Thanks for writing. The Dubias have been in the Garage for over 2 weeks now and are doing fine. They have been a whole lot more active now that the temps are up (a few times it peaked out at 101 degrees F) and I have noticed that they eating a lot more. I don't think they have started to increase their breeding output or egg laying but maybe they are just getting started and I have to wait a few weeks more before I notice anything.
I have been giving them mixed vegetables throughout the week along with their dry food. I also make sure the bowl of water crystals is always hydrated. Most of the time I just fill the bowl up with water each evening and the following morning the crystals are big and fat and juicy again. This also keeps the humidity of the tub in the proper range as well.
I have not given them oranges since I moved them to the garage, so I will start doing that also. I hope to find, just like you have that this increases their breeding output and egg laying.
I'll keep you posted on anything I notice.
I do have dubia nymphs in the tub of all sizes, but not in really large numbers like I have seen in the youtube videos (probably less then a 100 from my best guesstimate). As a reference for you, my stock population of dubias was 100 to 130 mixed adults and sub adults. I would guess the colonies population is about 200 + right now.
Now our lobster roaches are a different story. We started with like 40 or so adults at about the same time we purchased the dubias and I would say we have at least 500 in the tub now. Most are really small nymphs to about mid size (approximately 450 is my best guesstimate). All the rest are the 40 adult stock population that we began with.
Eric and the Twins!