Monday, May 2, 2016

Zebra Feast!

Hi Everyone!
I know I already took shared some pictures of these guys, but they are so beautiful that I had to take some more! The other day I put about 18 small chunks of apple in their enclosure, and those 11 E.decipiens ate all the apple in under 45 minutes! Here's some pictures I snapped of them!
E.decipiens nymph with very striking color scheme on abdomen

E.decipiens nymph( note the small veins I was able to capture on the wing pads and sides of the pronotum)

Youngest E.decipiens nymph
All 11 E.decipiens nymphs eating
 These guys have been very fun to keep so far, and have to be one of the most marvelously patterned roaches in the hobby! The things I like most about these are that they are more disinclined to bite when handled, fight during feeding time, and are a lot calmer than their close relative Eurycotis lixa.
Once again, hope you guys enjoyed this post, and I'll see you guys next time! :)