Sunday, May 29, 2016

Egg Layers and Eggs Hatching!

My Pseudomops septentionalis have been doing kind of poorly, I had three adults, two females and one male. None of the oothecae the females have been laying have hatched, and I fear they may all be infertile. However, the male was the last to mature, so the earlier oothecae are all infertile but some of the more recently laid ootheca may be fertile, still they should have hatched by now. One of the females died a few days ago, after a long life of almost eight months, which is quite a while for this species.

However, I will hopefully be getting a couple more from a friend soon, a adult pair to be exact. Hopefully those added individuals will be able to rejuvenate my colony!

Here are some pictures of the pair I have left:
Female




















Male



















And here's a picture of one of the ootheca:


















Hopefully some ootheca will hatch, I'll keep you guys updated.
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So my African bullet roaches have been doing very well, and the male has matured, so I now have an adult pair! They have made a little tunnel system under the bark slab in their enclosure, which is quite fascinating! The Sinella curviseta springtails in the enclsoure have been doing extremely well, and there are TONS of them crawling around, which is good to see.

Anyway, here are some pictures of the adult male:











I'm really hoping these will reproduce for me, they seem like such a cool little species!
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I was checking on my Melanolestes picipes eggs today, and found that two of them had hatched! I have supplied small pieces of eggcarton for them to hide under, and I am offering them hatchling Parcoblatta americana, hopefully they will eat them.

Here are a couple of pictures of one of the nymphs:
















So cute, am I right? Hopefully they will do well for me, they are such colorful little things!

Well, I hope you guys enjoy this post, and I'll see you all next time! :)

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