Our Size Sampler lets you test a small number of roaches. They can help reduce the guesswork in buying Dubia roaches for the first time or feeding roaches to unfamiliar animals.
Each Sampler contains a set number of roaches. Half are one size, and half are the next size up or down. Consecutive sizes allow you to experiment to find which size fits best with your animal.
For example, say you don’t know if your gecko or hatchling chameleon can handle ¼-inch nymphs or if it’s still too small for anything larger than Minis. You can try our Mini and ¼-inch Size Sampler and test them yourself.
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. Sellers tend to have different sizing methods and standards. ½-inch nymphs from one place can be a different size in reality than ½-inch nymphs from another seller.
Our Size Sampler lets you see firsthand how we size our Dubia roaches, and test a small number of various sizes to see which works best in practice.
Size Samplers are available for each consecutive nymph size.
- Minis & ¼-inch, ¼-inch & ½-inch, ½-inch & ¾-inch: (15 of each, 30 total)
- ¾-inch & 1-inch: (10 of each, 20 total)
- 1-inch & 1-¼ inch, 1-¼ inch & 1-½ inch (5 of each, 10 total)
Why do we ship an exact number of each size roach? To make it easy for you to figure out their sizes. We package them all together to avoid waste. When they arrive, separate the largest half from the smaller half, and you will have your two sizes. Given the small number of roaches, this is very easy and only takes a minute.
Choosing The Right Size Sampler
NOTE: You may end up with roaches that are not a good fit for your animal. This is why our Samplers contain a small number of roaches. We anticipate at least some waste in the testing process. The idea is for you to estimate the size you need as best you can, then test them out to see what works and what doesn’t.
When deciding on a size range, consider erring on the side of too small rather than too big. You can always fatten up or grow out roaches that are too small. When you start with roaches that are too large, they’re more likely to go to waste. You can withhold food to reduce their size or store them at a cool temperature to prevent growth, but these solutions are less than ideal.