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Sandy_Bear
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# Posted: 8 Jan 2012 04:32


I'm doing some research on feeder roaches, and I have a couple things that I need answered.

Blaberus discoidales Discoid Roach:

1) Will they cannibalize their young? Yes or No
2) How fast are they? Slow, Medium, or Fast
3) Number of molts?


Blatta lateralis Turkistan Roach aka Red Runners

1) Number of Molts?
2) How many babies are in each egg sack?
3) How often do they lay egg sacks?
4) Will they cannibalize their young?
5) Do they bite?
6) Do they make noise?

Lobster roach Nauphoeta cinerea

1) Number of Molts?
2) Do males and females look different? How so?
3) How fast are they? Slow, Medium, Fast

Eublaberus distanti Six-Spotted Roach

1) Will they cannibalize their young?
2) How long is the female "pregnant" for?
3) How fast are they? Slow, medium or fast?

Any help would be appreciated thanks
-Sandy

Eric Walker
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# Posted: 8 Jan 2012 15:55 · Edited by: Eric Walker


I use to work with discoids and lateralis.

I never noticed any cannibalism in either but i guess i wasn't looking for that with the amount i was keeping.
Can't remembrances how many molts for either but neither took to long to reach maturity. The lateralis was about two month. Speed the discoids arent to bad but the lateralis, good god. You don't try to catch them when theye hit the floor you just step on them to keep them from outrunning you. Lateralis are by far the fastest roach i have ever kepted. The lateralis lay an egg sac every two weeks i think and have about 30 in each. I was never bit by either and no noise other than the constant scurry sound coming from a bin.
The nice thing about the lateralis is the new hatchings are very small. Sexing lateralis as adults is the easiest thing ever since the males are a tan color with exposed wings and the females are black. Only before they reach maturity are they both the typical red color you normally see. The last molt before maturity is when they change. lateralis males don't technically fly but they do flutter a bit and slowly descend. Also they can climb tubs with a rough texture like the blue and pink rubbermades so they need to be kepted in something like the clear smooth sterilites.

Eric Walker
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# Posted: 8 Jan 2012 15:56


I think the spotted are slow reproduces so theye don't make the greatest feeders to work with.

Eric Walker
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# Posted: 8 Jan 2012 16:05


I dont know if you checked out blaberus.com or not.
James is a great guy and really knows his roaches. i haven't talk to him in about 4 years so Im not sure how much he still works with them but he use to have the biggest selection of different sp.

Sandy_Bear
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# Posted: 9 Jan 2012 18:45


Thank you so much Eric, this is great. I should be able to get my charts finished now

Eric Walker
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# Posted: 10 Jan 2012 03:48


Your welcome

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