If you want to breed Blaptica Dubia roaches, then you need to know few things first. First of all, you must identify the type of dubia you have. Some people call these creatures as Guyana orange spotted roach all because of its dark brown color and at the same time, light orange spots. Typically, the adult Dubia can reach up to 1 1/2 to 2 inches in length and can live for a year.
Despite the fact that male Dubia have wings and female Dubia have wing stubs, neither of them can actually fly. Dubia don’t burrow and can’t climb on smooth surfaces. Now that you’ve got a bit of an idea about Dubia, you now need to learn how to properly take care of your colony.
The Diet of Blaptica Dubia composes of fresh fruits and veggies supplemented with grain cereal, dry dog food, fish flakes and baby cereal. If this form of diet is something that you can’t consistently provide, you may look for alternative diets in the internet. Before you feed your Dubia, it’s essential that you check the food twice and remove anything that can be molded. It’s due to the reason that any molded food can hurt your colony. See to it at the same time that your colony has enough water supply. Use water crystals to help your Dubia get water they needed; this will prevent a messy environment as well than liquid water. Be sure that you put water crystals in smaller dish so your Dubia is going to have a nice place to move around.
After learning how to feed Dubia roaches, let us now move forward about its environment. These creatures live perfectly on a container that has a smooth sided box as what said earlier, they are non-climbing specie. Better be sure that the container has enough egg crates so by that, they can breed and keep the colony going. Also ensure that your Dubia has higher than normal humidity level of above 40 percent in the container. As a matter of fact, using heat lamp or a heat mat is a great solution for this predicament.
Misting the container with water on a regular basis will guarantee that your colony has just the right level of humidity. In the container, it will be strongly recommended if you can maintain a temperature of 80 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit temperature. Keep the environment at such specifications to assure that your colony lives healthily.