Wednesday, July 12, 2017

My New Arenivaga floridensis From Alan!!

I bought a dozen Arenivaga floridensis "White" from my good old friend Alan Jeon, he just went on a trip to Florida this month and collected these beauties in Lake Placid. I ordered a dozen, and he sent me about 20, so a nice over count! 😁 This is by far the prettiest Arenivaga I've ever seen, pictures just don't do them justice! 

I am keeping them in a small plastic container with coconut fiber as the substrate, and decaying hardwood leaf litter on top. I am going to be keeping the lower layers of the substrate moist, and the upper layers dry, (maybe not bone dry though, as it seems this species may prefer slightly higher moisture levels than other Arenivaga in the hobby). In addition to the dead leaves, I will be feeding them chick feed. 

The females of this species apparently get quite large according to Alan, about 2/3 the size of A.bolliana females! That, combined with their striking colors, makes them my favorite Arenivaga species in my collection! 😊 There is also a darker, black color form of this species, I may end up adding some to my collection one day if these ones do well for me.

Anyway, here are some pictures of mine:

For some reason this species has not been established in culture, despite entering collections multiple times, I'm not exactly sure why. Hopefully I'll be able to breed this beautiful Arenivaga, would be great to get these into more keepers' hands, they are such pretty little sand roaches!

Anyway, that's going to do it for today, I hope everyone enjoyed this post, will see you all next time! 🙂


  1. Awesome man, these have to be the pinnacle of any keeper's Arenivaga collection! :D Hope they do well for you!

    1. Thanks, yeah they are really beautiful! :D Hopefully I can breed them successfully!