Get a Dubia roach colony up and running fast with a Dubia Roach Starter Colony. Each one contains a complete mix of Dubia roaches in sizes and stages representing what we see in successful, established breeding colonies. This means you get newborn “Minis” at less than ¼-inch, breeding females measuring over 1-½ inch, and every size and stage in-between.
Each Dubia Roach Starter Colony contains the following:
- At least 10% adult females
- Adult males in a 1:5 male to female ratio
- A full range of nymph sizes, from newborn Minis through 1-½ inch
- A nymph mix that resembles the successful breeding colony they came from
This means that a 500 count Starter Colony, for example, contains at least 50 adult females, 10 adult males, and 440 nymphs of various sizes. We typically overstock orders by about ten percent to protect against loss in transit, but problems are rare and you will probably end up starting with a few more roaches than you bought.
A Dubia Roach Starter Colony is a good choice for those who want to quickly build a breeding colony that provides a constant, sustainable supply of feeders for their reptiles or other pets. As a general rule, Dubia are very social roaches. The more opportunity they have for social interaction the healthier they tend to be. This means that in a reasonably-sized enclosure, larger numbers lead to healthier roaches. And because healthy roaches are productive roaches, the more there are the faster they breed, and the colony grows. This of course is up to a point and assumes the roach’s basic needs are met. While just a handful of adults can create a complete colony in time, Dubia tend to be more productive in larger, denser colonies that contain mixed nymphs such as those that occur naturally in the wild.
All the roaches in our Starter Colonies are organic-fed and professionally bred. They make exceptionally healthy, vibrant, and productive stock for your Dubia roach breeding project. Some of our adult females are huge! Because we focus on providing both the correct environment and optimum nutrition, our Dubia roaches also make great feeders. We’re so confident you’ll like our roaches that we guarantee your satisfaction.
Where a new Dubia roach colony ultimately ends up depends in large part on where it begins. Get your breeding project off to a fast start with one of our Dubia Roach Starter Colonies.