Allpet Roaches Posted August 20, 2011 Share Posted August 20, 2011 Sometimes I'll bring a few giganteus to a local display or show and the odd person now and then likes to tell me how they saw roaches in Florida that were bigger. Of course they saw American roaches which don't even reach 50mm on a good day, a far cry from giganteus size. A little twist to this story is a guy who tells me he and a group went to Costa Rica and saw what he thought were roaches but they were literally the size of his hand. I let him know they simply don't get that big. He even sent a picture his friend M. Rosenburg took on a tree (see attached image, credit Rosenburg). He said the tree was really big (though it doesn't look like it). Of course they likely weren't bigger than giganteus but from the tiny photo and location it's a safe bet it is Megaloblatta which on a good day could be half an inch bigger than giganteus. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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