Giant Lobster Roach

Henschoutedenia flexivitta

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15 mixed: $10
50 mixed: $30 (Contact for availability)

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 36 mm. Female: 42 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages can climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Cannot fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Ovoviviparous.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Not picky.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

This is one of my absolute favorite species. Although they look like bigger lobster roaches, they are more closely related to the genus Rhyparobia. The females give live birth to 5-25 babies somewhat often, and colonies tend to equilibrate well when frequently fed out of. When handled roughly, the adults will squeak loudly and repeatedly. The nymphs have a beautiful rainbow iridescence that pictures cannot capture.