Thursday, January 19, 2017

Baby Roaches! (or Therea Thursday, Sorta)

A couple weeks ago my female Blaberus sp. "Venezuela" gave birth to a 20 or so nymphs, which are all doing pretty well. I am glad that I have had success with this species, as it is my favorite Blaberus I've kept by far.

Here are some pictures of the nymphs, which look a lot like my Blaberus atropos nymphs:




















Hopefully they'll reach adulthood with no problems. :)
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All of my Corydidarum pygmaea babies have molted and now like to hang around the lid and by the food bowl, which worries me just a little bit. According to "For the Love of Cockroaches", too much or too little moisture can affect how much the nymphs climb, so I'm a bit worried that the humidity levels in the enclosure are not to their liking.

Anyway, here are some pictures of the little cuties:



















I really hope this species continues to do well for me, I really love these guys, and really all of the Perisphaerinae!
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I got a request to do an update on my Therea species, and to be honest, this update is a bit overdue.

First let's start with my T.olegrandjeani. All three of the newer adult females are still alive and are laying oothecae, and the offspring my previous adults produced are getting bigger.
Here are some pictures of my larger T.olegrandjeani nymphs:














My T.petiveriana females are also still alive and pumping out oothecae, and some of their oothecae have already hatched, and some of the resulting nymphs have molted a couple times.
Here are some pics of the nymphs:






















And lastly, my T.regularis have reproduced as well. I never posted this, but my first adult male died quite a while back, but the other four nymphs matured into another male and three females, one of which has passed away, the other two are still alive and laying oothecae though.
Anyway, here are some pictures of some newborn nymphs:




















I'm happy I've been able to breed all three species successfully, and I hope they continue to do well in my care!

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

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