What do you feed your dubias

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The Wolven

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So I mainly feed dubias to my mantises (currently they are nymphs and I've only got 3). It's a bit of a hassle but it's the only feeder insect I can purchase currently without making a culture. What do you gut load your dubias with? Currently I've just been using a sprinkle Roach Bites and misting their container every now and then. I'd like to be able to feed them everything needed though to help my little ones grows. 

 

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roaches eat anything, feed them all your food scraps and they should be fine.
It's not so much the fact that they'll eat anything. I want to be able to give them the best food I can so my mantises get their nutrients as well.

 

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It's not so much the fact that they'll eat anything. I want to be able to give them the best food I can so my mantises get their nutrients as well.
my roaches get a rotation of produce

favorites include citrus, apple, cucumber, various melons, pears, peppers, and carrots

leafy greens are sometimes accepted. I don't recommend using onion, garlic, avocado, or potato. Potato isn't bad like the first 3 per se, but dubias don't like it much and then it rots and stinks up the place (I can't smell but my roommates can!). Lobster roaches will eat potato, but only if nothing else is available

I also feed them fish flakes for vitamins and protein, but dubias are not as protein-driven as other feeder species, and so I don't toss the flakes in all that often, usually every 2 weeks instead of every 5-7 days

 

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my roaches get a rotation of produce

favorites include citrus, apple, cucumber, various melons, pears, peppers, and carrots

leafy greens are sometimes accepted. I don't recommend using onion, garlic, avocado, or potato. Potato isn't bad like the first 3 per se, but dubias don't like it much and then it rots and stinks up the place (I can't smell but my roommates can!). Lobster roaches will eat potato, but only if nothing else is available

I also feed them fish flakes for vitamins and protein, but dubias are not as protein-driven as other feeder species, and so I don't toss the flakes in all that often, usually every 2 weeks instead of every 5-7 days
What would you do with Blatta lateralis?  Pretty much the same thing?

 

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