Vibrant Hisser

Princisia vanwaerebeki


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Mixed nymphs: $5/each (Contact for availability)
Starter colony (8 mixed nymphs): $30 (Contact for availability)
Large pairs: $20 (Not available)


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 72 mm. Female: 65 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages can climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Cannot fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Ovoviviparous.
  • Care Level: Intermediate.
  • Temperature Requirements: 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Not picky.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

The validity of this “species” of hisser is currently being debated. The primary identifying characteristic of the genus Princisia is a small notch in the front of the pronotum; however, various other species, including Gromphadorhina portentosa, can have this notch. Taxonomic discrepancies aside, the vibrant hisser is a wonderful addition to any collection. The males’ abdomens are often skirted by a fringe of golden yellow, while the females’ are mostly black with an odd blueish sheen. This “species” often grows much larger than Gromphadorhina portentosa but the two species have similar care needs with Princisia being a little pickier.