Recreating a Cockroach's Natural Habitat

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  • Published: 28 April 2018
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    Cockroachella: One of the many possible names we could name this brand new natural reconstruction of a jungle habitat and ground scape for my colony of feeder Dubia cockroaches. In this video, we explore what makes cockroaches unique, their important role in the ecosystem, and how understand them allowed us to create a new home of practical value for humans. We also watch why their old home was insufficient and why caring for feeder insects is extremely important.

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Comments • 10 062

  • Adriangamer Celino
    Adriangamer Celino  1 days back

    Care him rake him

    • Cosmo John
      Cosmo John  2 days back

      Abnormal but Good to have channel

      • TiaKnifeyUSSR
        TiaKnifeyUSSR  6 days back

        Nah,my cockroach's natural habitat is my toilet

        • Adam Pezzutti
          Adam Pezzutti  7 days back

          These ones don’t bother me that much, they’re essential to the environment, and the ants, and to me they kind of look like big potato bugs 🤗

          • ThE ReMiXeR
            ThE ReMiXeR  1 weeks back

            Why mention a cow, you could have said goats and pigs

            • ThE ReMiXeR
              ThE ReMiXeR  1 weeks back

              I am a hindu and you could have given another example

              • Pierce Combs
                Pierce Combs  1 weeks back

                I hardly see cockroaches in Arizona (USA)

                • The Simple Life
                  The Simple Life  1 weeks back

                  Good vid !
                  Ty4sharing
                  Wolf🐺 👍

                  • Jen Zimmermann
                    Jen Zimmermann  1 weeks back

                    Nice video

                    • Rezula 110
                      Rezula 110  2 weeks back

                      0:52 pun completely intended.

                      • Richard Royster
                        Richard Royster  2 weeks back

                        Great Video! I'm very curious how often and how you clean it out. I know the nymphs like to burrow, so how to you clean out the soil without losing them?

                        • Duy Anh Vũ
                          Duy Anh Vũ  2 weeks back

                          i thought these roaches are ilegal in Canada

                          • Jazzy Garbo
                            Jazzy Garbo  2 weeks back

                            I think hissing cockroaches are the freaking cutes

                            • Mitchellsuhhzzj Lim
                              Mitchellsuhhzzj Lim  2 weeks back

                              Sometimes,you can see roaches at the Philippines!!!

                              • rellybel
                                rellybel  2 weeks back

                                Our own food industry, especially our meat-farms should learn from this message. If you want to keep the people healthy, keep their food happy and healthy.

                                • Darthal Green
                                  Darthal Green  2 weeks back

                                  Roechella like Coachella

                                  • mario godbout
                                    mario godbout  2 weeks back

                                    ANTSCANDA FEED AS MELON TO THE COCKROACHES SO MUCH FOOD :D

                                    • Community videos By XILEF

                                      I used to be so scared of spiders but since I kept ants and have been handling them to feed to my ants.
                                      Now when I see a spider all my friends freak out. And I’m like: that might be good for my ants?

                                      • bayblade burst kid bro
                                        bayblade burst kid bro  2 weeks back

                                        Ants are cool

                                        • The Dubia Dude
                                          The Dubia Dude  2 weeks back

                                          Great video!

                                          • Tilda the Dog
                                            Tilda the Dog  2 weeks back

                                            Where can I find a one of those rock hides?

                                            • Theriomancer
                                              Theriomancer  3 weeks back

                                              I know you were trying to make the roaches' home as comfortable as possible but I would have taken ease of access into account when designing it. Doesn't the layout make it hard to catch roaches to feed to the ants?

                                              • nandan reddy
                                                nandan reddy  3 weeks back

                                                Where do u get all those driftwoods

                                                • Paula Hughes
                                                  Paula Hughes  3 weeks back

                                                  17:00 awe babe! You are such a beautiful person! Sending you so much love and positive energy!
                                                  Peace love and prosperity to all ✨

                                                  • Lieutenant BaconWaffles

                                                    I learned from multiple experiences not to bother "helping" tiny bugs with anything harder than a dry piece of toilet paper. It just ends up with them breaking a leg or taking some other kind of damage. If it's wet, it can destroy their wings.

