Live Cleaner Crews
Live cleaner crews help keep Dubia and other roach colonies healthy. They work alongside roaches to clear food and insect debris that could cause problems in the colony if left unchecked.
Dermestidae (D. maculatus) eat dead roaches while lesser mealworms (A. diaperinus) eat frass (particularly moist frass) and leftover food particles. Both insects help decrease moisture in roach colonies. This reduces the chance bad bacteria or mold can take hold and harm your roaches.
Deploy either species separately, or use them together in combination. In our experience, combining the two cleaner species is more effective than using either one alone.