Death’s Head Roach

Blaberus craniifer

Cultivar name: “Euro”

Mixed nymphs: $4/each
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $40

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 56 mm. Female: 62 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.

“Euro” is the longest craniifer variety, although more lightly built than the other two. The elytra are typically solid black, though large females can get some browning in the center.¬† The costal margins tend to be crisp, elongate, and glassy as well. Pronotum markings are particularly colorful, but variable and not all adults possess a distinguishable “death’s head”. Blaberus craniifer¬†as a taxon has been the subject of much debate over the past few decades, but it would seem that regardless of the identities of several craniifer and craniifer-like entities, this stock appears to be pure and not the results of mixing multiple lines of different origins.