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Exotic Cockroaches

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Thugluvgrl187

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Ugh............ I have a huge fear of roaches!! :omg:
 

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Birdiemarie, the biggest species I breed gets to about 3.5" in length....
Oh my, that's big. I would like to see a pic of one in the hand to really appreciate the size. Do any of the ones you have bite and/or are poisonous? One more question if it's ok...how many babies do the mom's have at once?
 

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HI REN!! Remember me?!

You already know my opinion on roaches :D

But I do admire your lovwe for all creatures!
 

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See, Some of those dont even look like roaches. Very interesting.
Can you make good money on them?
 
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Ugh............ I have a huge fear of roaches!! :omg:


That's because you live in FL:lol: At least these ones aren't as ugly as a palmetto bug!
 

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A picture for size reference eh...?



Muahaha. ;)

That being said, no, I don't handle them often. The key to a healthy roach colony is leaving it the heck alone aside from feeding it and keeping the humidity sufficient. This was more a "for funsies" shot. Ironically I met my current boyfriend of a year specifically because of this photo!

To answer other questions:
- I've been keeping roaches since I was a child but have only beed breeding them for a few years
- Yes, you can indeed make money off of them, and depending on what you breed, fairly good money. I am doing this more as a hobby but might get serious about it one day.
- Anything with a mouth can bite ;) But none can inflict any serious damage. And while it's possible some species are toxic if consumed, none of mine (indeed none in general) are say, venemous, which I think is what you are asking?
- Number of offspring varies from species to species. Some have very few babies, some have close to 100. Average is probably 20-50 for most species, certainly the ones I keep. Some lay egg cases, others are oviviparous (false viviparity) so it LOOKS like they give live birth. Kinda nifty.
 
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I just started my first dubia roach colony. I have to admit I was very hesitant to start with but they are actually really fascinating little critters and alot healthier food for the herps. Yours are all just stunning!
 

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I have not read all posts.
Have your birds eaten any of your feeder roaches?
 

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:scared2: That's some picture....
 
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