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Mixing Bugs

Discussion in 'Feeders' started by safftaft, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. safftaft

    safftaft Well-Known Member

    What are y'all's thoughts on trying to breed multiple types of bugs in the same container? I currently have a small colony of discoid roaches and some mealworms I'm trying to breed in a 20 gal long. I was wondering if the different species reacting in the tank is causing them to slow down breeding. Any help is greatly appreciated thanks!
     
  2. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    You are probably going to have issues. Eggs from one species will be food for another, not to mention, your roaches may eat your mealworms, etc.
     
  3. Darkbird

    Darkbird Elite Member

    I agree with the above. Although it might be interesting to try with a small batch colony strictly as an experiment, I wouldn't want to risk feeders I'm actually depending on for it.
     
  4. DwarvenChef

    DwarvenChef Elite Member

    I know the beetles will eat anything not attached to another beetle and I'd assume the same with roaches...
     
  5. safftaft

    safftaft Well-Known Member

    Understood. I was kind of thinking the same thing but haven't seen it happen yet. So tonight's going to be fun then... Sorting through roaches and dirt to separate them all. Yay.
    Thanks for the advice.
     

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