Red-Head Roach

Oxyhaloa deusta


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30 mixed: $10
100 mixed: $30
500 mixed: $120


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

    • Adult Size: Male: 14 mm. Female: 20 mm.
    • Climbing Abilities: All life stages can climb.
    • Flying Abilities: Cannot fly.
    • Mode of Birth: Ovoviviparous.
    • Care Level: Intermediate.
    • Temperature Requirements: 75-88 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Air Humidity: Moist with good ventilation.
    • Substrate Humidity: Dry.
    • Favorite Foods: Dog food.
  • Locality: None.

A quick breeder, this species compensates for its lack of size with its breeding speed and colors; adults and older nymphs are a mysterious dark plum color with reddish-orange heads. The elytra are covered in long, arching hairs (visible with good magnification from the side). When pestered, the adults release a defensive odor highly reminiscent of garlic bread. High humidity with good ventilation, plenty of hiding places, and crowded hiding places will keep this species breeding at optimal levels.