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! :)

2 comments:

  1. Wow, so many pictures and so many new babies! :)
    Glad so many species are doing well for you!

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    1. I know, there's even more that I didn't think would be photo worthy, all my Pycnoscelus species have been breeding for example, and so have both of my Byrsotria species. Plus my Cariblatta lutea and minima have been breeding as well, but there's just no way I'm getting pictures of those tiny nymphs!

      Thanks, me too! :)

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