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4 years 6 months ago #68832 by Brendan
I am also really curious to find out the results!

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4 years 6 months ago #68836 by Jake
Thanks for The reminder! :thumbsup:
I had written up a post all that time ago and never posted it for some reason??

So I started the test, I did what was suggested.
4 colonies of the exact amount of roaches in each.
The roaches were approximately the same size, Juvies to adults.
I used 2 kinds of tea, Glen tea, 5 roses and 1 kind of rooibos.
I feed the controled colony on the normally food apart from tea's

I had 4 colonies of 30 roaches each.
And a whole lot of tea and rooibos.
On a stage I had over 6 liters of tea in the fridge.
Rooibos even more of, as it is a waste to use bags and not drink it. :D
But, there is only so much tea one man can drink alone.

So I feed them once a week, for about a month.
But did not get the "right" results though, most if not all of the test colonies (main colony as well) starting maturing into males, the one colony had 8 females and the rest were males with a couple of deaths. (glen tea)
As I feed my males to my spiders, I called the tests off as I had ran out of tea bags and of cause feed off the males.
Males would not give a true test as males tend to die like flies, one of each other.

I have a new colony in the process of growing, I also want to try using other roaches.
And see the outcome.

But from the month I did not see any negative results.

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4 years 6 months ago #68840 by Shaun Tosen
Thanks for the update. Sounds like the tea isn't a bad source of food and water. And if the roaches like it then I will give it a go with my future colony.

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4 years 6 months ago #68854 by Brendan
Cheers for that.

I wonder what roaches would think of Chai tea...

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4 years 6 months ago #68855 by Shaun Tosen
Or old coffee grouds. But what would that do to your T's

Knew a guy who had rare chickens but his rooster didn't want to "perform". So he started feeding the rooster dagga seeds and a couple of months later he had little chicks runing around.

Makes you think


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