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Old 05-03-2014, 02:19 AM
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Default Alternative to crickets as food for red eyed tree frogs

I was wondering if anybody has some input on another food source that's easy to culture as food for red eyed tree frogs?

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There are lots of roach species that are very easy and fast. They make crickets seem like a LOT more work, which in fact, they are.
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Don't forget the Vaseline.
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Where can I find some cultures of these guys?

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Right on the vaseline - just a thin band of it around the top of the enclosure (a 10 gallon tank is perfect) - You don't need a culture - just get a few adults - if you have a local store that deals largely in reptiles, they should have them - or, just look online - they are super, super cheap - and you only need to start with a few, and before you know it, you'll have an endless supply of babies.
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Blaptica lateralis
Blatta lateralis or Blaptica dubia? The former is what you want. The latter is an ideal feeder but not suited for red eyes.

However, they are quite nasty looking creatures.

Also, roaches can survive and breed in your home. I've had it happen myself with lobsters and I'm pretty sure lateralis. They persisted for years after I sold my colonies and moved away to college. And my parents keep the place spotless. My mom recounted how embarrassing it was when the fridge company came to replace their fridge and found a whole buncho of dead roaches under it-lol!

Another good bet would be lesser waxworms-feeding the adult moths.
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Yeah- Blatta lateralis. I raise them for my geckos. Easy, they don't climb glass, they don't smell, and they stop breeding at moderate temps.



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Ok thanks guys for all the responses. Now I just have to find where I can get some. There really isn't any reptile stores out my way. But thanks again.
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Ok thanks guys for all the responses. Now I just have to find where I can get some. There really isn't any reptile stores out my way. But thanks again.
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