Tenevanica Posted May 20, 2016 Share Posted May 20, 2016 I have quite a large collection of roaches now, and that means I get to witness the feeding response of many different species of roach, and it is quite entertaining! I was wondering which of your cockroach species exhibit the strangest/ craziest/ most entertaining feeding response. Which species is your favorite to watch eat? My Blaberus sp. "Venezuela" are definitely towards the top of my list. You add some food to the container, and within minutes the nymphs are out and vigorously dining on whatever is in the food dish. I even witnessed two larger nymphs playing tug of war over a piece of dog kibble. The winner scurried off with the piece in his mouth, and gorged him/herself on it! Periplaneta australasiae is moving slowly upwards on my list of my favorite species. The feeding response of these is great as well! The adults scurry out of hiding whenever food is added, and will actually cut pieces of food away from the rest and take the piece back to their hiding spot. (It reminds me a lot of Asbolus verrucosus: Blue Death-Feigning beetles. They do the same thing.) It's very cute to see roaches running around with bits of food in their mouths! Those roaches are always busy! And finally, Eublaberus posticus. E. posticus is insane when feeding time comes. You throw some food in there, and within seconds it's covered in roaches! They devour anything that touches the substrate, and that effect is multiplied tenfold since I have 50 or so nymphs in my care. Video: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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