Feeding Roaches and
I am often asked what I use as a stable diet for roaches and for isopods, and if there is anything that will feed both. The answer is yes and yes. We feed three items to our roaches and to our isopods universally. I will go into each food type that we use. Those are not the only food items that we feed to our roaches and Isopods. For instance, we feed or roaches a variety of vegetables and fruits in addition the to three universal items. Those food items vary based upon the species. Some roaches love oranges, for instance, while others ignore them. Some are picky and some are not. Most roaches eat good quality cat food, which is high in protein.
The three staple food items that our roaches and Isopods receive are;
- Fish food flakes. We use tropical fish flakes and gold fish food flakes for all of our roaches and isopods. They all seem to devour it. Good cat food contains about 27% protein, but fish food flakes contains 42% crude protein. The fish food also has calcium, vitamin d and various vitamins and minerals that roaches and isopods need. We buy the brand below by the case. You can get it in smaller containers for less, and you can also use other manufacturers but this is what we use.
Tetra 16485 Koi Vibrance Sticks Fish Food 242 Pound New Free Shipping
Time Remaining: 25d 7h 17m
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Tetra 16106 TetraMin Flakes 706 Ounce
Time Remaining: 26d 1h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $8.72
Tetra Color Tropical Granules 1058 Ounce 1 Liter Size Fish Food High Quality
Time Remaining: 9d 2h 6m
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2. The 2nd thing that we feed to our roaches and isopods is Brewers yeast. We have not yet found an isopod species that does not love Brewer's yeast. Roaches seem to eat it also. We feed this week. Brewer's yeast contains B vitamins and is a by-product for the beer making process. Maybe that's why they like it. This is the type that we use, and it smells great.
Solgar Brewers Yeast Powder 14 oz
Time Remaining: 16d 5h 43m
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Brewers Yeast Solgar 14 oz Powder
Time Remaining: 28d 17h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $12.30
Solgar Brewers Yeast 7 1 2 Grains with Vitamin B12 250 Tablets 2 PACK
Time Remaining: 28d 6h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $12.11
3. The third food that our roaches and isopods love are leaves. Most species of roaches and isopods love leaves. They especially love Pecan, Oak and Sugar Maple leaves, in that order. At least that is what our findings have been here with our 60 isopod and roach species that we grow here on our farm.
The video below is of some of our roach species eating leaves. I apologize for the video quality. I am still learning to make and edit video.
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