Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Couple of Arenivaga Updates, & an Update on My Tarantula

My Arenivaga bolliana have been doing well, and one of my males just matured a few days ago! Unfortunately one of his wings is a bit messed up, which causes the rest of his wings to not fold up completely, but it shouldn't affect his health or anything.

Here are some pictures of him:






















My "adult" female molted as well, I'm hoping she's mature now. She has a bunch of coconut fiber adhered to her, which is an annoying sort of camouflage that I've seen in other burrowing cockroach genera such as Hemiblabera and Blaberus.

Here are some pictures of her:















Hopefully my female is mature and will start laying lots of oothecae! :)
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My male Arenivaga tonkawa nymph died, again. I am pretty upset about this, I don't know why my males of this species always die before maturing! :( My females are still doing well, and there is a moist spot always available in the enclosure, so this time it was not due to improper care. Looks like I'll need to get another one at some point, what a bummer.
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My female Grammostola porteri, Rosie, has molted for the first time in about three years! She sure took her sweet time with this one.

Here are some pictures of the molt:













I did not get any pictures of Rosie herself, I just wanted to show that she molted.

That's gonna do it for today, hope you guys enjoyed this short post, and I'll see you all next time! :)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

My New Panchlora sp. "White" Females

My two new Panchlora sp. "White" arrived yesterday, along with a free male. :) Hopefully these females will thrive in my care and reproduce, this is definitely one of my favorite species in my collection! They have already mated and are gravid, so if all goes well I should get offspring from them soon!

Anyway, here are some pictures of one of the new females:














That's it for today, hope you guys enjoyed this short post, and I'll see you all next time! :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Lots of Babies! (& Lots of Pictures)

Lots of my cockroaches have been breeding lately, and I thought I would show you guys some pictures of all the little roach nymphs that have been created!

My African bullet roaches have been doing well, and even though I haven't seen any ootheca yet, there are already babies in the container, so the female must hide them well, (they are all probably under the bark slab in the enclosure that I never move).
Here are some pictures of them:

The adult pair
















Nymphs




















Apparently the nymphs have been around a while, as there are some second instar individuals in there.
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After a long time of waiting, my Blaberus sp. "Hybrid" females have begun to give birth, (but my Blaberus atropos still have not given me babies yet!!).

Here are some pictures of the little guys:













Hopefully the nymphs will grow well for me, I may end up putting these guys in with my hissers, they'd do well together I feel.
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Only about a month after my first female matured, my Gyna lurida gave birth! These guys truly do give birth to a ton of babies, and while I doubt I have 200 nymphs in my enclosure right now, there are definitely quite a few in there.

Here are some pictures of them, (I apologize for the poor quality):




















These tiny guys are pretty cute, hopefully they will continue to do well in my care!
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My Parcoblatta species have all been doing very well, and all of my species have officially reproduced! :)

Here are some pictures of my Parcoblatta bolliana, (Again, sorry for the quality):






















And now some pics of my Parcoblatta divisa nymphs:


















My Parcoblatta fulvescens ootheca have also started to hatch, which surprises me, as it hasn't been that long since the adults first arrived!
Here are some pictures of them:

Adult male



















Nymphs

















My Parcoblatta lata have been the most prolific so far, and there are TONS of nymphs in the enclosure!
Here are a couple pics of them:
















And here are some pictures of my Parcoblatta uhleriana nymphs:



















My Parcoblatta virginica have also produced nymphs, as you can see here:



















My Parcoblatta zebra have been reproducing as well, and many of the males are getting old and a few have died off. Luckily I was able to get a picture of one of the males in his prime, before they all died off.
Here are some pictures of him and the nymphs:

Male













Nymphs






















I'm glad this genus has done well for me overall, the only times I have failed breeding them is when entomophagus mold has been involved, and that just doesn't count, since it's pretty much a death sentence. Hopefully one day I will have all the Parcoblatta species in my collection!
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And last but not least, some of the ootheca from my Pseudomops septentrionalis from San Antonio TX have hatched! So glad I am finally able to breed this species, hopefully the resulting nymphs will grow well for me and be fertile when they mature!
I was only able to get one half decent picture of the nymphs, these guys really don't stay still!

Here they are:














Well, that's gonna do it for today, hope you guys enjoyed, and I'll see you all next post! :)