Giant Peppered Roach

Archimandrita tesselata


Mixed nymphs: $6/each ( Contact for Availability )
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $60 ( Contact for Availability )

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.