Live Roach Care Sheet: Discoid Roaches

Discoid Roaches, also known as False Deaths Head Roaches because of their similarity to the Death's Head Roach are very hardy and easy to care for.

 


Blatta Lateralis


Roach Species:  False Deaths
Head Roach

Scientific Name and Common Names

Blaberus discoidalis

False Deaths Head Roach or Discoid Roaches

 Sizes

Up
to 3"


Life Cycle

Reach adulthood in 3-5 months and
then will live another 10-14 months

Reproductive Capacity
Fast
Breeding

Difficulty Rating

Easy.

Climbing Habit   

Non Climbing.

Substrate
Coconut
Coir substrate and leaf litter.  Also provide hiding
places like small logs or tree bark.

Interesting Information


Sexing
Males
and females look similar with the female being rounder.
Origin Southern
Africa

Foods

Fresh
fruit and vegetables.  They love carrots, wet dog/cat
food and moist cereal.  Limit wet grain based food to
what they will eat at any one time so that you do not
attract pests like flies and mites.

Water

Always keep water
crystals present in a cup.   You can get that here
under the brand name, Cricket
Crystals.

Housing,
Humidity and

Temperature
Aquarium or plastic
container with air holes and a lid.  High humidity with
good ventilation.  85 to 95 degrees
Pictures


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