Dubia roaches are more nutritious than many other insects commonly used for feeding reptiles. They are lower in fat than all of the “worms”, and higher in protein & calcium than most other feeder insects. They also have a longer intestinal tract than crickets that slows digestion makes gut loading more effective.
Dubia roaches have many advantages over crickets, and many of the other insects commonly used to feed reptiles. Initially they are more expensive, but once your colony is established the care they need is much less than with crickets or worms.
This chart compares Dubia roaches and crickets and highlights some of the more beneficial advantages of using roaches as feeder insects.