Sunday, August 14, 2016

Some Growth Updates

Hi Again Guys!!! :)
I've been lazy enough to go almost three weeks without making a single post! I've stored up a bunch of pictures and have a lot of things to post about, so keep your eye on the blog!
  I'll start with some growth updates.
First, my large Scutigera coleoptrata molted a couple weeks ago, not much of a change in size really at all but here's a pic anyway!
S.coleoptrata next to exuvia
This guy has been really cool to keep, it's a blast watching it go after its prey! I love their kind of tropical, striped look, most people think they're really creepy( including many invertebrate keepers), but not me!

Second, my Polyphaga saussurei nymph has molted twice since I last showed pictures of her! I'm probably the most excited that this invert has been growing, I just can't wait for it to grow into the largest Corydid in the hobby!
Here are some pictures of it from it's last and current instars.
P.saussurei nymph after 1 molt

P.saussurei nymph after 2 molts
Third, another Corydid of mine has been molting, my Polyphaga aegyptiaca! The little guy has molted three times since I last showed pictures of it! He is finally big enough for me to see well. LOL 
Here are some current pictures of him!

P.aegyptiaca nymph
I only have this one small nymph, so I might either sell it or try to trade for more so I can create a decent sized colony.

Last but not least, my Eurycotis decipiens hatchlings have been molting as well. There is probably over fifty of them now with all the oothecae that have been hatching, still plenty more to go!There are many second instar nymphs and probably a couple third instars as well, but for now here's a picture of one of the second instars.
Second instar E.decipiens nymph
It's not the best of pictures, but you can see pretty clearly that the two circles on the pronotum are already visible, and that they have changed in color from plain black to black and orange. Pretty cool seeing these guys develop so far, and I hope to have continued success with this species.

Well, that's it for now, hope you guys enjoyed reading, and until next time, goodbye! :)

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