American Roach

Periplaneta americana

Cultivar name: “Black”

Mixed nymphs: $5/each
Starter colony (15 mixed nymphs): $40

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 40 mm. Female: 40 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages except young nymphs can climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Adults of both sexes can fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Oviparous.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 68-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

The isolator of this strain is currently being researched.

This creation of this pretty cultivar was the first step to creating the now infamous “Venom” line. The body color is evenly shiny black, though adults still have yellow on their pronota. This stock was isolated in Europe, but it’s unknown if the stock originates there. Like “Venom”, growth and breeding seems to be slower than strictly wild type Periplaneta americana.

Please see the Periplaneta americana page for additional information.