Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Elliptorhina davidi Update!

So far so good with this species, all three nymphs have molted once now in my care, my male molted just a week or so ago. He may or may not be a subadult already, and he's looking beautiful! 😍 I absolutely love the simple yet vibrant orange coloration on this species, as well as the bumpy morphology, though this male has already lost most of the abdominal tubercles with this molt, which is normal. Females are usually still quite bumpy as adults though thankfully.

One interesting thing I've noticed is this species really seems to prefer fruits to protein based foods, at least, mine hardly touch the chick feed or artificial pollen I offer them. On the other hand, my Gromphadorhina and Princisia gobble up proteins and fruits in somewhat equal amounts, especially as nymphs. 

Well, here are some pictures of the male nymph in his new skin:

Such a looker, really can't wait until he matures! 😁 Same goes for the females! 

Anyways, that'll do it for this update, thanks for reading, I hope everyone enjoyed, stay safe, and I'll see you all next time! 😉

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