- Apr 21, 2016
So I've had my B.lateralis "colony" for about a month or so now and I started seeing oothecas very quickly. I'm not sure how long it takes for the oothecas to hatch and the requirements for them to hatch. I've fed the roaches turtle food, crayfish food, fish food, lettuce, and apples so far. Kept at high-70's Fahrenheit. I normally feed off any old males whenever a new one pops up as I still have mostly large nymphs.