German Roach

Blattella germanica


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Starter colony (15 mixed nymphs): $20


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

    • Adult Size: Male: 12 mm. Female: 14 mm.
    • Climbing Abilities: All life stages can climb.
    • Flying Abilities: Cannot fly.
    • Mode of Birth: Oviparous Type 2.
    • Care Level: Easy.
    • Temperature Requirements: Whatever your thermostat is currently set to.
    • Air Humidity: Not picky.
    • Substrate Humidity: Dry.
    • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: Alexandria, Virginia.

THIS SPECIES IS A HOUSEHOLD PEST. KEEP AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Yes, this is the infamous German roach. After years of propagating and accidentally crashing my colony of this species, I can offer the insight that a pest is only as bad as the conditions that led to its enumeration. In a typical, cleanly house, there is little chance of this species becoming strongly established. However, this species can easily infest the favorable micro climates created for raising other roaches as well as vivarium and aquarium equipment. Keep at your own risk, but sleep soundly knowing the risk of drowning in a sea of German roaches is incredibly low. These roaches do breed like roaches!