Thursday, March 17, 2022

In White Eyed Wonder!

Nicoluc Shipment Pt 3/6
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Reintroducing to US culture, Eupolyphaga sinensis "White Eye"! 😁 These beauties were isolated from the same old Eupolyphaga sinensis strain most people keep, and may have actually been isolated twice. These were present in the US hobby a few years back but died out rapidly due to a variety of random crashes keepers experienced (mostly it seems people didn't keep theirs ventilated enough initially). Thankfully some EU breeders were also maintaining a "White Eye" line though, and now that they're back in the US hobby, hopefully this time they'll stick around! It'd be great to have a "White Eye" strain of these cuties established in US culture! 😁

I've got my 15 or so individuals in a very well ventilated setup with about two inches of coconut fiber as the substrate, which I'm keeping pretty humid. They've got some leaf litter mixed into the top layer as well to nibble on. I'm keeping them at around 75-80F°, and feeding them dog food and fruits. 

Here are some pictures of them:

Adult female

Adult male's eyes

Most of the individuals I received were adult females, there was one adult male (who was sadly on death's door, but I got pics of his eyes before he passed), as well as a few small nymphs and several viable looking oothecae. Should get a culture started pretty quickly, and will hopefully be able to spread them around quite a bit in the US hobby soon as a result! 😁

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

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