Friday, March 2, 2018

Arenivaga, Coniontis & Panchlora Updates!

Wow, back to back posting guys, can you believe it? 😜 Luckily, this one is a lot more lighthearted than yesterday's post!

My Arenivaga tonkawa females have finally started laying oothecae, evidently due to the increased ventilation levels! 😁 Hopefully I'll have little tonakwa babies soon!

Here are a couple of pictures of the largest ootheca I could find:

Will let you guys know when the ooths start hatching!

My youngest Panchlora sp. "White" female is very gravid, and I can even see her eggs through her abdomen! (the exoskeletons of Panchlora adults are pretty transparent). Unfortunately this has proven to be rather hard to catch on camera, but I decided to try anyway.

You can just barely make out the curved shape of the ootheca and the eggs in her abdomen if you look hard enough. In any case, I'm really hoping she will give birth soon to a healthy litter of nymphs, rather than abort her ooth for no reason, we'll see!

Finally, after much waiting, one of my Coniontis sp. "CA" larvae has pupated! 😃 The pupa of this species looks much like the other pupae I've seen from this genus, however the exoskeleton looks a lot waxier than other Coniontis pupae I've seen, and reminds me a lot of a Dynastid or Cetoniid pupa!

Here are some pictures of it:

Now this is a pupa I'd love a plushie of, Alex! 😛

Lastly, here are a couple pictures of three Armadillidium maculatum "Dalmatian" having some "fun"! 😆

I'll leave it on that note, hope everyone enjoyed this post, will see you all next time! 😉

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