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Florida Roach Breeding?

Discussion in 'Feeders' started by ilovelizards, May 23, 2014.

  1. ilovelizards

    ilovelizards New Member

    am going to get two chinese water dragon's soon and wanted to know if I could catch wild roaches for breeding?
  2. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    The wild roaches pose a bit of a problem:

    Palmetto bugs can fly.

    You really don't want german cockroaches.

    Florida woods cockroaches can spray a defensive secretion that could be dangerous to your lizards. They have been known to kill themselves with it when confined to small spaces.

    In Florida, Discoid Roaches are legal to keep and breed (Blaberus discoidalis) but no other species is. I never found them in the wild when I lived there, and I spent considerable hours in the woods looking for everything.
  3. AdamL8

    AdamL8 Elite Member

    Discoids are your best bet. Anything else is going to be more of a pain than it's worth and trying to get some such as Dubia that aren't legal there would just be a bad idea.

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