Blaptica Dubia: A Buying Guide
There are several things that you will need to know if you are planning on starting a colony of Blaptica Dubia. Initially, you would need to be able to identify your Dubia. Because of their dark brown color and light orange spots, Dubia Roaches are also referred to as the Guyana Orange Spotted Roach.. In adult age, Argentinian Wood Cockroach generally attain a length of one and a half to two inches and has a life span of up to twelve months. Although male Blaptica Dubia have wings and the female Blaptica Dubia have wing stubs, neither can fly. Dubia Roaches are also very slow movers, so if one happens to get our or escape, you should have no troubles in catching them. Blaptica Dubia do not have the ability to burrow nor climb smooth surfaces. Now that you have learned something about recognizing Argentinian Wood Cockroaches, you now need to know the ways on how to take care of your colony.
Dubia Roaches’ diets consist of vegetables and fresh fruits which are supplemented with dry dog food, baby cereal, grain cereal and fish flakes. If this diet is takes too much work or is too expensive, you can find other roach diet online. Before feeding our Dubia Roach, it is crucial for you to look at the food and remove anything that may be molded. Molded food will hurt your colony. Your Argentinian Wood Cockroach will also need water. By using water crystals, Argentinian Wood Cockroaches will be able to get the water that they need whilst not being as messy as liquid water. Make sure that you place the water crystals in a small container or dish so that your Dubia Roaches would still have a place to move around.
Now that you have the knowledge on how to feed your Argentinian Wood Cockroaches, let us discuss their environment. Since Blasptica Dubia are a non-climbing species, any container with smooth sides are viable. In order for your colony to breed and keep going, make sure that your container has plenty of egg crates. Ensure that your Argentinian Wood Cockroaches have a higher than 40% humidity in their housing. You can achieve this by using a heat map or a heat lamp. To get the correct humidity for your container, you may need to mist it with water. But be cautious of molding as it can kill your entire colony. Your container should be between 80 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Allowing your Dubia Roaches to live in this specification of environment will ensure that health and population of your colony.
It is crucial to use any extra male Dubia Roach you have in your colony to feed to your pets. It is recommended to have 1 male to 3 females in your colony.