These species mature at over an inch long but under approximately two inches. They are ideal feeders for many reptiles and amphibians, as well as large predatory arthropods including mantids, centipedes, scorpions, and tarantulas.
100 mixed: $15
500 mixed: $50
1000 mixed: $80
This roach has made a name for itself due to itself incredibly fast, steady reproduction, softness, and palatability. Although this species can climb, it's fairly bad at it and is easily stopped by a slick barrier. Females can reach 1.5 inches long and can give birth to 15-40 babies. This is probably the easiest roach to care for: All that's needed is a container, something to hide under, and food! Heating will dramatically increase reproduction.
Also known as the "water bug", the oriental roach has one of the widest distributions of any cockroach (at some point I recall records of them being found at research bases on Antarctica!). They do not infest human habitations but can become a pest in sewers, drains, and sprinkler system boxes. They are not as prolific as their relative Shelfordella lateralis, but they tolerate lower temperatures and reach a larger adult size. Males have partial wings, and females only have wing stubs. Only adult males can climb for certain, though some strains have been known to have climbing nymphs (mine does not!). This species is an excellent alternative to Shelfordella lateralis for those living in Florida where the aforementioned is not allowed!
Presently, the Guyanna spotted roach is one of the most popular feeder roaches. They are very easy to rear and cannot climb. The adult males may be able to fly but it has not been proven yet. After 2-5 months of internal incubation, the female Guyanna spotted roach gives birth to 10-50 babies, which mature in 4-8 months. When picked up, the nymphs of this species have an interesting defense mechanism; they curl up into a ball and play dead.
50 mixed: $15
100 mixed: $25
500 mixed: Sold out!
This species is often misidentified as Byrsotria fumigata. The males have two wing forms; short and long (long is pictured above.) This species reproduces at approximately the same rate as Blaptica dubia. However, the males (far right) are shorter but fatter while the females (middle right) are overall larger. They cannot climb or fly and reproduce best with a substrate.
25 mixed: $10
60 mixed: $20