I'm back with my first post in a couple weeks, hope you guys didn't miss me too much. ;)
I've got a very good amount of updates stacked up, which I'll share primarily in this post, but also in my next two.
I'll start off with the one I'm most excited about.....the hatching of my largest Eurycotis lixa ootheca! I'm tempted to say this hatch was almost miraculous in the sense that it took a WHILE after the normal hatching time, I only had one other ootheca hatch which only gave me four rather messed up looking nymphs and this one gave me fifteen perfect nymphs, and it was able to endure temps in nearly the mid 60s at times!
Here's some pics of the little suckers!
|First instar E.lixa nymphs|
Now, I also have a couple maturation updates.
I'll start with the(IMO) more intriguing one. So I was dumping my E.sinensis"White Eye" substrate into a new enclosure that I was transferring them into when I noticed a few lumps in the remaining substrate. Uncovering the lumps, I was shocked to find two adult males! I hadn't really went through the substrate in a while, but they probably matured no more than a couple days earlier.
Here's a few photos of these beautiful guys!
|E.sinensis"White Eye" adult males|
The other maturation update I wanted to share was on my Parcoblatta pennsylvanica. Three more sub-adult nymphs molted in adult males along with a female. One of the males turned out a very nice black color and I'm assuming that the female already mated with at least one of the males as it already seems to be gravid.
Here are some pics of a couple of the new adults!
|Black-form adult male P.pennsylvanica|
|Adult female P.pennsylvanica|
That'll rap up this post, be sure to watch out for my remaining updates in my next two and have a goodnight everyone! :)