Yesterday was my birthday but my birthday presents actually came in on Thursday. I received 11 beautiful E.decipiens, 2 P.saussurei, and 100 tropical pink springtails from Kyle at RoachCrossing.com. I was supposed to get 12 E.decipiens( don't know if he gave 1 less on purpose or miscounted) but nonetheless I am completely satisfied and happy with what I received as he included an adult and gave me a lot of large-largish medium nymphs and only 2 of the nymphs were small. The Zebra's are doing well so far and eating a lot! I am keeping them in a 20 qt Sterilite container, with moist coconut fiber and crushed dead leaves as the substrate( although I will be adding some cypress mulch soon.) I have some egg crates in their and a large piece of cork bark under a couple of the egg crates to create a nice humid retreat for egg laying and for the springtails to get some extra humidity. I will take some pictures of the P.saussurei soon as well, just trying to figure out why one of the nymphs is not barely moving and not burrowing( I think it is preparing for a molt because when I picked it up it seemed a little soft.) Here's the pictures!
|2 E.decipiens nymphs on cork bark|
|5 E.decipiens on egg crates|
|E.decipiens adult's face|
|E.decipiens nymph's face|
|Side view of E.decipiens nymph|
I have really been wanting this stunning species for a while now and it's great to finally have some! I look forward to having a thriving colony of these. Once again, until next time, good bye!