Leopard Gecko Dubia Roaches
Leopard gecko Dubia roaches,
also called Dubias (Blaptica dubia) are a healthy well balanced
foodstuff for captive kept Leopard geckos and other
insectivorous lizards. As with most other well balanced insects, Dubias contain most of the main
ingredients, namely proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals,
vitamins and water. The fact that Dubias are practical and easy
to breed, manageable and non-odorous makes them increasingly
popular feeder insects.
Gecko Dubia Roach Sizes
Adult Dubia roaches can grow to the size of
about 3.8 cm / 1 ½ ". This makes Dubia roach adults perfect for almost any
sized Leopard gecko, except for babies. Baby Leopard geckos can be fed on Dubia nymphs which are about 3 mm / 1/8 "
Gecko Dubia Roach Feeding
Feeder Dubias should always be
gut loaded twenty
four to forty eight hours prior to being fed to Leopard geckos.
Gecko Dubia Roach Information
Female Dubias have
no wings where the males does (but they rarely fly). These
insects are slow moving, do not like to climb vertical surfaces
and are not noisy. Dubia roach adults
are blackish with brown markings and the growing nymphs are
brownish with spots. Stages appear white right after molting. Unlike most other
Dubia roaches are known to have a non-odorous smell. Some people
describes it as a earthy smell.