                                                    • Lieutenant BaconWaffles

                                                      "Look how cute & adorable that baby roach is."
                                                      ::Guts it & feeds it to ants::

                                                      • BatCatTheArtist
                                                        BatCatTheArtist  3 weeks back

                                                        you know... Roaches, ants and other insects look surprisingly cute up close.... this channel actually helped me with my fear of bugs and spiders haha ^^

                                                        • Like Bacon
                                                          Like Bacon  3 weeks back

                                                          Cockroaches in videos:

                                                          Me:oh cool

                                                          Cockroaches in real life:

                                                          Me:Hide yo kids hide yo wife

                                                          • xswifscoutx bravo
                                                            xswifscoutx bravo  3 weeks back

                                                            I have that cockroach I love it to keep my pet

                                                            • Kill Me
                                                              Kill Me  4 weeks back

                                                              My dad was English and his dad lived in Brazil so whenever my dad would visit him he was so petrified of cockroaches and he would repeatedly hit them with shovels and they would survive

                                                              • Kenneth Reyes
                                                                Kenneth Reyes  4 weeks back

                                                                8:23, because ants need to be upgraded to bigger enclosures

                                                                • Chandra Barakoti
                                                                  Chandra Barakoti  4 weeks back

                                                                  Do a ant war pls👾

                                                                  • ferdinand kosasih
                                                                    ferdinand kosasih  4 weeks back

                                                                    Yeay no more stinky trash

                                                                    • Lindsey Davis
                                                                      Lindsey Davis  1 months back

                                                                      Most cockroaches are creepy, but tho roaches are actualy kinda cute

                                                                      • Singing Lyre
                                                                        Singing Lyre  1 months back

                                                                        the continuing incest would cause that deformity? if you keep them for years without introducing a new bloodline of roach...so to speak

                                                                        • skullpull 101
                                                                          skullpull 101  1 months back

                                                                          I actually want to raise roaches because of how good that decompression sounds

                                                                          • kaixlotl _
                                                                            kaixlotl _  1 months back

                                                                            Ants Canada understands altruistic egoism like a civilised person

                                                                            • aron cordova
                                                                              aron cordova  1 months back

                                                                              u know when i see u handling cockroach from here in the philippines make me so disgust because those animals are the most hated creature beside rats here in the philippines ,but i will use the full endurance of my stomach to watch ur vid till the end

                                                                              • sherry bailey
                                                                                sherry bailey  1 months back

                                                                                My friend and i raise tarantulas and the first time she had 100 Dubia delivered to the house i thought i would die . i couldn't stand for one to touch me. When i opened the container i dropped it into the incloser. Its wierd how things change the other day one was sitting on top of the egg crate just looking at me next thing i know im petting its little head and it seem to like it. Life is so strange one day im saying no way in hell will i raise roachs a few months later i feel bed to feed them out.

                                                                                • ZarauthForsaken
                                                                                  ZarauthForsaken  1 months back

                                                                                  What did you do with the little nymph, Mikey? I hope you put it out of its misery instead of leaving it alone to die slowly...

                                                                                  • Brandy Fuller
                                                                                    Brandy Fuller  1 months back

                                                                                    I cant stand roaches. I dont hate them but they better stay away from me lol
                                                                                    That said I had a horrid infestation recently (apartments are hell), I tried everything to get rid of them. Nothing worked and it was all out war. Thank god for diotomacious earth. I went from seeing dozens in my kitchen, to seeing ZERO in a matter of days. Im not dirty but my neighbors are and all I can do is keep my place clean and puff the DE in every hidey hole and cabinet. It works though.

                                                                                    Just keep the DE away from your pet bugs lol

                                                                                    • linaliukai
                                                                                      linaliukai  1 months back

                                                                                      At 9 minutes and 37 seconds, the driftwood looks like a skull

                                                                                      • human 2912
                                                                                        human 2912  1 months back

                                                                                        How to give someone a heart attack episode 1: 13:02

                                                                                        • Jascha Bull
                                                                                          Jascha Bull  1 months back

                                                                                          I love how considerate you are of even nature's smallest of beings. Hope those roaches are happier now!

                                                                                          • Roksana Kobylska
                                                                                            Roksana Kobylska  1 months back

                                                                                            Wow! That inspired me to start a biotope for my Dubias. It looks awesome!

                                                                                            • Mandy Megehee
                                                                                              Mandy Megehee  1 months back

                                                                                              I HATE roaches. I almost couldn't finish the video, but then you showed the baby with broken legs and idk how you you can make me sad about a baby roach, but you did

                                                                                              • Nicholas Patel
                                                                                                Nicholas Patel  1 months back

                                                                                                Nocturnal/diurnal

                                                                                                • L&J Chillin' With The Greys

                                                                                                  there were roaches in my kitchen that i worked in lololololololo