Thursday, June 1, 2017

Glowspot Roaches & Glow in the Dark Elaterids!

My Lucihormetica are doing OK, still no nymphs yet, but my female looks pretty plump! She spends most of her time underground, even at night, the male comes out often though, and is almost always out in the open when I check on the enclosure, seemingly guarding the semi-permanent burrows they've set up. 😊

Took some pics of the male the other day, here they are:

Really can't wait to get some young from this amazing species, I am really in love with these! 😍

I did a checkup on my Pyrophorus noctilucus larvae yesterday, the main reason for this checkup was to see how my largest larva was doing. It came in with a bunch of grain mites adhered to it's body, none in especially important areas though, and I just wanted to see if any had gone away.

It seems like some of the mites may have disappeared, sadly there are still quite a few on it though. However, none are covering the legs or the head, which are the main areas of concern when it comes to grain mite infestations, as they can impede movement and overall function of those areas, so that's good, plus the larva has molted at least once in my care, and has grown quite a bit! 😁

Here are some pictures of the largest larva:

And a picture of one of the smaller larvae:

Overall it seems like all three larvae are doing well so far, and definitely have good appetites! Can't wait to see just how big they will get before pupating!

Anyway, that's gonna be it for today, I hope you guys enjoyed this post, will see you all next time! 🙂


  1. Very interesting behavior with the L.grossei. I actually often find my nymph pair together in the same burrow, it's probably just a coincidence though as I can't see why they would be attracted to each other at such a young age.

    Those guys are amazing, can't wait to hear about any new developments as they grow. :)

    1. Yeah, all around they are very interesting roaches, and so pretty too! :D That's cute, and probably not coincidence either, as roaches are generally social creatures. :)

      Thanks, they are really cool! Can't wait until they mature!