Wide-Horn Hisser

Gromphadorhina oblongonota


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


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 80 mm. Female: 76 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: Dry.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

The current king of hissers, the wide-horn surpasses almost all other roach species in length despite being wingless. Newborn nymphs are gray with orange markings and gain more red or black with age. Some subadults have white markings on the thorax and some may be nearly solid black. Adults are quite handsome with oxblood as the base color and stripes of varying thickness overlaying it. This species can be prolific and hardy if set up correctly; they enjoy a good amount of vertical space and a varied diet.