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Heat tank for Dubia roach colony

PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:15 am
by Lexylexyy
Hi there! I decided to run my own Dubia roach colony. :) I wanted to ask if I can use zoo meds under tank heater to keep them warm in one of those hefty plastic storage boxes?

Re: Heat tank for Dubia roach colony

PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:57 pm
by claudiusx
You can, although I used to use a human heating pad back when I had a colony. I don't know if that's still something people do though. Lots changed since I've had a dubia colony lol.

-Brandon

Re: Heat tank for Dubia roach colony

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:22 pm
by CooperDragon
An under tank heater will heat the frass and cause them to bury themselves to warm up. I'd just keep it on a thermostat and put it up on a wire rack or set it up in a way that allows airflow underneath the heat mat to protect against overheating.

I currently use a heat projector over the cardboard housing section of my colony and it works really well. Stays dark while projecting infrared heat through their housing. I think more of them can get warmed up this way.