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 contains at least 25 adult females, five adult males, and around 220 nymphs of various sizes, ranging 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 interaction they have, the healthier they tend to be. Within reason, higher colony density leads to healthier roaches. And because healthy roaches are productive roaches, the more there are, the faster they tend to breed.
And of course, faster breeding means faster colony growth. While just a handful of adults can create a sustainable, thriving colony in time, Dubia roaches are most productive in denser colonies containing mixed nymphs like those occurring naturally in the wild. Our Starter Colonies mimic this variety.
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 an ideal environment and superior nutrition. These are important for production because roaches store 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 pack away for later use, 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!