For greater value, we sell our Extra-large Dubia Roaches by weight and not count, and we pass the savings along to customers.
64 grams equals approximately 50 roaches and 128 grams is about 100. With large Dubia especially, their size determines the count so these numbers are rough estimates. The smaller the roaches, the more there will be at any given weight.
Extra-large Dubia roaches cost less than exact sizes because it takes a lot less time to process them for shipping. This is true for all the Dubia roaches we sell by weight, which also includes Small, Medium, and Large sizes in addition to extra-large.
As a trade-off for the time savings, sizing is less precise. There is a bit of a size range – however narrow. Our extra-large roaches range between about 1 and 1-½ inches in length. If you have multiple animals, or one animal can handle any of these sizes, buying Dubia roaches by weight is the best value.
1-inch Dubia roaches , 1-¼ inch Dubia roaches, and 1-½ inch Dubia roaches are typically fed to animals like tegu, small monitors, large bearded dragons, chameleons, tarantulas, and other similarly sized animals including birds and fish.
Extra-large Dubia Roaches Sizing Notes
We precisely weigh these roaches when we box them up for shipping. Their sizes and weights on arrival may vary depending on their hydration and feeding status. Dehydrated Dubia roaches are flatter and smaller than those that are not. Shipping is stressful for the roaches, so it’s always a good idea to feed them as soon as they arrive. Also place them in a dark, warm place to de-stress. This will keep them healthy and plump, or give them a chance to recover if necessary.