What Are Feeder Roaches?


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Feeder roaches are known as Dubia roaches. Males grow to 4 centimeters and their wings can range from brown to black. Females grow to more than 4 1/2 centimeters and their abdomens range from black to dark brown with orange edges.

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Feeder roaches are found in central and south America. Males have full wings, but females only have stubs. Female feeder roaches live approximately 2 years, while males live approximately 1 year. Females produce 20 nymphs, and the nymphs take 4 to 6 months to mature. The nymphs molt 7 times before they reach adulthood. Feeder roaches eat fallen fruit, leaf litter, roots, seeds and leaves.

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