Bob & Janet
These are non-native cockroaches. They are popular in our Nature Education Programs as they are big and hiss loudly.
- Lifespan: 2 – 5 yrs
- Insect (3 body parts, 6 legs, exoskeleton, 2 antenna)
- Common pets
- Make a hissing noise when disturbed, to impress a female, or as a sign of aggression towards other males
- One of the largest species of cockroaches, but lacks wings
- Eats most anything, we feed them fruits, veggies, dog/cat food
- Give live birth
- Baby Madagascar hissing cockroaches are called ‘nymphs’ and they go through seven stages of growth before reaching adulthood
- Have sticky feet that make them really good climbers. Their taste buds are also on their feet.