Friday, December 24, 2021

A Few Clown Roach Oothecae!

Nennips-Nebahcs Shipment Pt 5/5
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Well, seeing as it's Christmas Eve, I'd say it's time to "wrap up" the new acquisitions from this particular shipment. šŸ˜

Let us now discuss the last species acquired from Nennips-Nebahcs; Hemithyrsocera vittata, the "Asian Clown Roach". Now, like the Balta vilis I mentioned in my last post, ALL the H.vittata adults and nymphs that were shipped arrived dead... šŸ˜“ However, I found two viable looking oothecae in their leaf litter that I'm currently incubating! So far they look pretty healthy still, so I'm optimistic that they are fertile and alive, but must have been laid in transit for sure, since they're taking a long time to develop... So it'll be a little while until I see hatchlings... šŸ˜…

Kyle from Roachcrossing is actually breeding this species himself, so just as an insurance policy I'll probably get some off him anyways while waiting for these to hatch. I really want to try again with this species, since I still feel the shame from failing with them so badly earlier this year... šŸ˜” But now I know good ventilation is key to keeping the adults of these and many arboreal Ectobiids alive, so I'm sure I can succeed with this species should I get to try with them again.

Anyways, that's gonna do it for this post and shipment series, but don't worry, still got several new species from Magnificent Beasts to post about, as well as a few new additions from other sources... šŸ˜„ Thanks for reading, hope you all enjoyed, happy holidays, and I'll see you next time! šŸ˜‰


  1. "like the Balta vilis I mentioned in my last post, ALL the H.vittata adults and nymphs that were shipped arrived dead... šŸ˜“"

    Oof, sympathies. I hope the ooths hatch out for you.

    Been a while since I could focus on the invert hobby. I'm glad to see you've still got a lot of interesting roaches yo show off!

    1. Thanks, so far both ooths look good! :)

      Thanks, I'm glad my posts are of interest to you! Hopefully you'll be able to focus more on the invert hobby soon! :)