Sunday, April 9, 2017

Stenopelmatus and a Couple Click Beetle Updates

Sadly, my last female Jerusalem cricket, Ripper, has passed away. šŸ˜ž All of her eggs have molded over as well, I also found another 30 eggs in her enclosure after she died, but those were all moldy as well. 

Oh well, it was fun while it lasted, maybe one day I will try again, now that I know a lot more about their life cycles and mating habits.

My two remaining Ampedus sp larvae are doing well, unfortunately though, one is way bigger than the other, so the chances of them maturing at the same time and possibly mating are close to zero. Still, I'm glad they are doing well, and am excited to see them mature! :)

Unfortunately my Melanotus sp. "Kuna" are not doing so well, I am down to two now, apparently they are quite cannibalistic, should have known better than to try and rear them together...
Still, the two that are alive are pretty healthy looking and are about the same size, and I've just moved them each to their own deli cups. Who knows, with any luck they could be a male and a female! šŸ˜

Anyway, I hope you guys enjoyed this post, this week I'll be getting some really cool invertebrates, both from Kyle and from Gil Wizen, lots of exciting species, including a roach that has never been seen before in US culture! Hope you guys have a great day, take care!


  1. Sorry to hear about the Jerusalems and clicks. :(

    Really excited to find out what new inverts you'll receive this week!

    BTW I see you've stolen my little faces, you evil doer! :p

    1. Yeah, it's a shame all my JCs have died off, was really hoping those eggs would be viable. :( At least with the clicks there's a slight chance I'll be able to breed them.

      Yeah, I'm very excited to receive them! Gil shipped his package out today, and hopefully Kyle will ship out tomorrow! :)

      Yeah lol, didn't know you could use emojiis on blogger, beats the normal :) or :( that I usually post! šŸ˜€

    2. Only thing I don't like about these emojiis is that they sometimes look different between devices, for example there's this one emoji on my tablet that is basically a really happy smiley face, but on my PC it turns into a emoji with a zipper mouth, my mom accidentally used that one in a conversation once and it caused quite some confusion lol!