V-Horn Hisser

Elliptorhina laevigata


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Mixed nymphs: $8/each
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $80
Large pairs: $30


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

    • Adult Size: Male: 70 mm. Female: 75 mm.
    • Climbing Abilities: All life stages can climb.
    • Flying Abilities: Cannot fly.
    • Mode of Birth: Ovoviviparous.
    • Care Level: Intermediate.
    • Temperature Requirements: 78-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Air Humidity: Not picky.
    • Substrate Humidity: Dry.
    • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

When I entered the roach hobby many years ago, I remember seeing pictures of a unique hissing cockroach on the Allpet Roaches page. Despite being an eager novice, I hesitated on purchasing some for fear that I would not succeed with them. After a few months of roach rearing, I finally decided to ask one of the well-known breeders at the time about purchasing some; much to my dismay, his culture had fizzled out. For several years I searched for them, every time coming up empty handed. It wasn’t until recently that I acquired a few nymphs from someone who had been secretly breeding them this whole time. Now, years after my initial search, I would like to make them available to everyone. The V-horn hisser is unique among the “dwarf” hissers in that it gets quite large; some individuals are larger than common Madagascar hissers! The nymphs begin life a dusty black color; as they age they color up ever so slightly. Only at adulthood do they gain their striking red, orange, black, and yellow hues.