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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  • Danielle Davis
    Danielle Davis  Hace 4 días

    I love the concept of this video!! Anddd “you are what you eat” love this!!

    • Jingjing Luo
      Jingjing Luo  Hace 5 días

      Nocteral!

      • Jingjing Luo
        Jingjing Luo  Hace 5 días

        Thanks!

        • Jingjing Luo
          Jingjing Luo  Hace 5 días

          Call the new lands “promised lands”!

          • Jingjing Luo
            Jingjing Luo  Hace 5 días

            #antloveforever

            • Oliver Lluberes
              Oliver Lluberes  Hace 5 días

              I CANT WATCH!!!

              • Mellé wedin
                Mellé wedin  Hace 8 días

                So basically these roaches will anything you give them? I set up a small keeper with 3 young ones. I gave them my best fish pellets omega one betta and hikari sinking wafers for bottom feeders, and watermelon

                • Mellé wedin
                  Mellé wedin  Hace 8 días

                  I found a praying Mantis that was missing back leg. I felt bad for the lil guy. I scooped him up and took him home. I hqve only been able to catch grasshoppers for him. I want to get him something different. I got him so small roaches. I got 4. Gave him one it his it's swlf in his inclosure. So now I guess I'm going to just keep them as pets. And breed them for my friends that have lizards. Thank you for this video. I treat all feeders as pets. Just because they are food for another doesnt mean nedd they get basic care. Like you said. They need gokd for inorder to be good food.

                  • Porakiya Draekojin
                    Porakiya Draekojin  Hace 9 días

                    I'm inspired to do something similar to this (as is my brother). One question (alright, more than one, actually), what dirt did you use? Also, any tips for setting it up to be a sort of bio-active terrarium? Or should I just water daily to solve that?

                    • Epic Ethan
                      Epic Ethan  Hace 9 días

                      Do you believe in God

                      • Minhaz Shahriar
                        Minhaz Shahriar  Hace 10 días

                        Wtfffff !!!!! He is walking in your arms

                        • Bob Belcher
                          Bob Belcher  Hace 13 días

                          Such cute roaches

                          • Jason Bazen
                            Jason Bazen  Hace 13 días

                            🐜❤️⏳

                            • 55bigcheese
                              55bigcheese  Hace 14 días

                              I love that you care kindly for even the humblest of insects. You're a great guy

                              • Insane Charlo
                                Insane Charlo  Hace 15 días

                                We are what we eat .... Oh non I'm JUNK !!!!!

                                •   Hace 15 días

                                  I'm katsaridaphobic and this video was a .... struggle, to say the least

                                  • Rylee
                                    Rylee  Hace 17 días

                                    i think ill stick with ants

                                    • Divine PapiChulo
                                      Divine PapiChulo  Hace 17 días

                                      Cockroaches look creepy but me I’m going to kill you some how

                                      • Magnificent-Jazz Michael
                                        Magnificent-Jazz Michael  Hace 17 días

                                        Informative video thanks.

                                        • Susan Scoven
                                          Susan Scoven  Hace 18 días

                                          5:10 looks beutiful

                                          • Argel Napal
                                            Argel Napal  Hace 19 días

                                            I believe this is the result of , limited genepool , dubias repeatedly commiting incest may result in abnormality , so you still had to get new roaches with fresh gene to keep the intrusion healthy

                                            • Stewert Adam
                                              Stewert Adam  Hace 23 días

                                              Your narrating is awesome

                                              • Eric Demel
                                                Eric Demel  Hace 23 días

                                                800 ads later i made it to minute 3...

                                                • ThinkAboutItMan,InACosmicSortaWayWeAreAllAssholes

                                                  So dead underneath a shoe that beat it to death?

                                                  • Kelly Thompson
                                                    Kelly Thompson  Hace 24 días

                                                    For some reason a tear fell down when that baby roach was struggling and then it died and now i regret not taking that baby bird that was injured badly with me but i ran home to get bandages and when i got back my brother had killed it with his bike 😥😥😢😢😭 never let anything suffer when they are young especially baby birds!

                                                    • Ced Laurence Deoful
                                                      Ced Laurence Deoful  Hace 25 días

                                                      I find six Formica queen In a leaf full of ants

                                                      • dead tv
                                                        dead tv  Hace 25 días

                                                        I have a name for them, the dubien intruders

                                                        • Weedie Beedie
                                                          Weedie Beedie  Hace 25 días

                                                          The dislikes are from PETA, they dont understand this vidieo.

