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|caption = Juvenile female Madagascar hissing cockroach.
 
|caption = Juvenile female Madagascar hissing cockroach.
|CommonNames = Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, Hissing Cockroach, Hisser
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|CommonNames =  
|Size = 2-3 inches long, 1 inch wide
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*Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
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*Hissing Cockroach
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*Hisser
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|Size = 2-3 inches, mature
 
|Color = Reddish brown and black
 
|Color = Reddish brown and black
 
|Defense = Hisses
 
|Defense = Hisses
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|Stage2 = Nymph
 
|Stage2 = Nymph
 
|Stage2Photo = File:Hisser_live_birth.jpg
 
|Stage2Photo = File:Hisser_live_birth.jpg
|Stage3 = Adult
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|Stage3 = Adult}}
|Stage3Photo = File:Madagascan.hissing.cockroach.750pix.jpg
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Commonly known as the Madagascar hissing cockroach, as well as the hissing cockroach, or hisser. Adults are 2-3 inches long (5-7.5 cm) and are reddish brown in color with dark heads and legs. They can scale glass, and unlike most other cockroaches, neither the males nor females have wings. Adult males can be distinguished by horn-like protrusions from their "head" (technically the pronotum, which is behind the head.) [[File:Madagascan.hissing.cockroach.750pix.jpg|thumb|Note the horn-like protrusions on the head of this hisser male.]] While they do hiss when disturbed, these roaches do not bite or sting.
|Stage consumed = Adult, nymph
 
|Cooking method = Deep-fried, pan-fried, sauteed, boiled, or raw
 
|Parts consumed = All; legs may be removed
 
|Toxicity = Potential allergen}}
 
Commonly known as the Madagascar hissing cockroach, as well as the hissing cockroach, or hisser. Adults are 2-3 inches long (5-7.5 cm) and are reddish brown in color with dark heads and legs. They can scale glass, and unlike most other cockroaches, neither the males nor females have wings. Adult males can be distinguished by horn-like protrusions from their "head" (technically the pronotum, which is behind the head.) While they do hiss when disturbed, these roaches do not bite or sting.
 
   
 
==Habitat==
 
==Habitat==
   
Madagascar hissing cockroaches come from the island nation of Madagascar, off of the Mozambique coast in Africa. Madagascar features a warm monsoon season with average highs of 82º F and a cool dry season with averages highs of 70º F. <ref>http://www.worldtravelguide.net/madagascar/weather-climate-geography</ref> The ideal breeding temperatures for hissers is reportedly between 75 and 90º F. <ref>http://exoticpets.about.com/cs/insectsspiders/p/hissingroach.htm</ref> They can be found in rotting logs where they feed off of organic matter, primarily vegetation.
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Madagascar hissing cockroaches come from the island nation of Madagascar, off of the Mozambique coast in Africa. Madagascar features a warm monsoon season with average highs of 82º F and a cool dry season with averages highs of 70º F. <ref>http://www.worldtravelguide.net/madagascar/weather-climate-geography</ref> The ideal breeding temperatures for hissers is reportedly between 75 and 90º F. <ref>http://exoticpets.about.com/cs/insectsspiders/p/hissingroach.htm</ref> They can be found in rotting logs where they fee off of organic matter, primarily vegetation.
   
 
==Consumption==
 
==Consumption==
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[[File:Cockroachsushi.jpg|thumb|left|Japanese preparation of Madagascar hissing cockroach as sushi]]
   
 
Adult roaches are commonly deep- or pan-fried, but can also be consumed raw, sauteed, or boiled. Six Flags theme park has, in the past, ran a promotions whereby individuals can jump to the front of the line by eating a live Madagascar hissing cockroach, though some health professionals discourage people from eating live cockroaches.<ref>http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-10-07/news/ct-talk-cockroach-eating-1007-20111007_1_cockroaches-contestants-great-america</ref> They reportedly taste like greasy chicken.<ref>http://edibug.wordpress.com/list-of-edible-insects/</ref> Some people find the legs or shells unpalatable.
 
Adult roaches are commonly deep- or pan-fried, but can also be consumed raw, sauteed, or boiled. Six Flags theme park has, in the past, ran a promotions whereby individuals can jump to the front of the line by eating a live Madagascar hissing cockroach, though some health professionals discourage people from eating live cockroaches.<ref>http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-10-07/news/ct-talk-cockroach-eating-1007-20111007_1_cockroaches-contestants-great-america</ref> They reportedly taste like greasy chicken.<ref>http://edibug.wordpress.com/list-of-edible-insects/</ref> Some people find the legs or shells unpalatable.
   
 
==Recipes==
 
==Recipes==
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|Recipe category = Cockroach|External Recipe 1 URL = http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20100415/cook/cook3.html|External Recipe 1 Name = Stir Fried Cockroach}}
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Please add recipes if you know of any.
   
 
==Farming==
 
==Farming==
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They can be kept in a plastic storage bin with egg crates and a heating pad to maintain a temperature between 75 and 95 degrees.
 
They can be kept in a plastic storage bin with egg crates and a heating pad to maintain a temperature between 75 and 95 degrees.
   
This video shows the basic setup:
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This video shows the basic setup: [http://youtu.be/aHMO95HpUAc Madagascar Hissing Cockroach Breeder Colony]
 
[[File:Madagascar Hissing Cockroach Breeder Colony|thumb|300px|left]] {{clrl}}
 
   
 
==Legality==
 
==Legality==
   
Some U.S. states do not allow Madagascar hissing cockroaches to be kept without a permit. Those states are Arizona, Florida, and Tennessee.
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Some U.S. states do not allow Madagascar hissing cockroaches to be kept without a permit. Those states are Arizona, California, Florida, and Tennessee.
   
 
==Buying==
 
==Buying==
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==Media==
 
==Media==
   
<gallery type="slideshow" widths="400" crop="true" position="left">
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<gallery type="slideshow" widths="400" crop="true" position="center">
 
Cockroachsushi.jpg
 
Cockroachsushi.jpg
 
Madagascan.hissing.cockroach.750pix.jpg
 
Madagascan.hissing.cockroach.750pix.jpg
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Hisser live birth.jpg
 
Hisser live birth.jpg
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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==Resources==
 
==Resources==
   
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
[[Category:Cockroaches]]
 
[[Category:Insects]]
 
[[Category:Arthropods]]
 
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