These beautiful Cockroaches are becoming very popular as live foods, it is a posh roach almost a shame to use them for foods and they are quite harmless and dart around my containers quite fast. Prices are coming down all the time so it is worth shopping around and buying them as a tub from a stockist.
These Cockroaches can be fed on a wide variety of food, like kitchen scraps, veg, fruit, breakfast cereal and even dog food, probably best to provide them with a varied diet.
It is believed that the black and white markings, which appear on the adults only, have evolved to mimic the patterns of other aggressive ground beetles, assassin bugs.
Originally from Southern India, adult size approximately up to 3cm, also called Seven-Spotted Cockroach.