Honduran Cave Roach

Blaberus sp. “Honduras”


     


Mixed nymphs: $8/each
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $70


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 67 mm. Female: 75 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: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: Currently being researched.

This impressive species was collected and first cultured by Gil Wizen and I will be adding more information about its habitat in the future. While extremely similar to captive Blaberus giganteus strains, the wing patterning is variable, ventral coloration is different, and adult size is slightly smaller. The nymph behavior resembles that of Blaberus fusca or Blaberus cf. peruvianus, as they prefer to run instead of flatten out when provoked, and they do not raise their abdomen when poked either. The defensive odor, however, is much more similar to that of Blaberus giganteus. This is an excellent choice for those looking to keep a gigantic Blaberus but who have hesitations about the occasional die-offs giganteus colonies sometimes have. Cannibalism is a larger concern with this species, but it is self-regulating based on population density and food provided. This is one of the most exciting Blaberus additions in years!