Ivory-Head Roach

Eublaberus distanti “Ivory”


This roach is more than just a feeder. Click here to see why!

15 mixed: $20
40 mixed: $40
100 mixed: $90

 Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 51 mm. Female: 54 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages cannot climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Cannot fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Ovoviviparous.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 68-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Not picky.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

There have been some major discussions regarding the taxonomy of this and another Eublaberus entity in culture. More information/clarification can be found in the livestream segment linked here. The entity known as the ivory-head roach ranges throughout South America south and east of the Cordillera Oriental branch of the Andes. 

My favorite roach species, the ivory-head roach has made a veritable name for itself as an excellent feeder and cockroach of choice for blatticomposting (composting using cockroaches). The nymphs are extremely bulky, and a close look at their forelegs reveal a very bulky tibia and a very tiny foot; this is a modification for digging, shaped much like a shovel (unlike the slender running legs of other roaches with long tarsi, or feet). It is a docile, large species that tolerates crowding very well, with a steady reproductive rate.