Because female hissers are oviviparous (eggs hatch within
the body of the female), they are relative easy to breed.
Breeding and keeping Hissing cockroaches are the same in many
obtained some of our initial roach stock in
little boxes of four adult roaches at an reptile expo and the rest
as individual roaches from a local pet shop. Hissing roaches
are now more available and can also be bought as young
adults for feeding stock. With the exception of mice they
are probably still the most expensive feeder items in South
breeding colonies in South Africa will probably start with
only a few Hissers.
When buying Hissing cockroaches, always open the distribution
container and determine the stage and weather the majority
or all of the insects are still alive. It is preferable to
buy Hissing cockroaches from well ventilated containers with adequate or fresh food and
a water source.
cockroaches are ground dwelling creatures which lives beneath
forest debris including leafs, pieces of bark and rocks. When
any individual feels uncomfortable in terms of hiding, temperature,
humidity, food and dominance it simply moves on to another
little "niche" which fits their profile. In captivity this
is not possible so you need to create a variety of
conditions to suit all Hissers.