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AB Dragons Roaches: Dubia Care and Breeding Dubia roaches are smaller than orange headed roaches and discoid roaches, that’s why they are considered as all great all around feeder roach species. They move slowly but not as shy as the orange headed or discoid roaches. Dubia roaches, of the three species have the softest exoskeleton, which makes them a perfect food for small lizards and arachnids. But adults dubia roaches are not as meaty as other adult roach species. Dubia roaches are not able to climb smooth plastic or glass, that is why they are easy to work with. Dubia roaches are sexually dimorphic, and adult male dubia roaches can easily distinguished from their female counterparts because of their full wings. It is highly advisable to use extra males as feeders, once the dubia roach colony has been established. As the colony matures, excess male roaches compete for food and space with female roaches. Females seem to live longer than male roaches. You can use glass aquarium, rubber type plastic bin, plastic critter keeper or garbage can for enclosure. It is advised to also put cardboard egg flats in the tank or bin that serve as their hiding places. Stack them vertically to allow debris to fall to the bottom of the roaches enclosure. Avoid using substrate for cleaning the bedding because it will only make cleaning more difficult. Apart from that, it will be harder for baby roaches to get out of the bedding they hide in. Dubia roaches enclosures only required sweeping and scooping, and it don’t really smell unlike crickets, requiring less attention to housekeeping.
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Feed your dubia roaches with high protein content food such as roach diet or cat food, and you may also give fish flake pellets, whole grain cereal or baby cereal. They also like sweets especially in breakfast like breads or cereals. You can offer fresh fruits and vegetables such as apples, carrots and oranges to your roaches at least once a week. Be sure to remove any fruits or vegetables that are not eaten a day or two to avoid mold-formation.
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To prevent stinks, provide water in water gels. Misting would not be necessary so long as water gel is used, because it also increases humidity inside the enclosure. Dubia roaches breed better in moist places because they prefer more moisture than other species. Keep the feeder roaches at a minimum of sixty-eight degrees, because they are tropical roaches, always needing warmth. For more information, you may visit our website or homepage, so we cn help you with caring and growing your dubia roaches. You will also enjoy our wide-range selection of roaches and other insect species.