Roach Guide

Welcome to our Roach Colony Guide

Everything you need to know about Dubia Roaches can be found here, from feeding, to raising to breeding.

Dubia Roaches (scientific name: Blaptica Dubia) originate from Argentina, within a tropical rainforest, and as such they are used to a lot of heat and humidity.

Roach Guide PDF


  • Cannot climb smooth surfaces (great for keeping & feeding).
  • Do not smell (crickets give off lots of smells, roaches do not)
  • Highly nutritious and low in fat
  • Can be used as a staple every day feeder
  • Grow in lots of sizes they can be fed to small, medium and large pets.
  • Dont bite! (you or your pet)
  • Dont make a lot of noise
  • Reptiles (Bearded Dragons, Gecko's, Chameleons etc)
  • Snakes
  • Spiders
  • Scorpions
  • Hedgehogs
  • Chickens
  • Predator Insects

How to keep them

The best way of keeping your roaches is to make sure their habitat mates those in their natural habitat:

Temperature: 80f-96f (gradient the temperature from hot to cool)
Humidity: 40%
Mold: 0% (mold can kill roaches but clogging their airways)
Size: Roaches like to be kept in close-knit colonies, however a large colony can live in our standard roach tub.

Food and Drink

Dubia roaches can be fed on a variety of protein mix, fruit and vegetables. However when you start a colony you will not see a huge drop in food from day to day or sometimes from week to week. Our large colonies however do need a LOT of food and you can see a few photos of what we feed our colonies on facebook.

Our mix of proteins, and oats come together in a blend of protein rich food for our roaches. We also feed oranges, bananas, butternut squash, apples, pears and carrots. We leave the food in for two days and then remove any left over. This reduces condensation (reduces mold) and keeps your colonies clean and healthy.

We have a tub of aqua crystals placed in a dual feeding bowl to help keep that moisture content above 40% and using these keeps the water clean for smaller roaches without the risk of them drowning.

If you would like any more information on our roaches then please get in touch.

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