Blaberidae sp. ‘Kenya’

Blaberidae sp. 'Kenya' (kép forrása: internet)

Common names: Little Kenyan Roach
Useful information: Only adult males can climb, completely flightless.
Distribution: Kenya
Size: 8-10 mm
Reproduction and ontogeny: Ovovivipary.
Morphology: The nymphs are light brown and the adults are dark, nearly black. Females are micropterous, the males has a tiny bit of wings that covers half of their abdomen.
Housing:

  • Temperature: 24°C-30°C // 75°F-86°F
  • Humidity: 50%
  • Food: Vegetables, fruits, protein (dry cat or dog food) and rotten wood with dried leaves.
  • Other information: Although it’s a burrowing species, they love to crawling on the surface and digging into the substrate isn’t the first thing they do as placed on the soil. They are the tiniest roaches in the hobby. The females are digging straight down into the substrate and creating a small chamber when the time is coming to give birth to the young ones. By this reason put them on a deep substrate.

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