What Roach Species Do You Keep?

Gsc

Arachnobaron
Old Timer
Joined
Jul 22, 2004
Messages
538
Today I put together the list of the species I'm currently working with...will be adding more colonies soon....just wondering what everyone else is keeping.

My groups consist of:

1. Blaberus craniifer Black Wing (True Deaths Heads)
2. Deropeltis paulinoi (Ornate Velvet Roaches)
3. Hemiblaberide (? Common name? Horseshoe Crab Roaches)
4. Lucihormetica subcincta (Glowspot Roaches)
5. Macropanesthia rhinoceros (Australian Rhino Roaches)
6. Princisia vanderbeckie (Tiger Hissers)
7. Therea grangeani (? Common name?)
8. Therea petiveriana (Domino Roaches)
 

PeriplanetaAmer

Arachnosquire
Old Timer
Joined
Oct 21, 2006
Messages
103
I have:

Shellfordela tartara (in USA, Blatta lateralis)
Eurycotis opaca
Gromphadorhyna portentosa
Elliptorhina chopardi
Phoetallia palida
Rhyparobia maderae "gold"
Lucihormetica subcinta
Byrsotria rothi
Panchlora nivea
Archimandrita tesselata
Blaptica dubia
Blaberus giganteus
Panchlora sp. "big"
Loboptera decipiens

Cheers!
 

Snakeman4life

Hulk Smash
Old Timer
Joined
Oct 4, 2005
Messages
264
I have the following species

Archmandrita tesselata
Blaptica dubia
Blaberus fusca
Blaberus giganteus
Nauphoeta cinera
Blatta lateralis
Blaberus crainifer
Gromphadorhina portentosa
Eublaberis distanti
Eublaberus prosticus
Blaberus discodalis
Pycnoscelus surinamensis
Periplaneta australasiae
 

bugmankeith

Arachnoking
Old Timer
Joined
Jun 4, 2006
Messages
2,731
Pets? Do roaches make good pets?

Yes they make easy pets and are interesting to keep.
 

OldHag

ArachnoHag
Old Timer
Joined
Sep 8, 2003
Messages
1,712
Blaberus craniifer
Blaberus discoidalis
Blaberus fuscus
Blaberus giganteus
Blaptica dubia
Byrostria fumigata
Corydia (therea) petriveriana <--- is that right? Domino Roach
Eublaberus prosticus
Hemiblaberide sp. (horseshoe crab Roach??)
Hormetica subcincta
Macropanesthia rhinoceros
Polyphaga aegyptica

I find the B. giganteus is a fun display roach. They are always out and displaying at eachother and chasing eachother around. They are a ball to watch!!
 

Snake_Eyes

Arachnoknight
Old Timer
Joined
Jul 22, 2004
Messages
280
Blaptica dubia- colony
Blatta lateralis- I only buy a dozen or so at a time.
 

sweetmisery

Arachnobaron
Old Timer
Joined
Apr 22, 2006
Messages
432
Dubias here are expensive, are they considered pets? Other roaches seem so cheap.
 

bugmankeith

Arachnoking
Old Timer
Joined
Jun 4, 2006
Messages
2,731
Dubias here are expensive, are they considered pets?

You can keep any roach as a pet if you want, that's up to you.

I personally like B. Giganteus because they are big and dont escape easily, plus they grow slowly so you can buy small nymphs and have them live for another 2 years.

Hissers are the most popular roach species kept as pets, but there are so many others to choose from too.
 

Gsc

Arachnobaron
Old Timer
Joined
Jul 22, 2004
Messages
538
Nice everyone- glad to see all the fellow roach enthusiasts out there... I'm working hard to obtain a few newer/rare species....

Graham
 
Top