Dubia Feeder Roaches 150 Count Med

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Blaptica dubia roaches are also known as the Guyana spotted roach, orange spotted roach, and Argentine roach, are a live bearing roach species native to parts of Central and South America.

Dubia roaches have many qualities that make them an excellent choice as a feeder insect, and they are quickly becoming one of the most popular feeder insects for a variety of reptiles.

Dubia roaches range in size from 1/8” nymphs to 2”+ as adults, and are edible in all stages of their lifecycle. Unfortunately pet stores generally do not carry dubia roaches, and breeding or purchasing dubia roaches online is usually the only way to get them. Buying dubia roaches as feeders can get expensive since some reptiles, particularly bearded dragons, will eat a lot of insects. However breeding and caring for dubia roaches is easy & inexpensive once you have the roaches. All that you need is a ventilated enclosure, heat, food, and water. Dubia roaches are an excellent protein source for reptiles, amphibians, inscetivorous mamals, arachnids, and many other animals.

Dubia roaches reach adulthood at 4-5 months of age and can breed a few weeks after that. They are also capable of breeding for just about their entire lifespan, although they may breed less often as they get older. They will give birth to around 30-40 small nymphs every 1 ½-2 months. The chitin exoskeleton of dubia roaches cannot grow so they will periodically molt their skin as they grow larger, usually about 7 times in their lifespan. A newly molted or newborn roach will be white and very soft. Female dubia roaches can live up to 2 years, with the Males living about 1-1/2 years.

Because dubia roaches cannot climb slick surfaces feeding your bearded dragon in a 1½”-2” glass/ceramic dish with straight, smooth sides will make it difficult for the roaches to escape and you will know exactly how many your dragon has eaten. If one does escape, your dragon will hunt them down because they like eating them.

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