Cultivar name: “Orin McMonigle”
Mixed nymphs: $4/each
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $40
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Probably one of the coolest roaches, the death’s head roach is often (unbelievably) mistaken for several other species, including the smaller and less striking Blaberus discoidalis. The tell-tale mark of the death’s head roach is the jack-o-lantern face on the pronotum, as well as the jet-black wings. Fairly easy to keep, the nymphs enjoy a substrate. This cultivar has higher contrast in its colors and a very distinct pronotum marking, but is smaller and more skittish than the “University of California, Riverside” cultivar. This strain comes from long-time invertebrate master Orin McMonigle, and had some degree of selection of pronotum marking crispness in its infancy.