¾-inch Dubia roaches are a popular choice for many medium size animals. These include large chameleons and geckos, small to medium bearded dragons, small to large tarantulas, birds, fish, and other similarly sized insectivores.
- Roaches are ¾-inch
- Commonly fed to small to large insectivores
- Sorted and selected for size by hand
- Clean, quiet, odorless, and super-nutritious compared to other feeder insects
- Available in regular and organic
In-depth information about ¾-inch Dubia Roaches
¾-inch Dubia roaches are a leading feeder choice for many insectivores. These include medium to large chameleons, small to large tarantulas, small to medium bearded dragons, and many other similarly sized animals.
This is one of our most popular sizes, and there are only two requisites for feeding: (a) that the roaches are size-appropriate for the animal, and (b) that the animal can benefit from the exceptional nutrition of Dubia roaches. And what animal wouldn’t?
In addition to being super nutritious, ¾-inch Dubia roaches are also great for animals that like action. At this stage, Dubia roaches have outgrown their shy nymph phase, and they’re more active and outgoing than smaller roaches. This isn’t to say they’re “aggressive” by any means. They’re not. They just seem to explore more than smaller nymphs.
And they’re faster and stronger too. This makes feeding animals that like action a little easier and a bit more fun. If your animal needs activity to elicit a feeding response, ¾-inch Dubia are a good choice.
At about two months old, ¾-inch Dubia roaches have reached nymph middle-age. And they’re starting to resemble older nymphs. Their color is changing, they’re half way to their final nymph size, and they’re starting to behave more maturely. However, they still have the traits that make young Dubia nymphs excellent feeders for growing animals.
One of these traits is digestibility. While all Dubia roaches contain low chitin relative to other feeder insects, their exoskeletons harden as they age. But this hasn’t fully happened yet with ¾-inchers. They’re still soft-bodied, which means more complete digestion and more nutrition per ounce. This is what most young, active, fast-growing animals need.
At this point, it’s probably redundant to say Dubia roaches are widely considered the most nutritious feeder insect. If you didn’t know, now you do. And as it turns out, food is a package deal. You have to take the bad along with the good. Dubia roaches have more of the good stuff captive animals need and less of the bad stuff they don’t.
Overall, ¾-inch Dubia roaches are excellent feeders. They have a robust nutritional profile and all the right moves to trigger even the most discerning animal’s feeding response.
Item specific sizing notes
- With ¾-inchers, some size variation is normal.
- Roaches are bigger or smaller depending on hydration and feeding status. If needed, you can alter their size by feeding or withholding food.
- Provide roaches with food and water or gutload them before feeding to reach their full, plump size. Alternatively, you can withhold food and water for a few days to reduce their size.
General sizing notes & more information
For more information about our Dubia roach measuring process and approach, including advice about choosing the right size for your animals, see our guide about sizing Dubia roaches.
We have roaches available in both standard and organic. Whether nutritionally or in their care & keeping, Dubia roaches are superior feeders. If you’re unfamiliar with them and want to learn more, we have lots of guidance available, including information about the benefits and advantages of feeding Dubia roaches.