macbrush Posted November 20, 2011 Share Posted November 20, 2011 I guess it is because of their slow breeding, making them one of the most expensive pet roaches around, hence an impression of difficult to keep. After keeping them for 4 months, I have to say something to equalize for them. They must be the cleanest and one of the most hardy species I have kept. Their dietary requirement is really simple, dried leaves, and grass/hay, occasionally some oat meal and tortoise food as treats is all they needed. I use some finely crushed gum leaves to simulate them to feed (works very well), but I don't think they really need it, at least very small amount is good enough. Temperature requirement is really simple too, they feed and stay active ranging from 18C to 34C from my experience. They're not skittish after they've reach about 3cm long (smaller ones are always skittish, that's true for all species anyway). Because of their dietary, although you still get some mites, or springtails here and there, but it will never be a infestation, there simple is not enough nutrients for mites to thrive. They don't care if they can burrow, make tunnels or not, so they really don't need a naturalistic setup. Not to mention that no unexplainable mortality so far, which happened often to other roaches I have. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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