Insect Feeders Info & Care

Discoid Roach Info, Blaberus discoidalis

Posted by Ronald Denicola on

Here is a bit of Information about the habits and a characteristics of the Discoid Roach, Blaberus discoidalis.

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Insect Eating Competitions

Discoid Cockroaches are also used in insect eating competitions since they are often raised in captivity and are easier to gather in large numbers during a contest. 

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Superworm Nutritional Values

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Here is as complete a list of nutritional values as I could find.    Nutritional composition(%) and energy content (Kcal/100g), based on dry matter:Protein – 43.13-46.79Fat – 40.80-42.04Fiber – 9.26-13.00NFE(Carbohydrates) – 2.61Energy content(Kcal/100g) – 575.53Vitamin composition based on dry matter:Vitamin A – 29.16 mcgVitamin E – 18.29-32 IU/kgVitamin C – 2.85 mgVitamin B1 – 0.14 mgVitamin B2 – 1.78 mgVitamin B3 – 7.67 mgVitamin B5 – 4.61Vitamin B7 – 83.14 mcgVitamin B9 – 0.16Mineral composition(mg/100g) based on dry matter and recommended daily intake for adults(mg/day):Calcium – 42-120Potassium – 750.59Magnesium – 118.29Phosphorus – 562.95Sodium – 112.83Iron – 3.92-5.03Zinc – 7.29-8.75Manganese –...

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Red Runner Care and Info

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Blatta lateralis, or Shelfordella lateralis, the Turkestan Cockroach [1], also known as the red runner,[2] rusty red cockroach,[3] or Red Lat is a small sized species of cockroach which grows to about 1inch in length. These roaches have been raising in popularity for that last few year as feeders for a variety of reptiles, amphibians, arachnids and fish.   The higher protein content combined with the easy to digest chitin shell make Red Runner Roaches highly sought after and a greater alternative to the most common staple feeder the Banded Cricket. Red Runner Roaches are much easier to keep than crickets. They have more positive nutritional benefits than super worms...

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Sexing Dubia and Development Cycles

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Dubia roach sexing and lifecycle explanation.

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Dubia Nutritional Info

Posted by Ronald Denicola on

Dubia roach nutritional information.

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