One of our most common question is “How many Dubia roaches do I need to start a colony”. The answer is simple, with the right information. Where you start depends on what you want from your Dubia colony, and when you want it. You’ll also need the Dubia roach growth rate, which you will find in this article.
Dubia Roach Growth
Are you keeping a colony of Dubia roaches as feeders? The environment you provide determines their productivity. How much humidity do they need? How about light & dark cycles? Do they have enough protein? This section contains posts that address issues relating to Dubia roach growth.
For Dubia roach breeding projects, knowing a little about how fast Dubia roaches are supposed to grow can save time and even help identify problems that may have otherwise gone undetected. This comes in handy at every stage – from planning and development to existing colony maintenance.
A widely-held belief is that Dubia roach nymphs grow faster in their own enclosure after being removed from breeding colonies. But is this true? A study found that nymphs grow both faster and bigger in the presence of adults as opposed to isolation. Read this post for details…