Welcome to our Roach Colony Guide
About Dubia Roaches
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.
- 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.
- Don't bite! (you or your pet)
- Don't make a lot of noise
What can I feed them to?
- Reptiles (Bearded Dragons, Gecko's, Chameleons etc)
- Predator Insects
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)
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 roach food is 100% organic! BOTH our dry and fresh food is sourced from human grade produce and has an overall protein mix of 12%! This is important to not only keep our roaches healthy but to reduce the amount of uric acid present and to make a healthier feeding roach for your pet!
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 wo