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Would it be ok to fast roach colony?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Feeding and Feeder Insects' started by pipoyp, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. pipoyp

    pipoyp New Member

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    Would it be ok to starve my roach colony (lateralis) for a few days to maybe a week with out food? I have a steady population and was just wondering if starving them for a few days a week would force them to munch on dead roaches or even roach feces on the enclosure floor? Thanks
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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    Less food will slow breeding. Don't think it will make them eat the grass on the bottom.
  3. Mr. P

    Mr. P Active Member

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    Get some dermestid or buffalo beetles and throw them in with the colony. They aree what you call cleaner beetles and they will eat all the dead stuff and feces.
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