Thursday, January 13, 2022

Pseudoglomeris & Pseudacanthops Updates

Two of my Pseudoglomeris tarsalis males have matured, and while the first one came out with messed up wings (but is otherwise healthy), the second male came out nearly perfect! (besides one of the antennae being permanently curled at the tip). This species sure grows fast, I swear every time I check on them there are new molts in their enclosure! 😄

Here are my first ever pics of an adult male of this species!

A handsome male for sure! 😁
Sadly, all but one of the babies from that litter born back in November died, it was quite evidently a stress brood, born prematurely, and most of those nymphs looked unhealthy from the get go. Other than that, mortality has been fairly low, and a couple of the adult females seem pretty gravid, so fingers crossed for more babies soon!

My Pseudacanthops lobipes nymph molted again in my care, and should probably molt again soon. I got some pictures of it last week to get more opinions on it's sex, and it would appear to be a female! I've put my feelers out to get a male nymph of the same general size, so that I can hopefully breed this awesome species!

Here are some photos of my female nymph, who is eating an adult male Asiablatta in some of these pics:

Hopefully I'll be able to find a male and breed these Peruvian Moss Mantids, it would be a nice accomplishment for me, and would be good for the species in the hobby as well if I can spread them around! 😁

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


  1. I've noticed that I keep commenting on the colours of your roaches. I guess that's what I like most about them! P. tarsalis is no exception. Jet black with yellow extremities is an aesthetic.

    With the moss mantis colour is only half the story. It's incredibly intricate. That rear shot of the abdomen looks like a fractal painting.

    As always, best of luck with the breeding projects,

    1. Haha yeah, I like the more strikingly colored species myself, and these P.tarsalis are no exception! 😄 Definitely a fan of jet black roaches, and when they have brightly colored extremities, that makes it all the better.

      Yeah the patterning and morphology on the Pseudacanthops is insanely ornate and intricate, hard to believe it's a living creature sometimes!

      Thanks, appreciate it! 😁