Dubia cockroaches are a species of cockroaches that are used to feed insectivorous animals such as reptiles, spiders, amphibians, fish and more.
Because of this, many people have had the need to raise them on their own, creating farms of these same and find themselves learning more about them every day to be able to have enough food for their pets.
Many people prefer larger dubia cockroaches, this may be because they have larger pets and it is easier to feed them with these long cockroaches than with smaller ones.
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Dubia cockroaches are a source of important nutrients for insectivorous animals.
When an insectivore eats dubia cockroaches, it is receiving many benefits, since these carry minerals, are low in fat and have higher protein compared to other insects. That is why it is considered a base food for the diet of these insectivorous animals.
Larger dubia cockroaches can reach a length of 1.8 inches, depending on the care you have and the size of the specimens that were used for reproduction.
Dubia cockroaches can be easily differentiated between the sexes thanks to their dimorphism. Females do not have fully developed wings and males do.
When they reach adulthood, these animals are brown in color and are easy to recognize by the striped pattern found on their bodies.
This animal is perfect to be bred since they are considered quite clumsy, they cannot fly or climb smooth surfaces, although if they give off a slight smell it does not become as unpleasant as that of crickets. In turn, these animals do not make any kind of annoying noise.
Reptiles and other animals that feed on these insects, not only ingest them if they are in captivity, but also freedom are considered their natural predators.
How long do dubia roaches live
Female dubia cockroaches attract males by releasing pheromones, once they approach the female, they deposit enough sperm in it to give birth to 30 to 40 young per month.
Depending on the care that these pups receive, they will have a life of approximately one 2 years, making during that time you can make your dubia cockroach farm grow more and more over time.
We must bear in mind that as the cockroach ages, the amount of offspring it can generate monthly will be smaller.
This cockroach has a slightly longer life expectancy than others.
How big do dubia roaches get?
You can breed dubia cockroaches yourself and ensure that under the optimal conditions they achieve a complete development, being able to measure from 1.5 inches to 1.8.
However, you can also get them in electronic markets, where you will buy an estimated amount of these adult cockroaches, you can choose the length you want and you can usually get them from 1 inch to 1.25 inches.
The size you are going to buy will depend on how big your pet is.
If for example, you have a small bearded reptile, it is best to feed it with much smaller dubia cockroaches, as it will be more difficult to hunt a larger one.
Extra-large dubia roaches
Dubia cockroaches over the years have evolved and reached lengths that make people classify them as giant cockroaches.
The largest dubia cockroaches that have been recorded are 1.8 inches, however, it is believed that they can become larger due to the genetic line from which this species of cockroach comes.
The size they reach will depend on many factors that even under optimal care may not be given this large size.
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