Last year when crickets were getting hard to get, I bought 20 lateralis roaches with the hope of breeding them to feed to my panther and other lizards. Well from day one, he would not eat them. Well now I have a whole tub full of these things and thank God my day geckos and even some of my dart frogs eat them. I hate the things but I know variety is the spice of life and he can't live on crickets his whole life. I figured he would love them since he eats the grasshoppers I catch in the fall. Well after weeks of cutting back on the crickets and trying everyday with the roaches(and I've tried every size) he started eating them. Not only a few by 6 and 8 at a time! I don't know if it's because they are new to him, even though the adult males are the same color of crickets or the fact that I will ONLY feed roaches in a cup. I'mso happy that he's eating these, because I was ready to give up on roaches for now.