Dubia Roaches are a superior feeder over crickets, superworms, and mealworms. This does not mean you should only feed your animal dubia. We believe that you should always provide your animal with a well-rounded diet. However, for protein and general nutrition you can't beat a dubia. Not even by gut loading. Dubia are smaller than Discoid and Orange Headed Roaches, they make a great all around feeder roach species. Dubia Roaches are slower moving but not nearly as shy as the Discoid or Orange Headed Roaches. Of the three species, Dubia Roaches have the softest exoskeleton making them an excellent food item for small lizards. However, the adults are not as meaty as adults of some of the other roach species. The Dubia Roach are a live bearing roach species that cannot climb glass or smooth plastic. Being poor climbers, they are much easier to work with.