Dwarf Hisser

Elliptorhina chopardi


Mixed nymphs: $4/each
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $40
Large pairs: $15

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!