cf. Neostylopyga propinqua
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $40
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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.