Shadow Roach

Pycnoscelus nigra


Mixed nymphs: $2/each
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $20

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

    • Adult Size: Male: No males. Female: 24 mm.
    • Climbing Abilities: Adults and some large nymphs can climb.
    • Flying Abilities: Cannot fly.
    • Mode of Birth: Ovoviviparous.
    • Care Level: Easy.
    • Temperature Requirements: 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Air Humidity: Not picky.
    • Substrate Humidity: Not picky.
    • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

This lovely little species is almost identical to the Surinam roach (Pycnoscelus surinamensis.) Like its cousin, it is parthenogenetic, and thus colonies can grow rapidly. The two species can be distinguished by Pycnoscelus nigra‘s overall darker coloration, red-orange legs, and the distinctness of the last ventral abdominal segment. Care is the same as its cousin.