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   Lobster Cockroach


Lobster Cockroach (Henschoutedenia flexivitta/ Nauphoeta cinerea?)

These cockoroaches are one of the easiest to keep and breed. They are commonly used as feeder cockroaches. They are fast and will climb glass, thus making them the perfect feeder for Mantids and Reptiles. There is no such thing as over crowding for these roaches. They will breed to an infinite amount, as such there may be many layers piled up on top of each other, as long as food and jelly (for moisture if fed of dry feed) is provided, they will keep on reproducing with out any signs towards an over crowdingness.

Currently, we are working with selection breeding of these Lobster roaches in hopes to rear more dominant and larger adult size culture. We are still in the beginning stages of selection breeding. Currently, we have 6 cultures; 3 of which are being observed for the dominant behaviours using a number of tests; the other 3 cultures are observed for the largest sizes of each sex. Ones we have selected at least ten pairs of each type; half will be bred and compared to the regular roaches for the next year; the other half will be bred between each other from which I can't wait to see how they are going to pair up and will go from there.
Special thanks to Filix Filix for starting this project and his great observations.

Close up of an adult.

A small colony feeding on a piece of apple.

A well established culture.


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