Thursday, November 18, 2021

Lotto Porcellio & Copper Darklings!

Junkai Package Series Pt 2/2
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Roaches aren't all Kai sent me, he also sent two other inverts, which I'll cover in this post! 😁 

Starting off, let's showcase the Porcellio scaber "Lotto Ticket" he sent me. This "morph" is actually a mix of different morphs all thrown together, with dalmatians, calicos, white outs, oranges and wild types all popping up, along with a plethora of other morphs as a result of the very mixed genetics. As you can imagine, large cultures are quite pretty to look at, and I'm hoping some interesting morphs will pop up that I can try to isolate myself. 😁

I've got them set up in a small container with a thin layer of moist coconut fiber as the substrate, leaf litter and bark hides on top, and am keeping them at room temps (around 73F°). For supplemental food I'll offer dog food.

Here are some pictures of a few of my individuals:

A "Calico" type individual

A "White Out" type individual

A mix of different individuals and morphs

Porcellio scaber are about as easy to breed as an isopod gets, so I'm sure I'll have a bunch of these in no time. 😄

Last but not least, Kai sent me three Meracantha contracta larvae! Unfortunately one pupated and died during shipping... But the other two are looking pretty healthy, guess I'll just have to really hope I luck out and end up with a pair for breeding! 

I've kept and bred this species before, so feel free to check out my other posts on this species for pictures. I don't think pictures of my new two larvae are necessary, but I'll be sure to get pictures of the adults if/when they mature! 

Anyways, that's gonna do it for today, big thanks to Junkai for sending me this package! He and a few other bug peeps are running a Discord server called Bug Town, a lot of cool hobbyists on there, and I'm on there too, so if any of y'all wanna chat with other hobbyists in a fun environment, check it out! 😁 Thanks for reading, hope you all enjoyed, and I'll see you all in the next post! 😉

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