The Complete Cockroach Breeding Manual

The Complete Cockroach Breeding Manual

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Below is a summary of the ways you will be able to save time and effort breeding cockroaches with our comprehensive guide.

Food and Water Requirements

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tick54 different food/water dispensers to choose from which covers small and large scale production.

tick5How to build a food tray with removes all wet/dry food and water together for quick and easy maintenance.

tick5Our automated feeding/watering dispensers, allows you to feed cockroaches for over 2 weeks unattended if necessary (i.e. good for going away on holidays). They are inexpensive to build, durable and designed not to spill. They dispense food at a controlled rate which saves money, reduces the frequency for refilling and improves hygiene.

tick57 different methods/tools to feed cockroaches to your animals quickly and easily (and filter them to the right size).

tick5Learn essential nutrients for cockroach development, how to purchase food in bulk and store/process them properly to save wastage and money.

tick5Food recipes for standard and fast growth, gut loading and dusting.

tick5Tables outlining the nutritional content of key food groups such as dog, cat and chicken layer dry foods.

tick5Detailed instructions and photos how to build containers.

tick5Chapter Contents, see below:

5.1       Food and Water Components……………………………………………………………32

5.2       Dry Food- Nutrition and Processing…………………………………………………33

5.3       Wet Food- Nutrition and Processing…………………………………………………36

5.4       Gut Loading and Dusting…………………………………………………………………38

5.5       Feeding Cockroaches to Animals ……………………………………………………..39

6.1       Design Considerations for Food and Water Dispensers……………………..46

6.2       Food Dispenser- Small Scale Production…………………………………………..47

6.3       Food Dispenser- Large Scale Production…………………………………………..48

Breeding

tick5Learn our unique breeding method which maximized production and minimizes maintenance.

tick5Learn the essential secrets which ensures productive and consistent breeding.

tick5Learn the best heating method to supercharge production.

tick5Learn efficient container design to improve growth (see next section)

tick5Chapter Contents, see below:

4.1       Breeding Overview………………………………………………………………………….27

4.2       Zega Cockroach Breeding System…………………………………………………….28

Container Design and Construction

tick5Learn the 6 essential design considerations for an efficient container which is durable, maximizes growth rates, and saves time in maintenance and feeding activities.

tick5Some of the items covered includes how to maximize ventilation and air flow, easy access ports for feeding and removing cockroaches.

tick5Detailed instructions and photos showing how to build step by step.

tick5Chapter Contents, see below:

3.1       Choosing a Container…………………………………………………………………….17

3.2        Lids……………………………………………………………………………………………..18

3.3       Ventilation…………………………………………………………………………………..18

3.4       Feeding Port…………………………………………………………………………………19

3.5       Screening…………………………………………………………………………………….20

3.6       Barrier Cream……………………………………………………………………………..20

3.7       Component Set-up…………………………………………………………………………20

3.8       Making a Container………………………………………………………………………21

Heating and Storage

heating_feeder_insectstick5Tables which provide the various temperature thresholds to manage a cockroach colony

tick5Learn the right heating methods which will supercharge productivity.

tick5Advantages/disadvantages for 6 different heating systems including free solar options. Find out the best method for productive cockroach production.

tick5Learn the thermodynamic principles for efficient heat conservation.

tick520 ways to reduce your heating costs.

tick5How to estimate your heating costs and manage excessive heat.

tick5How to store breeding containers so they are easy to access and feeding can be done without opening the lid. This will allow numerous containers to be stored into a tight configuration, to save space or to increase the number of containers.

tick5Chapter Contents, see below:

7.1       Heating and Humidity Requirements……………………………………………61

7.2       Heating Systems………………………………………………………………………….62

7.3       Reducing Heating Costs……………………………………………………………….65

7.4       Estimating Heating Costs…………………………………………………………….67

7.5       Managing Excessive Heat…………………………………………………………….68

7.6       Storage of Colony………………………………………………………………………..68

Maintenance

feeder_insect_maintenancetick52 different cleaning systems reduces maintenance to only a few minutes for each breeding container.

tick5Food and water dispensers can provide food for up to 2 weeks, reducing the need for food/water changes.

tick5Feeding methods allows 10 containers of cockroaches are able to be fed wet food in just 90 seconds.

tick5Systems to remove all cartons together for quick and easy maintenance.

tick5Devices to separate small and larger cockroaches from detritus and food during maintenance. This allows more animals to be returned back to the colony.

tick5Systems to streamline cleaning for both small and commercial scale.

