How To Breed Dubia Roaches Successfully (Ultimate Practical Guide)

Dubia roaches, also called Guyana orange spotted cockroaches, are one of the most known insects used as a food source for zoo animals. They are an excellent feeding source, especially for animals that require larger insects. Think of mongooses or primates, but numerous reptiles favour them as well. Many suppliers can deliver cockroaches in constant and large quantities, but it may be interesting to breed them yourself. They are easy breeders when you maintain your dubia colony in good condition. This practical guide increases your prospect to create a self-sustaining cockroach breeder colony to use as feeder insects for other animals in a zoo and animal facilities. This guide contains information on how to care for them, how to house them, and to make an easy set up for breeding cockroaches to maximize your supply of a healthy food source. Make yourself ready to breed dubia cockroaches successfully with this easy how-to guide. 

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How To Breed (Feeder) Locusts Successfully (Ultimate Practical Guide)

Feeder insects are an essential food source for many animals kept in zoos. There is a huge variety in different feeder insects: crickets, cockroaches, waxworms, mealworms, superworms, and so on. Among them, locusts are a fantastic feeder insect to use. They are the largest live insect food source in captivity and providing much more nutrition compared to other live food such as crickets or mealworms. However, if you have bought locusts at commercial animal food stores before, you will know that they are quite expensive to buy regularly. When breeding locusts successfully can save you a considerable amount of money each year. Within this practical guide, we will look at an easy method that shows how to set up a locust breeding station and to take care of them, so it provides enough locusts to feed many animals in your zoo. This guide will focus on breeding locusts for feeding insects, although many information can be used for keeping and caring for locusts. Are you ready to learn how to breed locusts with this easy how-to guide? Let's dive in. 

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Zookeeper Hacks Series (Part 2)

Zookeepers are excellent in creating innovative and simple solutions to daily challenges in zoo life. Because many zoos have limited (financial) resources, zookeepers need to find ways to make alternatives to make their work easier. In this series, I will share these brilliant hacks, often very simple solution so that you can use them at your facility as well. In the second part of this series, we check out a solution to easy weigh primates, use leftovers to make enrichment treats, a genius solution to check feet condition, and more!

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Zookeeper Hacks Series (Part 1)

Zookeepers are excellent in creating innovative and simple solutions to daily challenges in zoo life. Because many zoos have limited (financial) resources, zookeepers need to find ways to make alternatives to make their work easier. In this series, I will share these brilliant hacks, often very simple solution so that you can use them at your facility as well. In the first part of the series, we look at several hacks to prevent freezing locks and kinking in aquarium hoses, spy on bird boxes and feed administration for a large group of animals. 

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