The Sexy Legs Roach

Ischnoptera deropeltiformis


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Mixed nymphs: $3/each (Not available)
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $20 (Not available)


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 23 mm. Female: 25 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: Adult males can climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Adult males may be able to fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Oviparous.
  • Care Level: Intermediate.
  • Temperature Requirements: 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Moist with good ventilation.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: Torreya State Park. Bristol, Florida.

As its name declares, this species has very sexy legs. The newborns are dull brown (much like other native Ectobiid nymphs) but their legs get sexier as they grow. This locality enjoys heat and moisture with good ventilation, and the nymphs have very hearty appetites. In the wild, males were found primarily at night in low vegetation. Females were found during the day scuttling about in leaf litter. Interestingly, only adults were seen in the wild.