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3 Year Member
TBH i dnt no ewt bout breeding dubias. Sorry sum 1 will jump in with ur answer soon but id say they b ok thats a nice temp. But not 100%
Unfortunately you might experience negative effects of surpassing 95 degrees.. Ideal temps are in the 70-80s. Low 90s for max in my experience.So, I live in Phoenix, AZ where the temperature is hot as heck during the summer. I'm just wondering if I could put the dubias in the garage without a heat source as the garage can go anywhere from the mid 70's to 110 degrees Fahrenheit?
I missed this ages ago.. I apologize for skipping it!Ok, so I'm super pumped I found this thread. So is have a very small 7" baby beardie. I HATE crickets. They terrify me, and they get out all the time. I seriously can't handle it anymore....I've been researching dubia. While they are still super nasty, (Sorry, have a bug phobia), the fact that they don't fly, climb, jump or stink is very attractive to me! Plus reading the nutritional value of them is swaying me more and more...my question is where he's still so tiny, and has health problems, are they good for him? I'm worried with a colony that I wouldn't have appropriate sized roaches. He's still on pin head crickets. And have any of you had issues with them getting out? Can they infest my house? Are they hard to catch?...I have like 4 foot tweezers lol...wondering what the best choice is here. I also have a larger chinese water Dragon who is polishing off 30 crix a day...getting extremely pricey and they seem to eat each other very quickly.
So I tried a similar setup to this and found that the sound of the roaches crawling around during peak feed hours (nighttime) drove my beardies BONKERS. They would just sit still looking down - waiting for the meal they were certain was bound to crawl up.I keep mine in a closet for now until i build a stand for my viv. Im going to make it so i can keep them under the viv in an enclosed stand.
Mary, you don't have to have your own colony. People breed them because in the long run it's cheaper. You should really feed a variety of bugs. Phoenix worms are good but you should give other things such as dubia, crickets or different kinds of worms like hornworms or super worms or silk worms.I got a new beardie, 6 month old male, and I am considering feeding him some dubias. HOWEVER, I am NOT at all interested in breeding them. Can I just purchase a decent amount of them at a fair price and feed them to Remy? Or do I have to have my own colony to breed? If the later, I will just continue to feed Phoenix worms. I can't take the thought of breeding roaches! Thank for your help!