Red-Head Roach

Oxyhaloa deusta

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30 mixed: $10 (Contact for availability)
100 mixed: $30 (Contact for availability)

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.