Dubia Roach feed went rotten, can/when can I feed beardie?

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Dubia Roach feed went rotten, can/when can I feed beardie?

Postby BeardedBeings » Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:11 am

Hey guys. So, we were out of town over the weekend, and a family member without telling me dumped leftover salad in the dubia roach bin (I don't even know if it had dressing or others on it, I'm gonna ask when they get back home). Well that was on a thursday, and we got back monday night, so the salad went bad. It doesn't have flies/maggots or anything like that, but its definitely brown/liquidy/mildly smelly kinda rotten. I'm afraid to feed the roaches to my bearded dragons if they've been eating rotten food because I'm betting it could make them sick. If I clean the bin, offer water and dubia feed for them for a few days, would it be safe to feed them again? Or do I need to wait longer or not even feed these roaches at all anymore and get new ones? I know nutrients tend to stay in a roach for 1-3ish days, but I'm not sure if certain toxins would stay for longer.
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Re: Dubia Roach feed went rotten, can/when can I feed beardi

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:22 am

I think that if you remove the old food and provide some fresh food with plenty of water (think squash/pumpkin etc) then they should be fine within a few days.
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