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What are some roaches that burrow and don't climb? I'm interested in burrowing roaches. My hissers burrow only slightly, but thought they don't normally. Is there a reason they do that? Still new to caring for roaches, but they seem to be doing okay. Was just curious of types that burrow more so. Thanks!

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44 minutes ago, charzard said:

What are some roaches that burrow and don't climb? I'm interested in burrowing roaches. My hissers burrow only slightly, but thought they don't normally. Is there a reason they do that? Still new to caring for roaches, but they seem to be doing okay. Was just curious of types that burrow more so. Thanks!

Some great non-climbing, burrowers are Corydiids! These include Polyphaga aegyptiaca, Polyphaga saussurei, Arenivaga bolliana, Ergaula capucina, Ergaula pilosa, Eupolyphaga sinensis(probably my favorite). Some other great Corydiids are roaches of the genus Therea, but these can climb as adults.

Besides them there's also Byrsotria, Eublaberus, and Hemiblabera tenebricosa. Archimandrita tesselata, and Blaberus also fit this description, but they rarely burrow as adults and the A.tesselata(and likely the larger Blaberus) need vertical surfaces to molt into adults from or else they'll end up with deformed wings.

 
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@All About Insects basically covered it all, just wanted to say that I highly recommend Polyphaga saussurei, the older nymphs and adults are great for handling, love them! :D

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I bought a few Hemiblabera tenebricosa individuals recently, and I'm already in love with them. They do burrow in the soil all the time, and they look super cool. I'd also highly recommend this species. :) 

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