Discoid Roach

Blaberus discoidalis “Banana Bay”

50 mixed: $60 ( Contact for Availability )
100 mixed: $100 ( Contact for Availability )
500 mixed: $450 (Not available)

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 45 mm. Female: 57 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: Banana Bay Resort and Marina, Marathon Key, Florida.

Blaberus discoidalis is a large sized feeder species that has been in the roach hobby for as long as it has existed. This species is commonly kept as a feeder and research subject in laboratories and is admired for its hardiness, size, and breeding speed. Nymphs can reach adulthood in as little as 3 months under perfect conditions. Unfortunately, all untracked sources of this species offer hybrid stock of it and its relative, Blaberus boliviensis. This stock was collected from a now potentially extirpated population at the Banana Bay Resort and Marina in the Florida Keys and represents a precious, non-hybridized lineage of excellent quality and vigor.