1-inch Dubia roaches make excellent primary feeders for most commonly kept animals like bearded dragons, chameleons, geckos, and tarantulas. They can also be fed to small tegu and monitors.
At about three months of age, these nymphs are nearing adulthood. They’ve spent much of their time eating and storing vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that underpin the hallmark of Dubia roach feeders. Namely, their superior nutrition. And because they haven’t made the transition to adulthood yet, their exoskeletons are still tender. Easy digestibility is one of the beauties of Dubia roach nymphs.
As we’ve covered elsewhere, Dubia roaches are exceptional feeder insects for captive exotic herps and other animals. This is true for many reasons. One reason is their high nutrient density, which is in part due to low chitin. This means that while adult Dubia are high in nutrition, nymphs are even higher! If we had to choose one bug to feed our herps based on nutrition alone, it would be the Dubia roach. And if we had to choose one phase of development that would maximize the nutrition available for our animals, it would be the pre-adult nymph.
These nymphs – like all our roaches – are raised on a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables as well as our own specialized roach chow, which contains nutrients that support every stage of their development.
These roaches tend to be about 1-inch. However, size can vary a bit depending on hydration and feeding status.