Blaptica dubia roaches are the most preferred feeder insect of breeders and reptile owners. Dubia Roaches are good for all lizards, geckos, bearded dragons, spiders, frogs, tarantulas, scorpions, sugar gliders, skinks, turtles, snakes, large tropical fish, and other exotic pets. They have a higher meat to shell ratio and have double the protein and less fat than crickets and meal worms. It takes about 4 to 7 crickets to compare to one dubia. They are a soft shell roach which makes them easy to digest. They don't bite or gnaw on your animal like crickets and don't make noise. Adults can reach up to 1 1/2 to 2 inches. After they become full grown which takes months, they live up to another 18 months. They are easy to keep and are very good breeders. They are extremely easy to sex when they become adults as the males have full wings ( but don't fly) and the females have tiny wing stubs. They also are slow movers and can't climb smooth surfaces or glass. If one escapes by accident you won't have a problem catching it. We ship our dubias in a plastic container so you don't have to worry when opening the box. We feed our dubias with the finest ingredients and make our own roach chow. It consist of high protein dry food, oatmeal, calcium, vitamins, probiotics, 100% whole wheat bran, bee pollen, dried fruit (apples, oranges, mango, papaya, bananas, coconut) and assorted veggies(carrots, green beans, sweet potatoes or yams, peas, or whatever is in season). They also get fresh fruit and vegetables every other day which ensures that when your pet eats our roaches they are getting the best nutritional value. After all when it comes to health you are what you eat 'lol'. Your pet will be more satisfied and healthier when eating our roaches. We ship from Southern New Jersey.