Our Dubia Roach Size Sampler lets you test a small number of roaches to see which size works best. They help take the guesswork out of buying Dubia roaches for the first time, or feeding new or unfamiliar animals.
Each Sampler contains a specific number of roaches (see below), half of one size and half of the next size up or down.
This allows you to figure out what size works best for an animal by experimenting firsthand. Say you don’t know if your gecko or hatchling chameleon can handle ¼-inch nymphs or it’s still too small for anything larger than Minis. You can try a Mini and ¼-inch Size Sampler to test them out.
Or maybe you’re unfamiliar with our sizing. We do our best to accurately and consistently size our Dubia roaches, but this is tricky for many reasons. Also, different sellers have different methods and standards. ½-inch nymphs from one place could be different than ½-inch nymphs from another. A Size Sampler is a good way to see for yourself how we size our Dubia roaches.
Samplers are available for each consecutive nymph size.
Minis & ¼-inch (15 of each size, 30 total)
¼-inch & ½-inch (15 of each size, 30 total)
½-inch & ¾-inch (15 of each size, 30 total)
¾-inch & 1-inch (10 of each size, 20 total)
1-inch & 1-¼ inch (5 of each size, 10 total)
1-¼ inch & 1-½ inch(5 of each size, 10 total)
Why an exact number of each? So you can easily figure out which roaches are which size. We package them all together to avoid waste. If the sizes aren’t obvious, separate the largest X number from the smallest to see the sizing more clearly.
Choosing The Right Size Sampler
NOTE: With a Size Sampler, you may end up with some roaches that are wrong for your animal. When deciding on a package, consider erring on the side of too small rather than too big. You can always fatten up or grow out roaches that aren’t a good fit for your animal. When they’re too large, they’re more likely to go to waste.
If the roaches are too large, they will always be too large unless your animal outgrows them. However, you may be able to reduce their size by withholding food and water. Storing Dubia roaches at room temperature also slows their growth.
*Quantity is limited to one per customer.