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 old, these nymphs are nearing adulthood. They’ve spent their time storing up vitamins, minerals, and other nutritional goodness that underpin the hallmark of Dubia roach feeders – their superior nutrition. And they haven’t made the transformation to adulthood yet, so their exoskeletons are more tender than adults. This 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 for many reasons. One of those reasons is their high nutrient density, which is in part due to low chitin. Adults are low in chitin, but nymphs are even lower. In combination with their super healthy nutrient profile, this means that adults are high in nutrition, but 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 to maximize nutrition, it would be the pre-adult nymph.
Like all our roaches, these are raised on distilled water and our own specialized feed containing nutrients to support each stage of their development.
These roaches tend to be about 1-inch in length, but size may vary. When there is variation, the range is usually between 1 and 1.25 inches.