We sell these Small Dubia Roaches by weight. 5 grams is around 50 roaches. 10 grams is about 100.
You can save money when you buy Dubia roaches by weight because it takes us far less time to process them for shipping, and we pass those savings on to customers. They are the same quality as all our Dubia nymphs, and you get them in quantities that are fairly consistent. The trade-off is that there is a bit of a size range. It’s narrow, but it exists. If your animal can manage a range of sizes in their feeders, you might consider the Small, Medium, Large, and Extra-large Dubia we sell by weight. Roaches per dollar, they are the best value at any given size.
These roaches are roughly between ¼-inch and ½-inch in length. If your animal(s) can safely eat these sizes, Smalls may be a good choice. Of course, exact sizes and counts are available if this size range is too wide.
¼ and ½-inch are popular size roaches for smaller animals. ¼-inch Dubia roaches are commonly fed to small bearded dragons, small chameleons, small tarantulas and arachnids, small pixie frogs, fish, birds, and other similarly sized animals. ½-inch Dubia roaches are most often fed to medium-size insectivores, including medium to large chameleons, small to medium tarantulas, small to medium bearded dragons, fish, birds, and more.
Small Dubia Roaches Sizing Notes
These nymphs are precisely weighed when they’re shipped. Size and weight on arrival can vary depending on hydration and feeding status. Dehydrated roaches are flatter and smaller than hydrated ones. It’s always a good idea to feed your Dubia roaches as soon as they arrive. Also put them in a dark, warm place to de-stress. This will give them a chance to recover if they need it, and it will keep them healthy and plump for feeding or breeding, which is exactly what you want in either case.