Discoid Roach

Blaberus discoidalis

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50 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability)
100 mixed: $35 (Not available)
500 mixed: $150 (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: None.

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, many sources of this species inadvertently offer hybrid stock of it and its close relative, Blaberus boliviensis. This stock is 100%-pure, as determined by microscopic examination of the male genitalia and lineage tracing.