How we started
In retrospect, Dubia Roach Depot began in 2012 on the day we picked up a box of Dubia Roach feeders at a local reptile show to bring home to our reptiles. Our animals liked them, which is good, but after a short while we started noticing some effects. The health and vigor of our animals increased. Their appearance improved. They seemed to be more lively and in better moods. Their appetite improved.
After deciding the positive effects were due to the change in diet from crickets and mealworms as primary feeders to Dubia roaches, we hit the books. We spent a lot of time researching the health benefits of Dubia roaches that we had witnessed firsthand. And, after some serious consideration, we decided to start breeding Dubia roaches. It began first as feeders, then later turned into a business.
Fast forward a year…
Work on dubiaroachdepot.com began in 2013 in earnest. We drew heavily on our own experience in the planning stages, and in deciding what we wanted our business to be. At that point we’d had a lot of success with our own Dubia experiments, and we accumulated lots of useful data from our time spent testing.
We decided to sell Dubia roaches, but to also pass along much of the information we had learned about roach growth, breeding, and health as well as our understanding of the species generally that we gained from our many hours of research and experimentation. So, you can not only purchase Dubia roaches and related items on our website, but you can learn more about them too!
So that’s about how we began. Here is what we do:
What we do
We produce and sell what we believe are the most nutritious Dubia roaches available. We do this with the help of a nutritionally tailored roach chow that we worked very hard over a long period of time to create and perfect.
We make buying Dubia roaches quick, easy, and virtually risk-free. We do this with fast, responsive customer service and generous guarantees. Orders over $35 ship free, we ship as many orders as we can the same day they’re placed, and each order is backed by a complete satisfaction guarantee. We think the key to success is a great product and great service, and our goal is to provide both.
Along with great roaches, great feed, and great service, we also have a Guidance section where visitors can read in-depth articles about about buying, housing, feeding, and breeding Dubia roaches. If you’re as interested in Dubia roaches as we are, or if you want to try feeding or breeding them but you want more information first, our Guidance section is for you.
How we do it
In short, we do it naturally with a singular focus on optimum Dubia roach health through nutrition and environment.
After the initial batch of roaches from a show in 2012, and after experiencing firsthand how happy and healthy our animals became after eating them, we started experimenting with various food and gutload combinations in an effort to make Dubia roaches even healthier. We conducted nearly a hundred tests on all-natural, human-grade foods and ingredients. Our process was (and still is) to test each item in a colony, observe the results, and add or reject the food or ingredient based on many criteria that we developed – not the least of which is a demonstrated ability to increase the health or productivity of our roaches.
The end result is vigorous, healthy, nutritious, and productive Dubia roaches and a very special roach chow that makes it all happen. Our goal has always been to create the most nutritious Dubia roach feeders for our animals (and yours), and that continues to be our goal today. We still routinely test new food ingredients in an effort to improve the quality of our roach chow and the health and nutritional value of our roaches.
Why we do it
Our reptiles are our passion. Our Dubia roach experiment started with the desire to feed them the most nutritious, health-promoting insects possible.
After seeing the benefits on the health and welfare of our animals, Dubia roaches have also become our passion. We believe in our products and we want to share them with other herp owners.
Dubia Roach Depot is located in Berkeley, CA. You can visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google +. If you are a customer or have a question you’d like us to answer, please contact us here. For business inquiries, please email us.
We look forward to hearing from you!