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    HAHAHAHHAHA yeah they do pop like a grape, it doesn't bother me to squish them. I don't have either of them at my new house and I'm enjoying just having "pet" roaches and not ones taking over my house. If one does escape though, you don't have to worry about it repopulating, they don't scavenge like our common roaches do. They can't climb surfaces so they will just eventually die and if it gets outside, the cold will probably kill it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JessJohnson87 View Post
    HAHAHAHHAHA yeah they do pop like a grape, it doesn't bother me to squish them. I don't have either of them at my new house and I'm enjoying just having "pet" roaches and not ones taking over my house. If one does escape though, you don't have to worry about it repopulating, they don't scavenge like our common roaches do. They can't climb surfaces so they will just eventually die and if it gets outside, the cold will probably kill it.
    Lol. Well, for some reason, I'd rather pick them up.

    Yeah, I hate bug infestations, there's been a real problem with moths at my house lately, and I've been seeing roaches and water bugs on and off, too.

    It's freezing here in Arkansas... so yeah, they'd very likely die if they escaped.

    Not overly thrilled at the moment, I had forgotten about shipping, and the 'free sample' isn't free and requires $7.00, which I do not have at this very point in time...

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    I like to just offer it in its powder state, the roaches seem to also prefer it this way. When I offer it with veggies or fruits, I chop them up and mix it in so that they're not picking them over the feed. There are many different feeds that you can use. None of them are perfect, what's ideal is to provide variety for optimum long term nutrition. I also use Dinofuel raptor edition which is primarily a color enhancer and cricket crack which is a formal gutload. I just try to avoid things with a lot of fillers.

    The female dubia are larger and heavier, I actually like them. I've held some cave roaches the size of the palm of my hand before. They had such spiky legs, the feeling of them on my hands was...interesting lol. But I'd keep some of those as pets in a heartbeat! It's so weird, never would I have thought that I'd be expressing such fondness for roaches. Concerning? Maybe a little bit lol.
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    I had a small problem with those meal moths but I got it under control. That sucks about the sample, have you tried searching for other pet stores in your area to inquire about roaches. Most mom and pop places are getting to where they carry them, big box stores won't.
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    Also try checking Craigslist for people who might be selling off excess from their colonies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JIMI View Post
    Repashy Bug Burger (17.6 oz)

    I like to just offer it in its powder state, the roaches seem to also prefer it this way. When I offer it with veggies or fruits, I chop them up and mix it in so that they're not picking them over the feed. There are many different feeds that you can use. None of them are perfect, what's ideal is to provide variety for optimum long term nutrition. I also use Dinofuel raptor edition which is primarily a color enhancer and cricket crack which is a formal gutload. I just try to avoid things with a lot of fillers.

    The female dubia are larger and heavier, I actually like them. I've held some cave roaches the size of the palm of my hand before. They had such spiky legs, the feeling of them on my hands was...interesting lol. But I'd keep some of those as pets in a heartbeat! It's so weird, never would I have thought that I'd be expressing such fondness for roaches. Concerning? Maybe a little bit lol.
    Thanks for the link.

    I would try the best I could to give them a good variety, like I said I'm super low on money so it might not be as good right now as it would be when I'm a tad bit more caught up (I have $37 right now, I won't be earning any more until the end of November), lol.

    I didn't know there were roaches that big.... But to be honest, I find don't really find it concerning, haha. I actually find it kind of cool; I don't see a lot of people who like insects like you do. (Especially roaches).

    I did check Craigslist, and thought I'd scored for a moment, as there's someone who is selling them for $0.10 per medium which seems like a good price. BUT they they want an order of at least $25...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JessJohnson87 View Post
    I had a small problem with those meal moths but I got it under control. That sucks about the sample, have you tried searching for other pet stores in your area to inquire about roaches. Most mom and pop places are getting to where they carry them, big box stores won't.
    I think once a full clean of my pantry is done, the moths won't be a problem anymore. I just hate them.

    Yeah... it does suck. I need so many things at the moment, and I have so little money. My gecko also needs a night time bulb.

    I just tried checking for stores... no luck so far, unfortunately. There are only three pet stores in my area and none of them carry them. Are there any other types of stores (as in, not pet stores. I bought crickets from a bait shop), that might carry them?

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    I understand your dilemma with money, what's important is you're trying! That's admirable.

    I think that you should get your temperatures in order first and maybe buy one more small batch of crickets just to ensure that he is eating. Then once you have the money you can try getting the sample or a batch of roaches from that person on Craigslist. To deter flies, I'd avoid any gel products and stick to moistened paper towels for moisture.

    I don't know of any other types of stores that would sell roaches:/. Perhaps you can try explaining to the person your money dilemma and they'll sympathize or you can try to see if they'd allow you to take a sample size for a smaller fee.
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    If I could ensure that they wouldn't die, I would try to ship you some. I've never shipped anything that is alive before so I have no idea what to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JIMI View Post
    I understand your dilemma with money, what's important is you're trying! That's admirable.

    I think that you should get your temperatures in order first and maybe buy one more small batch of crickets just to ensure that he is eating. Then once you have the money you can try getting the sample or a batch of roaches from that person on Craigslist. To deter flies, I'd avoid any gel products and stick to moistened paper towels for moisture.

    I don't know of any other types of stores that would sell roaches:/. Perhaps you can try explaining to the person your money dilemma and they'll sympathize or you can try to see if they'd allow you to take a sample size for a smaller fee.
    Thanks! I just love Chief, and I'm trying to do what's best for him.

    Alright. I'll try to get that bulb. Since the temperatures are what helps him digest anyway, I suppose that it would make sense to take care of that first. As soon as my dad can take me I'll buy a small batch of crickets to feed him meanwhile and continue to put the mealworms I have left in there as well in case he ever decides to eat those.

    This was the worst time to run out of money, ya know, with Christmas coming up lol. There are seven people in my family.

    Anyway, as soon as I get more money at the end of this month I'll either talk to that person on Craigslist or order the sample so that Chief can try them.
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