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Do dubia roaches lay eggs? | What is an ootheca?

Posted by Gavin Ciccia on

You may have heard the term ootheca when researching dubia roaches or other insects. Want to know more about it? Here's your chance!

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How do dubia roaches breed?

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If you have your own dubia roach bin, from time to time you may see an adult male dubia and an adult female dubia “stuck” together. These dubia are in fact mating. At the bottom of their abdomen the male will split their exoskeleton and insert their reproductive organs into the end of the female's abdomen. They can stay in this position for minutes or over an hour.  After fertilization, the female will carry an ootheca for 6-8 weeks until the babies are ready to emerge.

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What size is a Medium Dubia roach and how do I harvest them out of my colony?

Posted by Gavin Ciccia on

Everyone squanders over the sizing of dubia roaches. While to some a medium is ¾ of an inch, to others a medium is ½ inch. But just how and why are there different “medium sizes"? When I harvest my medium dubia roaches, I use a gravitational bucket system. After separating adults, The juvenile dubia get sorted into a tiered system. Mediums come out of the middle bucket as you can assume. These then get put through a secondary square screen to filter them a little bit more. Anything that falls through the ⅝ inch hole but doesn't fall through the...

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Where can I meet others interested in dubia roaches?

Posted by Gavin Ciccia on

Is there a community around dubia roaches? Yes! There is quite a large community around breeding dubia. Hobbyists and small business owners such as myself congregate on Facebook in groups. I currently operate 2 of these groups which I have put a link to at the bottom of this blog.  What do y’all talk about? If you’ve just started breeding, there are several people with their own tips and tricks that may be able to answer questions. Just like a forum everyone is allowed to join, we aim to keep these groups in English. Most of the members are from...

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Shipping Adult Dubia Roaches

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In this blog I go over how I ship adult dubia roaches and touch on care and handling of adult female roaches.

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