Peppered roaches aren’t quite as large as giant cave roaches, but they are a more docile roach that is easier to handle. Appearance and care is similar to the giant cave roach. Nymphs are brownish like dubia and like to burrow through the substrate. Adults have wings and tend to stay above ground. A vertical surface (such as egg crates or bark) is required for this species to hang on. They also need this space for their wings to dry properly after their final molt. This species appreciates a variety of fruits and vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, apples, or oranges. Care is similar to dubia but these roaches prefer temperatures a bit cooler than dubia (around 75-80°F), and a few inches of substrate like coco fiber for the nymphs to burrow in.
Species name: Archimandrita tesselata
Size: Small nymphs (about 1/4″ to 1/2″)
Can climb smooth surfaces? No
Can fly? No
Because these are live items, we only ship out Monday through Wednesday. We ship out USPS Priority within the continental US (where legal). We also only ship out to areas where the low temperature is above 32°F or high temperature is below 95°F. WE PROVIDE FREE ICE PACKS OR 72 HOUR HEAT PACKS IF NECESSARY! If temperatures are very extreme we will inform you and you can choose to delay or cancel your order.