Monday, November 28, 2022

A Few Last November Roach Updates

My Margattea nimbata culture has really taken off, this species is quite prolific, and thankfully also doesn't seem to care much about crowding or frass buildups. 

I've noticed that they're awfully calm compared to a lot of other Ectobiids I keep, when disturbed they run downwards, instead of upwards like most other climbing Ectobiids do. They're also pretty slow, and seem to only really sprint in short spurts, taking long breaks in between. Overall a very chill Ectobiid to work with, which is nice. 😄

Here are some pictures of a group of nymphs and an adult female feeding on some apple:

Love the ornate patterning on the nymphs, such an underrated species in culture!

I sold off the bulk of my Gromphadorhina portentosa "LLE Mahogany" colony last week, only keeping two fresh adults pairs for myself. These two pairs are quite pale compared to the rest of the individuals that were in that colony, so I figure I'll try and line breed for this coloration, see if I get an even paler morph isolated over time.

Here are some pictures of the two pairs:



They look a bit more yellow in person, but I think I captured their coloration decently in these pictures. Will be interesting to see if this coloration can even be bred for and isolate, or if it's just an inherently random trait with the Mahogany morph.

Lastly, my Eucorydia forceps nymphs are growing quite well, they were tiny little specks just a couple months back, and now they're probably around half grown now. 😊

Here are some pictures of the little cuties:

Can't wait to see adults next year, really looking forward to it! 😁

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

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