Florida Skunk Roach

Eurycotis floridana


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Mixed nymphs: $2/each (Contact for availability)
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $20 (Contact for availability)


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: Oviparous.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 68-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Dry.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: Sarasota, Florida.

Don’t let the name trick you; although this species produces a defensive odor, many keepers find it to be extremely pleasant. It smells like a combination of rose petals and cherry syrup (to me, at least), and some of the chemical constituents of it are actually used in the manufacturing of perfumes. The nymphs have the strange ability to climb over typical barriers, so a good lid is necessary. The oothecae are among the largest produced by roaches and can bear thirty or more young. Humid retreats for egg laying with dry areas for climbing and feeding are preferred, as these mimic conditions available to the roaches in their most well-known natural habitat: the savage wilderness of the state of Florida.