Sunday, March 11, 2018

Pystalla Babies & an Eleodes acuticaudus Update!!!

Well, it's been roughly a month since my Pystalla horrida started laying eggs, and they've already started hatching! 😁 I've been keeping them very warm, which seems to have sped up the incubation process quite a bit! The first babies started hatching on the 8th, and the bulk of them hatched the day after that. There's been one or two hatches since then, but I'm expecting another bunch of them to hatch next week.

Here are some pictures of the cuties:

I've moved them to a Tupperware with eggcarton pieces and TP rolls for hides, and have started feeding them baby Pycnoscelus nigra, (which I have a TON of). So far so good, soon I'll have an army of assassin bugs at my disposal, MUAHAHAHAHA!!! 😜

A second Eleodes acuticaudus has successfully matured, and it is a male, so now I have a sexed pair of this species! 😃 Can't wait to start breeding them, hopefully they will prove to be easier to rear after a couple of generations in captivity, (like with E.spinipes).

Here are some pictures of him when he was teneral, and then when he darkened up the next day:

So far there's been a 100% pupal survival rate, and no deformities. Let's hope it stays that way! 🙂

Well, that's going to do it for this post, I hope everyone enjoyed, will see you all next time! 😉

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