- Nov 23, 2020
I am trying to decide on a pet roach species. I'm leaning towards Elliptorhina javanica (halloween hisser) but they all seem so interesting. Any suggestions?
Yeah, that's the problem. I'm used to the wildly variable care need of reptiles, so searching for a roach species should have been easy. But most have such similar care, that it really come down to behavior and looks! Thanks for the reply!...all of them?
It really depends on what you want in your roach. Climbing vs. non-climbing? Flying vs. non-flying? Shiny, colorful and active vs. drab and secretive? Halloween hissers are a good in between of a lot of things. Good size, easy care, climbing ability, etc. Unless you keep them above a certain temp, reproduction won't be an issue. @Hisserdude would know more on that.
Yeah I joined the Roach Forum a few days ago, and I was greeted with tons more species that I was even originally considering! Thanks for the reply!Blast, you beat me to it...
Anyways, I'd recommend checking out photos on sites like Roach Forum to see what catches your eye. You can then figure out care requirements and see what works best for you as a beginner.
Domino roaches are fun as adults however the nymphs aren’t the most exciting insects in behaviour (spend practically all their time under ground) or appearance (small and brown).I've always loved the appearance of domino roaches, but I've never kept any and can't speak for their care or temperament.
Interesting. How long do they spend as nymphs in comparison to as adults? I can imagine for some it might still be worth it.Domino roaches are fun as adults however the nymphs aren’t the most exciting insects in behaviour (spend practically all their time under ground) or appearance (small and brown).
An l2 Nymph would take about a year (or so) to mature, this could be shortened slightly with a balanced high protein and energy diet.Interesting. How long do they spend as nymphs in comparison to as adults? I can imagine for some it might still be worth it.