                                                          • 발모맥시머
                                                            발모맥시머  Hace 25 días

                                                            some bugs are more disturbing upclose but i actually find cockroach cute once you see them closer

                                                            • leng marquez
                                                              leng marquez  Hace 25 días

                                                              This is the first time i watched this video and guys I saw an image of Christ in the soil. Take a look at 9:24 something it's on the lower middle. I don't know if you'll agree with me but I just want to share just in case you saw it too. Let me know if someone would have seen the image. God bless!

                                                              • WHITE DEVIL
                                                                WHITE DEVIL  Hace 26 días

                                                                Bro I thought you were gonna build a kitchen replica. Very disappointed

                                                                • agop99my
                                                                  agop99my  Hace 28 días

                                                                  cool

                                                                  • Lordodragonss
                                                                    Lordodragonss  Hace 28 días

                                                                    I came for roaches, I left with feels...

                                                                    • Dragon Platelegs
                                                                      Dragon Platelegs  Hace 28 días

                                                                      I keep dubias they are pretty cool

                                                                      • misnardo zuniga
                                                                        misnardo zuniga  Hace un mes

                                                                        My roaches are feeders for two bearded dragons, but I am going to upgrade my colony after seeing this video!

                                                                        • Rio. labajata
                                                                          Rio. labajata  Hace un mes

                                                                          🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭🏙🏙🏙 manila is wtare i live

                                                                          • Murray Weekes
                                                                            Murray Weekes  Hace un mes

                                                                            Yes and and cook crokots

                                                                            • Lexington Randall
                                                                              Lexington Randall  Hace un mes

                                                                              ahhhhhhh this video simultaneously was kinda cute and also super gross and made my skin crawl. ants are cute and i dont care if cockroaches are no different from any other exoskeletoned animals theyre gross i cant

                                                                              • Nunyah Busy ness
                                                                                Nunyah Busy ness  Hace un mes

                                                                                2 words: Septic Tank

                                                                                • DawnDanner
                                                                                  DawnDanner  Hace un mes

                                                                                  U just had to say that about a toothbrush didn't u?! I am going to have my dentist send u my bill! Great, now I will be paranoid that a roach could be sitting outside trying to find it’s way into my house!😱 Oh, thanks for saying some r the size of tennis balls also I will probably see those in my nightmares!🎾

                                                                                  • maxiskq
                                                                                    maxiskq  Hace un mes

                                                                                    They nibbled my toothbrush too? Oh no -MOMMYYYYYYYYYYY

                                                                                    • Koala1203
                                                                                      Koala1203  Hace un mes

                                                                                      Joe's Apartment: AntsCanada Edition

                                                                                      • Deric McCoy
                                                                                        Deric McCoy  Hace un mes

                                                                                        How hard is this cage to clean? Picking up molts, changing substrate. Can anyone help? Thinking of doing this for my animals.

                                                                                        • Heidi K.
                                                                                          Heidi K.  Hace un mes

                                                                                          Love this. I haven't yet started raising roaches, but I never understood why everyone raises them on egg carton. I raised my crickets in a more natural setup and it was so much easier, less smelly, and more sustainable than egg cartons.

                                                                                          • Ethan Andre Mempin
                                                                                            Ethan Andre Mempin  Hace un mes

                                                                                            lol if you guys know mike bustos, you'll see him there

                                                                                            • Ethan Andre Mempin
                                                                                              Ethan Andre Mempin  Hace un mes

                                                                                              # its more fun in tne pilippines # napakasaya sa pilipinas

                                                                                              • William
                                                                                                William  Hace un mes

                                                                                                The cuddle scene made me unease, a ton

                                                                                                • Rhiannon Atwell
                                                                                                  Rhiannon Atwell  Hace un mes

                                                                                                  Ugh I live right in front of the woods and I get massive tree roaches ranging from 3 to 4inches long in my house daily

                                                                                                  • oreo panda gaming
                                                                                                    oreo panda gaming  Hace un mes

                                                                                                    The only time i dance to rock music is when i see a cockroach

                                                                                                    • HIROSHI MATSURI
                                                                                                      HIROSHI MATSURI  Hace un mes

                                                                                                      ESclipsr

                                                                                                      • HIROSHI MATSURI
                                                                                                        HIROSHI MATSURI  Hace un mes

                                                                                                        Mikey bustos he's a singer

                                                                                                        • Lucas Hubbard
                                                                                                          Lucas Hubbard  Hace un mes

                                                                                                          "The Great Wall Of *CHINA*

                                                                                                          • Usera Naem
                                                                                                            Usera Naem  Hace un mes

                                                                                                            cockroachella 😂

                                                                                                            • AmaniArk
                                                                                                              AmaniArk  Hace un mes

                                                                                                              You're missing the fire pit in the middle...

