Get a new colony up and running fast with our Dubia Roach Starter Colony. Each Colony contains a mix of Dubia roaches in the sizes and stages found in successful, established breeding colonies. You get female breeders, mature males, and nymphs of various sizes.
Each Dubia Roach Starter Colony contains the following:
- At least 10% adult females
- Adult males in a 1:5 male to female ratio
- A range of nymph sizes — typically small through large
- A nymph mix that resembles the successful breeding colony they came from
For example, our 250-count Starter Colony comes with at least 25 adult females and five adult males. It also contains around 220 nymphs of various sizes, from small to large.
General Starter Colony Information
Our Dubia Roach Starter Colony is a good choice for those who want to quickly establish a breeding colony to provide a constant supply of feeders.
As a general rule, Dubia are very social roaches. The more opportunity they have for interaction, the healthier they tend to be. This means that within reason, higher colony numbers lead to healthier roaches. And because healthy roaches are productive roaches, the more there are, the faster they breed.
And of course, faster breeding means faster colony growth. While just a handful of adults can create a full, thriving colony in time, Dubia roaches are most productive in larger, denser colonies with mixed nymphs like those that occur naturally in the wild.
Because all the Dubia roaches in our Starter Colonies are organic-fed and professionally bred, they make exceptionally healthy and productive stock for breeding projects.
We focus on providing our roaches with the ideal environment and superior nutrition. This is important for production because roaches store up nutrients their entire juvenile lives in preparation for breeding. When they become adults, they rely on those stored reserves. The healthier Dubia roaches are as pre-adults and the more nutrients they store up, the longer and more productive breeding lives they tend to have as adults.
We’re so confident you’ll like our roaches that we guarantee them 100%! Where a new Dubia roach colony ultimately ends up depends on where it begins. That’s how it goes with roach nutrition, so get your breeding project started right with our Dubia Roach Starter Colony!
Package of 250 Dubias came completely intact and well-prepared. ALL roaches remain alive and well (thriving after 2.5 weeks) except for 1 or 2 babies and 1 adult female that didn’t make it. We are extremely pleased with our 1st dubia colony experience. Thank you so much, Dubia Roach Depot!
Received my 100 pack today, shipping was very fast and only one small one doa.
All of my adult roaches arrived alive and healthy, and only about 10 of the smaller nymphs were dead on arrival. I ordered a heat/cold pack to go with them because I wasn’t sure whether or not I needed one, and they refunded me for it because the weather was acceptable. Excellent customer service and high quality starter colony!
I purchased a colony of 250. Only lost a few of the adults, but they had sent extra so I was still left with more than what I ordered. The colony has already had babies and it’s only been 3 weeks! They are doing great and I’m so pleased. I had a previous colony of adults, and it took over 2 months for them to start breeding – this was way better. If I ever have to start another colony – They’ll be who I purchase from!
Excellent. Ordered a Starter Colony of 100 with a cleaner crew on a Saturday and they arrived on Monday. Shipping was fast and only a few were lost. Will order again and highly recommend!
Just got my order. Packaging was amazing and only lost 2 out of the whole order. Overall I am extremely happy with my shipment and will be ordering 250 colony as soon as it’s back in stock.
I had questions about my setup and they were very helpful and knowledgeable. And two roaches had babies the first week! Thank you!
Got some giant females in here. Generous overstock.
Females were fat and healthy, and they had new babies within days. There were also more roaches in the colony than I ordered. Everything about the starter colony is great and I would recommend them!
Josh C. –
Ordered in November, shipped to Seattle area. They arrived alive and healthy.
Heidi D. –
I’m very happy with my order! I ordered the 100 mix and got 10 females, 4 males, 93 mixed sizes nymphs plus one or two of the females had given birth during shipping, so there was little newborn babies uncounted for!! Very very happy customer and will definitely order again and recommend!
The females and males arrived healthy and active. The adults look really great and all the nymphs arrived alive and well-packaged. Generous overcount. I’m very happy with my dubia roach starter colony!