Orange Head Roaches
Orange Headed Roaches
Non climbing Orange Head Feeder Roaches now available!
Orange Head Roaches are fast becoming another quite popular feeder roach in the US. Although not the best known of the non climbing feeder roaches commonly bred as food items for the reptile industry, Orange Head Roaches are better breeders than the more well known Discoid Roaches. They can not climb grass or smooth plastic, making them easily contained. Both adult males and adult females have wings but they can not fly. Orange Head Roaches are live bearers. Like all roaches, Orange Head Roaches have a high meat to shell ratio and immature roaches can be used as feeders at any appropriate size for reptiles and arachnids.
|Orange Head Roaches Can Not Climb|
|Have Wings But Cant Fly|
|Adults Grow to Approx 2 Inches|
|Adults Live 1 Year or More|
|Mature at About 3-4 Months Old|
|Gestation Carry Babies for About a Month|
|Females Give Live Birth|
|Young Born 30 or So at a Time|
|Babies are Born About 1/4 of an Inch|
|Make Great Food Items|
|Orange Head Roaches Make No Noise|
|Orange Head Roaches Do Not Jump|
|Orange Head Roaches Do Not Bite|
|Orange Head Roaches are Easy to Care For|
Orange Headed Roaches get their name from the lovely orange coloring they achieve at adulthood. Adult Orange Headed Roaches are beautifully marked with a splash of orange on the pronotum and considered to be one of the most beautiful of the roach species. Nymphs are a deep red color.
Orange Headed Roaches are known as notorious wing biters. Always supply them with plenty of high protein food and make sure the colony is not overcrowded. Orange Head Roaches are also more carnivorous than most other roaches. If not well fed, they could attack and kill any freshly molted tank mates. Dont let this stop you from raising these roaches. They are not difficult keepers and only need a good quality high protein food for success. Any name brand dry cat food will supply the protein they need. Unlike the Discoid and Dubia Roaches, Orange Head colonies do have a defensive odor when disturbed.
Orange Head Roach Juveniles
As with all the Tropical Roaches, Orange Head Roaches should be kept warm and well fed for optimum breeding success. Supply them with hiding places, high protein food, veggies or water crystals for moisture, and keep them at 90 degrees or so and your colony will reward you by breeding and multiplying.
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Orange Head Roaches are easy to keep and breed. See Orange Head Roach Care and Breeding for more information.
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