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10-12-2012 02:15 PM
Soothing Shrimp oh. I thought it was plant like stems. My bad. LOL
10-11-2012 10:20 PM
AVN I don't have a camera nor a phone. Why would you want to see single-celled algae? It's literally just green water with floating bits of green.
10-11-2012 05:52 PM
Soothing Shrimp Would you share pics of your floating single cell algae?
10-11-2012 05:17 PM
AVN I culture ghost shrimp, guppies, daphnia, hair algae, saltwater spirulina, floating single celled algae, microworms, brine shrimp. All low maintenance and high sustainability. Most of it is in the same 2-3 tanks too!
10-11-2012 05:25 AM
Monster Fish
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Originally Posted by hydrophyte View Post
Fish like them too. It is a little bit gruesome, but I use a scissors to (starting from the head) snip the roaches into small pieces that the fish can take.
I should try this with my Eublaberus posticus nymphs.
10-11-2012 04:56 AM
hydrophyte I keep a dubia colony and they are great. I feed them to my tarantula and mantises. Fish like them too. It is a little bit gruesome, but I use a scissors to (starting from the head) snip the roaches into small pieces that the fish can take.
10-11-2012 02:54 AM
DBenz i raise fruit flies, several species of spring tails and dwarf isopods.
10-09-2012 01:47 PM
le0p I'd love to do this for my ACF's is there anything they eat that can be grown? I know they'll eat crickets but you need to break off their legs or something. I'm looking for a little less messy work for the wife and pet sitter.
10-09-2012 07:24 AM
auban dubia roaches are like the bastard child of all roaches. unlike their german cousins, they dont fly, they cant climb smooth surfaces, and they cant even flip themselves over if they happen to end up on their backs. the only time i ever see my roaches die is either old age or when they get out of the cage,usually when the cat manages to find a way into it. she likes to play with them....

i usually find them flipped over somwhere in various degrees of dehydration. often the only sign of life will be their antennae waving around, and they still manage to recover when placed back upright with their head in some water.
10-07-2012 05:06 PM
@marko@ i keep a colony of b. dubia.
easiest thing in the world. keep dog food in their constantly, and some water crystals for moisture, add half an apple or orange every now and then, and thats it. just keep their temps right and your good.
10-07-2012 03:12 PM
Aquaticz +1
Great tip


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10-07-2012 02:09 PM
Soothing Shrimp
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My mom and I have about 20 snakes, and a good chunk of the ball pythons refuse to eat frozen or prekilled mice. So the spare room is devoted to breeding and raising mice for them, which means it's nice to have stock on hand when we have eggs or babies, but a weekly pain in the ass with cage cleaning.
I still remember the smell when a cage cleaning is skipped! LOL I used to have around 50 cages I used. Now that I'm into aquatics, I don't miss the stench a bit!

For a smaller number of cages, look for swiss webster mice. Originally bred for labs, they have between double and triple the litter size.
10-07-2012 02:06 PM
Soothing Shrimp I'm hoping the FB will feed on some shrimp culls as well.
10-07-2012 01:58 PM
causemisahastheeyes My mom and I have about 20 snakes, and a good chunk of the ball pythons refuse to eat frozen or prekilled mice. So the spare room is devoted to breeding and raising mice for them, which means it's nice to have stock on hand when we have eggs or babies, but a weekly pain in the ass with cage cleaning.
10-07-2012 01:09 PM
HokieFish I've been thinking of setting up a 55 gallon Fire Belly Newt tank and i'm sure i'll have to start another worm box to feed them. I never tried roaches, but worms served me really well when I use to breed bettas and cichlids. Fairly easy to set up a good colony.
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