Blaptica Dubia roaches are the cream of the crop in terms of feeder insects, especially for reptiles. Thus, more and more people are re-evaluating their use of crickets as feeder insects and considering making the switch to Dubias. So, what is the difference between the two and what are the benefits to using Blaptica Dubia roaches? Keep reading to find out!
Dubia Roaches Live A Long Time
Blaptica Dubia roaches live for one to two years, making it easy to buy larger quantities at once. Crickets, by comparison, can quickly outgrow the feeding size for your tarantulas, chameleons, leopard geckos, bearded dragons and other pets. Crickets grow from eggs to adults in just five to six weeks.
Dubia Roaches Don’t Escape
Dubia roaches can’t climb and jump like crickets, especially in plastic tubs or glass containers where the walls are slick. This greatly lessens the risk of Dubias escaping and causing issues for everyone in your house!
Dubia Roaches Don’t Smell
When crickets die, they have a horrible smell. You do have to clean your Dubia containers at least every two weeks to switch out your egg crates, discard any rotting fruits or vegetables, and get rid of any dead roaches. But dead Dubias do not have a strong odor, which makes cleaning their containers a lot less painful.
Dubia Roaches are a Great Source of Protein
While crickets do have more protein and less fat than most other feeders, Dubia roaches are far superior. They are high in calcium in addition to having more protein than crickets, and they also have a lower fat content. Blaptica Dubia roaches tend to be easier for your pets to digest because they have a weaker exoskeleton (and less chitin) than crickets.
Order Dubia Roaches From Topflight Dubia
Do you want to provide your pet with the best of the best? Look no further than our selection of feeder roaches for sale. We offer a wide selection of Dubias in a variety of sizes and amounts. Have a question or need additional information regarding our Dubia roaches? Reach out today!