View Full Version : Starting a roach colony. Hissers or discoids?

10-17-2006, 06:25 PM
I'm planning on starting up a roach colony to feet my tegu but I wasn't sure what was more nutritous.

Hissers or discoids?
I'm open to other species as long as they get big.

10-17-2006, 06:31 PM
of those two i would do dicoid, hissers climb glass and have a lot of shell and fat, compared to other species. I am starting with orange heads, they stink but i like em so far. about the same size as a discoid. but more protien, due to thier protien rich diet requirments. dubia are also nice.

10-17-2006, 07:00 PM
OK I'll nix the hissers.
I'm going to look into orange heads and dubias.
Smell is not an issue as I will be keeping them in the garage.

What do you feed your orange heads? Being that they require a higher protein diet.

10-20-2006, 12:24 AM
tropical fish flakes is a good starter as it has a very high protein content, all my roaches get fishflakes (not just the orange heads) chick starter, and a variety of fruits and veggies