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Any aquarium with a suitable well fitting mesh lid  will do for housing , some species of cockroach are particularly good  at escaping as they can walk up glass ( however in this country  you have no worry about infestation from the species we offer as they require high temperatures in order to breed.)

The temperature can range from 18 to 30c with the higher temperature promoting breeding. We find the best heating method is a standard light bulb which allows for a more natural heating from above allowing for the cockroaches to burrow to lower there temperature.


We find the best substrate to be leaf litter or peat to a depth of approx.15cm this should be kept moist at the base level and allowed to dry on the surface.


As true omnivorous scavengers cockroaches eat just about everything so offer a range of fruit, vegetables, bread, cereal in fact try it, if it’s not eaten the following day remove it. Diet will depend on the species you have and you will be informed of particular requirements of any species purchased.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or questions on the care of particular species.