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Turkestan roach (Blatta lateralis), AKA Red Runners, have completely replaced crickets for me. They have no smell, breed just as fast, are the same size, and seem to attract the mantids attention better with all of their fast movements. If you are thinking of raising your own feeders and only had one choice, this would be my recommendation. These roaches do not fly, nor are they able to climb smooth surfaces. Adult males have wings and are able to flutter downwards (if jumping down or dropped) but not upwards.
This will be a mixed size batch of mostly small to medium size nymphs with a pretty decent overcount.