Baby Dubia roaches dying

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Baby Dubia roaches dying

Postby rhaegaldrogo » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:35 pm

Hi all,

I've had my Dubia colony since this time last year, although I only got my first adults in December. They began breeding in February .Not much, but a bit.

They were doing fine, growing, and then a few months ago the babies started dying. There would be (and still are) at least 1 or two dead everyday, which is a lot I think considering the small colony size.

A lot of the babies that die are very small,,but ones up to about 15mm die fairly regularly. Rarely, a subadult will die. Adults die sometimes too, but I believe they're just due to old age.

The colony isn't growing. They aren't producing very fast and the babies are dying at near the same rate they're being born, if not more so.

I thought they were too cold, so I made their home warmer. I tried different foods (including giving protein), completely cleaned their home, removed excess males, made sure they weren't too crowded. No change. Is anyone able to help me?
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Re: Baby Dubia roaches dying

Postby Claudiusx » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:39 pm

What are your current temps? Floor temp, half way up, and top?

What are you feeding them?

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