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Are they easy to breed? I have been wary of getting long winged roaches because I have heard they get wing deformities, but these guys are beautiful!!

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Are they easy to breed? I have been wary of getting long winged roaches because I have heard they get wing deformities, but these guys are beautiful!!

These are extremely easy to breed in my opinion, and these don't get wing deformities as much as giganteus even if you don't provide vertical surface to them :)

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All of my Blaberus species are easy to breed and are very low maintenance. Here is what I have:

Blaberus boliviensis (Bolivian / Double-Dot Roach)

Blaberus cf. matogrossensis (Shield-Spot Roach)

Blaberus colosseus "Peru Giant" (Colossal Roach)

Blaberus craniifer (Death's Head Roach: Orin McMonigle Strain)

Blaberus discoidalis (Discoid Roach)

Blaberus giganteus (Giant Cave Roach)

Blaberus parabolicus (Peruvian Black Head Roach)

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Ok, I guess I'll add them to my wish list, lol! For a vertical surface, would a cereal box do? And how long does it take for nymphs to mature?

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Ok, I guess I'll add them to my wish list, lol! For a vertical surface, would a cereal box do? And how long does it take for nymphs to mature?

I would think a cereal box may collapse. I am not sure how long the nymphs take to mature. It is specific to the species and the husbandry but I have never kept records. Now I can tell you how long it takes for some of my rare millipedes to mature...forever. :)

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Had some adults emerge recently so I took some pics of one of the males

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Man that one is a beauty, these are the next Blaberus species I'll be getting for sure! :D

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Wow! I never realized how beautiful those black wings on them were! :)

IKR? Fresh adults have glossy wings that's super attractive (IMO) :)

Man that one is a beauty, these are the next Blaberus species I'll be getting for sure! :D

I highly recommend getting this species! They are really striking!

Awesome! Mine seemed to take forever to mature. Are these the UC riverside, Orin, or "standard"? I have the UC riverside myself.

These are UCR strain :) Mine take really long time to mature too!

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