Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Ancaudellia hamifera Babies!!!

Well, this week is going fantastic in terms of getting offspring from my slow breeding Blaberids! 😁 This story starts with some disappointment though, last week we had a 16 hour power outage in my neighborhood, and sadly the day afterwards I found one of my female Ancaudellia hamifera dead on the surface of the substrate. I assumed it was due to heat stress, as the closet they were in probably got to a little over 75F. 

So I was quite upset about that, however, yesterday I just found at least 5 small nymphs in the container, and can't help but wonder if that female that died was my oldest one that I received as an adult, and she just gave birth as she was dying, because I doubt either of the females that matured in my care would be ready to give birth already. So not only did I get babies, but I also think my two remaining females are my youngest ones, which is good news as well!

Anyways, here are some pictures of one of the little cuties:

I am thrilled that I got offspring of this species, and this is the first Panesthiinae species I've actually bred! 😁 Hopefully my Panesthia and Salganea will start giving birth soon as well!

Also, was playing around with stuff to post to instagram, and I got this neat shot, sadly the lighting isn't great so I don't know if I'll be posting this one there, but figured I may as well share it here. 

As you can see, I've got an adult female Ceuthophilus gracilipes gracilipes, adult male Princisia vanwaerebeki "Big" and adult Pyrophorus noctilucus on my hand, was going with a "giant species" theme using the three insect groups I have the most interest in, cockroaches, orthopterans and beetles

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


  1. And I'm all caught up. I've been making my way through this blog from the start, ever since I followed a link to it. It's been an education! That last photo is pretty much one of the reasons I've been enjoying it, in a nutshell: the variety of insects and other arthropods on show.

    Looking forward to the future entries.

    1. Thanks for reading, and for all the comments you've been leaving! :) Glad you've enjoyed it, always happy to hear my blog is having a positive effect on people!

      Yeah, I love keeping a wide variety of inverts, and for some reason I have a real love for the weird, obscure stuff that a lot of people don't even know exist, let alone think to culture! Roaches may be my favorite group of inverts, but there's too much variety in the invertebrate world to focus on just one group!

      Thanks, new posts are always in the works, even if weeks go by in between new entries... ;)