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What are discoid roaches?

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Discoid roaches are mid-sized cockroaches of the species Blaberus discoidales. They are originally from South America, but they are bred in the pet trade as pets and as live prey for reptiles.

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What are discoid roaches?
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Discoid roaches are about 2 inches long at maturity. They are easy to care for, as they are unable to escape from smooth-sided containers like glass or tupperware, do not require any filler material on the bottom of their enclosures and eat a wide variety of foods. When kept as a food source for other animals, they are typically gutloaded, meaning that they are fed a particularly nutritious feed to pass that nutrition along to the predator animal. Even without gutloading, they are considered nutritious prey for insectivorous reptiles.

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