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.

 

 

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.
OriginSouthern
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
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