Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
Housing: Cricket keepers and 10 gallon aquariums work great for these guys. Note: they can climb nearly everything so a fine mesh screen in addition to a standard lid is ideal to keep babies from escaping.
Food Preferences: Fruit and veggie scraps (bell peppers are a big favorite), carrots, Reptanicals' Cricket Feast, carrots, Reptanicals' Shredded Shrimp, tortoise pellets and dry vegetable based pastas are also happily accepted
Temp Requirements: approx. 65 Degrees to 85 Degrees. Extreme cold and heat can be lethal
Substrate: Coconut coir, peat moss, or Reptanicals' Bug Bedding, slightly moist on one side
Humidity: mostly dry, slightly damp substrate on one side will provide enough humidity for egg health and proper molting.
Enrichment: Provide cork bark or other tube style places for your roaches to hide. They prefer tight spaces just large enough for them to fit, but not much bigger.
NOTE: We suggest a bio-active set up with both springtails and isopods to keep your roach enclosure clean. They are nature's janitorial crew and to eat any leftover or hidden food that may mold. (Roaches like to pull their food into their hides if they can, so sometimes mold may be out of sight.)
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Shipping: All live animals are shipped Monday-Wednesday via Priority or Express Mail
Orders placed on or after Wednesday at noon will ship the following week to avoid spending the weekend at the post office or on a truck. Someone must be present to accept package delivery.
Cold Temps: All orders are extremely well insulated. If your area is experiencing temperatures below 45*F, for LAG we reserve the right to mark box "HOLD at Post Office."
Hot Temps: Cold packs are included free of charge. For temps exceeding 85*F: LAG we reserve the right to mark box "HOLD at Post Office."
If temperatures exceed 100*F, we reserve the right to delay shipping until cooler temperatures resume.
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