¼-inch Dubia roaches are a common starter size for many of the most popular baby insectivores. As soon as animals can manage ¼-inch crickets, they’re ready to try ¼-inch Dubia roaches.
All Dubia roaches are high in protein, but this is especially true of young nymphs in early growth stages. In fact, they spend much of their time gorging on nutritious foods to fuel their rapid growth.
This fast growth requires flexibility, so their exoskeletons are thin, fragile, and easy to digest. This is a good deal for insectivores. Young animals with tender digestive systems appreciate feeders that are easy to digest. The thin exoskeleton of young Dubia also means less chitin and more protein per ounce. This is particularly good for animals that need a little extra protein.
Dubia roaches are superior feeders for many reasons. They’re the most gut loadable insect. They have more vitamins & minerals. They are easier to keep and maintain. You may have heard this before. But there is one group of animals for which small Dubia nymph feeders shine extra bright. These are young, growing insectivores. The Dubia’s high protein helps meet these animals’ unique nutritional needs.
So what’s the bottom line? Quarter inch Dubia roaches are nutritious feeders for your animals. They tend to have more nutrition per ounce than other insects, and the younger they are, the more nutrition they have. Growing insectivorous animals do very well on ¼-inch Dubia roaches .
¼-inch Dubia Roach Sizing Notes
¼-inch Dubia Roaches generally range in size from ¼ inch to ½ inch. Most fall somewhere in the middle.
Because they’re so small, their size may depend a lot on hydration and feeding status.
As with Minis, you can often increase or decrease the size of ¼-inch nymphs with food and water. They grow very fast, and because they’re small, even slight growth is a lot in relative terms.