Saturday, May 29, 2021

Spring Roach Babies!

Here are a few delayed updates on some of my roach species that I've gotten babies from! 😀

My Balta notulata have successfully bred, which is great, I saw the first hatchlings on the 30th of April, and while the adults are all dead now, the next generation is secure, can't believe I was able to establish a culture from a single ooth I received late last year! 😄

My Asiablatta kyotensis adults are all still alive, with the females still laying ooths, and yet I've already got offspring hatching out! 😃 Found the first babies on 21st of this month, and there are definitely gonna be more where they came from! 

Here are some pictures of the first instar nymphs:

Overall this genus is very very similar in care to Parcoblatta, and in appearance too, it's no surprise this species used to be classified in Parcoblatta as well! I'm super glad these are breeding for me, hopefully I'll be able to offer some up for sale soon and get them established in the US hobby! 😁

Last but not least, I've got babies from my Gromphadorhina sp. "Unidentified", though admittedly not under the best of circumstances. Sadly the female that gave birth (on the 15th of this month) had a prolapse and thus birthed prematurely, only half a dozen of the offspring survived and the female died shortly afterwards. However, those babies are doing quite well, and there are several more females that look ready to burst, so there will hopefully be many more nymphs to follow. 😊 

Here are some pics of the nymphs:

L1 nymph

L2 nymph

As you can see, they are growing rapidly, and look pretty typical for young hisser nymphs. Hopefully this species will continue to do well for me, as I continue to try and determine their purity. 

That's it for this post, thanks for reading, hope you all enjoyed, stay safe, and I'll see you next time! 😉

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