Death’s Head Roach

Blaberus craniifer

Cultivar name: “University of California, Riverside”


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Mixed nymphs: $4/each (Not available)
Starter colony (8 mixed nymphs): $25 (Not available)


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 55 mm. Female: 60 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages cannot climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Cannot 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 strain of Blaberus craniifer is characterized by its larger size, overall darker coloration, and less distinct pronotum markings. It is not too skittish and can be handled quite easily, particularly adult females.