Wednesday, November 25, 2020

A Perisphaerinae Duo!

Ty Schaben Order Pt. 4/8
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Continuing on with me and Ty Randal's package... There were two Perisphaerinae species within, one which I've kept before and am now keeping again, and one which I'll hopefully be able to keep soon! 😁

Let's start with the ones I get to keep immediately, the good old Perisphaerus pygmaeus! I've kept these in the past and bred them quite successfully, and now I have ten mixed individuals to start another culture with! 😃 These are still doing OK in US Blatticulture, but I'm looking forward to working with them again and hopefully getting them more widely available in the hobby!

I've got them in a very well ventilated half gallon container with a substrate of coconut fiber, and I've given them some cork tile hides, bark and rotten wood chunks for them to hide in, (gravid females love chewing into rotten wood and making chambers to rest within). I'm keeping them humid and at 75F°+, and will be feeding them chick feed, artificial pollen, and fresh fruits. 

Here are some pictures of a bunch of them:

Also, I've had this post finished and scheduled for a few weeks now, as I've got quite the backlog of posts to upload due to all these new acquisitions. But in that time, one of the adult females in my starter culture gave birth, so I'd say my colony is off to a great start! 😄 
Here are some crappy pictures of the female in the little brood chamber she quickly carved out, you can just barely see some of the nymphs inside:

Very cute little things, fingers crossed this group does as well for me as my old culture did! 🤞

And now for the awesome second addition, which has actually been lost from US Blatticulture for years now, Pseudoglomeris tarsalis! 😍 These beautiful roaches are named tarsalis for their yellow colored tarsi, in contrast with the rest of their legs and bodies being jet black. They also have yellow cerci, and adult females oddly have yellow hairs on their last ventral segments.

Unfortunately this is one of the species that had major losses in transit, so I will not be able to keep any from this shipment, however hopefully once Ty breeds his he'll be able to send me a nice starter culture of my own, as I am enamored with these adorable little things! ☺ So take this as a little sneak peek of what's to come for my collection... 

Here are some pictures of this beautiful species:

Adult females and nymphs

Adult female

Pseudoglomeris pubes... 😂

Such a nice species, really looking forward to seeing them become established in US Blatticulture, and I wish Ty the best of luck in breeding them! 

Anyways, that's gonna do it for today, thank you for reading, I hope everyone enjoyed, stay safe, and I'll see you all in the next post! 😉

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