Tuesday, December 28, 2021

The Newest Hobby Gyna, cf. sculpturata!

Magnificent Beasts 2021 Package Series Pt. 5/7
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Finally, I have the newest Gyna species to enter culture, Gyna cf. sculpturata, the "Rosy Pink Roach"! 😁 I have now kept every hobby Gyna species there is, so let's hope some new ones enter culture soon! 😂

These beauties get just as big, if not slightly bigger than Gyna capucina, and are also a beautiful shade of pink, though much lighter than capucina. They are thankfully one of the easiest Gyna species to breed, and aren't picky at all about humidity and such. 

I've got my dozen or so mixed individuals in a moderately ventilated gallon container with a little over an inch or so of coconut fiber as the substrate. I've got some bark and leaf litter on top of the substrate, and am keeping them fairly humid and warm (75-85F°). I'm feeding them dog food and fresh fruits.

Here are some pictures of them:

Large nymph

Adult female

Hopefully they'll do well for me, this species is way prettier in person than in pictures... However they're also INSANE, the adults are super skittish and fast as hell, I actually lost my first adult female and she escaped for about an hour before I found her in a completely different room... 😂 Definitely little speed demons, and even the females are decent fliers.

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


  1. I know I've said this about another Gyna on this blog, but they look like they're carved and polished from some exotic wood! Very pretty.

    The nymphs aren't too bad either. I like the patterning of spots. What does it remind me of? Eyes on an ohmu? Orange/caramel chunks in chocolate?

    1. Yeah, a lot of Gyna spp. look unreal as adults, like a carving or drawing of a roach rather than an actual living creature. 😄

      The nymph colors do remind me of caramel or peanuts mixed in with chocolate too, doubt they taste as good though! 😂