How to Buy Argentinian Wood Cockroaches
There are several things that you will need to know if you are planning on starting a colony of Blaptica Dubia. The first is that you would need to recognize your Blaptica Dubia. The Argentinian Wood Cockroach is also known as the Guyana Orange Spotted Roach because they possess light orange spots and dark brown color.. Adult Blaptica Dubia commonly live up to twelve months and reach one and a half to two inches in length. A male Argentinian Wood Cockroach possesses wings and the female Argentinian Wood Cockroach possesses wing stubs but neither of them have the ability to fly. If one happens to escape, you should have no problems catching them since Argentinian Wood Cockroaches are very slow movers. Argentinian Wood Cockroaches are not able to burrow nor climb smooth surfaces. Since you have now gained knowledge regarding the identification of your Blasptica Dubia, you now need to be knowledgeable regarding on how to take care of your colony.
Grain cereal, baby cereal, fish flakes, fresh fruit and vegetables supplemented with dry dog food is what the diet of Blaptica Dubia consist of. Other roach diet can be found online if you find this too be too expensive and render too much work. Before feeding your Argentinian Wood Cockroach, it is very important to inspect the food for anything molded and remove if any. Molded food will hurt your colony. Your Dubia Roach will also need water. Blasptica Dubia will get the water they require by using water crystals which is not as messy when using liquid water. For your Blasptica Dubia to still have a place to move around, ensure that you put the water crystals in a small dish.
Now that you have the knowledge on how to feed your Argentinian Wood Cockroaches, let us discuss their environment. Any container which is smooth sided will suffice in the housing of Argentinian Wood Cockroaches since they are a non-climbing species. Making sure that your container has plenty of egg crates will enable your colony to keep on breeding and going. By using a heat mat or a heat lamp, ensure that your Dubia Roaches have a higher than normal humidity in their container. In order to get the correct humidity, you may find the need to mist the housing with water. Ensure to that your container will never get mold or your colony will die. You should have your housing between 80 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit temperature wise. 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. You should have 1 male to 3 females in your colony.