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The Orange (or Guyana) Spotted Roach, Blaptica dubia: an Interesting Pet and Valuable Food for Reptiles, Amphibians, Invertebrates, Birds and Fishes – Part 3

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Note: Please see Part I and Part 2 for further information on the captive care and natural history of this insect.   Social Grouping The orange-spotted roach is sexually dimorphic - males have full wings (but rarely if ever fly), while females have only wing-stubs.  A ratio of 1 male per 3-5…

The Orange Spotted Roach: an Interesting Pet and Valuable Food for Reptiles, Amphibians, Invertebrates, Birds and Fishes – Part 1

Relevance: 85%      Posted on: December 1, 2008

Hello, Frank Indiviglio here. The orange-spotted or guyana roach, Blaptica dubia, often starts out as pet food but winds up as a pet. It's small wonder, as these attractive insects are very interesting in their own right, and most agreeable to exhibiting their natural behaviors to the patient observer. Coming into Their…

Feeding Pet African Bullfrogs Pyxicephalus adspersus – Part 1

Relevance: 56%      Posted on: February 25, 2009

  How does one satisfy a 9 pound amphibian!?” Although African bullfrogs are among the most popular and long-lived (to 50 years) of amphibian pets, there remains some confusion as to their proper diet in captivity. Prompted by recent blog inquiries, I thought I'd set down a few thoughts on…

New Cockroach, Discovered at a Tourist Resort, Jumps Like a Grasshopper

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: November 11, 2011

Roaches are best known to herp enthusiasts as food for captive reptiles and amphibians.  However, these very interesting insects are increasingly being valued as display animals in their own right, and are appearing in the pet trade (I find the lime-green Banana Roach, Panchlora nivea, to be among the most…

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach Allergy: Popular Pet Insect Hosts Troublesome Mold

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Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches (Grompadorhina portentosa) are extremely popular as pets, classroom animals and reptile food.  Recent studies at Ohio State University have revealed a darker side to these otherwise harmless insects…their bodies and wastes are colonized by 14 mold species, several of which can cause allergic reactions and secondary infections. …

Frog Diets – Nutritious Foods for Popularly-Kept Frogs and Toads – Part 1

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Many frogs and toads that are collected or purchased and kept as pets will greedily accept crickets and mealworms, the food items most easily obtained from pet stores.  Most thrive on this fare for a time, but eventually develop nutritional disorders and expire long before they have reached their potential…

Feeding Large Insectivorous Reptiles and Amphibians: Problems and Solutions

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Formulating a balanced diet for medium to large sized insectivorous reptiles and amphibians poses a unique set of problems.  Large insects are difficult to come by in sufficient quantities, and rodents, as we shall see, are often a poor substitute.  Canned insects, especially large grasshoppers, offer a convenient and healthful…

The Yellow-Spotted Sideneck Turtle , Podocnemis unifilis, in the Wild and Captivity: Natural History – Part 1

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: December 12, 2008

The Yellow-Spotted Sideneck Turtle (Terecay, Yellow-Spotted Amazon River Turtle), Podocnemis unifilis, and several relatives were popular pets in the 1970's, but soon became unavailable due to over-collection (largely for the food trade) and the resulting limitations on importations.  Australian sidenecks soon filled the void, and remain in the spotlight today.…

Thoughts on Keeping the Giant Bent-Toed Gecko and Related Species – Part 2

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Please see Part I of this article for more on bent-toed geckos (Genus Cyrtodactylus; C. louisiadensis and C. irianjayaensis). UVB and Calcium Although nocturnal, assume that bent-toed geckos require UVB radiation (others in the genus seem prone to metabolic bone disease). As these lizards generally do not bask at very…

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