Friday, September 10, 2021

Gyna bisannulata Male, Plectoptera Ooths, & Another Ancaudellia Birth!

Lots of awesome updates to cover in this post, and I'm trying out a new dividing format for different subjects in posts using html, should make things look a little more organized. 😄

Anyways, let's start out with my Gyna bisannulata culture. 🙂 So far all the nymphs are doing good and growing well, some faster than other LOL. None of my female nymphs seem close to maturing, but one male nymph decided to grow super fast and mature already! 😃 So while he is useless for breeding, and SUPER small (even for this species I'm pretty sure), I at least finally get to see an adult of this species in person! And I gotta say, I am impressed! 😍

Here are some pictures of the handsome devil:

Such a nicely patterned species, really looking forward to seeing some adult females in person!

Now this is a bit of a delayed update, but on the 2nd of this month, I did a checkup on my Ancaudellia hamifera, and discovered yet another brood (or two?) of nymphs had been born, this time numbering at least 8 nymphs. 😁 Also, the first brood (which contained around 6 nymphs) is doing great, and growing well too! No pics this time, my bad, but just figured I'd note this second brood, and let ya'll know they are doing well!

Last but not least, a small update on my Plectoptera poeyi. So far all three adults are still alive and well, and the females seem to be laying two ooths a week, I'm up to 8-9 ooths at least, and they are still producing more! 😄

Their ooths look quite similar to Chorisoneura oothecae and are similarly affixed to bark and leaf litter near the top of their enclosure (none are affixed directly to the enclosure walls though, something Chorisoneura love doing). As a result of my enclosure for them being well ventilated though, some of their ooths laid on bark near the lid of their enclosure were drying out and dimpling. I quickly moved them to a more humid location in the enclosure though, and just the next day all the oothecae were plump and hydrated again, phew! 😅

Anyways, here are a few pics of some oothecae:

With any luck I will have hatchlings in the next couple of weeks or so, fingers crossed! 😀

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

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