                                                                                                              • Jesper Eriksson
                                                                                                                Jesper Eriksson  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                So ur saying ur ants are Cold french fries now?

                                                                                                                • Whir twerp
                                                                                                                  Whir twerp  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                  I would make a cockroach farm And sacrifice them once a week

                                                                                                                  • Iplay Videogames
                                                                                                                    Iplay Videogames  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                    The only video in existence that makes me ok with a type of roach.

                                                                                                                    • Octoling7
                                                                                                                      Octoling7  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                      I remembered when i visited my cousins in Manila, i was just drawing when i heard them telling me “LOOK” When i looked i saw their cat chasing a roach running around, God i screamed so loud my parents had to check what was happening. I’m used to the roaches that are small in canada so im not used to the roaches in the philippines

                                                                                                                      • Piper Kelley
                                                                                                                        Piper Kelley  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                        I collect those buggos (roaches) I have looked up a lot about them (the ones I have are the German roaches they kinda cute not gonna lie) my mom freaks out about them it’s really funny. Then again she had some bad experiences with them.

                                                                                                                        • Cookie
                                                                                                                          Cookie  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                          Anyone else notice that the pole adds to 99%? Does that bug anyone else?

                                                                                                                          • MyNameisGuest !
                                                                                                                            MyNameisGuest !  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                            Ant 435: remember the great hand gave us a turkey head? Ant 534: Yeah I remember.... Wanna beg for more good food from the Almighty Great hand Ant 435:Sure.

                                                                                                                            • MyNameisGuest !
                                                                                                                              MyNameisGuest !  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                              When he said ants our friends and the same time a red ant bite me

                                                                                                                              • leo tard
                                                                                                                                leo tard  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                Nigga roch

                                                                                                                                • Thubtan Rinchen
                                                                                                                                  Thubtan Rinchen  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                  plz show your Cockroach farm some more!

                                                                                                                                  • Thubtan Rinchen
                                                                                                                                    Thubtan Rinchen  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                    plz show your Cockroach farm some more!

                                                                                                                                    • AWOO GAMING
                                                                                                                                      AWOO GAMING  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                      AntsCanada:Feeling sorry about the death of a dubia roach Exotic lairs:"They're just preys, they're gonna die anyways(one hour later) GO TARANTULA EAT THAT STUPID ROACH!!!

                                                                                                                                      • ShadowWing66
                                                                                                                                        ShadowWing66  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                        With my roaches i keep them with a bed of layers chickenfeed wood hides and i give roach chow and fresh fruit and vegetable and they seem to do very well

                                                                                                                                        • Collin Barber
                                                                                                                                          Collin Barber  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                          We just did this with our roaches and crickets. Feel so much better knowing they have a happy life :) amazing antscanada! Truly

                                                                                                                                          • Fabian Torres
                                                                                                                                            Fabian Torres  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                            RIP

                                                                                                                                            • Bismarck gaming
                                                                                                                                              Bismarck gaming  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                              Can you have some pet cockroaches and the rest for the ants

                                                                                                                                              • Palacios Pollos
                                                                                                                                                Palacios Pollos  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                                Nocturnal

                                                                                                                                                • Rocket League
                                                                                                                                                  Rocket League  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                                  Cockroaches are cute

                                                                                                                                                  • Raquel Guzmam
                                                                                                                                                    Raquel Guzmam  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                                    It's adorable seeing them huddled together like that!

                                                                                                                                                    • Sammi todoroki
                                                                                                                                                      Sammi todoroki  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                                      AC: *tells the cocroch pun* Me;*inhales*reeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HE SAID A PUN REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

                                                                                                                                                      • Lucas Ozuna
                                                                                                                                                        Lucas Ozuna  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                                        I subed and hit the bell !