Feeder/pet roaches in SA

Feeder/pet roaches in SA

Postby Joh » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:13 pm

Hello Everybody,

How are you?

I am just starting to get into the hobby of keeping roaches. I have found one or two websites for people selling roaches in SA. But, not everyone who breeds roaches sell them. So, which species are available in South Africa.

Thank You,
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Re: Feeder/pet roaches in SA

Postby F1refly » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:25 pm

The following are available most of the time:

Blaptica dubia
Blatta lateralis
Gromphadorhina portentosa
Phoetalia pallida
Lobster Roaches
Cape Red Head Roaches (Local species)
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Re: Feeder/pet roaches in SA

Postby coleosse » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:26 pm

Hi,

Cape Red Head Roaches (Local species) is Aptera fusca?
http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/ins ... 00931x.jpg

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Re: Feeder/pet roaches in SA

Postby Joh » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:33 pm

Hi Chris,

No, sadly not. I would love to have Aptera fusca. Cape red head Roaches are Oxyhaloa duesta.

Hi Firefly,

Thank you for the information. I might be in the market for swapping soon(in KZN) as my Oxyhaloa are breeding like crazy. Which is why I wanted to know what other species might be available. I currently have a small colony of Oxyhaloa duesta, and a small colony of native Pycnoscelus cockroaches. They are closely related to the Suriname cockroach, Pycnoscelus surinamensis.

Sincerely,
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Re: Feeder/pet roaches in SA

Postby coleosse » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:32 pm

Hi Joh,

Oxyhaloa duesta is very nice. damage that they do not find it at the stockbreeder's of Roaches. I asked question my knowledge!

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