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 feeder roach. 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 any insect eater.
Protein is required for the growth, maintenance, and repair of all cells. Therefore, a growing animal needs a lot of protein and so do breeding females. This is why breeders prefer to use dubia to produce the healthiest babies. It also helps female breeders recover quicker, potentially providing more offsping.
A dubia will not harm your animal in any way. Crickets can "pick" on your animal. We know of one person whose baby bearded dragon lost an eye because of a cricket. It will not eat a cricket to this day. But it will eat a dubia! We recommend that you take out your uneaten crickets to prevent this.
Dubia will not infest your house if they get loose. This seems to concern people the most. We can't tell you how many people we have talked to at reptile shows who believe that if these get out they will get an infestation. Less than 1% of roach species are pests.
Dubia can't climb glass or most plastic.
Compared to other feeders, the odor is minimal. You probably won’t even notice them.
Our dubia are fed a high quality organic diet with all the essential and nonessential vitamins and minerals.
Dubia are easy to capture when dropped and easy to transfer from container to cage for feeding.
Dubia only make noise when they are moving. Switch from crickets to dubia and you will never have that one cricket that got out keeping you awake all night.
Dubia live a long time. Females live up to two years. This means you can buy them in bulk saving money while providing a healthy diet for your animal.
Unless you are breeding them, the maintenance is quite simple. Keep egg crates vertical in a plastic rubber main container. Use water crystals for water. Carrots also work well for water. For food, we sell DubiChow which is a complete diet. You can also use fruits, (e.g. oranges, strawberries), vegetables (e.g. carrots, romaine), and grains (e.g. wheat brain, oats). They eat just about anything.
High meat-to-shell ratio
This is another way of saying more nutrients by weight. Other feeders contain more chitin. Chitin is indigestible and provides nothing in terms of nutrient for your animal.
What temperature do I need to keep them?
Unless you are breeding them, you can keep them at room temperature.
What humidity do I need?
Anywhere between 50%-65%. You can spray them with water daily or provide moist food. Make sure you remove uneaten food after 24 hours.
What do Blaptica dubia (dubi) come from?
French Guyana, Brazil, South America.