My daughter collects roaches, I've found some with the above name but I've never heard of them before and I'm wondering if they are a real species. If they are then great, her name is Ruby and it would be nice to add these to her collection but I have my doubts. The only information I have is a picture the seller posted which obviously came from a website which unfortunately I can't enlarge to read. Has anyone heard of these at all? The seller describes them as rare, I'm inclined to believe they may just be a fairly ordinary roach but I'm interested enough to ask for ID help. Incase your wondering, Ruby is 5 and LOVES bugs of all kinds. Here's hoping someone can clear this up for me as all my internet searching has drawn a blank so far and I'd prefer to know what I'm buying before I commit to it, cheers all, Emma
I'm no roach expert, but it seems that there is a species called Florida Woods Cockroach (Eurycotis floridana), which may be one of the species kept as a pet. Some sellers offer 'red ruby' cockroaches which they call 'floridiana' variey and which may be a colour mutation of this species.