Red Runner / Turkistan Roach

Shelfordella lateralis


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100 mixed: $15 (Contact for availability)
500 mixed: $50 (Contact for availability)
1000 mixed: $80 (Contact for availability)


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male:  30 mm. Female: 26 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages cannot climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Adult males can fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Oviparous
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 75-88 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

One of the best feeders out there, the Turkistan roach is easy to care for and just the right size. The adults and nymphs cannot climb glass, but the adult males can fly. Adult females are dark purple with small wings, and produce dozens of ootheca over their lifetime. A good substrate and high temperatures will ensure a nearly endless supply of nymphs.