Boll’s Sand Roach

Arenivaga bolliana


  abollianacc     abollianamap


Mixed nymphs: $8/each (Not available)
Starter colony (8 mixed nymphs): $50 (Not available)


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 30 mm. Female: 30 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages cannot climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Adult males can fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Oviparous.
  • Care Level: Intermediate.
  • Temperature Requirements: 68-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Dry.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

Supposedly the most common sand roach species across much of its range, this species has eluded continuous cultivation until recently. Arenivaga bolliana is not particularly difficult to culture, and although it does grow slowly (as do most Corydiids) the oothecae hatch relatively quickly at around 2 months. It is eerily similar in size to the related Polyphaga aegyptiaca (and consequently dwarfs most other Arenivaga species), and the two no doubt share many morphological and ecological features due to a complex combination of ancestry and convergence. For those who have succeeded with the Egyptian sand roach, Boll’s sand roach presents an amicably familiar challenge.