Pest Management

Detailed information on how to manage all major pests and diseases, which can result in the failure of consistent cockroach breeding.

tick5Our clever container design prevents pests from entering.

tick5Details how to build ant exclusion devices and micro-fly traps to prevent infestations.

tick5How to maintain genetics and maintain productivity

tick5Chapter Contents, see Maintenance above:

8.1       Maintenance………………………………………………………………………………..70

8.2       Cleaning………………………………………………………………………………………71

8.3       Pests……………………………………………………………………………………………79

8.4       Genetics……………………………………………………………………………………….82

8.5       Safety………………………………………………………………………………………….83

Grading and Selling

grading_cockroachestick5Learn how to quickly separate cockroaches from their cartons without escapees and with minimal effort.

tick5How to make 3 different types of filtering devices to sort crickets on a commercial scale or smaller quantities to feed your animals.

tick5Make a cockroach counting device which makes estimating cockroach numbers easy and hassle free.

tick5Two systems to calculate cricket numbers (for small scale and large scale production).

tick53 different packaging and storage methods for dispatch to clients.

tick5Full details how to manage a commercial colony from breeding, maintenance, grading, dispatch, transport and marketing.

tick5Outlines what you need to consider for commercial production and the expected expenses and potential income.

tick5Over 14 tips how to market cockroaches and find clients.

tick5How to keep detailed records and efficiencies to maximize profits.

tick5Example promotional material to help market your cockroaches.

tick5Chapter Contents, see below:

9.1       Grading by Size……………………………………………………………………………84

9.2       Estimating the Number of Cockroaches…………………………………………87

9.3       Packaging and Transport…………………………………………………………….91

9.4       Economics…………………………………………………………………………………..93

9.5       Marketing…………………………………………………………………………………..96

9.6       Record Keeping…………………………………………………………………………..97

Biology

cockroach-anatomy-diagram-Edit - Copytick5How to choose the best species to for cockroach breeding. Advantages and disadvantages between different species.

tick5Diagrams and photos of the anatomy of a cockroach and how to distinguish between female/male, adult and medium cockroaches.

tick5Understand the lifecycle, breeding and behavior characteristics of cockroaches to reduce deaths and increase breeding success.

tick5Find out the best temperatures to maximize egg viability and growth. The best heating methods to increase productivity.

tick5The main nutrient and environmental conditions for productive breeding.

tick5Lots and lots more!!

tick5Chapter Contents, see below:

2.1       Anatomy………………………………………………………………………………………11

2.2       Biology and Behavior…………………………………………………………………..12

2.1       Species Selection…………………………………………………………………………..14

List of Tables

Table 1-    Advantages and Disadvantages between Breeding Cockroaches and crickets……… 7

Table 2-    Conversion between Imperial and Metric Units…………………………………10

Table 3-Overview of Constructing a Container- Efficient Method……………………..22

Table 4-    Detailed Instructions for Constructing a Container- Efficient Method……..24

Table 5-How to Make a Zega Cockroach Breeding System………………………………29

Table 6-    Nutritional Comparison between Different Dry Food Types………………….34

Table 7-    How to Make a Small Scale Food Dispenser……………………………………47

Table 8-    Making a Food Tray…………………………………………………………………49

Table 9-    Making a Large Scale Food Dispenrser……………………………………………50

Table 10-   Making a Large Scale Water Dispenser………………………………………….55

Table 11-   Making a Large Scale Water Dispenser with Pebbles…………………………59

Table 12-   Temperature Ranges for Cockroaches…………………………………………….61

Table 13-   Maintenance Schedule………………………………………………………………70

Table 14-   Cleaning Food and Water Dispensers……………………………………………72

Table 15-   Removing Detritus……………………………………………………………………75

Table 16-   Making an Ant Guard for Power Cords…………………………………………..80

Table 17-   Grading Cockroaches………………………………………………………………..84

Table 18-   Counting Cockroaches- Large Scale………………………………………………88

Table 19-   Transport Methods…………………………………………………………………..91

List of Diagrams and Figures

Diagram 2.1     Anatomy of a Cockroach- Top View………………………………………….11

Diagram 2.2     Anatomy of a Cockroach- Bottom View………………………………………11

Figure 3.3        Air Flow through a Container…………………………………………………..18

Figure 4.1        Diagrammatic Representation of a “Zega Cockroach Breeding System”.. 28

Appendixes    

Appendix 1      Example Marketing Brochure………………………………………………….102

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