Chrome Roach

Gyna caffrorum


Mixed nymphs: $4/each
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $30

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 29 mm. Female: 34 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: Adults of both sexes can climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Adults of both sexes can fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Ovoviviparous.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Not picky.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

This roach species breaks the typical roach color scheme with gorgeous blue-gray young adults. The coloration on older individuals is typically white-ish with mottled silver, but the vivid orange leg and abdomen coloration remains through life. The nymphs are equally handsome, sharing the black and white color scheme of their close relative Gyna lurida. The chrome roach is exceptionally easy to keep and breed, but a tight lid and close guard are important to prevent the hyper and very flighty adults from escaping.