If you ever wonder how I afford to feed my ever-growing number of tarantulas, I breed dubia roaches (Blaptica dubia). The adult females give birth about once a month to 30-50 babies. As long as they have constant access to food, water, and good heat, they can reach maturity in under 6 months. After that cycle, you are breeding all your own feeders!! My colony has been EXPLODING so I figured it was time to separate the adults and nymphs. This way I can take nymphs from one tub without disturbing the adults, as the females can abort ooths if they get too stressed out. Lastly, these things thrive on fruit high in sugar. I use oranges and grapefruit mostly, but pretty much anything works. You can get water crystals for plants at any hardware store. Add water, set in a bowl, and then they can hydrate thenselves by eating the crystals. Seriously the easiest, most low maintenance feeders on the planet. Highly recommend to anyone looking to stop making constant trips to petco.
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