Red Head Roach Care Sheet

Roach Care Sheet

Roach Care Sheet:

Red
Head Roach
Oxyhaloa deusta

 

 

Common and Scientific
Name
Red Head
Roach
Oxyhaloa deusta
Breeding Information and
Defining Characteristics

They
breed well at about 80 Degrees.

Their main defining characteristics are that they breed
readily, their babies are about the size of fruit flies
and they have red heads.  See pictures below.

 

Feeding PreferencesDog and cat food, fruits and vegetables and a
dish of Cricket Crystals to provide humidity and drink.
Housing Requirements
Small container with lots of egg crates and a
lid.
Difficulty Rearing
Very Easy
Climbing Habit
Climbing species. Can easily climb plastic
walls. You Bug Boundary and a lid.
Substrate
Coconut fiber and sphagnum moss, or nothing
at all.  We raise ours without substrate and they still
breed like crazy without the worry of mites and mold that
comes with substrate.
Temperature and Humidity
Fairly high humidity with good ventilation.
Requires temperature of 78 to 85F
Restrictions
Not Florida Legal

 

Pictures:

Red Head Roach

Red Head Roach

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