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Old 05-12-2010, 03:35 AM   #1
tinmantribe5
Roaches we need no stinking Roaches!

Hey all is it me or is people frickin nuts to bring into a Roach free home roaches! I mean my son in law has crickets get loose you can not give me enough evidense to support bringing in roaches Ewww Ewww ewwww!
I mean people pay Orkin to get rid of these Darn things,and people wanna bring em in the house what do you think your Mother would have said when you was a youngster and said hey Mom lets go down to the pet store so I can get some Roaches to feed ol Charley my Dragon? I use Crickets and yes I know the roach is better but remember this when the world ends their is 2 things you can count on Roaches and PeanutButter still being Here!
(Hurd that on a movie tonight He he!
 
Old 05-12-2010, 04:01 AM   #2
Bob Kite
gotta agree with ya there bro, I stick to mealworms for my leos I used to do the whole cricket thing but after my cats let loose 5000 of em all I heard for the next 2 months was chirping, I switched to the mealies and never looked back, besides that, roaches just kinda freak me out lol
 
Old 05-12-2010, 04:02 AM   #3
Bob Kite
By the way, what movie exactly is that quote from lol
 
Old 05-12-2010, 04:09 AM   #4
tinmantribe5
I dont know the name but she works with a nerd who paints her portrait then falls for her but hes a killer
 
Old 05-12-2010, 04:13 AM   #5
tinmantribe5
And he sniffs the Peanutbutter and she says Dont worry about it if the world blows up all that will be left is Roaches and Peanutbutter so Eat it!
 
Old 05-12-2010, 11:12 AM   #6
bliss
Roaches aren't THAT bad.. depending on which kind you're talking about.

B. lateralis roaches (aka, the turkish red runners) are BAD. They are very quick, and they will infest your house if they get out. Period. I had a colony of about 500 subadults, but of course the two dragons I had at the time ate through them like nothing.. but still, after the roach colony had been fed off, I found several newborn lateralis roaches scurrying throughout my house, and I continue to find them today. It should also be known that I took lots of time when feeding my animals the lateralis roaches, because if you shake the egg crate they are on too hard, they are really easy to fling out onto the carpet. So I still have no idea how they were getting out. I swear, it's like it's almost them escaping is inevitable. Also, I don't trust any type of roach that can climb.

I do have a Blaptica dubia colony. I have to say that B. dubias are very good roaches to have. They are pretty slow, adults have good gut content, and they reproduce at a decent rate. They can't climb, have minimal odor (assuming you clean their cage every so often, depending on how big the colony is), and dragons love them. And the best part - they aren't terribly bad at infesting your house. About 3 years ago when I got my first dubia colony for my tarantulas (used to be a big spider freak), I accidentally knocked over the roach tank, about 10-15 adults and a few babies escaped. I never saw any fresh batches of babies running around, but what I did find, about 3 months later as I was doing some heavy cleaning, was several roach carcasses.
 
Old 05-12-2010, 11:13 AM   #7
tinmantribe5
Good Info I did not Know that Thanks
 
Old 05-12-2010, 04:24 PM   #8
frillielover17
I kept the B. Lateralis with no issue. I had maybe 2 escapees that I didn't catch and all the others that got out my cat ate shortly after. I never had an infested house and I found the 2 dead about 2 weeks later in a corner somewhere. The key to keeping them in is a sterilite container with the slick sides and for added protection against escapees was to put a weatherstrip sort of thing on the lining of the bin so there was no gap between it and the lid. To me they were the only roaches that didn't look as roachy. I would've gotten dubia but quite frankly they scare the crap outta me and look more like your common house roach than the others did. I will say however, I will NEVER get lobster roaches! Those friggin things give me nightmares.
 
Old 05-13-2010, 05:43 AM   #9
shinezilla
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Originally Posted by tinmantribe5 View Post
Hey all is it me or is people frickin nuts to bring into a Roach free home roaches! I mean my son in law has crickets get loose you can not give me enough evidense to support bringing in roaches Ewww Ewww ewwww!
I mean people pay Orkin to get rid of these Darn things,and people wanna bring em in the house what do you think your Mother would have said when you was a youngster and said hey Mom lets go down to the pet store so I can get some Roaches to feed ol Charley my Dragon? I use Crickets and yes I know the roach is better but remember this when the world ends their is 2 things you can count on Roaches and PeanutButter still being Here!
(Hurd that on a movie tonight He he!
Ain't that the truth!!! Something about the way they look that I couldn't even reach in the tub to scoop them up and feed them to my dragons. I can do worms and crickets... But not something as big as my thumb
 
Old 05-13-2010, 03:12 PM   #10
Iguanachic
I just can't bring myself to do it. I can handle almost anything but I cannot stand a roach. They remind me way too much of water bugs. My grandmother had water bugs in her basement and they were probably big enough to eat a finger or two!
 

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