Monday, August 10, 2020

Mega Glowspots are Back!

And so begins breeding attempt #2 with the largest glowspot roach in the hobby, Lucihormetica grossei! 😁 This time I'm starting out with nymphs, not adults, which should increase my chances of successfully breeding them by a LOT, (shipping stress can quite adversely affect adults of this genus, and I suspect that is why neither of my Lucihormetica species from back in 2017 bred for me). Thanks to Kenn and Joshua Mease for sending me this group of 8 small/medium nymphs!

I've got them set up in a similar fashion to my Hormetica strumosa, in a 2 gallon tub with several inches of moist, compressed coconut fiber, with some vertically slanted hardwood bark slabs buried in the substrate for them to make stable tunnels and chambers against if needed. I'll keep them humid and moderately ventilated, at around 75-85F°, and feed them chick feed and fruits.

Here are some pictures of the nymphs:

Looking forward to working with this species again, hopefully they'll be more well established here in the US soon, it's such a beautiful cockroach! 😁

Anyways, that's gonna do it for this post, thanks for reading, hope everyone enjoyed, stay safe, and I'll see you all next time! 😉


  1. Here’s wishing you great success

    1. Thanks, hopefully they'll do well for me! 😁 Fingers crossed!