Wednesday, September 14, 2022

New Eucorydia from Lucca!

Thanks to my friend Lucca, I now have every Eucorydia species currently in the US hobby! 😁 Introducing to the Invertebrate Dude collection, Eucorydia forceps! This strain hails from southern Vietnam, and has adults with beautiful blue-green coloration, covered in silvery white hairs. You can see Lucca's video of an adult male here.

Lucca sent me around 10 small nymphs, which I have set up in a well ventilated deli cup, with an inch or so of coconut fiber as the substrate, one third kept humid, the rest bone dry. I mixed in a bit of leaf litter and long fibered sphagnum moss into the substrate, and have a toilet paper roll in there for the nymphs to hide under/inside (which this genus seems to love). I'll be feeding them dog food and fruits, and will keep them at 75-80F°.

Here are some pictures of the cuties:

Really can't wait until I get to see adults, hopefully within 8-12 months. 😁 Huge thanks to Lucca for giving me the chance to work with this species, I believe only they and myself currently have these in the US (though hopefully that'll soon change as Lucca continues to spread theirs around).

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

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