Female Dubia Roaches - Healthy Breeders
Need healthy females for starting your own dubia roach colony? These are confirmed female dubia roaches, easily distinguishable by their short wings, at the perfect age for birthing; don't worry, the wings don't work.
You can use these females to seed your own colony of dubia roaches. The process is pretty straightforward and even cheap. You only need a few items to get started:
- A medium sized plastic tote with lid.
- Small vents or window screen mesh
- Heating pad or UTH
- Water crystals
- Roach chow
- Egg flats
- Dubia Roaches!
Then simply follow these instructions to reap the benefits of your own colony:
- Drill holes into the sides of the tote for the vent or mesh and secure it with a hot glue gun or super glue. These glues are safe once dry.
- Align the egg flats vertically in the plastic tote.
- Place the water crystals (after they've absorbed water) and roach chow into the tote.
- Place the container on the heating pad.
- Add 20 female and 5 male dubia roaches.
It's as simple as that! Your dubia roaches will start breeding and soon you will have too many to count.
These dubia roaches are always backed by our Live Arrival Guarantee.
The females I have purchased were all shipped to me in a timely fashion and arrived alive and healthy. The roaches themselves are not very tame or socialized, so you'll want to be careful when transporting them to their enclosure since they are very frightened and stressed from their trip. Overall, I am pleased with my purchase and plan on ordering more roaches as I continue raising my dubia colony for feeders. It's important to add new bloodlines to your colony to reduce inbred roaches, which aren't healthy choices for your reptiles. Also, some of the shipped females were already pregnant, which isn't a problem if you want them bred anyway. A few days after I brought them home, there were already babies in the enclosure, and since their typical gestation period lasts about a month, this means the females were already bred. As far as improvements go, there are some individuals that would prefer their females shipped in a separate container from the males. I purchased males and females and they were in the same container, which isn't a problem for me, but for others, this might pose an issue.