These are professionally bred and raised Dubia roaches. Dubia roach nymphs are
popular feeder insects for reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, birds, fish, and
other insectivores. They are also used as live bait. Whether you're looking for
small, medium, large, or extra-large Dubia roaches, we're sure to have a size
that meets your needs.
We raise our Dubia roaches on whole foods including fruits, vegetables, and
grains. We do not feed them commercial dog or cat food, or anything like that.
We pride ourselves on raising super healthy roaches that make nutritious
feeders and breeders.
As feeders, Dubia roaches are more nutritious than other insects like crickets
or mealworms. As breeders, they just need the right conditions to thrive.
Dubia roaches are also well known for their high nutritional value and
gut-loadability. Theyeat a lot and prefer healthy foods, which means you can
fill them up with healthy nutrients before feeding them off to your animals.
Size 1: 1/4 inch and underSize 2: 1/4 to 1/2 inchSize 3: 1/2 to 3/4 inch
Size 4: 3/4 to 1 inchSize 5: 1 to 1.5 inches
Let us know if you have any requests within a size range and we'll see what we
In hot or cold weather, please follow the instructions below to minimize loss
in transit. We ship fast, so keep an eye on tracking, and please message us
directly if there are any issues with your order or if you have any questions.
Default shipping is FREE via USPS First Class. We also offer expedited
shipping. See below for a description of mail services. Orders placed before
the daily cut-off time ship that day, otherwise the next business day.
Tropical roaches like Dubia are fragile! Please read the following to maximize
the chance of live arrival in hot or cold weather. We overstock orders around
10%, but this will not protect against loss in extreme weather.
How to maximize live arrival:
1. Your temperature is between 40°F and 80°F: No need to do anything special.
2. Your temperature is below 40°F or above 80°F: Please select a post office
hold for pickup and/or a heat or cold pack. You can expect DOAs if you do not
take measures to assure live arrival in these conditions. See instructions for
shipping in hot or cold weather below.
These things are important. Please take these steps to ensure your roaches
survive shipping. A post office hold is free and means instead of delivering
the package to your home, it is delivered to your local post office where you
can pick it up.
Buying Dubia and other tropical roaches involves risk, but these risks are
easily mitigated. We do everything we can on our end, but there are things you
may need to do on your end. These include being aware of your weather forecast
and choosing the right shipping options.
When it's hot (above 80°F): A post office hold is best. A cold pack is second.
The main cause of loss by far is (a) being out for delivery all day in the heat
and (b) being left in a hot location (mail box, porch). If you avoid these two
things, you avoid 90% of the risk.Please at least select a post office hold if
it is hot in your city.
When it's cold (below 40°F but particularly below freezing): A post office
hold with heat pack is best, but it depends how cold it is. When it's very cold
near or below freezing), losses are usually caused by (a) sitting in a
mailbox, uncollected, with no heat pack or (b) being out for delivery all day
with no heat pack. If it's 40°F, for example, you might get away with all of
these things. If it's 20°F, you probably won't get away with any of them.
Please at least select a post office hold if it is cold in your city, and also
get a heat pack if it is below freezing.
LIVE ARRIVAL ISSUES
Please send us a message if there is a problem with your order and we'll see
what we can do to fix it! For live arrival issues, please contact us within 2
hours of delivery and include photos of all the roaches to confirm their
condition. You can attach photos to messages. If you do this and you
followed our shipping instructions, we can discuss refund or replacement. If
you did not follow our instructions, we may still be able to help if you
USPS First Class Mail (free)Est arrival: 1-4 days excluding Sunday.We are near
a hub, so most packages arrive in 2-3 days. It may be faster or slower,
depending on your location.
USPS Priority Mail (fastest)Est arrival: 1-3 days excluding Sunday.NOTE: Some
people report not seeing this option at checkout, but we do offer it.
We do not ship Dubia roaches to HI, FL, or PR unless you have a permit.