Unlike exact sized nymphs, we sell these Medium Dubia Roaches by weight and not count. To give you an idea of numbers, 16 grams is about 50 roaches and 32 grams is about 100.
You save money when you buy Dubia roaches by weight because it takes us far less time to process them for shipping, and we pass along those savings. The trade-off is that there is a bit of a size range, though it’s narrow. If your animal can take feeders in a range of sizes and you want to save money, you might consider buying Dubia roaches by weight.
Our Dubia roaches by weight (including Small, Medium, Large, and Extra-large nymphs) are the same quality as the ones we sell in exact sizes and quantities. By weight is the most economical option, as they offer the most value per dollar.
Medium Dubia roaches range between about ½ inches and ¾ inches. If your animal(s) can safely eat these sizes, these may be a good choice for you.
½-inch and ¾-inch are two of our most popular size feeder roaches for some of the most commonly kept animals. ½-inch Dubia roaches are often fed to small bearded dragons, small chameleons, small tarantulas, small pixie frogs, and other similarly sized animals. ¾-inch Dubia roaches are often fed to medium-size insectivores, including medium to large chameleons, small to medium tarantulas, small to medium bearded dragons, and more.
Medium Dubia Roaches Sizing Notes
These nymphs are precisely weighed at the time of shipment. Size and weight on arrival may vary depending on their hydration and feeding status. This depends on temperature and transit time. For example, roaches become dehydrated faster in the summer. When they are dehydrated, they will be flatter and smaller than when they were boxed up and shipped. It’s always a good idea to feed your Dubia roaches as soon as they arrive. You may also want to put them in a dark, warm place to de-stress for a couple of days. This is always a good idea, whether you plan on using them for feeders or breeders – though you’re certainly free to feed some or all of them off as soon as they arrive.