Madeira Roach

Rhyparobia maderae


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Mixed nymphs: $2/each (Contact for availability)
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $20 (Contact for availability)


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 45 mm. Female: 50 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages can 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: Dry.
  • Substrate Humidity: Dry.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

Despite its size and ease of culturing, the Madeira roach is still uncommonly kept by enthusiasts. It is a good captive, packing all the defenses and merits of its relative the gold medal roach, but is larger and differently colored. This species has been cultured by universities and museums for decades, and its prominence in academic collections around the world (coupled with scientific records of the species being established in many tropical places) are a testament to its adaptability and recognizability.