Dubia Roaches

  • Are dubia roaches creepy?

    That's a matter of opinion. But dubia roaches don't really look like the common house roaches that cause infestations. In fact, many people who are otherwise afraid of or creeped out by roaches find dubia roaches "cute"! Some say that they look more like roly polys than they do roaches.
  • Are dubia roaches good feeder insects?

    Dubia roaches are one of the most popular live feeders for omnivorous and insectivorous reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and other exotic pets. Many argue that dubia roaches are one of the best feeder insects to have in your rotation. They are nutritionally well-rounded, easy to digest, easy ...
  • Are feeders fed on Dubia Diet safe for reptiles to eat?

    Of course! Dubia Diet shouldn't be fed directly to to reptiles, but feeder insects with Dubia Diet in their bellies will not harm your pet. In fact, because Dubia Diet is packed full of nutrients, feeders that eat Dubia Diet on a regular basis offer more nutrition to your pet.
  • Can Dubia Diet be used to feeder insects other than dubia roaches?

    Yes. Although Dubia Diet is specifically formulated for use with dubia roaches, it can also be an effective and nutritious feed and gutload for a variety of other feeder insects, including crickets, mealworms, and superworms. We do not recommend using Dubia Diet for black soldier fly larvae/Nutri...
  • Can dubia roaches fly?

    Although male dubia roaches can fly, they can't fly very well. So you don't have anything to worry about there.
  • Can I order pre-sexed nymphs?

    Male and female dubia roaches look very similar before they reach adulthood, so to prevent errors we do not guarantee sex on any of our dubia roach nymphs. If you need guaranteed male or female dubia roaches, you can find ready-to-breed adults available here.
  • Can I place an order by phone?

    We only accept orders through our website, this enables you to have peace of mind that your payment information is perfectly secure and also keeps a record of exactly what you ordered and where it is going should that need to be referred back to later on.
  • Do dubia roaches bite?

    No. Unlike other feeder insects that are known to be able to bite and become potentially harmful to your pet (ex: crickets), dubia roaches are perfectly harmless.
  • Do you sell breeder colonies?

    We do not sell them currently, this may change but currently, we prefer to sell the individual elements that you need to create your own. We sell the adult males, females and pairs that you need for breeding, the egg flats to keep the roaches comfortable and give them places to hide, and the dubi...
  • How can I keep my dubia roaches alive longer?

    Dubia roaches offer many of the same benefits (and drawbacks) as feeder crickets, but they have a longer lifespan. Generally speaking, as long as you follow our dubia roach care guidelines, you can expect the roaches to live for many months. If you’re seeing untimely deaths after being under you...
  • How do I breed dubia roaches?

    Dubia roaches are not hard to breed, which is why many people with multiple insectivorous pets will choose to start a colony. All you need is a secure enclosure, a heat source, plenty of appropriate food, and some patience. However, be aware that too much handling of the roaches, or always being...
  • How do I feed dubia roaches to my pet?

    The first thing you will need to do is dust the dubia roaches with calcium power. This helps correct their natural imbalance of calcium to phosphorus — the ideal Ca:P ratio is 2:1, and Ca:P ratio in dubia roaches is 1:3 to 1:4. It's easy to dust dubia roaches with calcium. Simply place the roache...
  • How do I house/store my dubia roaches?

    Housing dubia is similar to how you house crickets. They will need a plastic tub with a ventilated lid, egg flats to climb and hide in, a source of food, and a source of water and kept at room temp or slightly warmer (unless you are trying to breed them, you don't need to worry about a heating pa...
  • How do I prepare Dubia Dew?

    Dubia Dew is available in two forms: wet and dry. Wet Dubia Dew is pre-hydrated and ready to go right out of the bag. Dry Dubia Dew needs to be mixed with water and allowed to soak before offering to your insects. Mix one ounce with one gallon of water and let sit for about 8 hours before remov...
  • How do I prepare Dubia Diet?

    Dubia Diet can be mixed with water to form a paste, or it can be offered dry. If offered dry, you will need Dubia Dew or similar to provide a source of water. Place the Dubia Diet in a shallow bowl or on a small plate for the feeders to consume. Only offer as much Dubia Diet as your feeders can ...
  • How do you use the dubia diet/roach chow?

