Cockroaches: Pseudoglomeris magnifica
nymph after molt
female carries newborn on its abdomen
horizontal and vertical terrariums are suitable, the main thing is the presence of a tightly closing lid. We prefer to use terrariums having a lid that opens in the middle of the main terrarium.
the terrarium should have a good ventilation, for this it is best
to use a special mesh, through which it will also be convenient
to spray the terrarium every other day.
green at all stages (khaki)
only males (males have wings and fly)
viviparous insect species (female carries newborn on its abdomen)
Type of features:
social and are kept in groups (colonies)
exoskeleton - skin, after molting
females and nymphs look similar,
and are different only by size
insect moves easily on any surface by means of suction cups on its legs.
Temperature and humidity:
recommended temperature in the terrarium is 23-27 ° C. It is better to maintain one side of the terrarium in a drier state, and the other
in a wetter one.
As terrarium soil use coconut substrate, neutralized peat, add oak and birch leaves, dead wood. You can decorate terrarium with the terrarium plants e.g. Tradescantia. They inhabit high places of the terrarium, cracks in snags and bark, move easily on any surface, so take care of the presence of bark and branches in the terrarium. These insects can not withstand lowering temperatures and uprise of the mold, therefore, we advise to monitor the temperature and sterilize the natural scenery and soil.
the area should be quite large so that the animal can leave its colony for molting and stay alone for a couple of days until it gets stronger.
vegetable and fruit, birch- and oak leaves, dead wood, calcium, protein (necessarily). The best protein supplement - gammarus.
It always needs fresh food in terrarium.
Pseudoglomeris magnifica Shelford, 1907