Tuesday, December 15, 2020

My New Salganea taiwanensis!

Ty Panesthiinae Order Pt. 2/4
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This addition to Ty's Panesthiinae order is yet another new genus for me, Salganea! 😃 It's an interesting genus with adults often sporting some rough, almost spikey looking terminal segments and an overall different morphology from Panesthia and Ancaudellia. These Salganea taiwanensis are quite small and diminutive, even for this genus, and the adults in this package were about an inch in length. 

I find Salganea even harder to sex than Panesthia or Ancaudellia, (which are already difficult to sex, as males have very tiny terminal ventral segments that can be easy to miss, making you think they're females), so I have absolutely no idea what the sex ratio of my five mixed individuals is, but hopefully I end up getting offspring from them somehow. 😂 

I've got mine set up in a minimally ventilated container filled with a substrate of rotten cottonwood, and some rotten leaf litter for good measure. I'm keeping them humid and cool, around 68-72F°, and will be offering fruit slices every now and then as supplemental foods, (they'll mostly eat the wood, and maybe the leaf litter).

Here are some pictures of them:



An interesting new genus for me to work with, hopefully I'll be successful in breeding them, would be great to get them established in US Blatticulture! 😁

Well, that's gonna do it for this post, the last of my acquisitions from this particular order. I hope everyone enjoyed, thanks for reading, stay safe, and I'll see you all next time! 😉

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