Giant Cave Roach

Blaberus giganteus


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Mixed nymphs: $4/each (Contact for availability)
Starter colony (8 mixed nymphs): $30 (Contact for availability)


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 73 mm. Female: 80 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages cannot climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Adults of both sexes may be able to fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Ovoviviparous.
  • Care Level: Intermediate.
  • Temperature Requirements: 70-82 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

One of the longest roaches readily available in the hobby, the giant cave roach provides an excellent next-step-up challenge to the beginning enthusiast. If given a spacious enclosure with plenty of vertical bark and logs, as well as a deep, moist substrate of dead, dried hardwood leaves and rotting wood, this species can thrive. However, it does not handle crowding well, and adults will die soon after molting if they mature and are pestered by the nymphs too much. If an adult survives for more than a week, it will more than likely live a healthy life of one to two years. Despite its size, this species is very skittish and not recommended for handling, though some adult females will behave themselves on occasion.