Roth’s Giant Burrowing Roach

Byrsotria rothi


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Mixed nymphs: $4/each
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $40


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

    • Adult Size: Male: 48 mm. Female: 62 mm.
    • Climbing Abilities: All life stages cannot climb.
    • Flying Abilities: Cannot fly.
    • Mode of Birth: Ovoviviparous.
    • Care Level: Easy.
    • Temperature Requirements: 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Air Humidity: Not picky.
    • Substrate Humidity: Not picky.
    • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

Roth’s giant burrowing roach is a gentle giant and one of my go-to species for handling. Males are highly variable in body size, wing length, and color. Some combinations include short, brown wings; long, black wings, and medium-length tan wings. The females typically have chestnut or black wings, and large individuals can be very intimidatingly sized. This species is a slow, steady breeder and enjoys a good portion of fruit in its diet.