Friday, October 21, 2016

Another Successful Coelus Eclosion!

My Coelus ciliatus pupa that I showed off a couple of posts ago has eclosed! I've had some pretty mixed results with trying to pupate these guys, some larva pupate quite readily while others don't even bother digging down into the substrate and die on the surface, or die molting into a pupa.

I was able to get some pictures of this specimen while it was still teneral, here they are:

Here it is next to it's pupal skin
Hopefully more of my larva will pupate successfully, I really want to establish a captive population of this species in captivity. I still have surviving adults from my wild caught batch, and they just started laying eggs again, which is nice, these guys seem much more hardier than the closely related Eusattus in captivity.

Anyways that's gonna do it for today, I hope you guys enjoyed this post, see you all soon! :)

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