    This can be mixed with a little water and made into an instant paste to feed the dubia, or you can simply offer it in a low lipped dish dry. If mixed with water it can provide some hydration for your dubia, but when offered dry you will need to offer a source of hydration such as water crystals.
  • How long do dubia roaches last?

    When kept properly, dubia roaches can last for months. Keep in mind that they will grow over time, so unless your pet is big enough to eat adult dubia roaches, only order as many roaches as you can feed off before they grow too big.
  • How many dubia roaches am I getting if I get 5 adult pairs?

    If you but 5 adult pairs, you will receive 5 males and 5 females so 10 in total.
  • How much water do I need to prepare dry Dubia Dew?

    One ounce of dry Dubia Dew crystals can absorb up to one gallon of water. If you're not sure how much Dubia Dew you have, add more water than you think you need, wait ~8 hours, and then pour the mixture through a strainer to reveal the hydrated Dubia Dew.
  • What are dubia roaches?

    Dubia roaches (Blaptica dubia) are also known as orange-spotted roaches, the Guyana spotted roach, and the Argentinian wood roach. These are a medium-sized type of cockroach native to Central and South America.
  • What are the nutrition facts for dubia roaches?

    We sent samples of our dubia roaches to the Barrow-Agee laboratory in Tennessee for testing. Here are the results we received for our Extra Small Dubia Roach Nymphs (these are about 3-5 days old) and Extra Large Dubia Roach Nymphs (these are about 3.5 months old, nearly adults): | | | | | |...
  • What are these other bugs in with the roaches I ordered?

    This would be our cleaner crew! These are very useful insects that we use to help keep our roaches clean by feeding on there dead bodies of the roaches. Some may have found their way into your order and if they have there is no need to worry they will not have counted towards your count of roache...
  • What are tropical spotted roaches, or orange-spotted roaches?

    These are other names for the dubia roach! Also known as Blaptica dubia, which is their scientific name. Many bugs have various names, so if you hear anyone referring to tropical spotted or orange-spotted roaches, you can know they're talking about dubia roaches.
  • What do I feed to my dubia roaches?

    You can use products like Dubia Dew and Roach Chow to keep your dubias fed and watered. Using a commercial chow rather than trying to make your own formula is a good way to make sure they're getting the nutrients that they need. You can also throw in some fresh vegetables like dark leafy greens, ...
  • What is the gender ratio of males to females of your dubia?

    We do not guarantee the gender of our dubia nymphs, the feeders you buy are completely random when it comes to the mix of males and females. We do sell our adult male dubia and adult female dubia which have been handpicked and sexed to be the specified gender.
  • What size dubia roaches do I need?

    One thing that sets us apart is our unique range of specific sizes that allow you to choose exactly what you need, but this can be a little daunting if you are new to dubia roaches, so see below for a rough idea! 1/4" extra small dubia roaches - newborn bearded dragons, newborn/baby geckos (cres...
  • Why are some of my dubia roaches white?

    Like other insects (and our reptilian friends!), dubia roaches regularly shed their exoskeleton (outer shell) as they grow. This is a process called molting. Freshly-molted dubia roaches have soft bodies and look creamy white, but they return to normal within a few hours. Juvenile dubia roaches w...
  • Why did my dubia roaches come in a box and not in tubs?

    **ALWAYS OPEN LIVE INSECTS OUTSIDE OR OVER ANOTHER CONTAINER** For smaller amounts, your dubia will arrive in separate plastic tubs, however when you go above a certain amount we will package your dubia in a box to save on packaging and to avoid your dubia becoming squished in transit and not ma...
  • Why do some of my dubia roaches have wings?

    This is the one of the big differences between male and female dubia roaches. Males have fully-formed wings, while females only have wing stubs.
  • Will dubia roaches infest my house if they escape?

    No, thank goodness! In order to breed, dubia roaches need higher temperatures and humidity than your house is able to provide. If they escape, they will simply hide out somewhere until they eventually die. In states that have the right climate for dubia roaches to survive outside of their enclosu...