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dubia roaches for cleanup crew?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:41 pm
by Wickedpogana
would dubia roaches work in a bioactive setup for clean up crew
edit: will i need another crew to clean up after the dubia aswell? could i use superworms for that purpose if so

Re: dubia roaches for cleanup crew?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:58 pm
by Claudiusx
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Re: dubia roaches for cleanup crew?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:59 pm
by Claudiusx
I think another member on here that has sa bioactive setup sometimes puts dubias in, but just as feeders. Sometimes they escape their fate for a few days, but they always get eaten real quick. So I don't think dubias would work well as a cleaner crew for you. They aren't as good at hiding in the substrate as other options.

-Brandon

Re: dubia roaches for cleanup crew?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:07 pm
by Wickedpogana
claudiusx wrote:I think another member on here that has sa bioactive setup sometimes puts dubias in, but just as feeders. Sometimes they escape their fate for a few days, but they always get eaten real quick. So I don't think dubias would work well as a cleaner crew for you. They aren't as good at hiding in the substrate as other options.

-Brandon

Yeah but would they work and clean I could careless if they get eaten and mine isnt paying any attention to the ground anyway lol

Re: dubia roaches for cleanup crew?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:17 pm
by DragonPete
Seems it would be ideal if you could make it work but I'd be doubtful they would do the clean up you need. Of course you have the bioactive, something I have no clue about. Just throwing in my .02. 😊
-Dee
Edit - I do know from reading a lot on this site, there are people that use Supers as cleanup crew in their Dubia colonies. 👍

Re: dubia roaches for cleanup crew?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:28 am
by MrSpectrum
No offense, but I'm surprised that someone who's ostensibly done as much research into bioactives as you have doesn't already know the answer to that. But I'm glad you asked.

Dubias are not isopods; they are roaches. (See below)

Some keep isopods as cleanup crews for their dubia colonies.

From Wikipedia:
Isopods
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Superorder: Peracarida
Order: Isopoda

Cockroaches
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superorder: Dictyoptera
Order: Blattodea

Re: dubia roaches for cleanup crew?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:17 pm
by Wickedpogana
MrSpectrum wrote:No offense, but I'm surprised that someone who's ostensibly done as much research into bioactives as you have doesn't already know the answer to that. But I'm glad you asked.

Dubias are not isopods; they are roaches. (See below)

Some keep isopods as cleanup crews for their dubia colonies.

From Wikipedia:
Isopods
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Superorder: Peracarida
Order: Isopoda

Cockroaches
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superorder: Dictyoptera
Order: Blattodea

Yeah i know they arent isopods lol if you read as much as my messages as you claim to you would know i have orange powder isopods in my enclosure that being said loose your anomosity. i also have darkling beetles in there too and a few dubia roaches as mentioned and spring tails i was getting other opinions on dubias for bio set ups other peoples experiences for their pros and cons thanks for making an ***** out of yourself you didnt awnser my question at all besides that people use isopods for dubia colony clean up which i obvisouly knew lol as i said would supers work cause people use them and if you wouldve read my other post like you claim youd know i have isopods in there. was wondering if dubjas make more waste then they clean try to lay back in bed and wake up on the other side of the pillow lmao

Re: dubia roaches for cleanup crew?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:25 pm
by Wickedpogana
I didnt know just cause i have experince or have have reasearch we cant have debates about others experiences or pros and cons i thought this site was about trying to see if someone can tell me im doing wrong etc obviously nothing you have will be helpful from the few post ive seen so nect time u see wickedpogana i dont need your help hah let brandon respond next time

Re: dubia roaches for cleanup crew?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:42 pm
by Claudiusx
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