Live Roach Care Sheet: Red Runner Roaches

Blatta Lateralis, also known as Turkistan Roaches, Red Runners and a few other names, is a very easy roach to house and breed if you have proper temperatures.

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Turkistan Red Runner Roach

Scientific Name

Blatta Lateralis

 Sizes

Up to one inch as
an adult.  Nymphs are about 1/8".


Life Cycle

Nymphs mature at 3
to 5 months. Adults live 6 to12 months

Reproductive Capacity
Egg cases laid
every 2 weeks.  The 20 to 30 eggs hatch in 1 to 4
months.

Housing

Smooth sided
container with cover and egg crates stacked vertically.

Climbing Habit   

Adults do not
climb but nymphs climb well so Bug Boundary Grease
is needed.


Substrate
None needed

Temperature

Above 70F. 
85 better for faster breeding.

Sexing
Males blonde with
wings.  Females red and wingless.
Origin Middle

East

Foods

Dry Roach Chow,
Cat Food, fresh vegetables and fruit. Love bananas and
oranges.

Water

Water gel
recommended.  You can get that here under the brand
name, Cricket

Crystals.


Humidity
Prefers a higher
than average humidity


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