Saturday, March 19, 2016

My New Paranauphoeta discoidalis & a Small Eusattus Update!

I got a sexed pair of the discoidal assassin roach, Paranauphoeta discoidalis, a few days ago. They are a very pretty species, both the adults and the nymphs. They also seem pretty calm, I was able to photograph my adult with little trouble, she stayed still the whole time. That is a very nice quality in a roach, and one that is not common among the species in the hobby.

I am keeping them in a medium sized container with coconut fiber as the substrate and I am using dead leaves and toilet paper rolls as hides. I am keeping them moist, and am feeding them dog food, fruits and veggies. Hopefully I will be able to breed this species, they are very pretty and rare!

Here are some pictures of my adult:

Now for a small update on my Eusattus muricatus. They are eating dog food and dead leaves, and I have witnessed what I believe to be egg-laying! Hopefully if all goes well, I will be seeing larva soon! I am trying to keep the substrate dry with a moister bottom layer, this was how it was in their natural habitat.

Here is a picture of their enclosure:

I don't know if anyone has ever gotten this genus to reproduce in captivity, at least I haven't heard of it. Hopefully mine are laying eggs, I am very interested to see what the larva look like!

Anyway, I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and I will see you all next time! :)

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