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dubia question for breeders

Discussion in 'Tarantula Feeding and Feeder Insects' started by Tricocyst, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. MassExodus

    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    An inch of jungle mix, its a premade mixture of fir/peat substrate.
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member

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    I thought about using coco fib for the dubia. But seems likecit will be more messy. Special when harvesting the babies from the breeder tub
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    My collection of spiders is well under a hundred again now so I just pull a carton out and pick what I need off it, there's always all sizes in there :) I didnt change the actual substrate for almost two years, and when I did recently I kept half of the old stuff in there for the babies to nibble and crawl in, and put some new sub on top. Its been working for me, dubia have always been prolific.
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    Oh im being anal about mine. I keep my feeders and breeders separate. And had the new feeders to the feeder tub every two months. I also feed the breeders slightly different then the feeders since i have to becareful what goes in them since i fees both my Ts and bearded dragon dubias
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    I know that was to mass but I wanted to chime in as well lol I wanted to use eco earth or top soil but most care sheets say avoid substrate that cleaning will be a monumental task and they tend to stay in the egg crates only time I see one is when it's eating
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    Yeah just so everyone knows, most of the huge colonies that dubia sellers have are substrate-less. Those guys know more than I do, I just do what works for me. My roaches are well fed, healthy and fat and so are my spiders, so I'm happy. I have only had to supplement my colony once, because I fed almost every dubia nymph and lateralis nymph to baby scorps..there were a lot of them. A LOT. And they eat way more than spiderlings..
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    Unless you have several broods of scorplings that's not a worry though. One or two is no prob.
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    Good, hope the new changes will fix your problem! :)
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    I have to say since I've started the misting on one side and covering some of the vents I have seen a lot more of them out in the misted side when I check on them and they are much more active and I have had no more deaths so thank you soooooo much for your advice! I'm sure the dubia would be pleased as well :D
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    Great to hear, glad the added moisture is doing them some good! Hope your dubia population explodes now! :D
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