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4 years 7 months ago #68403 by Cameron Torode
I also had a mite problem.

I found that cleaning it regularly helps and I cure it by leaving them without heat every few days in winter. A few casualties but it get's the job done.

Just be thankful you haven't got Maggots. Those are bad

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4 years 7 months ago #68404 by Uncle Charlie

F1refly wrote: I also had a mite problem.

I found that cleaning it regularly helps and I cure it by leaving them without heat every few days in winter. A few casualties but it get's the job done.

Just be thankful you haven't got Maggots. Those are bad


Thank you. Will remember that and use your advice

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4 years 7 months ago - 4 years 7 months ago #68406 by Cameron Torode
Well, depends on how cold it get's in your area, so it might or might work for you. And you are very welcome

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4 years 7 months ago - 4 years 7 months ago #68408 by Jake
How wet/damp are the egg trays?
The sharp smell you smelling would be urine mixed with moisture and the poo.

The nice thing about the non climbing species, you can leave the lid off and only put it back on at night.

I use lace curtain and wire mesh to seal off the lid on my container.
The lace curtain works the best with stopping the nymphs from climbing through.

So here are some photo's of how I do it.

Metal
The mesh is just there for extra escape proof, but the roaches can climb on it once the lid is on.

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Lace

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Mixture of lace and metal.

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Vasiline "lip"
You have to redo the "lip" every so often or the roaches start climbing.

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Not really, I have a feeding container that I feed from that has a vasiline lip around it, the container can stand open the whole process of feeding and you don't have to worry about the roaches escaping.


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How I deal with moisture issues.
I put some egg tray flat, with some peat under it, then I flood them with water.
I also mist the top of the egg trays.
Just until there is enough mess at the bottom of the container then I flood the bottom directly, this also helps with hatching of the nymphs and giving them humidity.
Bearing in mind that can get very stinky so if it is in your house don't do it, mine is in the outside room.
I also use leaves, that has been soaked in water.

But when the urine smell becomes to strong I clean out, with new trays, to start the process over again!
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4 years 7 months ago #68413 by Jake
To come back to your question. Where to buy mesh.
Amy hardware store should have some kind of mesh.
the lace you would Get at a material shop.
I glued it to the plastic using a glue gun.
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