Small Yellow Cockroach

Cariblatta lutea

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Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $20 (Not available)

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 7 mm. Female: 8 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages can climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Cannot fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Oviparous.
  • Care Level: Advanced.
  • Temperature Requirements: 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Dry.
  • Substrate Humidity: Dry.
  • Favorite Foods: Fish pellets.
  • Locality: Longwood, Florida.

This tiny roach is common across its range in many habitats from scrub to pine hammock to deciduous forest. Despite this, it is a challenging species to culture. Too much or too little moisture will quickly kill the oothecae. Newborn nymphs are barely two millimeters long and easily climb over even the best barrier. Use a tighter lid? Well, then the nymphs will accumulate right around the rim, risking severe injury from opening or knocking them down. Once a system is figured out, cultures are fairly sturdy but still susceptible to changes in moisture. This species would make an incredible feeder if it weren’t so finicky! Other than this, it is a lovely little roach with golden yellow males and amber to brown females. The nymphs are also ornate with black and brown flecks on a straw-color background.