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    You only need to change your crystals if they get yucky. Sounds like you are doing everything right - but, yes, you do need to get your ambient temp up. I have heard you can use a UTH on the side of the tub to raise your ambient temp - you want that around 90-95 to promote really good breeding. I separate my babies from my adults so that I can feed the breeders oranges - it is supposed to help - and the babies get mangos, apples, papaya, and anything else.

    Won't be long and you should begin to see babies. Good luck!
    I just separated and counted mine...I have 25k exsmall, 12k small, and 2.5k medium....hoping a local (to me.. lol.. they are in Reno) petstore is going to start buying them =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaylorin View Post
    You only need to change your crystals if they get yucky. Sounds like you are doing everything right - but, yes, you do need to get your ambient temp up. I have heard you can use a UTH on the side of the tub to raise your ambient temp - you want that around 90-95 to promote really good breeding. I separate my babies from my adults so that I can feed the breeders oranges - it is supposed to help - and the babies get mangos, apples, papaya, and anything else.

    Won't be long and you should begin to see babies. Good luck!
    I just separated and counted mine...I have 25k exsmall, 12k small, and 2.5k medium....hoping a local (to me.. lol.. they are in Reno) petstore is going to start buying them =)
    Putting a towel over the bin helped raise the ambient temp by about 5 degrees, so the 'cool' side of the bin is in the low 80's and the 'warm' side is mid 90's. How exactly do you separate and count your roaches? That sounds like quite a process picking all the little babies out and counting thousands of them!
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    I'm glad it helped a bit. If you want to you can check out the Thread I made about roaches. There you can see how to separate them.

    http://www.thetegu.com/showthread.ph...feeder-roaches
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    Quote Originally Posted by txrepgirl View Post
    I'm glad it helped a bit. If you want to you can check out the Thread I made about roaches. There you can see how to separate them.

    http://www.thetegu.com/showthread.ph...feeder-roaches
    Excellent, I didn't see the link the first time i saw that thread lol oops, but it was very informative. Thanks!
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    Your welcome. I just added the link this morning .
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