellets and they love it. Just make sure when you feed fresh food, take it out before it starts to mold. Mold will kill your entire colony of roaches but you can still put the water crystals for crickets in there for hydration. The female roaches don't have wings and males only develop the wings once they reach maturity. Repashy Bug Burger is a dry food that you mix with water to make a jello like consistency, my roaches didn't care for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JessJohnson87 View Post
    I read an article about Dubia's that Shane showed me, I was not fond of the idea but I put Ziggy's health and overall well being before my squeamishness, but when I read that article it made me think differently about them.

    https://dubiaroachdepot.com/guidance...-dubia-roaches

    That's it if you want to read up on them a bit more. I still won't pick the things up with my fingers though, I use a big plastic spoon that I never cook with to fish them out of the container.
    Thanks. I'll take a look at that and read up on them more.

    I probably wouldn't have liked picking them up with my fingers, but I've become so used to picking up crickets dead or alive and even mealworms, that I really think I wouldn't mind as much now as I would have before, haha.

    Edit: And thanks for the extra info, lol. You posted that reply while I was posting mine.
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    Yeah I noticed that. Only time I'll pick up a roach is if I squished it with my shoe and I use toilet paper. I don't care how clean they are, I'm not picking them up lol.

    You're welcome, extra info is always a good thing. In that article there's a chart on the nutritional value of all the feeders available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JessJohnson87 View Post
    Yeah I noticed that. Only time I'll pick up a roach is if I squished it with my shoe and I use toilet paper. I don't care how clean they are, I'm not picking them up lol.

    You're welcome, extra info is always a good thing. In that article there's a chart on the nutritional value of all the feeders available.
    Lol. To be honest, I probably would have had a bit more of an issue if they looked like the big, fat black roaches I've had in my house lately, but since they remind me of a prehistoric bug (Trilobite?) For some reason that makes a difference to me. Not sure why, haha.

    I imagine squishing a roach isn't particularly an exciting experience...

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    I grew up with water bugs and roaches, I hated them so I would squish them or let the cat have fun. I'm a tom boy so playing with bugs is fun to me, but not roaches. They don't look like normal roaches, they come from the rain forest in South America, but they can survive at room temperatures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JessJohnson87 View Post
    I grew up with water bugs and roaches, I hated them so I would squish them or let the cat have fun. I'm a tom boy so playing with bugs is fun to me, but not roaches. They don't look like normal roaches, they come from the rain forest in South America, but they can survive at room temperatures.
    Water bugs... yuck. Yeah, I hate those, and I hate the roaches I have in my house.

    To be completely honest with you, I'm more grossed out to squish them than to pick them up, though, Lol. My mom stepped on one once, and she said it was disgusting because it popped like a grape.

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