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sciteacher
06-07-2010, 09:31 PM
With all the talk of a virus decimating commercial cricket suppliers, perhaps it's time to consider starting a colony of Blaptica dubia roaches as a backup / supplemental feeder. These are non-climbing, non-flying roaches and are very prolific and long lived. They are quieter and much less smelly than crickets. I have been keeping dubia roaches for 6 or 7 years now, and normally I cool my colony down for the winter so it doesn't grow out of control, but this past winter I kept the heat on, and I have way more than I can use right now.

250 Blaptica dubia starter colony for $65 shipped.

This will contain dozens of adults and will immediately start producing high quality food for your animals. No need to wait months for young nymphs to grow up before your colony starts producing. The rest of the 250 will be medium to large nymphs. I'll throw in handfuls of small nymphs for free as an "overcount bonus".

I can probably do at least 3 or 4 lots of this size. If interested in a larger group, I can work with you on price.

PM with any questions or to place an order. Thanks!

Gary Hamann
Ridge and Valley Reptiles

Emileypaige776
06-08-2010, 06:24 PM
How much for 1000 shipped?

sciteacher
06-08-2010, 10:00 PM
PM'd you.

earthmonkey22
06-09-2010, 01:00 PM
any left?

sciteacher
06-10-2010, 02:24 PM
PM sent.

Chrisw
06-11-2010, 01:28 AM
Can you send me a list of what you have left?

sciteacher
06-11-2010, 09:00 AM
I can do 1000 shipped for $175. 100+ producing adults (probably 200+ but I don't want to overpromise... I haven't counted); hundreds of large nymphs which will soon be producing; the rest a nice mix of small / medium nymphs. This is an "instant colony" which will start producing high quality food for you immediately.

ace9916
06-11-2010, 02:36 PM
How much just for adults

sciteacher
06-12-2010, 09:00 AM
How much just for adults

I'm not interested in selling just the adults, but a large percentage of any lot I sell will be adults.

I can do groups of smaller nymphs for less if anyone is specifically interested in smaller roaches.

"Instant Colony" - Large percentage of adults and large nymphs. Start producing your own feeders instantly.
250 - $65 shipped
500 - $100 shipped
1,000 - $175 shipped

"Mixed Nymphs" - Small to medium nymphs.
250 - $30 shipped
500 - $50 shipped
1,000 - $75 shipped

ace9916
06-12-2010, 11:56 AM
If i ordered either 500- 1000 instant colony about how many adults would i get.

Then i was also wondering I noticed you have been a member since 2006 but you have only 13 posts, and 8 of those is here. can i get pics of the roaches. please sorry

sciteacher
06-12-2010, 03:52 PM
In a 500 lot, there would be 100+ adults, with a majority of them females. With a 1,000 lot, there would be 200+ adults.

I don't raise dubias for the purpose of selling them. I raise them as a food source for my own animals. Once in a while I have excess and I sell a group. I normally sell them at area shows I vend. This spring my wife is expecting and I haven't vended any shows, hence the online sales. I'm active and well known on most of the major gecko forums, and I have a couple of positive BOI threads if you're concerned about my business practices.

Texas Dragon Lab
06-12-2010, 06:12 PM
Pm sent

ace9916
06-13-2010, 10:28 PM
Cool what sites are you on other then this one.

sciteacher
06-15-2010, 09:46 AM
bump...

ace9916
06-15-2010, 10:43 AM
How big will the remaining roaches be?

sciteacher
06-15-2010, 02:35 PM
Sold out for now. Thanks!

ace9916
06-15-2010, 02:35 PM
what do you still have available, and when woud you be able to ship out.

ace9916
06-15-2010, 03:30 PM
sorry we were writing at the same time. let me know when you have more for sale.

yourbeat
09-14-2010, 07:32 PM
any avail.?

roachesrus
09-15-2010, 03:34 AM
I'm not interested in selling just the adults, but a large percentage of any lot I sell will be adults.

I can do groups of smaller nymphs for less if anyone is specifically interested in smaller roaches.

"Instant Colony" - Large percentage of adults and large nymphs. Start producing your own feeders instantly.
250 - $65 shipped
500 - $100 shipped
1,000 - $175 shipped

"Mixed Nymphs" - Small to medium nymphs.
250 - $30 shipped
500 - $50 shipped
1,000 - $75 shipped

do you still have the 1,000 count for sale ?