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AB Dragons Roaches: Dubia Breeding and Care 2017 Dubia roaches are smaller than orange headed roaches and discoid roaches, that’s why they are considered as all great all around feeder roach species. They move slowly but not as shy as the orange headed or discoid roaches. Dubia roaches have the softest exoskeleton among the three roach species, that makes them an excellent food for small lizards and arachnids. However, the meat of adult dubia roaches is not that meaty as other adult roach species. Dubia roaches are poor climbers, unable to climb smooth plastic or glass, and that’s why they’re easy to work with. Adult male dubia roaches can easily distinguished from their female counterparts because of their full wings, and this species are sexually dimorphic. It is highly advisable to use extra males as feeders, once the dubia roach colony has been established. Excess male roaches compete for food and space with female roaches as the colony matures. Females seem to live longer than male roaches. Use glass aquarium, rubber type plastic bin, plastic critter keeper or garbage can for enclosing your dubia roaches. You can place cardboard egg flats in the tank or bin which serve as their hiding places. In order to allow debris to fall to the bottom of the roaches enclosure, stack the cardboard egg flats vertically. Do not use substrate such as bran when cleaning the beddings, because it will only make cleaning more difficult. Aside from that, baby roaches will only have a hard time getting out of the bedding they hide in. Dubia roaches enclosures only required sweeping and scooping, and it don’t really smell unlike crickets, requiring less attention to housekeeping.
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Dubia roaches should be fed with high protein food such as roach diet or cat food, as well as fish flake pellets, whole grain cereal or baby cereal. They love sweets such as breads or cereals especially during breakfast. You may offer fresh fruits and vegetables such as apples, carrots and oranges at least once a week. To prevent mold, it is important to remove any fruits or vegetables are removed that are not eaten a day or two.
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To prevent stinks, provide water in water gels. Misting would not be necessary so long as water gel is used, because it also increases humidity inside the enclosure. Dubia roaches prefer more moisture compared to other roach species and they breed better. Dubia roaches are tropical and always need warmth, so they must be kept at a minimum temperature of sixty-eight degrees. If you want to know more about dubia roaches and care, you can visit our website or homepage. You will also enjoy our wide-range selection of roaches and other insect species.