Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Pterostichus sp and Hooded Pitcher Plant Update

I have 7 of my Pterostichus sp larva left, all seem to be mature, due to the fact that they have stopped eating and growing. I have changed out their substrate and have given them a deep compressed layer of moist coconut fiber. It seems one of them has already made a pupal cell!

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I really hope they make it to adulthood, it will be my first time raising a Carabid from egg to adult!
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My Sarracenia minor seedling has been doing very well, and has put out many new pitchers! I apparently don't have to give it a cool period until it is three years old, unlike my Venus flytrap, which is enjoying a nice diapause in my fridge. 

Here are some pictures of my pitcher plant:




















It has caught a couple of fungus gnats so far, will try feeding it a small mealworm sometime soon.

I hope you guys enjoyed this blog post, any suggestions for what you want the next one to be about? See you all later! :)

4 comments:

  1. You should do a post about how you set up your roach enclosures.

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    1. Sure, I can do that! Like a step by step sorta thing?

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  2. Yeah, a step by step. Maybe you have different enclosures for species that burrow, species that require vertical space, etc. Show off the different features of those if you make them.

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    1. Alrighty, will do! Next blog post will be on how I setup roach enclosures. Thank you very much for your input! :)

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