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My outdoor ex wheely bin woody colony is now 9 years old... it goes through cycles... I've noticed at intervals, usually once, maybe twice a year there's barely any winged adults to be found and I have a billion juveniles... I was out almost 2 hours ago while the sun was atill up collecting baby woodies for the purvisi hatchies and noticed the colony is once again bursting at the seams... population explosion...
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Just went out in the dark to take a look...
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Yeah... got a few ay...
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Those egg cartons weigh like a kilo when picked up... they're so full of roaches... crazy.
 

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Apparently the winged ones have laid eggs and are due to die soon. Talk to your old mate Brian, he has turned it into a science.
 

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My Woodie tub is doing pretty well too. Probably should split them into two tubs actually. Getting a bit crowded in just the one.

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My outdoor ex wheely bin woody colony is now 9 years old... it goes through cycles... I've noticed at intervals, usually once, maybe twice a year there's barely any winged adults to be found and I have a billion juveniles... I was out almost 2 hours ago while the sun was atill up collecting baby woodies for the purvisi hatchies and noticed the colony is once again bursting at the seams... population explosion...
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Just went out in the dark to take a look...
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Yeah... got a few ay...
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Those egg cartons weigh like a kilo when picked up... they're so full of roaches... crazy.
That is a lot of cockroaches.
 

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apparently winged woodies only have a short time left but have already dropped the oothica (egg)
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My Woodie tub is doing pretty well too. Probably should split them into two tubs actually. Getting a bit crowded in just the one.

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you need to put some egg cartons on their side to create space and let the frass drop down to the bottom. Much easier to catch some bugs
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Hey Kev, if your bin is 9YO and you've never cleaned it out it must be full of frass by now, you've probably only got a few inches of bugs at the top. I just cleaned out my 50l tub, 2 inches of frass after 2-3 months
 
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