Chibi Scrub Roach

Eurycotis improcera

Mixed nymphs: $8/each
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $70

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

    • Adult Size: Male: 27 mm. Female: 30 mm.
    • Climbing Abilities: All life stages can climb.
    • Flying Abilities: Cannot fly.
    • Mode of Birth: Oviparous.
    • Care Level: Intermediate.
    • Temperature Requirements: 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Air Humidity: Dry.
    • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
    • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

Despite its small size and cuteness this Eurycotis is quite tenacious, thriving on dry tropical islands in the Caribbean. The preferred habitat is in and under dry, lichen covered wood and branches where adults and nymphs hide during the day to avoid desiccation. In captivity they prefer warmer conditions than more temperate Eurycotis but tolerate drier conditions than other roaches. Although quick to flee, adults will tolerate handling and can be quite tame once calmed down.