Death’s head roaches are a beautiful and interesting roach that can be kept as pets or used as feeders. The name “death’s head” comes from the orange “jack o’ lantern” face on the pronotum. Nymphs (not pictured) are greyish brown like dubia and like to burrow through the substrate, but adults tend to stay above ground where they are more visible. 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 should have a few inches of substrate like coco fiber for the nymphs to burrow in.
Species name: Blaberus craniifer
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.