Malaysian Night-Dweller Roach

Nocticola sp. “Malaysia”



30 mixed: $20
100 mixed: $60
300 mixed: $160


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

    • Adult Size: Male: 4 mm. Female: 4 mm.
    • Climbing Abilities: All life stages cannot climb.
    • Flying Abilities: Cannot fly.
    • Mode of Birth: Oviparous.
    • Care Level: Intermediate.
    • Temperature Requirements: 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Air Humidity: Moist.
    • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
    • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
    • Locality: None.

For years I believed these unique roaches, members of the cryptic Old World roach family Nocticolidae, would never be in culture. Sometimes, it good to be wrong! Nocticola sp. “Malaysia” is the smallest roach currently cultivated. In the wild, they inhabit tree hollows and logs, though many species in this genus are strict cave-dwellers. Females are egg-laying machines, but the excessively tiny ooths contain only 3 or so eggs. This species is a wonderful companion roach in other enclosures and has endless potential as a tiny feeder and be used as a replacement for fruit flies or even springtails.