Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Eleodes, Eurycotis & Pystalla Updates!

Well, it looks like I've been able to successfully pupate three E.acuticaudus larvae, in addition to the one that matured. So hopefully I can get all three to eclose properly, and maybe get a pair or two, fingers crossed! 🤞

Here is a picture of a pupa:

Will keep you all updated on them!

The other day while checking on my Eurycotis lixa colony, I found several 1st instar nymphs in the enclosure! 🙂 Took around 4 months for this first ootheca to hatch, but I just moved them right next to my heat cable a few days ago, so I'm sure they would have started hatching out sooner had I kept them warmer, (incubation for this species is only supposed to take around 3 months).

Here are some pictures of the cuties:

I find it rather ironic how the young nymphs of this species are so light colored, meanwhile the first few instars of E.improcera are normally jet black...

Lastly, I've been getting a TON of eggs from my Pystalla horrida, I'm going to have my own little army of assassin bugs soon! 😊

Here are a couple pics of the eggs:

Will be sure to let you all know as soon as the first eggs start hatching!

Well, that does it for today's post, thanks for reading everyone, will see you all next time! 😉

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