Aww thanks man! So sorry to hear you had to let your little one go, I’m sure that was rough D: (One of my leos actually survived a cat attack, lost half of her tail though).
I’ll make a point of sharing more pictures of them! I know my snakes have been really hogging the limelight lately haha. Now that I have my mom’s nicer camera i feel like the leos would be perfect for adorable gifsets.
I’ve caved and gone the way of the google doc to track things with my reptiles, way easier to edit than paper. But now I’m trapped in own self inflicted data entry hell haha. 5+ years of feeding records oh boy here we go…
One of the biggest things for roaches is warmth, they’re much more active and breed more readily at warmer temperatures. I don’t have exact degrees handy (I’m sure someone out there does) but if they’re seeming a little sluggish maybe adding a heating pad to the bottom of their enclosure, or somehow finding a warmer zone for them might help. I know I’m really going to run into that issue now that I’m back in Colorado since we keep our house pretty darn cold in the winter.
For housing I use some big, tall, solid colored plastic tubs with air holes punched in the top. They get lots of egg crates inside to run around on as well. I like to think they enjoy the total darkness and are more eager to do they’re thing without worrying about predators. Dubias are pretty skittish as far as feeder roaches go.
For food I feed them several things. I use my mealworm gutload to give them some grains (a mixture of whole oats, powdered milk, baby rice cereal, wheat germ, nuts, unsweetened coconut, and some other things) and a bit of cat food for protein (although I’m trying to find a better protein option). They also get tons of veggies and fruit, they love carrots, apples, squash, oranges, bananas are a favorite. I’ve also given them yam and sweet potato skins, green beans, peas, lettuce, broccoli, pretty much anything that seems like it would be delicious and healthy. Hell I’ve even just tossed in slices of whole grain bread and they think that’s AMAZING.
So that’s basically the big three: warmth, security, and lots of good food. Here’s hoping your guys start getting jiggy and giving you babies soon!