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Dubia

Dubia

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Bred invertebrate myself

Gender: N/A

Appearance

2/5

Temperament

4/5

Easy to handle

4/5

Visibility

4/5

Easy to keep

5/5

Health

4/5

ActivityLevel

4/5

The healthiest feeder to have

By

British Columbia, Canada

Posted Nov 20, 2012

Although I know I wouldn't like to own these insects as pets, there are many that own the hissing cockroach and I have had a number of those too. The hissers are another story all their own, who actually enjoy a belly stroke!
The dubia on the other hand are much faster but not unfriendly at all. They are very easy to raise in a large bin with some egg cartons and will eat anything from dry cereal, vegetable to cattle mash.
Dubia's chitin is easy to digest for most and the best source of protein for your pet. Dubia's are loaded with all of the nutrients and vitamins with very little fats. In raising Dubia's they should be kept moderately humid and warm. I used to put the on top of my large dragon enclosures for heat or used heat tape on the bottom of the bins if I ran out of room.
Dubia are healthy and robust which means they are rather difficult to kill. Dubia eaters love it best when the Dubia has just finished molting (white in color), as this is the most tender of meals! When the female lays her eggs she excretes a long sac and there is no extra care for it. Just let it be until it hatches!
Baby Dubia attach themselves to the underbelly of the adults once hatched so be wary when picking out dinner!

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