Dubia colony & cleaner questions

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Dubia colony & cleaner questions

Postby WinFam01 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:37 pm

2 questions - sorry for making them long, I just want to make sure I'm explaining well

About roaches:
One of the first roach shipments we got had what I thought were pretty big roaches in it (even though I ordered medium). That was the first week of May. Would we know for sure if any of them had babies? I hadn't ordered any adults yet (have some coming next week) but there are just a few pretty small roaches in the bin. We did get a shipment of smalls the first week of June, but I don't think they'd still be as small as these are. However, I don't see any obvious males in there. 🤷🏼‍♀️

About cleaners:
So when we got our biggest shipment of roaches (first week of June) there were a few cleaner crew larvae and I think 1 beetle in them. We now have quite a few more. They look like the dermestid variety, which I read only eat the dead roaches and maybe some vegetation. However, I'm pretty sure they are eating the roach chow because it is all over the bin instead of just in the lid/dish it is in, and I have seen them in it. What I read said they will self regulate their population, but we don't really have many roaches left in the bin right now and I am still seeing tiny larvae.
I guess I'm just looking for some thoughts on how to tell if I should try and alter the ratio, and if their behavior seems typical of this type of bug?
And of course any suggestions on any of this from seasoned people here. :)
Thanks if you read this far!
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Re: Dubia colony & cleaner questions

Postby WinFam01 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:48 pm

Anyone?
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