Are you looking for young, virgin male Dubia roaches to pair with New Adult Female breeders? If so, these lads are just the ticket.
Newly-emerged male Dubias are fresh and ready for action. They’ve spent their entire nymph lives gorging on healthy foods. And now that they’re adults, they’re ready to put their energy and vitality to good use. Months of eating apples, oranges, bananas, carrots…and of course our special blend roach chow…have finally paid off!
New Adult Male Dubia Roaches are hand-selected from our nymph colonies daily. On the whole, they tend to be smaller than mature adult males. They will grow about another ¼-inch in time, and they truly are fresh – having made the transition to adulthood no more than 7 days ago. At one week of age, we add them to our general adult male population and the new male selection process starts again.
It’s worth noting that New Adult Male Dubia Roaches are not required for breeding projects. In fact, they may only have one confirmed advantage over regular males. That would be longevity. If you buy them as companions for newly-emerged female breeders, the males and females are likely to live about the same length of time. There may be some reproductive advantage to using fresh young males as opposed to older ones, but we’re not aware of any research that suggests this.
The Female to Male Ratio
We recommend a F:M ratio between 5:1 and 7:1. In other words, five females for every one male, and so on. If you’re starting a breeding project, check out our Dubia Roach Breeding Guide for more information on this and other important topics.