Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Madagascar Hissing Roach
February 27, 2010
Hey, I don’t see any Madagascar Hissing Roaches on your site, so I
thought I might contribute!
His name is Eero, means “Ever-Ruler” and I was letting him crawl around on my pantleg in these pictures (was in a dark room using flash so his colors showed up better) sure it’s just brown, but I think it’s a pretty fade of black-brown and kind of a golden color.
I say “he” because of the big horn like protrusions on his thorax, females have a smooth top

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Hi Tara,
Thanks for sending us photos of this popular pet insect.

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

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  1. Yes, Virginia, Giant Hissing Cockroaches are edible. My illustrious colleague, David George Gordon, recommends soaking them in lemon juice for a couple hours before cooking them, so as to remove the waxy layer on the exoskeleton [which seals them against the onslaught of pathogens in their environment; same technique useful for other roaches].

    The muscles that power the legs turn white upon cooking; tastes a little like lobster. This is not so surprising.



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