Giant Burrowing Cockroach (Macropanesthia rhinoceros)

(5 customer reviews)

Original price was: $78.00.Current price is: $69.00.

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The world’s largest cockroach is native to coastal central and northern Queensland in dry eucalyptus forest. Adults construct burrows and emerge at night to drag dry eucalyptus litter into the burrows to feed on. Adult females will raise the babies in the burrow for several months, caring for them and bringing them fallen leaves to eat from outside the burrow. Males wander at night in search of females and have a prominent bump in the pronotum.

These cockroaches are long-lived and slow growing, nymphs can take up to 3 years to mature and adults can live past 10 years.

This species is calm, and cannot climb or fly.

Care is simple, provide deep sandy substrate and dried eucalyptus leaves on the surface for food. They do not bite when handed but care must be taken as they are heavy and if dropped could be hurt. If handling, do so close to the ground.

Sold as adults

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5 reviews for Giant Burrowing Cockroach (Macropanesthia rhinoceros)

  1. Linda Street (verified owner)

    Healthy roach, safe packed as always and helpful with every enquiry. Absolutely love BugFrenzy!

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  2. Wayne Ireland (verified owner)

    This guy is super cool… happy and healthy when it arrived, seems to be happy with its new home, hopefully we can keep it that way!!

  3. Amy Dutoit (verified owner)

    Amazing service and an amazing bug. Really went above and beyond to help me source the bug for my sons birthday

  4. Melissa (verified owner)

    Rex is gorgeous!! Absolutely worth every cent!! Packaged extremely well and shipped fast. Thanks guys!

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  5. Oliver Patch (verified owner)

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