Giant Peppered Roach

Archimandrita tesselata


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


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 72 mm. Female: 72 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages cannot climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Cannot fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Ovoviviparous.
  • Care Level: Intermediate.
  • Temperature Requirements: 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Moist with ventilation.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

This huge species is easy to care for and breed if set up properly; a roomy enclosure with many vertical spaces for molting as well as a moist substrate promote health and vigor in the nymphs. A good supply of dead, dried hardwood leaves is vital to their health. Females live for several years, while males often make it a single year. Adult females will produce a litter averaging thirty nymphs two to three times a year. When it comes to roaches for handling, this species is probably the absolute best.