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Old 12-11-2011, 12:31 AM
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Interesting thank you. I stopped giving the crystals as the mites accumulated around it. I'll try again once I put the other things in to kill them. What issues have you had with orange and what do you feed yours please?
i feed our own blend of roach chow and mainly root veg and squashes, ocasionaly apples, but with fruit it turns and makes an issue in your tubs. oranges in our opinion slows production down. now many will argue at that, but over that past 10 years we done various trials with it and each time the breeding tub that had oranges seemed to produce about 10% less nymphs. have u checked out our site there are many videos and caresheets there that may be of interest to you

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i feed our own blend of roach chow and mainly root veg and squashes, ocasionaly apples, but with fruit it turns and makes an issue in your tubs. oranges in our opinion slows production down. now many will argue at that, but over that past 10 years we done various trials with it and each time the breeding tub that had oranges seemed to produce about 10% less nymphs. have u checked out our site there are many videos and caresheets there that may be of interest to you

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Oh I see. I don't give apple much because I've noticed it goes bad quickly. I will have a read of your site thanks. I really appreciate your help.
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I've found putting food on top of vertically stacked egg crate helps keep the humidity down, I put it on a plastic food tub lid/ice cream tub lid etc.

Firedragon, that's interesting never heard anyone say feeding oranges slows them down but can't argue the point if you've done trials. A lot of people say feeding it gets them breeding better but haven't seen anyone mention they've tested the idea, nor can i find any info as to why it would improve breeding.
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I've found putting food on top of vertically stacked egg crate helps keep the humidity down, I put it on a plastic food tub lid/ice cream tub lid etc.

Firedragon, that's interesting never heard anyone say feeding oranges slows them down but can't argue the point if you've done trials. A lot of people say feeding it gets them breeding better but haven't seen anyone mention they've tested the idea, nor can i find any info as to why it would improve breeding.
yeah like i said a lot of people will prob argue with it, i dont know if u seen our videos? but those tubs we had 3 tubs we used with our adults and they were identical tubs 3 used for oranges and 3 without now its not a scientific test but we weighed the nymphs produced every month from all 6 tubs. the tubs without oranges yielded 10% more weight, but to ensure it wasnt a fluke we ran the experiment for 6 straight months and added the figure at the end, and it still showed a 10% decrease in the tubs that were given oranges.

It is of course only our opinion and many out there would disagree with us, i can only say what we found in our experience.

And god noone called us firedragon in a while, kinda nice to hear lol
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I've found putting food on top of vertically stacked egg crate helps keep the humidity down, I put it on a plastic food tub lid/ice cream tub lid etc.

Firedragon, that's interesting never heard anyone say feeding oranges slows them down but can't argue the point if you've done trials. A lot of people say feeding it gets them breeding better but haven't seen anyone mention they've tested the idea, nor can i find any info as to why it would improve breeding.
and putting the food on top of crates is a valid point from kez, we do the same thing with our breeders using our 5 pot feeding tubs. it also allows more surface ares from the egg crates
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and putting the food on top of crates is a valid point from kez, we do the same thing with our breeders using our 5 pot feeding tubs. it also allows more surface ares from the egg crates
What are 5 pot feeding tubs?
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I've found putting food on top of vertically stacked egg crate helps keep the humidity down, I put it on a plastic food tub lid/ice cream tub lid etc.
Thanks, I was putting it low down in the tub.
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Just a 5 compartment tub that we use check out the setup vids on our site
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What are 5 pot feeding tubs?
kinda like tool trays. Single tray with compartments. Available from most pound shops etc. Just scuff up all the edged so the roaches can climb it and youre done. Easy to use as you just lift out, wash and slap back in with more veg, dryfood, crystals etc.
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Just a 5 compartment tub that we use check out the setup vids on our site
I just looked thanks. Great videos.

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kinda like tool trays. Single tray with compartments. Available from most pound shops etc. Just scuff up all the edged so the roaches can climb it and youre done. Easy to use as you just lift out, wash and slap back in with more veg, dryfood, crystals etc.
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