Saturday, June 4, 2022

One of These Things is Not Like the Other

For a while, all seemed normal in my Epilamprinae sp. "Kota Kinabalu" colony. All the nymphs I originally acquired last year reached maturity, and began to have nymphs of their own (in fact I'm overrun with them at this current point in time! 😂). But then a couple weeks ago I lifted up a piece of bark in their setup (which I've barely done, since most of the Epilamprinae tend to stay higher up in their setup in their cardboard hides), and much to my surprise, found a single, presumably pre-sub female Pseudophoraspis sp. "Kota Kinabalu" nymph underneath! 😲 🤣

I have no idea how she snuck in there, must have gotten mixed in with the Epilamprinae as they were being packed, or perhaps it was small enough to escape though the ventilation holes in their shipping cups when I got them all late last year, and went from the Pseudophoraspis cup to the Epilamprinae cup... 🤔 Either way, pretty neat find, though she seemed quite beat up from being housed with the Epilamprinae, with her tarsi bit off on most of her legs, so the two definitely don't play nicely together...

In any case, this provided me with an opportunity to get photos of a large nymph of this species, and man are they pretty! 😍

I love love LOVE their spines! The coloration is really nice too, overall just a super unique Epilamprid. I've sent her to Kyle at Roachcrossing, since he's got a pair himself that's at a similar stage of development, so I figured she'd do well in that setup. Hopefully she'll mature soon, breed, and I can get babies off of him in the future, provided he has success with them... 😉

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

No comments:

Post a Comment