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    Superworms VS Dubia Roaches?

    What one is best for a daily feeder?






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    Re: Superworms VS Dubia Roaches?

    In my opinion, while both can be used as staple feeders, dubias are the better option. Superworms require more involvement to get them to breed as you will have to separate the larvae, pupae, and beetles with each round of breeding to prevent cannibalism. Superworms also have a lower protein content and a higher fat content compared to dubias. This site offers a great caresheet that explains the setup and care of dubias:

    http://www.herpcenter.com/breeding-f...ica-dubia.html

    These percentages are taken from the source below:
    "Roaches are comprised of 61% moisture, 28% protein, 6% fat, 3% carbohydrate, and 2% ash."
    "Superworms are comprised of 59% moisture, 19% protein, 15% fat, 6% carbohydrate, and 1% ash."

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    Re: Superworms VS Dubia Roaches?

    Awesome thanks alot! Very helpful going to order roaches asap!

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    Re: Superworms VS Dubia Roaches?

    This might be a stupid question but what age can yyou start using fully grown locusts if you cut the wings and hopping legs off? My Bearded Dragon is now 14 1/2" and is 3 1/2 mouths old x

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    Re: Superworms VS Dubia Roaches?

    You want to be feeding insects about the length of the width between the dragon's eyes.
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    Re: Superworms VS Dubia Roaches?

    one thing about the roaches is that is does take a little while, like 3 months if not longer, to get the colony stable enough to feed off daily... other wise you will just feed off all of them and have nothing left to continue reproducing, what i did is when i bought my started colony i also bought 1000 superworms, by the time i went through all 1000 the colony had trippled in size and i can now feed them off daily with out risking reproduction... just a thought...
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