Parish’s Thin-Nerved Roach

Chorisoneura parishi

40 mixed: $30
100 mixed: $70

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 10 mm. Female: 10 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages can climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Adults of both sexes can fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Oviparous.
  • Care Level: Intermediate.
  • Temperature Requirements: 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Dry.
  • Favorite Foods: Fish flakes.
  • Locality: Redlands, Florida, United States.

Upon first finding this species in Florida circa 2015, its identity was a mystery for some time before better identification resources were available. Found very sparingly in the wild in overgrown fields (particularly grassy areas), this introduced species does not seem to be the best adapted to Florida and may face competition from fellow tiny Ectobiids Cariblatta sp. and Neoblattella detersa, all of which can be found in the same batch after sweep netting. It was a struggle for years to start colonies of this species due to the small original collection numbers, but once established they bred like wildfire. This is an excellent feeder for tiny predators, giving fruit flies are run for their money as they are active in the upper substrate levels and on decor at all hours. Newborn nymphs are even smaller than fruitful at a ridiculous 1.5 millimeters. For those interested in a fruit fly substrate, keep in mind this species can be just as tricky to handle and feed off to things as fruit flies are. Cultures do okay at room temperature but produce best with heat. This is not a notably difficult Ectobiid, but as with many tiny species in that family stagnant or stuffy conditions are not tolerated in the breeding colony and crashes will occur if good ventilation is not provided.