Dwarf Hisser

Elliptorhina chopardi

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Mixed nymphs: $3/each (Contact for availability)
Starter colony (8 mixed nymphs): $20 (Contact for availability)
Large pairs: $10 (Not available)

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 45 mm. Female: 45 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages can climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Cannot fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Ovoviviparous.
  • Care Level: Intermediate.
  • Temperature Requirements: 78-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Dry.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

The smallest (and possibly the cutest) available hissing cockroach, the dwarf hisser compensates for size with its volume; it can hiss as loud as (perhaps even louder than) much larger species. There is good variability in adult size, with some males dwarfing others. This species is often recommended as a substitute for the common hissing cockroach for handling, as its legs are not as prickly. This species reproduces slowly but in spurts; females may go several months between litters but each can contain as many as seventy babies!