African Bullet Roach

Blattidae sp. “African Bullet”


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Mixed nymphs: $2/each
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $15


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 18 mm. Female: 21 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages can climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Cannot fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Oviparous.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Moist.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: Mt. Kilimanjaro. Tanzania.

I’ve got to admit, when I first saw this species, I thought “Pfft, just another little roach.” But after acquiring a few and watching them, they’ve become one of my absolute favorites. Intelligent and curious, these roaches have a cool hierarchy system with one or two males at the top. Adding to their appeal, the nymphs have blobs of red-orange down their sides that look like somebody dribbled paint on them! The females will lay egg cases prolifically, and anywhere from 7-15 young will hatch per case. This species is, as its name suggests, very fast, but a pleasure to watch. Interestingly, all captive stock originates from individuals collected from under a log at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro.