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The Dubia Roach Life Cycle

Dubia Roaches have a relatively quick life cycle, which makes them an ideal feeder insect. Josh's Frogs sells dubia roaches, which are one of the best feeder insects on the planet for many insectivorous reptiles and amphibians. We'll quickly look at the life of a dubia cockroach, which can last up to 1.5 years with ideal care.Dubia roaches are approximately 1/8” when they are born. Immature dubia roaches are called nymphs. They will grow about 1/8” every 3-4 weeks, depending on diet and temperature. For example, here is a 1/4"" roach at about 3 weeks old. The next roach pictured is from our 1/2""-3/4"" bin and is about 8 weeks old. The 3/4""-1"" dubia roach is about 14 weeks old. SONY DSC dubia_roaches_1_2_3_4_inch_josh_s_frogs_4 SONY DSCAt 5-6 months old, the adult dubia roaches should be about 1 1/2” long, and are sexually mature. Males have wings, while females look like longer, darker nymphs. Each female will develop 20-40 offspring at a time, which are held inside until they hatch, which takes place about 4 weeks after fertilization. Females can live for about 18 months and produce offspring every 2 months, while males typically die at 9-10 months of age. SONY DSC SONY DSCLooking to add some new life to your feeders? Consider dubia roaches from Josh's Frogs! These wholesome, nutritious feeder insects are easy to breed, even easier to keep, and will fill your pet reptiles or amphibians up! We keep and breed a large volume of roaches here at Josh's Frogs, and use them to feed many of our animals. They're a tried and true feeder insect, and one of the easiest and most convenient food sources we work with! Dubia roaches are available 24/7 at Josh's Frogs - click and get yours shipped today!
A note on shipping:
Josh’s Frogs has the proper USDA permits in place to legally ship dubia roaches across state lines. We’ve done the legwork and can ship dubia roaches to all US states, except for Florida, California, Louisiana, Alabama, and Hawaii. As long as you do not live in one of those states, you can legally order and receive dubia roaches from Josh’s Frogs. A copy of the relevant permits is available via email upon ordering.

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